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Operating as usual

A picture perfect evening moored in homeport #USCGMissionSupport
11/22/2021

A picture perfect evening moored in homeport #USCGMissionSupport

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11/20/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest's post

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest's post
11/09/2021

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Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area's post
11/02/2021

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Happy Halloween from Base Alameda - 2021 Harvest Festival! 360 Degrees of Mission Support! #USCGMissionSupport
10/30/2021

Happy Halloween from Base Alameda - 2021 Harvest Festival! 360 Degrees of Mission Support! #USCGMissionSupport

10/30/2021
Base Alameda Harvest Fest

Happy Halloween from Base Alameda!! Huge thanks to Base Alameda MWR, CGOA, CWOA, CPOA, CGEA, PCPOs, Community Partners, our volunteers and all our MWR patrons for an amazing Harvest Festival!! #USCGMissionSupport

Setup is nearing completion for tonight’s Harvest Festival! 5-7 tonight! Hope to see you there!! #USCGMissionSupport
10/29/2021

Setup is nearing completion for tonight’s Harvest Festival! 5-7 tonight! Hope to see you there!! #USCGMissionSupport

Sometimes mission support comes in the form of 300 pumpkins and 200 bales of straw! Preps are underway for our annual Ha...
10/28/2021

Sometimes mission support comes in the form of 300 pumpkins and 200 bales of straw! Preps are underway for our annual Harvest Festival!! Don’t miss our spooktacular event Friday 29 October from 5-7 pm!!! #USCGMissionSupport

Sometimes mission support comes in the form of 300 pumpkins and 200 bales of straw! Preps are underway for our annual Harvest Festival!! Don’t miss our spooktacular event Friday 29 October from 5-7 pm!!! #USCGMissionSupport

Base Alameda and our Coast Guard Families in Marina Village Housing are grateful for the incredible support we received ...
10/23/2021

Base Alameda and our Coast Guard Families in Marina Village Housing are grateful for the incredible support we received from Alameda Municipal Power over the past two days to help us repair the electrical failure caused by our equipment casualty. THANK YOU to your entire team!!

Base Alameda and our Coast Guard Families in Marina Village Housing are grateful for the incredible support we received from Alameda Municipal Power over the past two days to help us repair the electrical failure caused by our equipment casualty. THANK YOU to your entire team!!

Welcome Home CGC MUNRO!! Big thanks to our wonderful community partners from the Navy League and SeaWest for the welcomi...
10/21/2021

Welcome Home CGC MUNRO!! Big thanks to our wonderful community partners from the Navy League and SeaWest for the welcoming committee and tasty treats!

Our annual Harvest Festival is just around the corner and MWR is looking for volunteers and Trunk or Treat participants!...
10/20/2021

Our annual Harvest Festival is just around the corner and MWR is looking for volunteers and Trunk or Treat participants! Candy galore, cash prizes for the top three trunks, ghoulish decorations, a FREE pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, music and MORE!!

Save the Date: 29 OCT 2021 on Campbell Road in front of Gresham Hall and Pt. Welcome from 1700-1900 hours.

Hope to see you there!!

Save the date for our spook-tacular event!!!
10/07/2021

Save the date for our spook-tacular event!!!

Save the date for our spook-tacular event!!!

THANK YOU to the Fall Chief’s Call to Initiation (CCTI) Prospective Chief Petty Officers (PCPO) and all the volunteers w...
09/24/2021

THANK YOU to the Fall Chief’s Call to Initiation (CCTI) Prospective Chief Petty Officers (PCPO) and all the volunteers who came out yesterday morning to support the CGI Shoreline Cleanup and BBQ! It was great to see so many people out and about helping to make a difference within our CG Community. Our efforts netted nearly 1800 pounds of garbage removed from the shoreline! #uscgmissionsupport

Did you know that the Industrial Production Facility (IPF) is part of Base Alameda? Embodying the motto of “360 Degrees ...
09/14/2021

Did you know that the Industrial Production Facility (IPF) is part of Base Alameda? Embodying the motto of “360 Degrees of Mission Support” the dedicated members of IPF Alameda utilize many different skills and trades to conduct industrial level work throughout the Coast Guard. Some of the projects IPF Alameda completed over the past year included construction of a concrete pad for our new trash compactor, erecting a much needed maintenance tent to support our Cutter Boat Pooling Program and 100% organic support of CGC STRATTON's recent dockside availability. We even deployed our Repair Team, twice! When Coast Guard units are negatively impacted by hurricanes or other natural disasters, we deploy our team to quickly conduct repairs. This enables the unit to return to a fully mission capable status as quickly as possible and remain Semper Paratus! #uscgmissionsupport

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest's post
09/10/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest's post

09/10/2021

We will never forget.

BRAVO ZULU to our amazing MWR Team and all the volunteers who helped us host an awesome CG Day Celebration here at Base ...
08/04/2021

BRAVO ZULU to our amazing MWR Team and all the volunteers who helped us host an awesome CG Day Celebration here at Base Alameda and thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate the Coast Guard’s 231st Birthday!!

Our famous Coast Guard Day Celebration is back, bigger and better than ever!!! Save the date - this is going to be epic....
07/15/2021

Our famous Coast Guard Day Celebration is back, bigger and better than ever!!! Save the date - this is going to be epic. Tickets on sale now at the MWR Rental Office from 0800-1400 daily or in the Exchange Lobby Area 1100-1300 M-W-F

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
10/06/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

Welcome home to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew, who returned to Alameda, California, Saturday following a three-month, 15K mile, multi-mission patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean!

While deployed, the crew conducted counter-narcotics operations and partnered with the Ecuadorian navy to detect and deter potential Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the vicinity of the Galapagos Islands.

Bertholf’s crews interdicted more than 6,700 pounds of co***ne, worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $115 million during their patrol!

The crew also patrolled over 3,000 square nautical miles of Ecuadorian and international waters conducting the joint IUU patrol with the Ecuadorian navy.

Bertholf and the Ecuadorian naval vessel LAE Isla San Cristobal (LG-30), provided persistent presence and surveillance of fishing activity throughout the region during the week-long mission.

“The U.S. Coast Guard will seek to galvanize global efforts to detect and deter IUU fishing on the high seas and in exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of partner nations. Through the innovative use of intelligence, technology, data analysis, and information sharing, we will identify, target, and interdict illicit actors in the maritime domain to disrupt corrupt cycles of influence that enable illegal operations,” said Admiral Karl Schultz following the release of the IUU Fishing Strategic outlook.

On April 1, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) began enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs in support of Presidential National Security Objectives. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.

Read about their patrol here: bit.ly/750_RTHP_20

#BZ to the crew!

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
08/25/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command is co-located with multiple commands on U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our region is currently experiencing some of the worst wildfires in California's history, with hundreds of thousands of acres continuing to burn.

We are very thankful for the selfless service and perseverance by all the CAL FIRE firefighters, local, regional, and partner agencies battling the multiple wildfires in our area.

We have members spread out across the region who work at Coast Guard units in and around the Bay Area and want to be sure all our U.S. Coast Guard members and their families are staying informed of the changing conditions and staying safe.

If you must be outside, check the conditions and reduce your exposure and risk by being aware of the air quality and limiting your time outside when the air quality is poor: https://fire.airnow.gov/

Smoke from the wildfires compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is making this year’s wildfire season much more challenging. The CDC has some great info for preparing and protecting yourself from wildfire smoke during the pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/covid-19/wildfire_smoke_covid-19.html

To assist with managing your daily activities in this environment, review and consider the below guidance:

1. Minimizing smoke exposure is the best strategy for mitigating the hazard. This applies universally to members and dependents. This means staying clear of smoky areas and heeding evacuation advisories from local officials.

2. CDC resources are available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html. This resource discusses FAQs concerning the overlap of COVID-19 and our fires.

3. If you cannot leave the smoky area, good ways to protect your lungs from wildfire smoke include staying indoors and reducing physical activity.

Using a Mask:
Wearing a mask can also help protect your lungs from wildfire smoke if you are unable to remain indoors. There is no clear evidence that N95 respirator masks used by the general public is beneficial to a person's health during a poor air quality event, and they can actually make it harder to breathe.

· N95 masks or higher are a last resort for people without access to safer indoor filtered air.
· Some specific masks (N95s or higher) may help those who must be outdoors for long periods, but they must fit well and provide a tight seal around the wearer's mouth and nose to be effective.
· N95 masks require a tight seal to work. Thus, they may not protect men with beards or young children.
· Persons with chronic breathing or heart issues or other medical conditions should check with their health care provider before using an N95 mask, as they can make breathing more difficult.
· Bandanas (wet or dry), paper or surgical masks, or tissues held over the mouth and nose will not protect from wildfire smoke or small particulate matter in the air.

4. Air Quality Index (AQI) conditions, forecasts, and associated health advisories are available online https://cfpub.epa.gov/airnow/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&mapcenter=1&cityid=317

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has assigned a specific color to each AQI category to make it easier for people to understand quickly whether air pollution is reaching unhealthy levels in their communities. For example, the color orange means that conditions are "unhealthy for sensitive groups," while red means that conditions may be "unhealthy for everyone," and so on.

There are many resources for tracking the air quality in your area, but here's an option: https://fire.airnow.gov/

Thank you MWR for an amazing COVID-19 safe Coast Guard Day Event! Happy 230th birthday USCG :)
08/05/2020

Thank you MWR for an amazing COVID-19 safe Coast Guard Day Event! Happy 230th birthday USCG :)

Thank you for the support given to us today by Operation: Care and Comfort!
01/24/2019

Thank you for the support given to us today by Operation: Care and Comfort!

OCC is here at CG Island Alameda, treating the Coasties to a yummy BBQ lunch! Each will also leave with a GS Warriors shirt and goody bag, candy, nuts, etc. SO PROUD TO BE HERE WITH THEM TODAY! Come on over- serving until 1:00 or when the food is gone!

01/24/2019
Chief Petty Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter
01/24/2019

Chief Petty Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter

Amazing Turnout today! Don’t forget to fill out your CPOA Grant Request. Ask a Chief for details.

Chief Petty Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter
01/17/2019

Chief Petty Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter

Amazing turnout today for the Coast Guard Island Food Bank. KTVU Fox 2, thank you for your support and coverage today. U.S. Coast Guard Thank you East Bay Coast Guard Spouses Club!
Ready, Relevant, Responsive Admiral Karl Schultz.
Pleasure working along side Chief Warrant Officers Association - Golden Gate Chapter Coast Guard IslandU.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Coast Guard Enlisted Association Golden Gate Branch

Admiral Karl Schultz
01/14/2019

Admiral Karl Schultz

Right now, your U.S. Coast Guard continues 228 years of military service around the globe. In Antarctica, the USCGC POLAR STAR is at the ice edge ready to clear a path thru multi-year ice to support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s #OPERATIONDEEPFREEZE. In the Middle East, crews from U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia are conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf for U.S. Central Command. At Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve is providing water and landside security for U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). At the same time, USCGC ALERT is pursuing dangerous drug smugglers off Central and South America in support of our Nation’s security. Our #USCG members continue to save lives every day, deter human trafficking, and conduct global defense operations.

While our Coast Guard workforce is deployed, there are loved ones at home reviewing family finances, researching how to get support, and weighing childcare options—they are holding down the fort. Please know that we are doing everything we can to support and advocate for you while your loved one stands the watch. You have not, and will not, be forgotten.

Way to go CGEA and all your great efforts hosting The Angel Tree Donation Stations and collecting enough toys to fill up...
12/17/2018

Way to go CGEA and all your great efforts hosting The Angel Tree Donation Stations and collecting enough toys to fill up an entire truck here at Base Alameda! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed :)

Great job MWR!!!! You did an amazing job putting on the 2018 Annual Harvest Fest! We had such a great turn out 🙂 join us...
10/27/2018

Great job MWR!!!! You did an amazing job putting on the 2018 Annual Harvest Fest! We had such a great turn out 🙂 join us next year for all the food, music, games, Haunted Cutter, Zombie Run, and Trunk-or-Treat! (Military ID needed to be granted base access) Keep up the great work everyone! Your efforts didn’t go unnoticed ! More pictures to come from last nights event.

10/25/2018

Is everybody ready for the pumpkin patch?!

10/07/2018

We’re excited to have Coast Guard Cutter Stratton back in port!

Come join us at Coast Guard island for the 228th Coast Guard Birthday! Military ID needed for base access. Happy Coast G...
08/04/2018

Come join us at Coast Guard island for the 228th Coast Guard Birthday! Military ID needed for base access. Happy Coast Guard Day :)

Base Alameda’s Color Guard ready to present the Colors, at Base Alameda’s Change of Command.
06/27/2018

Base Alameda’s Color Guard ready to present the Colors, at Base Alameda’s Change of Command.

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
06/15/2018

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

Thank you for joining us Friday for our live stream of the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area change-of-command ceremony and Vice Adm. Midegette's retirement ceremony presided over by Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz.

Welcome to Pacific Area Vice Adm. Linda Fagan! Fagan now serves as the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the waters off the East Coast of Africa. She concurrently serves as Commander, Defense Force West and provides Coast Guard mission support to the Department of Defense and Combatant Commanders.

Fair winds and following seas Vice Adm. Fred Midgette (retired), we thank you for your 36 years of service to the Coast Guard and our nation!

#USCG

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1f5fef1

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest
06/02/2018

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

Valor Games Far West 2018 is officially underway at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda!

Veterans will be competing in archery, biathlon, cycling, field events, powerlifting and swimming, among other events. Check back throughout the weekend for more photos and learn more about the games at https://valorgamesfarwest.com.

One last group photo with the legendary Captain Hickey, before the Change of Command Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26.
06/01/2018

One last group photo with the legendary Captain Hickey, before the Change of Command Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26.

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Feelin’ those Cali vibes. Thanks for sharing, U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! #uscgmissionsupport
NOVEMBER 11th! FAMOUS DAVE'S BBQ 2690 Fifth St B, Alameda, CA 94501
#BZ to Bay Area Coast Guard crews for helping clean Ocean Beach in San Francisco! Cleaning the beach promoted teamwork, unit camaraderie and supported local environmental cleanup. #USCG #BeachCleanup #California #SanFrancisco #OceanBeach U. S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay
It's great having you guy's just across the channel!
Welcome home to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew! The cutter returned home to U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda, California, Monday following a three-month deployment to the North Pacific. Bertholf’s crew patrolled more than 27K miles for ~3 months alongside partner agencies supporting international cooperation for Operation North Pacific Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard's annual Northern Pacific illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing patrol. #BZ to the crew for their hard work supporting an integrated international law enforcement boarding team who inspected 28 fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean and identified 42 violations of conservation and management measures during their patrol! Read more about their patrol here: bit.ly/750_RTHP21
#ICYMI This summer the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducted an at-sea exercise & professional exchange in the East China Sea with the 日本 海上保安庁/Japan Coast Guard while deployed to the Western Pacific. These engagements strengthen our partnerships & commitment to a #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific region. Read more about their engagement here: http://bit.ly/MUNRO_JCG Munro returned home to U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda last week following their 102-day, 22,000-nautical-mile deployment to the Western Pacific where they operated under the tactical control of the U.S. 7th Fleet.
Congratulations to CDR Melanie Burnham for being selected as the International Association of Emergency Managers Uniformed Services Caucus, Uniformed Emergency Manager of the Year! CDR Burnham serves as the Incident Management Section Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Operations Division. She provides oversight for all #emergencymanagement, environmental #response,#readiness, and #incidentmanagement strategic planning direction for units throughout PACAREA's 74 million square mile area of responsibility. She drives policy development to enhance response training, capability, and ensures operational readiness for #oilspill response, transportation #security incidents, severe #weather, #pandemic, and other #crisisresponse events. In addition, CDR Burnham provides expert facilitation of #exercises and joint crisis response. She also fosters cooperative interagency and port partner relationships. CDR Burnham significantly increased the effectiveness of all training and response for the PACAREA National Incident Management System Area Command (AC), Collateral Duty and Reserve Incident Management Assist Teams and led the AC through two highly active #tropicalstorm and #wildfire seasons while assigned as the Deputy, Area Commander during the unprecedented, extremely dynamic, and prolonged #COVID-19 response. #Emergency #Disaster #DisasterResponse #Preparedness #IAEM #CoastGuard #Tamingchaossince1790 #Keepupthegreatwork U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Reserve U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda
Coasties, friends and families completed a 5K Run to Remember at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda today to honor the memory of the men and women we have lost since September 11, 2001.
Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday June 30th, for the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command’s change of command ceremony from U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz is scheduled to preside over the ceremony, where Vice Adm. Michael F. McAllister will relieve Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier as the Pacific Area commander. Gautier has served as the acting Pacific Area commander since June 16th when he assumed command from Admiral Linda Fagan. Gautier will resume his role as deputy Pacific Area commander. We’ll livestream the ceremony here on our page beginning around 11 a.m. (PDT). We hope you can join us!
Please join us virtually Thursday at 10 a.m. for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf change of command ceremony from U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, acting commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, is scheduled to preside over the ceremony where Capt. Timothy Brown will relieve Capt. Brian Anderson as Bertholf’s commanding officer. We'll livestream the ceremony here on our page: Facebook.com/uscgpacificarea Anderson served as Bertholf’s commanding officer from June 2019 to June 2021. Under Anderson’s command, Bertholf deployed throughout the Eastern Pacific in support of counterdrug operations and combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Bertholf’s crews interdicted over 13,500 kilograms of contraband during the ship’s 2019, 2020, and 2021 counterdrug patrols in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Brown reports to Bertholf from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters where he served as Chief of the Office of Law Enforcement Policy. Bertholf will be Brown’s seventh cutter and his third command. Bertholf is one of four national security cutters homeported in Alameda and was the first NSC commissioned of eleven planned NSCs capable of extended, worldwide deployment in support of homeland security and national defense missions. We hope you can join us Thursday morning to celebrate the change of command and congratulate Captains Anderson and Brown!
Welcome home Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crewmembers! The USCGC STRATTON WMSL 752 returned to U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday following a combined 105-day deployment to Alaska and their biannual shipboard training off the coast of San Diego. Stratton’s crew, along with an embarked MH-65 helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, patrolled the Bering Sea up to the Arctic’s ice edge. While deployed, they conducted two search and rescue missions preserving lives and protecting property from peril in the Bering Sea. The crews, aided with the support of the ship’s unmanned aircraft system, patrolled the region safeguarding Alaska’s multi-billion dollar fishing industry by conducting 15 fisheries law enforcement boardings, ensuring compliance with maritime laws and regulations, and protecting the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone by patrolling the maritime boundary line to prevent the illegal harvesting of U.S. fish stocks. In addition to conducting multiple operations while deployed, the crew of the Stratton also collected vital information that will help the U.S. Coast Guard shape future deployments, uphold U.S. sovereignty, and exercise leadership through effective presence in the Arctic. Before returning home, Stratton completed a biannual shipboard training cycle off the coast of San Diego. Over the course of seventeen training days, Stratton’s crew demonstrated their knowledge and skills by completing nearly 200 drills in the areas of damage control, navigation, seamanship, naval warfare, communications, medical response, engineering casualties, and force protection. The crew’s efforts resulted in an average drill score of 97 percent, demonstrating excellence in all warfare areas. “I’m extremely proud of this crew and all they have accomplished,” said Adler, commanding officer of the Stratton. “There is a new wave of capabilities designed to match the growing importance of U.S. presence in the Arctic. The crew pressed into this growing mission space with incredible resolve. Harsh Arctic conditions and the ongoing global pandemic regularly tested our mettle, but this crew delivered.” Stratton’s crew also relieved the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro, the Coast Guard’s last 378-foot high endurance cutter, as the Douglas Munro made their final patrol before being decommissioned on April 24, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Alaska
Command Master Chief Lucas Pullen relieved Command Master Chief Heath Jones as the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command Master Chief during a Change of Watch ceremony today on U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm. Linda Fagan presided over the ceremony. CMC Pullen last served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for Combined Maritime Forces, in Manama, Bahrain, where he served since 2019. CMC Jones served as the Pacific Area Command Master Chief since 2019. Jones will serve as the Command Master Chief for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support in Washington D.C. During the ceremony, Capt. James Estramonte, Pacific Area Chief of Staff, was appointed an honorary Chief! Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, pinned Capt. Estramonte's anchor! The change of watch ceremony is a time-honored event preserved by rich heritage of naval tradition. It is a formal custom that is designed to strengthen the respect of authority, which is vital to any military organization. During the ceremony both members read their orders, face one another, salute and transfer responsibility of the command. This also provides the entire command with the knowledge that the member directed by proper authority is taking command and is an opportunity to witness this transfer of responsibility. Fair winds and following seas CMC Jones, thank you for your years of service to the entire Pacific Area workforce and welcome to PACAREA CMC Pullen! 📸s by PA2 Loumania Stewart