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" PACAREA's AOR encompasses six of the seven continents, 71 countries, and more than 74 million square miles of ocean - - from the U.S. Western States to Asia, and from the Arctic to Antarctica."

 

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PACAREA CommanderCommander
Pacific Area
      
Vice Admiral Fred M. Midgette
PACAREA Chief of StaffChief Of Staff
Pacific Area
Captain Nathan A. Moore
   
PACAREA Deputy CommanderDeputy Commander
Pacific Area

Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro

PACAREA Command Master ChiefCommand Master Chief Pacific Area 
CMC Mark A. Pearson

   
PACAREA ChaplainChaplain
Pacific Area
Captain John A. Swanson
   
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Check out this story featuring the PACAREA commander highlighting some of the accomplishments and challenges of our U.S. Coast Guard.
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Yesterday the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew met with members of the media after the cutter was set in dry dock for annual maintenance in preparation for future Antarctic missions. The crew aboard the 40+ year-old heavy ice breaker recently returned from Antarctica where they supported Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S. military’s contribution to the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. The nation&#39;s only heavy ice breaker requires depot-level maintenance during the dry dock period in order to be mission ready by the end of 2018. <a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kpixtv/3847027-u-s-coast-guard-cutter-polar-star-arrives-in-vallejo-for-repairs/" target="_blank">http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kpixtv/3847027-u-s-coast-guard-cutter-polar-star-arrives-in-vallejo-for-repairs/</a>
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Semper “Paw-ratus!” We see what you did there...Good one, U.S. Coast Guard! &#128517;
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Answering the call...
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Regional cooperation and partnership are critical to continued security and safety in the Pacific. Last week, Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, PACAREA commander, visited representatives of the Vietnam Coast Guard as part of an already significant security cooperation relationship we have with the government of Vietnam. Under the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program, the United States recently transferred a U.S. Coast Guard cutter from PACAREA to the Vietnam Coast Guard, enhancing Vietnam&#39;s maritime security and domain awareness capabilities. PACAREA will continue to collaborate with the Vietnam Coast Guard to ensure effective maritime governance and stewardship throughout the region. U.S. Embassy in Hanoi U.S. Pacific Fleet U.S. Pacific Command
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Welcome home USCGC STRATTON WMSL 752 crew members! The crew sailed more than 15,000 miles on their recent 2-month #multimission patrol conducting counter-drug operations in the Eastern Pacific before serving as a search and rescue platform in the Bering Sea. The crew and a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew conducted three separate medevacs, rescuing three people, while the cutter was deployed to the Bering Sea. "Shifting from the counter drug mission off South America to the search and rescue and fisheries law enforcement near Alaska shows the range and diversified capabilities of the National Security Cutter,” said Capt. Craig Wieschhorster, Stratton’s commanding officer. “The crew did an outstanding job stemming the flow of drugs into the United States and then saved three lives during search and rescue cases in the Bering Sea, transitioning seamlessly between U.S. Coast Guard missions." <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e78adc" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e78adc</a>
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Thought the Coast Guard only operates locally? Check out these Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team members deployed aboard the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducting interagency fisheries boardings in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy joint boarding teams are carrying out an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission. OMSI is a secretary of defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the region to increase the Coast Guard’s maritime domain awareness and ultimately supporting the Coast Guard&#39;s maritime law enforcement operations in the Oceania region. #TeamworkTuesday
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We hope you’ll vote as two PACAREA units battle it out in the #championship for the 2018 #Shuttershowdown. Please vote for your favorite by giving it a &#128077; or ❤️.
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Thank you to all who were able to tune in for our Facebook Live feed from the Sherman&#39;s decommissioning on Thursday. It was great to see so many former shipmates check in from around the world. In case you missed it, here are some photos from the ceremony.
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Pacific Area has dominated the #ShutterShowdown2018, and the #Final4 are all PACAREA units! Who will make it to the Championship Round? Vote for your favorite photo to see it move on to the last round by clicking Like “&#128077;” or Love “❤️” *If you have trouble seeing all competing photos, try going directly to U.S. Coast Guard page to view the album to vote or giving it some time.* Photos competing in the Final 4 are from: #USCG U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest, and PACAREA.
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Thank you for joining us for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman decommissioning ceremony!
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There&#39;s still time! California mariners can still participate in an important survey regarding aids to navigation in U.S. Pacific waters. The survey is open to commercial, passenger, recreational, sail and power boaters. Those interested can participate in the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PacSeacoastWAMS Read more about the survey here: <a href="https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e598fa" target="_blank">https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1e598fa</a>
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Tune in tomorrow for live broadcast of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman&#39;s decommissioning ceremony following nearly 50 years of service to our country! Watch as current and former crew members mark the historical event at her final homeport on US Coast Guard Base Honolulu. We&#39;ll begin our broadcast prior to the ceremony&#39;s commencement Thursday at 2 p.m. HST. #720 #Sherman
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BZ, Shipmates!
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We save a life with every metric ton of cocaine we stop.
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Photos of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 K9 handlers and their PAWtners #Feco and #Ricky demonstrate some of their capabilities during a training exercise on Coast Guard Island. During the demonstration the pups and their handlers were hoisted by an U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew and sniffed out a training explosive hidden in a piece of luggage. U.S. Coast Guard Canine Explosion Detection Teams operate and train with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to detect explosives keeping us safe on the sea and on land. #USCG #FecoFriday #MoreFeco #WorkingDog
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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 K9 handlers and their PAWtners #Feco and #Ricky demonstrate some of their capabilities during a training exercise on Coast Guard Island. During the demonstration the pups and their handlers were hoisted by an U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco aircrew and sniffed out a training explosive hidden in a piece of luggage. U.S. Coast Guard Canine Explosion Detection Teams operate and train with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to detect explosives keeping us safe on the sea and on land. #USCG #FecoFriday #MoreFeco #WorkingDog
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If you like Polar icebreakers and icy conditions in the summer, then you need to vote for Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the #ShutterShowdown. You can vote by liking, comment and sharing.
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#Incaseyoudidntknow, not only can U.S. Coast Guard divers operate in the cold, harsh, Arctic elements - the Coast Guard trains and prepares inter-service divers to operate in subzero elements at the Cold Water Ice Diving school in Seattle. Ice Exercise &#39;18 is an international exercise 200 miles north of Prudoe Bay, Alaska where temps are double digits below 0. It provides Coast Guard and Navy divers opportunities to put these skills to work in a region expected to become more active in the future for our service members.
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...every once in a while someone is out there without hope, desperately praying for their life & we get to be the answer #USCG
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April 20, 2018 - Summary of recent updates from the TRICARE West Region contractor.
April 19, 2018 - All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 051/18 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 May 2018.
April 19, 2018 - All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message 010/18 announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 May 2018.​
April 18, 2018 - This week's BRS opt-in numbers.
April 17, 2018 - Web-TPAX will be offline for an upgrade from 25 to 30 April 2018
April 13, 2018 - This week's guides and tutorial.
April 13, 2018 - There are a significant number of changes. All statutory, regulatory and programmatic changes since 2011 have been made, to include those changes required by the national defense authorization acts of 2012 through 2016. Enclosures are not contained within this Manual but are now available on the office of military justices website
April 13, 2018 - CG PSC-EPM is authorized to advance personnel to fill vacancies using the November 2017 SWE eligibility list once a rate on the May 2017 SWE eligibility list for E-5 and E-6 is exhausted.