U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

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03/29/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Admiral Karl Schultz

As our response to COVID-19 continues, our leaders at all levels are empowered and taking actions to adopt alternative work schedules, identify single points of failure, and implement initiatives to preserve the workforce and protect our Nation.

For more workforce information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/.

#ICYMI: multiple U.S. Coast Guard crews escorted the U.S. Navy ship Mercy into the Port of LA yesterday!Coast Guard crew...
03/28/2020

#ICYMI: multiple U.S. Coast Guard crews escorted the U.S. Navy ship Mercy into the Port of LA yesterday!

Coast Guard crews continue supporting operational commanders, partner Department of Homeland Security agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), federal and local law enforcement agencies by providing maritime security forces for domestic and international waterways.

📸’s courtesy of USCG MSST LA/LB 91103

Your U.S. Coast Guard service members continue standing the watch conducting essential operations around the clock and a...
03/27/2020

Your U.S. Coast Guard service members continue standing the watch conducting essential operations around the clock and around the world.

This week tactical boat crews from the MSST Honolulu enforced a security zone around the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship docked in Honolulu.

MSSTs function as part of the Department of Homeland Security's layered strategy for protecting the nation's seaports and waterways by conducting port security and law enforcement operations.

These strategically located units serve as one component of the Coast Guard's deployable specialized forces for reducing risk and vulnerabilities in U.S. seaports.

03/27/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

Keeping our waterways and ports open is vital to the Nation.

As a perfect example, our U.S. Coast Guard crews down in Los Angeles escorted the U.S. Navy ship Mercy into the Port of LA this morning.

Check out this video of the Mercy’s arrival!

#USCG2020 #GuardiansOfThePacificSouthwest

03/27/2020
We're all in this together, and are working to get through it together

Rest assured your leadership teams across the service are working diligently as we all navigate through these uncertain times.

Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, Commander U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, and Command Master Chief Heath Jones much like most of us, are adjusting to meet the changing circumstances because we’re all in this together.

“We’re a military organization and as members of the military we thrive on structure, on discipline; and I ask that as you face the reality of your newly changed daily work routine you establish some of that same structure for yourself,” said Fagan. “I ask that each of you keep yourself safe, and healthy, and focused on your families as well. Reach out to each other; we are not in this alone – although your new daily routine has shifted significantly, remain engaged with your work team and with your family and others who may need that contact.”

From FAQs to up-to-date information, please check in to the U.S. Coast Guard's official source of information on the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact to our workforce, families and communities: www.uscg.mil/coronoavirus

“I am confident that we’re going to get through this, we are going to get through this together and that we’ll be on the other side of it as a stronger and more capable Coast Guard,” - Vice Admiral Fagan

Welcome Home to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew!The US’s only heavy icebreaker returned home to Seattle yest...
03/26/2020

Welcome Home to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew!

The US’s only heavy icebreaker returned home to Seattle yesterday following their 123-day Antarctic Treaty inspection and resupply mission. The crew traveled more than 26,350 miles through the North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans to reach Antartica and back!

This mission marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations, in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) – the lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program.

This year marks the 63rd iteration of the annual operation.

In the Southern Ocean, the crew travelled through nearly 500 miles of pack ice and broke through 23 miles of fast ice in order to create a nearly 18-square-mile navigable channel to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, making way for two resupply vessels and one tanker travelled to McMurdo Station unescorted in order to refuel and resupply U.S. Antarctic stations.

The resupply ships offloaded 19.6 million pounds of cargo and 7.6 million gallons of fuel during this year’s operation, more than doubling the operation duration and capacity as previous years. Together, the three ships delivered enough fuel and critical supplies to sustain NSF operations throughout the year until Polar Star returns in 2021!

“I am very proud of the tenacity of this Polar Star crew,” said Coast Guard Capt. Greg Stanclik, commanding officer of the Polar Star. “158 crew members earned the Antarctic Service Medal during Operation Deep Freeze 2020. The words inscribed on the back of the medal are Courage, Sacrifice and Devotion. Each and every one exhibited the courage to make this 123-day Antarctic voyage, sacrificed time away from their loved ones and devoted themselves to executing this nationally critical mission.”

Commissioned in 1976, the Polar Star is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker, capable of breaking ice up to 21 feet thick. Reserved for Operation Deep Freeze each year, the ship spends the winter breaking ice near Antarctica, and when the mission is complete, returns to dry dock in order to conduct critical maintenance and repairs in preparation for the next Operation Deep Freeze mission.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been the sole provider of the nation’s polar icebreaking capability since 1965 and is seeking to increase its icebreaking fleet with six new polar security cutters to ensure continued national presence and access to the Polar Regions.

In April 2019, the Coast Guard awarded VT Halter Marine Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the design and construction of the Coast Guard’s lead polar security cutter, which will also be homeported in Seattle. The contract also includes options for the construction of two additional PSCs.

"Replacing the Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet is paramount," said Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of the Coast Guard's Pacific Area. "Our ability to clear a channel and allow for the resupply of the United States' Antarctic stations is essential for continued national presence and influence on the continent."

03/25/2020
Admiral Charles Ray

Take care of yourself so you can take care of each other. We're all going through this together and we'll all get through it together.

You are part of the Coast Guard family. Families pull together when times get hard, and that’s what we need to do for each other. We may be social distancing, but with technology, we can still be socially connected. Remember, look out for yourself, look out for your families, and look out for your shipmates. We will get through this TOGETHER!

03/24/2020
Chaplain of the Coast Guard

Chaplain of the Coast Guard

As our U.S. Coast Guard family navigates through these trying times remember to use the resources that are available to you. Please reach out to your local chaplains who are here to support you and are standing with you through all of this.

Locate your nearest Coast Guard Chaplain by calling (202) 372-4900.
Our service members and their families can find more information and additional resources at www.uscg.mil/CoronaVirus/.

Do you know where to find the most up-to-date information impacting our service during this global pandemic?The U.S. Coa...
03/21/2020

Do you know where to find the most up-to-date information impacting our service during this global pandemic?

The U.S. Coast Guard is connecting with the workforce and our families through two different channels to provide timely information.

Do you have a question not answered through the information on these sites, or found in the FAQ section of the www.uscg.mil/coronavirus website? If so please email:

[email protected]

To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry.

Stay informed & Stay Safe!

03/19/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Please see the video below from Admiral Karl Schultz and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard addressing our U.S. Coast Guard service members, families and communities as we navigate through these uncharted waters together.

Please be sure to follow guidance from the CDC, our service, your commands and your local governments.

Stay safe!

The U.S. Coast Guard, like the rest of America and the global community, is facing an unprecedented challenge from the novel coronavirus. The Nation is counting on us to keep commerce flowing and to protect the Homeland. Leadership at all levels is key to navigating this together, which means looking out for each other, looking out for each other's families, and looking out for yourselves.

Our servicemembers and their families can find information and resources at www.uscg.mil/CoronaVirus/.

03/19/2020
Stay informed

Ensure you have the latest information on the coronavirus by visiting https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus.

For answers to coronavirus questions not covered in the website's FAQ section, or that your chain of command cannot answer, please e-mail [email protected].

To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry.

Ensure you have the latest information on the coronavirus by visiting https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus.For answers to co...
03/19/2020
USCG Coronavirus

Ensure you have the latest information on the coronavirus by visiting https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus.

For answers to coronavirus questions not covered in the website's FAQ section or that your chain of command cannot answer, please e-mail [email protected].

To ensure the most timely response, please identify yourself (i.e. military member, civilian, Auxiliarist, contractor, family member) in your e-mail inquiry.

The official website for the U.S. Coast Guard

The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday after deploying for more th...
03/16/2020

The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday after deploying for more than two months from home to the Eastern Pacific!

The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of Mexico to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics and migrant smuggling in the region. The Alert also participated in the North American Maritime Security Initiative (NAMSI) Pacific Exercise in and around Puerto Chiapas, Mexico while deployed to the region.

NAMSI is a tri-national effort by forces of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to improve mutual capacity for operational coordination. The three-day exercise focused on enhancing information sharing and integrating capabilities of Canadian, U.S. and Mexican maritime forces during at-sea counterdrug interdiction operations.

Crews from the Coast Guard US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms, Pacific Strike Team, Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area/U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest command center and Joint Interagency Task Force South also participated in the exercise alongside Canadian and Mexican maritime participants.

"I’m proud of the hard work that our crew put into our Eastern Pacific patrol,” said Cdr. Tyson Scofield, Alert’s commanding officer. “I am especially proud of the professionalism that the crew showed during our joint exercises with the Canadian and Mexican navies. They displayed a high level of skill while demonstrating counter narcotics interdiction techniques and during the shipboard launch and recovering of a Mexican helicopter for the first time. Most importantly, our crew created personal and professional relationships with their North American peers which will help to counter the flow of illegal narcotics into all of our countries.”

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To all members of our entire workforce, our families and our communities - please read Admiral Karl Schultz's statement ...
03/13/2020

To all members of our entire workforce, our families and our communities - please read Admiral Karl Schultz's statement on COVID-19:

People are the cornerstone of our readiness. Read my statement to the workforce on COVID-19 here: http://ow.ly/yCcg50yLvcF

#DYK Today is National K9 Veterans Day, a day to reflect and honor America’s Military Dogs?!The Coast Guard has a long h...
03/13/2020

#DYK Today is National K9 Veterans Day, a day to reflect and honor America’s Military Dogs?!

The Coast Guard has a long history with military working animals. During World War II, horses, dogs and yes, even pigeons, were used operationally. Altogether 2,000 dogs participated in beach patrols throughout the war effort alongside their dedicated Coast Guard handlers.

While threats have evolved, the team remains the same. Coast Guard canines and handlers continue to be on the front lines of defense and today’s Coast Guard has nationally-deployable canine explosive detection teams assigned to MSST and MSRT units strategically positioned across the country.

These highly trained teams are capable of deploying from helicopters or ships to meet a variety of onshore and offshore threats. In addition to providing security sweeps to maritime infrastructure around the country, canine explosive detection teams support other federal, state and local agencies. More than that, they train together to strengthen capabilities during operational missions!

Great example of our international and interagency partnerships resulting in the interdiction and seizure of more than 2...
03/12/2020

Great example of our international and interagency partnerships resulting in the interdiction and seizure of more than 2,400 pounds of cocaine from cartels trafficking cocaine across international waters of the Eastern Pacific!

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMSC) Nanaimo is currently patrolling in the Eastern Pacific Ocean with a deployed U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment team aboard on Operation CARIBBE to support Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS). The work of JIATFS helped reduce the criminal activity in and around North and South American borders.

On February 26, 2020, during #OpCARIBBE, HMCS Nanaimo and U.S. Coast Guard personnel were tasked to investigate a panga fishing boat in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew intercepted the panga south of Mexico in international waters on February 27 and the U.S. Law Enforcement Detachment conducted a boarding.

During the interception, the U.S. Law Enforcement Detachment seized 1104 kg of cocaine, with an estimated value of approximately $42M USD, from the hands of drug traffickers.

HMCS Nanaimo/NCSM Nanaimo

While the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro transited from San Diego to their homeport at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda last...
03/10/2020

While the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro transited from San Diego to their homeport at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda last month, the crew gathered to witness the ancient tradition of a burial at sea for U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Richard Hopper, Sr. as he was committed to the deep.

A burial at sea is a practice as old as sea-going itself.

In early times, the body was sewn into a weighted shroud or sailcloth and sent over the side with military honors and a reading of scripture.

Senior Chief Hopper was a Boatswain’s Mate by trade. His selfless service began a family tradition of Coast Guard service that has spanned three generations and now includes Senior Chief’s grandson, Petty Officer Second Class Eli Hopper, who currently serves aboard the Munro.

Senior Chief Hopper passed away on October 15, 2019 in Las Vegas. After all the time he spent in San Diego and all the recognition he received for heroism in and around the Southern California waters, it was especially appropriate for the crew to honor his service by committing his remains to the deep in the waters off of Point Loma, California.

The crew came together to remember the loss of their shipmate, Senior Chief Hopper, as his grandson, Petty Officer Second Class Eli Hopper released his ashes from the cutter’s fantail committing his body to the deep; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Thank you for your service Senior Chief Hopper, may your soul rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon you.

03/08/2020
You know we’re fast on the water, but did you know we’re fast on land too?

BM1 Richie Pilozo from USCG MSST LA/LB 91103 WON his class BEATING all other military branches and teams who competed in the The Mint 400's inaugural #militarychallenge 400-mile race through the Nevada desert this weekend in a donated sport UTV!

Way to represent the Coast Guard BM1!

BM1 was the only U.S. Coast Guard representative in the race, which raises awareness and financial support for military veterans and organizations. All funds donated to BM1’s campaign go directly to the @Coast Guard Foundation.

Read more about BM1's story here: http://bit.ly/BM1_Mint400

You know we’re fast on the water, but did you know we’re fast on land too?BM1 Richie Pilozo from USCG MSST LA/LB 91103 W...
03/08/2020

You know we’re fast on the water, but did you know we’re fast on land too?

BM1 Richie Pilozo from USCG MSST LA/LB 91103 WON his class BEATING all other military branches and teams who competed in the The Mint 400's inaugural #militarychallenge 400-mile race through the Nevada desert this weekend in a donated sport UTV!

Way to represent the Coast Guard BM1!

BM1 was the only U.S. Coast Guard representative in the race, which raises awareness and financial support for military veterans and organizations. All funds donated to BM1’s campaign go directly to the Coast Guard Foundation.

Read more about BM1's story here: http://bit.ly/BM1_Mint400

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You might consider fixing the address for the NB Ventura County facility on your home page...there is no "3th Street."
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Thank you for the honor I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Once a Coastie always a Coastie
Thanks to the Coast Guard I have some of the best friends and times of my life. I’ve think about how much I love and miss being out to sea and the smell of the ocean the sea has away of doing that. I’m proud of being in the Coast Guard and always will be.
I am proud to be the mom of Senior Chief Terrell Horne and a member of the CG Auxiliary. Semper Paratus
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Love you Curtis and John ! And all your CoastGuard Members😘😊❤️🙏🙏🙏
Thank you, Sector San Francisco and CGC GEORGE COBB for the beautiful day on the water and opportunity to watch the airshow! I took about 1200 photos over our 6 hours, but this had the most CG assets at the same time.
God Bless you all And Thanks
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