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Portsmouth, Virginia: Official Coast Guard City Guarding Our Homeland
The Atlantic Area Command Center coordinates Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Rescue Missions that occur on the High Seas across and outside District Boundaries ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf and spans 14 million square miles.

OUR COMMAND STAFF

   

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Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Commander
Atlantic Area
Commander Defense Force East
Director DHS Joint Task Force East 

 

Image Deputy Commander Servidio

Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio
Deputy Commander

United States Coast Guard
Deputy Commander
Atlantic Area
 

Chief Of Staff

Captain Douglas M. Fears
Chief Of Staff

Chief of Staff
United States Coast Guard
Atlantic Area    

CMC Charles R. Bushey

CMC Charles R. "Rob" Bushey
Command Master Chief


United States Coast Guard
Atlantic Area 

                                         

Commander Rebecca Drew
External Affairs

 

 

 

ChaplainCaptain Thomas Wolcott
Chaplain

 

 

William H. Thiesen, PHD
Atlantic Area Historian
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The United States is an Arctic Nation, and as America's maritime presence the Coast Guard maintains an enduring responsibility for the national security and economic prosperity of the Arctic. Our Arctic strategy has been updated 4 years early due to the rapidly changing conditions and challenges the Arctic region presents. To learn more about what the Coast Guard is doing to prepare for the future in this cold region, please visit: https://www.uscg.mil/arctic
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Have you been following our Instagram? Each week we hand over our account to a different unit to showcase who they are and what they do. This week Station Venice has taken over the account. #TravelTuesday You can follow along at instagram.com/uscg 📸
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Today the Coast Guard, in conjunction with U.S. Navy contracting, announced a $749.9 million contract award for a new Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter. This contract award supports the United States’ ability to recapitalize heavy polar icebreaker capabilities that are vital to our nation’s ability to conduct national missions, respond to critical events, and project presence in the polar regions. To read details of the contract visit: https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/News/SavedNewsModule/Article/1821992/polar-security-cutter-contract-awarded-to-recapitalize-nations-arctic-capabilit/
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Admiral Karl Schultz released the 2019 Professional Development Reading List today. These reading materials were recommended by the workforce with subjects ranging from history to leadership to innovation. They represent the diverse ideas and perspectives that contribute to our greatest strength, our people. #WorldBookDay 📚 More: http://ow.ly/AjMq50rlguu
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Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. The U.S. Coast Guard does its part by ensuring America enjoys a rich, diverse and sustainable ocean environment. We do this by ensuring the country’s protected marine species are provided the protection necessary to help their populations recover to healthy, sustainable levels. #EarthDay 🌎 How are you taking action?
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The Coast Guard released its newest strategy to address its expanding role in the Polar Regions. "The Arctic Strategic Outlook reaffirms the Coast Guard's commitment to American leadership in the region through partnership, unity of effort, and continuous innovation." - Admiral Karl Schultz You can read more at https://www.uscg.mil/arctic/
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member J. Edwin Nieves compiled oral histories from Coast Guard members who responded in the wake of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Every one of these recorded oral histories proved compelling and revealed the commitment to service, devotion to duty and willingness to make sacrifices that characterizes the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard community. #SundayReading BLOG: http://ow.ly/UBjZ50qT9ht
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Welcome home Port Security Unit 311! These brave Coasties - and proud members of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve - returned from a 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last week ago 🇺🇸 Enjoy your time with your families, shipmates! You deserve it
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Ken White, a Canadian citizen, has dedicated more than 40 years to helping mariners in distress. He monitors a wide range of emergency frequencies and quickly passes any information on through to the Rescue Coordination Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Alameda, California. For his endless dedication to helping the maritime community, the Coast Guard awarded White the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation. #SaturdayShoutout
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From day one, the importance of the Coast Guard's Core Values are instilled in our hearts and minds on the journey to becoming a Coast Guardsman. HONOR - We demonstrate uncompromising ethical conduct and moral behavior in all of our personal and organizational actions. RESPECT - We treat each other and those we serve with fairness, dignity, respect and compassion. DEVOTION TO DUTY - We seek responsibility, accept accountability and are committed to the successful achievement of our organizational goals. The Coast Guard's strength is defined by our Core Values and we look forward to another 25 years of serving by these values.
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Even when things get rough, we forge through the challenge to get the mission done.
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale today. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America from five separate interdictions by Cutters Bear, Valiant (WMEC-621) and USS Tornado (PC-14). News release: http://ow.ly/CPPB50qNGO3
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). CG BASE Portsmouth hosted personnel from all operational and mission support units from the Hampton Roads area to demonstrate their support and to bring awareness to the 2019 SAAPM theme; “Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission”. The Hampton Roads area invites all other units to stand alongside and post pictures of their support. #USCGMissionSupport #SAAPM
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We treat each other with fairness, dignity, and compassion. We encourage creativity through empowerment. We work as a team.
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This week marks 25 years since the institution of the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty. Every day we honor our past and those who came before - we do that with integrity. To our public, to our shipmates and to ourselves.
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Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve. Learn more about the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention Response & Recovery (SAPRR) Program: http://ow.ly/FwTK50qsy3H
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Before. After. There's no difference. We've always served with Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty. This week we celebrate 25 years since the institution of our Core Values. What do they mean to you? Tell us in the comments.
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#OTD in 1912, RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg off Newfoundland and sank. 1,517 lives were lost that night. Subsequently, the International Ice Patrol was created to monitor iceberg danger and provide warning to the maritime community. The Coast Guard continues to oversee the IIP today.
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Daniel “Danny” Hahn came from a family long associated with the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He served 50 years continuously at the Yard and set the record as the longest-serving wage grade civilian in Coast Guard history. #SundayReading
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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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