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Atlantic Area

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

   

Image VADM Karl L. Schultz

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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Ceremonial Honor Guard

 

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Last Friday, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard ADM Schultz spoke with Fox News about the importance of national security and hurricane response preparations. To view the full interview, click the link below.
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Senior Chief Petty Officer Marilyn Dufrat was awarded the Unsung Hero Award from Attorney General Mark Herring at the attorney general’s office in Richmond, VA, on April 12th. Dufrat's staff offers information and services to victims and witnesses with the goal of reducing confusion during what can be a complicated, lengthy ordeal.
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The #USCG was recognized by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) for its use of electronic Aids to Navigation (eATON) during the 2017 hurricane season. The members of the international technical association selected the U.S. Coast Guard for its best practices during its quadrennial conference in the Republic of Korea’s third largest city, Incheon.
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The #USCG joins other U.S. military services in recognizing the creed that all individuals must be treated with equality, dignity and respect. Our lives and workplace are enriched when we are aware of and accepting of our differences while focusing on the similarities, talents, skills and experiences that each of us can contribute to make our country and the entire world a better place for all. #PrideMonth ALCOAST: goo.gl/gw8btN
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Happy Father's Day to all the dads who have guided us, pulled us up and helped us out. Thanks for always having our backs. We salute you. #FathersDay
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Welcome aboard the #USCG Cutter Beluga!
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The #USCG prides itself on honor, respect and devotion to duty for the men and women in its ranks. Once a year, a member of the Coast Guard is selected as the top performer in the service for the active duty and the reserve component through the enlisted person of the year program. For 2017, the Coast Guard recently selected New Jersey native Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff P. Melitski as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. #SaturdayShoutout
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The latest Paratus Report episode is here! In this episode, we feature the #USCG's new senior leadership and the gold and silver Ancient Mariners.
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We've been sharing a lot of stuff about the new Blended Retirement System but do you really know what all the hype is about and how it differs from the High-3 Legacy systems? Here's a breakdown on all of it so you can start preparing for your #retirement.
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Happy 243rd birthday, U.S. Army! We are proud to serve our nation by your side! #ArmyBDay #USArmy <a href="https://www.army.mil/1775." target="_blank">https://www.army.mil/1775.</a>
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The #USCG Innovation Council assesses and provides strategic guidance on emerging technologies, missions, gaps, challenges and requirements. Recently, 12 Coast Guard members were honored for ideas that significantly impacted the service’s operations with the Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards during the Senior Leadership Conference held at U.S. Coast Guard Base National Capital Region.
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Bob Trainor spent 43 years of his life serving with the #USCG, 31 years as an enlisted and later chief warrant officer, and 12 years as a civil servant working at U.S. Coast Guard Base National Capital Region in Washington, D.C. For the majority of his years in the service, Trainor worked as a guiding light in the Aids to Navigation field making U.S. waterways safer, more efficient, and more resilient.
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Hurricane season is upon us and while landfall devastation is a major concern, the waves made in the ocean prove themselves to be just as dangerous. The #USCG Cutters Jackson and Bedloe both lost the fight against rogue waves created in the Great Atlantic Hurricane of 1944. These crews will be remembered as part of the service’s long blue line for years to come. #knowyourmil
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Happening in 1 hr: TRICARE will be answering your questions about Qualifying Life Events in a live Facebook Q&A session. Don&#39;t miss out on your chance to ask the Tricare questions that matter to you!
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On #TravelTuesday, we are following U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill on Instagram! The crew of Station Castle Hill in Newport, R.I., has taken over the #USCG Instagram account this week. You can follow with us at instagram.com/uscg.
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#OTD in 1764 the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, at the south point of the entrance to New York Harbor, was first illuminated. Today, it&#39;s the oldest original light tower still standing and in use in the U.S. #knowyourmil
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Tomorrow, get your TRICARE questions answered live on the Tricare Facebook page: facebook.com/TRICARE. Tuesday, June 12 at 3:15 PM EST, Tricare is taking questions about Qualifying Life Event (QLEs) in an interactive Q&A.
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What happens when a U.S. Navy #sailor and a #USCG member team up? Chances are you weren’t thinking they’d write a children’s book. But that’s just what they did. #KnowYourMil #BeyondtheUniform &#128218;&#128218;
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Lt. Waymando Brown is the 2018 U.S. Coast Guard Reserve recipient of the Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award. Brown, the shore side division security officer for Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 in Kiln, Miss., led his team through the difficult operations in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
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#OTD 50 years ago, Lt. Jack C. Rittichier was shot down and killed in action along with his US Air Force crew while flying a combat search-and-rescue mission as an exchange pilot with the Air Force&#39;s 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (ARRS) in Vietnam. #knowyourmil #Vietnam
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