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Operating as usual

11/01/2021

November is #AviationHistoryMonth! ✈️ 🚁

"It could be said the U.S. Coast Guard’s introduction to aviation took place in 1903 when the surfmen from the Kill Devil Hill Life Boat Station of the U. S. Life saving Service provided the Wright Brothers with additional manpower during the pre-launch activities of their epic flight. They helped transport the Wright biplane to its launch site.

By act of Congress, the US Life Saving Service was merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard.

The initial proposal for #USCG utilization of aircraft was to assist Coast Guard Cutters in searching for vessels in distress and locating derelicts and hazards-to-navigation in the open seas."

Read more about CG Aviation History at: https://cgaviationhistory.org/the-history-of-coast-guard-aviation/the-early-years/

#ICYMI Recently, the #USCG Cutter Tern crewmembers rescued 25 people from a stranded boat about 100 miles west of Point ...
10/29/2021
Charter boat captain discovers, likely saves lives of 25 migrants adrift at sea off San Diego coast

#ICYMI Recently, the #USCG Cutter Tern crewmembers rescued 25 people from a stranded boat about 100 miles west of Point Loma. The passengers were stranded for approximately three days when a good samaritan notified the #CoastGuard #SanDiego

“[Spotting the vessel] was lottery-winner-level luck," said Lt. Cmdr. Scott Verhage. "The captain and his crew are the true heroes in this.”

Read more here:

Sports fishing charter boat captain spots a panga boat in ocean in the middle of the night and helps rescue 25 migrants who had been adrift at sea for three days with no food or water.

#BravoZulu to the crews of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay and Humboldt Bay Fire, who responded to a vessel fire at Eur...
10/28/2021

#BravoZulu to the crews of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay and Humboldt Bay Fire, who responded to a vessel fire at Eureka Municipal Marina, late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

#alwaysready #california #USCG
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10/27/2021

Check out U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles and the crew of the #USCGC George Cobb featured tonight on Tough As Nails!

#BravoZulu to MK2 Mike Dalager for singing the national anthem before the San Diego Gulls game this past Friday. For thi...
10/26/2021

#BravoZulu to MK2 Mike Dalager for singing the national anthem before the San Diego Gulls game this past Friday. For this game, the Gulls returned to San Diego for the first time in over 600 days.

10/23/2021
Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles's post
10/21/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Los Angeles's post

10/20/2021

Set your alarms! Don't forget to join us at 11 a.m. TODAY for a Facebook Live Stream of a bird release in Huntington Beach. The birds were impacted by the County of Orange, California oil spill, but after lots of love

10/19/2021

Join us tomorrow, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. for a Facebook Live Stream of a bird release in Huntington Beach. The birds were impacted by the Orange County oil spill, but after much tender love and care from Oiled Wildlife Care Network, these birds are cleaned and ready to be released back into the world. Show your love for the birds by joining us live tomorrow!

10/19/2021

#BravoZulu to the U.S. Coast Guard shooting team who placed third in the Admiral Nimitz Pistol Competition (…beating U.S. Navy ) for San Francisco Fleet Week 2021!

Great job to Capt. Kevin Lavery, MEC Patrick Schoch, GMC James Omenitsch, ME1 Chris Johnson, ME1 Glenn Springston, ME2 Tom Dempsey and ME3 Joshua Rau!

#TacticalTuesday #SFFW #Military #PewPew

10/18/2021

Several areas impacted by the oil spill are now back open to the public. Here’s a breakdown of how shoreline assessment teams and the Unified Command determine what areas to continue cleanup operations. You can continue to report tar balls to [email protected]. #OCoilspill #tarball #California #orangecounty County of Orange, California County of San Diego - Government California Department of Fish and Wildlife

10/18/2021

Volunteers and contractors have recovered tar balls, oily sand and debris along County of Orange, California and County of San Diego - Government beaches. This diagram explains how tar balls are formed. You can report tar balls along impacted beaches to [email protected].
#tarball #OCoilspill #California #HuntingtonBeach

You can read more about tar balls here:
Tar ball facts: https://bit.ly/2YXp3vG
Oil Fate: Slick to Tar Balls: https://bit.ly/2Z3y6M7
Aerial Viewing of an Oil Spill: https://bit.ly/30pdtKz
Sunken Oil Mats: https://bit.ly/30umsdr

10/08/2021

Orange County Oil Spill Investigation Press Conference

On October 6, 1990, Coast Guard Cmdr. Bruce Melnick became the first Coast Guardsman to enter Earth's orbit.Melnick grad...
10/06/2021

On October 6, 1990, Coast Guard Cmdr. Bruce Melnick became the first Coast Guardsman to enter Earth's orbit.

Melnick graduated from the Coast Guard Academy. His initial assignment was as a deck watch officer aboard the USCG Cutter Steadfast, homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida. After 16 months of sea duty, he was sent to Navy flight training in Pensacola and participated in the CNTRA’s Masters Program. After earning his wings in 1974, and his degree in 1975, he served two 3-1/2 year tours as a Coast Guard Rescue Pilot at CGAS Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and at Sitka, Alaska, where he helped save 115 people from the sinking cruise ship Prinsendam. He was then assigned to the Aircraft Program Office in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he conducted many of the developmental and acceptance tests on the Coast Guard’s HH-65A “Dolphin” helicopter. In 1986 he was transferred to CGAS Traverse City, Michigan, where he served as the Operations Officer until his selection to the astronaut program.

Melnick first flew on STS-41. The five-man crew launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on October 6 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on October 10, 1990. During 66 orbits of the earth, the STS-41 crew successfully deployed the ULYSSES spacecraft, starting this interplanetary probe on its four-year journey, via Jupiter, to investigate the polar regions of the Sun; operated the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet instrument (SSBUV) to map atmospheric ozone levels; activated a controlled “fire in space” experiment (the Solid Surface Combustion Experiment (SSCE); and conducted numerous other mid-deck experiments involving radiation measurements, polymer membrane production and microgravity effects on plants. Mission duration was 98 hours 10 minutes 04 seconds.

On his second mission, Melnick served as a crew member on STS-49, May 7-16, 1992, aboard the maiden flight of the new Space Shuttle Endeavour. During 141 orbits of the Earth, the STS-49 crew rendezvoused with, captured, attached a new rocket motor to, and deployed the Intelsat VI communications satellite, and conducted the Assembly of Station by EVA Methods (ASEM) evaluation. The mission included the most EVAs (4) during a Shuttle flight, the first-ever 3 person EVA, and the two longest EVAs in Shuttle history. Melnick performed the duties of flight Engineer (MS-2) and was the principal Remote Manipulator System (RMS) operator throughout the mission.

Melnick retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and left NASA in July 1992. He received numerous awards including two Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Secretary of Transportation Heroism Award. In August 2000 he was inducted into the United States Coast Guard Aviation Hall of Honor.

10/05/2021

2021 Oil Spill Press Conference

In its inception 83 years ago, the Coast Guard Reserve bore little resemblance to the organization that today augments i...
10/05/2021

In its inception 83 years ago, the Coast Guard Reserve bore little resemblance to the organization that today augments its Active Duty counterpart in nearly all mission areas. To understand the origins of today’s Coast Guard Reserve, it is necessary to trace the history of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, since both organizations were one and the same between the years of 1939 and 1941.

The original Coast Guard Reserve Act was signed into law on June 23, 1939, thus creating the Coast Guard Reserve. It was then a non-military service comprised of volunteer boat owners and yachtsmen tasked with promoting seamanship and boating safety — in essence, they were tasked with performing the missions of today’s Auxiliary.

With the passage of the Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941, both organizations were given separate identities and have operated under basically the same guidelines since. This Act, signed on Feb. 19, is today recognized as the event that marks the birthday of the Coast Guard Reserve. It designated the Reserve as a military branch of the active service, while the civilian volunteers, formerly referred to as the Coast Guard Reserve, became the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary recognizes the date of the original Reserve Act, signed on June 23, 1939, as their birthday.

The Coast Guard began operations under the Department of the Navy on Nov. 1, 1941. For the duration of the war, all personnel enlistments and commissions in the Reserve were for the duration of the war plus six months.

The regular Coast Guard consisted of Academy graduates and personnel who had enlisted prior to the outbreak of hostilities. The full-time, Active Duty “regular reservists” served side by side with their regular Coast Guard shipmates in all phases of wartime operations, from manning Coast Guard and Navy ships, to acting as coxswains on invasion landing craft. Their service and heroics were present from Iwo Jima and Guam, to Normandy and North Africa.

By the end of the war, there were 6,800 Reserve Officers, 300 Reserve Warrant Officers, and over 135,200 Reserve enlisted. These totals outnumbered the regular Coast Guard by over five to one. Temporary Reservists To release the great numbers of regulars and regular reservists needed for sea and combat duty, the Auxiliary and Reserve Act was once again amended in June 1942. This amendment activated the “Temporary Reserve.

#uscg #reserves #armedforces #military

10/05/2021

The Coast Guard is at Crane Cove Park along with partner agencies to hold a press conference for #FleetWeekSF2021.

#sanfrancisco #fleetweek #SFFW #california

San Francisco Fleet Week
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#BravoZulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu duty crew who medevaced a man i...
10/05/2021

#BravoZulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu duty crew who medevaced a man in distress off a dive vessel near Santa Barbara Island.

The man was hoisted and transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for additional medical care.

#USCG #SearchAndRescue #SemperParatus

A unified command consisting of Beta Offshore, the Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Offi...
10/03/2021
Unified Command established to respond to oil spill

A unified command consisting of Beta Offshore, the Coast Guard and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response has been established to respond to an oil spill off the coast of Newport Beach.

Read more here:

For immediate release October 2, 2021 Newport Beach Oil Spill Response - Initial UC Statement Media Contacts: Alex Gray, U.S. Coast Guard, 619-252-1304 Eric Laughlin, CDFW-OSPR, 916-214-3279  LONG BE

As we move into the fall season and #NorthPacific storms begin to churn, long period swells from the NW will begin to ha...
10/03/2021
Water Safety Awareness

As we move into the fall season and #NorthPacific storms begin to churn, long period swells from the NW will begin to have greater impact on our shores. It is just as important as ever to stay safe and informed when planning a day at the beach, so the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office​ created this #PSA to show some of the dangers of our coastal conditions and what the U.S. Coast Guard​ and partner agencies are doing to stay #SemperParatus.

#california #watersafety #sneakerwaves

CAL FIRE
California Highway Patrol
California State Parks​
Pillar Point Harbor
San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff's Association​
San Mateo County Parks
U. S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco
U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience anytime they visit the Northern California Coastline, but unfortunately that is not always the case....

In case you missed it, Capt. Taylor Lam, the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco commander and Captain of the Port of San F...
10/01/2021

In case you missed it, Capt. Taylor Lam, the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco commander and Captain of the Port of San Francisco, spoke at the 2021 Fleet Week Safety press conference in San Francisco this morning alongside local partner agencies to share safety messages for the public to keep in mind while enjoying Fleet Week events next week.

Lam highlighted the need to:
- Have a VHF radio aboard their boat and to use channel 16 in the event of a distress on the water
- Have enough life jackets for all passengers
- Look out for illegal charters. If a boat is carrying 6+ paying passengers, the boat needs to have a valid Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection, showing the vessel is compliant with required safety standards
- Maintain 500 yards away from all navy parade vessels

To watch the safety press conference, check out the Facebook Live event at the link below:
https://fb.watch/8nf2P99jA7/

#fleetweeksf #SFFW

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco San Francisco Department of Emergency Management San Francisco Fire Department San Francisco Sheriff's Department San Francisco Police Department SF Public Health San Francisco Fleet Week

10/01/2021

The Coast Guard is at Pier 27 along with partner agencies to discuss important safety messages for San Francisco Fleet Week.

#fleetweeksf #FleetWeek #SanFrancisco #California #WaterSafety #USCG

San Francisco Fleet Week

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team San Francisco K9 handlers and partner agencies participate in hoisting ...
10/01/2021

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team San Francisco K9 handlers and partner agencies participate in hoisting evolutions.

The pups and their handlers were hoisted by a California Highway Patrol aircrew. The purpose of the training is to prepare the K9s for future helicopter evolutions.

#feco #workingdog #uscg #california #k9training #helo #fidofriday

Alameda County Sheriff's Office
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U.S. Federal Protective Service

The Coast Guard signed a contract to create a microgrid on Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma to enhance resilience to...
09/30/2021

The Coast Guard signed a contract to create a microgrid on Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma to enhance resilience to power outages, in response to the 5-day power loss during the 2019 Kincade Fire. The project is slated to provide 10 days of self-sufficient operations. #USCGResilience #TRACENPetaluma #USCG

More info can be found in the news release:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2f54c57

Last week USCG Station Lake Tahoe  personnel took advantage of the great weather to complete their quarterly maintenance...
09/28/2021

Last week USCG Station Lake Tahoe personnel took advantage of the great weather to complete their quarterly maintenance for the unit’s adopted trail portion of the Tahoe-Pyramid route. #BravoZulu

#laketahoe #california #hiking

Personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official) held a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer 1st Class #...
09/27/2021

Personnel at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official) held a memorial ceremony for Petty Officer 1st Class #DouglasMunro at his statue on the parade field, Sept. 27, 2021.

U.S. Coast Guard men and women carry out a wide variety of diverse missions every day. Protecting people and commerce on the sea, protecting the sea itself, and protecting the country from threats aboard. We focus on present-day operations and readiness and strive to be prepared for tomorrow, but certain times compel us, and all Americans, to reflect on our history and heritage.

The 79th anniversary of Munro’s extraordinarily heroic actions at Guadalcanal, is such a day.

#BravoZulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey boat crews who assisted a family and their dog Wednesday after their...
09/26/2021

#BravoZulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Monterey boat crews who assisted a family and their dog Wednesday after their 33-foot pleasure craft Europa became disabled 3.5 miles offshore from La Cruz Rock, nearly 55 miles away from Station Monterey!

The boat crews arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow for a 10-hour transit back to Monterey.

#SARSunday

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour crewmembers load bales of co***ne onto a truck during a drug offload in San Diego yes...
09/25/2021

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour crewmembers load bales of co***ne onto a truck during a drug offload in San Diego yesterday. The drugs, worth an estimated $96 million, were seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during the cutter’s 32-day patrol.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard , U.S. Marine Corps, and NATO delegates converged on U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles L...
09/24/2021

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard , U.S. Marine Corps, and NATO delegates converged on U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles Long Beach to participate in the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group - MCTOG Specific Environmental Panel for 2021.

The purpose of the MCTOG meeting is to provide a professional military education opportunity to members of the Specific Environmental Panel and other U.S. and NATO military leaders tasked with developing doctrinal publications involving the urban, urban littorals/riverine, and mountain environments. Subject matter experts will share best practices and recommendations focused on doctrine, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities, and interoperability. This is accomplished through briefings, discussions, interactive demonstrations, and static equipment displays.

#uscg #partnerships #teamwork #learning #leadership

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