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The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.

The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. Growing from that one ship, the Eleventh District now includes 43 units and it employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees. These resources carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.

In fiscal year 2015, Eleventh Coast Guard District units responded to 1,994 Search and Rescue cases, saving over 365 lives and 9.9 million dollars in property. Coast Guard and US Navy assets under the tactical control of the District interdicted more than 33,600 lbs of marijuana, 158,578 lbs of cocaine, and 189 illegal migrants.

Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.

Vision: Deliver exceptional mission performance and support of our personnel through bold, compassionate leadership, innovation, partnerships and professionalism.

 

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#BREAKING The @USCG cutter James rescued 7 people from 2 sinking fishing vessels 65 miles offshore #CostaRica after… https://t.co/LN9SFJFgEK
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#BravoZulu to the #USCG Station Humboldt Bay crew who rescued 2 kayakers outside of Humboldt Bay this afternoon. https://t.co/81TCIHT1Co
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#BravoZulu to the #USCG Air Station San Francisco crew who rescued a man and his dog from a sailboat that ran agrou… https://t.co/dwDTxVYqgd
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#BZ to the #USCG Station Rio Vista crew rescuing 1 person from a capsized sailboat in the Sacramento River Thursday… https://t.co/Bmrx6LG8LP
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#USCG crews rescued 77-year-old man from his boat near Walnut Grove after his wife reported him overdue Friday.
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#BZ to the #USCG Station Vallejo crew assisting 3 people from a sinking sailboat and 2 dinghies near Rodeo, CA , W… https://t.co/WJfXYuQHnl
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#BZ to the #USCG 11th District crew working with @129RQW to coordinate the medevac of a man who experienced stroke-… https://t.co/rj1cT0Io9M
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Great job team! That's a lot of narcotics that will be kept off our streets. #BravoZulu #TeamworkThursday https://t.co/cID3LVdHiZ
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Imagery taken by #USCG Station San Francisco crew https://t.co/hnDlxPPgxh
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#USCG Sector San Francisco incident management teams responded to reports of a dark, 15-mile long trail in SF Bay a… https://t.co/mR595t4yH5
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A @USCG Station Monterey boatcrew rescued a boater who was reported missing early Tuesday morning. After a day-long… https://t.co/8KIYXyk82l
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#BravoZulu to the #USCG Station Golden Gate crews who rescued two downed kite surfers near Golden Gate Bridge, reco… https://t.co/z4MwYCB0Q5
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Celebrate #NationalDogDay by learning how to keep your pets safe during a disaster. Our explosive detection canines… https://t.co/G47IIjuqbE
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Today is Women's Equality Day. Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment as we highlight s… https://t.co/FY24MsZix3
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Smoke is no joke. With all the fires going on right now the air quality can be dangerous, especially to those with… https://t.co/2JeKFuIP6Z
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Are you heading out on the water this week? Make sure to check the air quality before heading out for all outdoor a… https://t.co/PhocGMhlQz
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A Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay boatcrew assisted 3 boaters Saturday evening after their sailboat capsized near th… https://t.co/ueGhDAcbmy
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Petty Officer 2nd Class David Paquin received the Distinguished Flying Cross award Friday at Coast Guard Air Statio… https://t.co/9ZQzUKaScS
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The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen crew, home-ported in San Francisco, got underway to maintain aids-to-navigation in the Pacific Northwest while the Coast Guard Cutter Elm undergoes routine scheduled maintenance. #BravoZulu #Teamwork U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest
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Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill and members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary spent time on Wednesday with faculty, staff members, and cadets of the California State University Maritime Academy - Cal Maritime. During their visit, the Hawksbill crew gave tours of the cutter. Members of the CG Auxiliary had lunch with cadets and gave insight in to all the USCG has to offer!
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco rescued 2 people after a plane crashed in Half Moon Bay, CA. NBC Bay Area shares video from the rescue. "The second pilot's quick response to report the downed plane and remain on scene greatly aided the Coast Guard's prompt response and ability to save two lives," said Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Murphy, the Air Station San Francisco Dolphin pilot. Read more: http://ow.ly/1YoC50vEyRg
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A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew rescued 2 people after their plane crashed into the ocean near Half Moon Bay. #BravoZulu to the crew on their swift response!
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A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco helicopter crew hoists a 66-year-old man who was experiencing hypothermic symptoms after being missing for greater than 20 hours in a cabin near Grizzly Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for the man after it was discovered he had never returned from jet skiing. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/y3wgchtc
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COCAINE COWBOYS: Nightline is embedded with the U.S. Coast Guard, which seizes three times the cocaine as all other U.S. law enforcement agencies combined, on its mission to intercept drug boats in international waters.
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Coast Guard Station Los Angeles-Long Beach crews seized approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Catalina Island! Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/y2krcnx5
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A rescue swimmer from a U.S. Coast Guard cutter swims to the aid of a crewman from the Ecuadorian fishing vessel Marujita, who clings to the hull of the capsized vessel approximately 336 miles southeast of Clipperton Island August 7, 2019. The crewman was one of 25 crew members and 12 Coast Guardsmen who abandoned the Marujita and were rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard cutter after the 160-foot fishing boat listed and capsized.
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Last week a Coast Guard boarding team and a fishing vessel crew abandoned ship after the 160-foot Ecuadorian fishing vessel, Marujita, began listing during a routine boarding. The crew of a Coast Guard cutter rescued 25 fishing boat crewmen and 12 Coast Guardsmen after the fishing vessel capsized and sank approximately 336 nautical miles southeast of Clipperton Island in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Read more: http://ow.ly/A2Gx50vvtfI
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Command Master Chief Richard Hooker relieved Command Master Chief Ryan Fahlenkamp during the 11th Coast Guard District's Change of Watch Ceremony. Following the Change of Watch, Admiral Karl Schultz, friends and family attended a heartfelt retirement ceremony honoring Master Chief Fahlenkamp's 30 years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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The Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, Sector and Station Los Angeles-Long Beach assisted the National Guard’s 95th Civil Support Team conduct Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive materials training off the coast of Los Angeles. Members of the 95th CST simulated rescue and treatment of a person affected by CBRNE exposure.
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Today is National Lighthouse Day! The Alcatraz Lighthouse is the oldest in California! In 1849, hundreds of sailing ships were pressed into service to transport the 49'ers from the east coast to California in search of gold. Many of those ships came to grief on the rocks of the dark and fog-shrouded coast. The U.S. Lighthouse Service successfully petitioned Congress to construct lighthouses along the west coast. When the contract was awarded it called for seven lighthouses to be built including Alcatraz.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the Coast Guard at the Hall of Administration for its recent birthday and local contributions to the LA community!
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HAPPY 229th Birthday to the Coast Guard!!! Checkout how Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma celebrated the day. Burgers, helicopter displays, a classic car show, and amazingly delectable desserts crafted by the culinary specialist students? #DeliciousandAwesome
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Coast Guard Day celebration continues at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California! Families are enjoying music, food, games and more!
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Happy Coast Guard Day! Shipmates, families and friends celebrate this festive occasion on Base Los Angeles Long Beach with food, face painting and live music.
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Coast Guard Station Vallejo rescued 3 people after their vessel collided with a jetty near the Carquinez Bridge, Saturday evening. To read more visit: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2546f59
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