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Yesterday, Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh U.S. Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished Flying Cro...
08/07/2020

Yesterday, Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh U.S. Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished Flying Crosses and Air Medals to a #USCG aircrew during an official ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.

The aircrew was presented the awards for rescuing two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate from a mountainside that was engulfed in flames during the Sept. 6, 2019, Middle Fire.

The Distinguished Flying Crosses were presented to Cmdr. Derek Schramel, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot, and Petty Officer 1st Class Graham McGinnis, an aviation survival technician, and Air Medals to Lt.j.g. Adam Ownbey, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Cook, an aviation maintenance technician.

#BravoZulu

Last night, Coast Guard Station Rio Vista successfully assisted a mariner in distress exhibiting stroke-like symptoms on...
08/07/2020

Last night, Coast Guard Station Rio Vista successfully assisted a mariner in distress exhibiting stroke-like symptoms on the San Joaquin River. Their crew was able to remove the captain from the vessel and transfer him to land-side EMS personnel.

Bravo Zulu to the crew at STA Rio Vista who successfully assisted a mariner in distress exhibiting stroke-like symptoms on the San Joaquin River. Their crew was able to quickly remove the Captain from the vessel and transfer to land-side EMS personnel.

08/06/2020
U.S. Coast Guard cliff training

Recently, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Diego aviators took part in vertical surface rescue training, where they completed hoists from a cliff face. Cliff training allows rescue swimmers to train in a unique enviroment and hone their skills in terrain that often surrounds bodies of water.

Watch the video for more informaiton!

#USCG #SDCoastGuardCity #ThankfulThursday

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July worth an estimated value of $...
08/05/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July worth an estimated value of $24 million in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard Bertholf to the go-fast vessel's position where the drugs were captured.

#CounterDrugOPS #Southcom

Today is National Work Like a Dog Day, which honors people who put in that extra bit of hard work. This day is inspired ...
08/05/2020

Today is National Work Like a Dog Day, which honors people who put in that extra bit of hard work. This day is inspired by the reputed strong work ethic of canines, especially service dogs.

The U.S. Coast Guard K-9 program can trace its roots back to WWII. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the wartime beach patrol was put into action and the seagoing service saddled up in 1942, when horses and dogs were authorized for use to patrol vast stretches of U.S. shoreline. Since then, the K-9 program has played an integral role in counter-narcotics operations and explosive detections teams.

#WoofWednesday #NationalWorkLikeADogDay

We continue to mourn the loss of our fallen service members from last week’s tragic events in Southern California.  We h...
08/05/2020

We continue to mourn the loss of our fallen service members from last week’s tragic events in Southern California. We hope this news encourages others who are grieving and that these heroes can be brought home to those who lost them. #NeverForgotten

SUNKEN AAV AND REMAINS FOUND

The location of the amphibious assault vehicle, which sunk July 30, has been positively identified.

The U.S. Navy's Undersea Rescue Command confirmed that human remains have also been identified using their underwater remotely operated video systems from the merchant vessel HOS Dominator, a ship specializing in undersea search and rescue.

The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains and raise the AAV. The equipment will be in place at the end of this week; a dignified transfer of our Marines and Sailor will occur as soon as possible.

The AAV sunk to a depth of approximately 385 feet off the coast of San Clemente Island. The depth had been previously estimated at 600 feet. One Marine was pronounced dead at the scene, and seven missing Marines and one Sailor were presumed dead Aug. 2 when search and rescue efforts ceased.

The incident remains under investigation.

08/05/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

Lol! Thanks, y’all.

Happy birthday U.S. Coast Guard! Enjoy the cake. You've earned it for 230 years of being Semper Paratus. Here's to many more of being Always Ready!

This morning, Lt. Alexis Chavarria-Aguilar from #USCG Sector San Diego joined KUSI News to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard'...
08/04/2020
The Coast Guard celebrates the service’s 230th birthday -

This morning, Lt. Alexis Chavarria-Aguilar from #USCG Sector San Diego joined KUSI News to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard's 230th birthday!

Coast Guard Day commemorates the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Cutter Service on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

#CGDay #ServiceBirthday #SemperParatus

https://www.kusi.com/the-coast-guard-celebrates-the-services-230th-birthday/

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Coast Guard will celebrate the service’s 230th birthday Aug. 4, 2020. Coast Guard Day commemorates the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Cutter Service on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Congress authorized the b...

Petty Officer 3rd Class Hailey Ford, an operations specialist, learns how to use the plotting system during damage contr...
08/03/2020

Petty Officer 3rd Class Hailey Ford, an operations specialist, learns how to use the plotting system during damage controlman exercises aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. The exercise is meant to train new members and helps act as a refresher for practical exercises for qualified members.

#MotivationMonday

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew conducts surf training near Ocean Beach!The crews tra...
08/02/2020

A U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew conducts surf training near Ocean Beach!

The crews train in high surf to ensure they are prepared to respond to maritime emergencies during rough weather conditions.

#SurfSunday #SundayFunday #SunsOutFunsOut

08/01/2020
USCG Station Lake Tahoe, good Samaritan rescued a 43-year-old-man who’s vessel caught fire on Lake Tahoe, July 20, 2020

#ICYMI USCG Station Lake Tahoe and a good Samaritan rescued a 43-year-old-man who’s vessel caught fire on Lake Tahoe, July 20, 2020. A Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District crew arrived on scene shortly after and extinguished the fire before the vessel sunk in 21-feet of water. The man was transferred to local EMS with no reported injuries.

Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yybtey6z

#SARSaturday

Here is a snapshot of USCG canine Feco from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 underway on a U.S. ...
07/31/2020

Here is a snapshot of USCG canine Feco from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 underway on a U.S. Coast Guard Station Vallejo 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M).

Share with us a snapshot of your loyal canine!

#FecoFriday #FriendshipFriday

A VHF marine radio is the MOST reliable piece of communications equipment you SHOULD HAVE onboard your boat.If you find ...
07/30/2020

A VHF marine radio is the MOST reliable piece of communications equipment you SHOULD HAVE onboard your boat.

If you find yourself in an emergency while on the water, it is imperative you have the proper communications equipment so you can call for help and maintain contact with first responders and rescue crews.

Learn more about VHF marine radios here: https://tinyurl.com/yxvmex67

#ThoughtfulThursday

#OnThisDay in 1970, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous became the first 210-foot cutter to cross the Arctic Circle.  Cmdr. ...
07/29/2020

#OnThisDay in 1970, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous became the first 210-foot cutter to cross the Arctic Circle.

Cmdr. George Wagner was the commanding officer of this mission which took place as part of the 1970 Cadet Cruise Squadron.

#USCGHistory

07/28/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay towed in a boater who experienced fuel pump issues near Kehoe Beach, Tuesday morning.

07/28/2020
Interagency Training Exercise

ICYMI: Teamwork makes the dream work!

Two aircrews aboard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco conducted joint training operations with 13 vessels from partner agencies across the Bay Area to sharpen their skills and enhance their interoperability!

The multiple search and rescue training scenarios included how to hoist a victim from a vessel to the helicopter and rescuing people from a vessel in distress.

#TacticalTuesday

Several Coast Guard Sector San Francisco units held change-of-command ceremonies this summer, welcoming new commanding o...
07/28/2020

Several Coast Guard Sector San Francisco units held change-of-command ceremonies this summer, welcoming new commanding officers and officers in charge to the Northern California region.

Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yxgxqtav

#MotivationMonday Coast Guard members are always hard at work! #NoDaysOff
07/27/2020

#MotivationMonday Coast Guard members are always hard at work! #NoDaysOff

07/26/2020
Adm. Gautier meritoriously advances GM2 Zsuffa

#ICYMI Rear Adm. Peter Gautier used a new authority as the 11th District commander to meritoriously advance Petty Officer Zsuffa To First Class Petty Officer (GM1) at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, CA.

Congrats GM1! #BravoZulu

#SearchAndRescueSundays our Coast Guardsmen train hard every day to make sure we are as ready, relevant, and responsive ...
07/26/2020

#SearchAndRescueSundays our Coast Guardsmen train hard every day to make sure we are as ready, relevant, and responsive as possible!

What can you do to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience? It's simple make sure safety is a number ...
07/26/2020

What can you do to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience? It's simple make sure safety is a number one priority!
#SummertimeSafety

For more information and tips visit this link!
https://www.uscgboating.org

#FlashbackFriday to last year when Coast Guard members participated in Los Angeles Fleet Week, giving tours, sharing sto...
07/24/2020

#FlashbackFriday to last year when Coast Guard members participated in Los Angeles Fleet Week, giving tours, sharing stories with the public, volunteering at food banks, and competing against other military branches in the annual Galley Wars! #Yum

Rear Adm. Brian K. Penoyer replaced Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier as commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District during ...
07/23/2020

Rear Adm. Brian K. Penoyer replaced Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier as commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, on U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that represents a total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another.

#TacticalThursday Maritime Safety and Security Teams conduct operations in major ports across the country and deploy all...
07/23/2020

#TacticalThursday Maritime Safety and Security Teams conduct operations in major ports across the country and deploy all over the globe! Here the MSST in Los Angeles-Long Beach conducts training outside the Port of Los Angeles!

#WhereAreWeWednesdays Surf Station Morro Bay is a remote surf station on the California coast. Isn't our area of respons...
07/22/2020

#WhereAreWeWednesdays Surf Station Morro Bay is a remote surf station on the California coast. Isn't our area of responsibility full of beautiful scenery?

07/21/2020

#TriviaTuesday Do you know approximately how many square miles of water our District 11 units are responsible for? Hint this includes both air and sea assets!

#BZ to U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe and a good Samaritan rescued a 43 year-old-man who’s vessel caught fire on La...
07/21/2020

#BZ to U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe and a good Samaritan rescued a 43 year-old-man who’s vessel caught fire on Lake Tahoe, Monday evening. A Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District crew arrived on scene shortly after and extinguished the fire before the vessel sunk in 21-feet of water! The man was transferred to local emergency medical services personnel with no reported injuries.

#OTD in 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12148 that completed the establishment of our partners the FE...
07/20/2020

#OTD in 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12148 that completed the establishment of our partners the FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

The Coast Guard and FEMA partner regularly in responding to natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and oil spills.

Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yd8ojg7p

Today In Coast Guard (Recent) History: The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton seized a self-propelled semi-submersible ...
07/18/2020

Today In Coast Guard (Recent) History: The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton's crew apprehended four suspected smugglers and seized 275 bales of cocaine worth more than $181 million wholesale from the self-propelled semi-submersible.

To relive history visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2106236/us-agencies-stop-semi-submersible-seize-12000-pounds-cocaine

#SaturdayMotivation #SmugglerSaturday #History

Did you know that July is National Culinary Arts Month? We want to thank all our Coast Guard Culinary Specialists for wh...
07/17/2020

Did you know that July is National Culinary Arts Month? We want to thank all our Coast Guard Culinary Specialists for what they do for each and every one of us.

#NationalCulinaryArtsMonth #FoodieFriday #GoodGrinds #FeedMeFriday

07/17/2020

This morning, Rear Adm. Peter Gautier used a new authority as the 11th District commander to meritoriously advance Petty Officer Zsuffa To First Class Petty Officer (GM1). The ceremony was held at U. S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

After four days of continuously fighting multiple fires aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego,...
07/17/2020

After four days of continuously fighting multiple fires aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego, the U.S. Navy reports the blaze has been extinguished. The U.S. Coast Guard, Port of San Diego, Office of Spill Prevention and Response - OSPR and other partners will continue to support the response as it transitions from immediate crisis to long-term effort as we are #InThisTogether. The work of the fire teams and first responders has been tremendous, preventing a bad situation from becoming worse.

07/16/2020
Static Hoist

Ever wonder what it's like to be hoisted by the Coast Guard? Here's a first person perspective we hope you'll never need.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, lifting those in distress off their feet since 1941.

#TacticalThrusday #TBT #FlyCoastGuard

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