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Mission: To enhance assigned telecommunications services and support to Coast Guard forces, government agencies and the maritime public through effective use of resources, timely delivery of contingency capabilities best matched to the requirement and provide relevant telecommunication education.

Operating as usual

COMMCOM Temporary Seal - Winter 2020
12/07/2020

COMMCOM Temporary Seal - Winter 2020

COMMCOM Winter Banner - 2020
12/07/2020

COMMCOM Winter Banner - 2020

Effective Coast Guard communications start with well-trained people enabling technology to help put steel on target. Thi...
11/28/2020
Video available: Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 from sinking vessel near Cape Fear, North Carolina

Effective Coast Guard communications start with well-trained people enabling technology to help put steel on target. This nation’s best military communicators stand the watch every day at the Communications Command as a force multiplier for all USCG missions. Today’s rescue of 3 mariners is a shining example as our long-range communicators distributed the necessary urgent marine information broadcasts as well as performing flight following for the on-scene HC-130. Exceptional work by Team Coast Guard in supporting the rescue of these 3 mariners during this search and rescue case for this vessel taking on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

#coastguard #semperparatus #uscg #COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three mariners after their vessel began to take on water approximately 46 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Friday morning.

The Communications Command just wrapped up a 92-day deployment to the Gulf coast in support of hurricane response operat...
11/26/2020

The Communications Command just wrapped up a 92-day deployment to the Gulf coast in support of hurricane response operations just in time for the holidays.

The crew of specialized deployable communicators returned Sunday evening before Thanksgiving and just a week before the hurricane season officially ends on the 30th of November.

During this extended deployment, the Communications Command deployed 25 crew members and 8 mobile contingency communications assets across the Gulf coast from Lake Charles, LA to Mobile, AL in response to Hurricanes Laura, Marco, Sally, Beta, Delta, and Zeta.
#hurricane, #louisiana, #2020, #laura, #delta #sally #uscg #coastguard #communications #commcom #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie

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COMMCOM Fall Banner - 2020
11/01/2020

COMMCOM Fall Banner - 2020

10/27/2020

It has been a whirlwind hurricane season with back-to-back storms along the Gulf Coast. The Communications Command has been working tirelessly side-by-side with District 8 personnel since the middle of August. There is nowhere we would rather be than conducting communications operations to support recovery and rescue efforts.

Please join our Deployable Communicators for a quick ride-along as they deliver mission-critical communications capabilities during their deployments to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Delta and currently Hurricane Zeta. Hurricane Delta and Zeta were both Category 2 hurricanes at landfall as they devastated the same regions as Hurricane Laura just over a month prior.

#hurricane #hurricanedelta #hurricanezeta #coastguard #uscg #readyrelevantresponsive #makecommsoperationalagain #CGlikesbigtrucksandwecannotlie #deployablecommunications #louisiana #gulfcoast #hurricaneseason2020

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Happy Halloween from your CG Communications Command! Be safe out there, keep a safe distance as well as an eye out for a...
10/25/2020

Happy Halloween from your CG Communications Command! Be safe out there, keep a safe distance as well as an eye out for any ghouls or zombies abound. It will be a busy week with flight following for our CG aircraft and all those witches and vampires in the air. We're already broadcasting maritime notices about all of the creatures of the deep. If you need us, we are listening and we will always answer the call!

Congratulations to Chief Petty Officer Clark on successfully serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. On behal...
10/18/2020

Congratulations to Chief Petty Officer Clark on successfully serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. On behalf of Communications Command we wish you and your family an amazing retirement. Bravo Zulu.

COMMCOM Temporary Seal - Fall 2020
10/12/2020

COMMCOM Temporary Seal - Fall 2020

10/11/2020

In the wake of Hurricane Delta, the Communications Command deployable communicators quickly restored mission-critical communications to the Lake Charles area. They delivered the versatile Multi-purpose Portable Antenna Tower (MPAT) to support the delivery of VHF communications to the surrounding area that was devastated by the strong CAT 2 hurricane on Friday, which caused significant damage to an existing radio tower.

#hurricane #delta #coastguard #uscg
#MPAT #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie

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As Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Southwestern Louisiana, the Communications Command deployable communicators deliver...
10/09/2020

As Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Southwestern Louisiana, the Communications Command deployable communicators deliver mission-critical capabilities to respond at a moments notice to enable command & control for search and rescue and communications for CG, joint and interagency partners throughout the region.

#hurricane #delta #coastguard #uscg
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10/09/2020

Communications Command crews and assets depart from a brief stop for maintenance in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 8th. Headed south to Louisiana to await the arrival of Hurricane Delta.

#hurricane #dorian #uscg #commcom #coastguard

Some amazing photos taken recently by OS1 Solomon up at COMMDET Kodiak. Beautiful sunsets and rainbows before the days s...
10/09/2020

Some amazing photos taken recently by OS1 Solomon up at COMMDET Kodiak.
Beautiful sunsets and rainbows before the days shorten and the winter rolls in.

#sunset #kodiak #alaska #lastfrontier #stillhomeofthecableeatingbears

An amazing day across all of our COMMCOM locations!Congratulations to Petty Officer Harlee and his family on his advance...
10/01/2020

An amazing day across all of our COMMCOM locations!

Congratulations to Petty Officer Harlee and his family on his advancement to OS2.

We wish MK2 Amerson and his family our best as he returns to reserve status and transfers to Panama City, FL.

We welcome OS1 Michael Ward, OS2 Trevor Barton, and OS3 Riley James to the COMMCOM family.

Several members completed qualifications across the COMMCOM and we welcome home our team that was deployed in support of Hurricane Sally.

A crew from COMMCOM showed off some of their assets to the Eighth District Chief of Staff, Captain Reed, and other key p...
09/29/2020

A crew from COMMCOM showed off some of their assets to the Eighth District Chief of Staff, Captain Reed, and other key personnel while deployed in the area.

The crew of 07 along with assets were deployed to the Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Sally a Category 2 hurricane that made landfall in the region.

COMMCOM currently has personnel and assets deployed, providing communications, in Lake Charles, LA and Cameron, LA in response to Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane that devastated western Louisiana.

Personnel have been deployed to the region continuously since Hurricane Laura formed back in mid August.

#commcom #hurricanelaura #hurricanesally #hurricane #coastguard #uscg #cglikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #MakeCommsOperationalAgain

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Over the last few days our COMMCOM team deployed to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Laura,  has been hard at work res...
09/01/2020

Over the last few days our COMMCOM team deployed to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Laura, has been hard at work restoring communications to the effected region.

Surrounded by aligator filled bayous they worked throughout the night to set up the Rescue 21 Disaster Recovery System at Grand Chenier; restoring vital multi mission and Search and Rescue communications in the area.

The team also set up the multipurpose portable antenna tower and VHF radio communications at USCG Station Lake Charles helping the station to communicate with deployed assets conducting a wide variety of missions on the lake, in an area where nearly all communications had been destroyed by the Hurricane.

Together these towers provide VHF radio coverage to an area of approximately 1500 square miles.

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#hurricanelaura2020 #uscg #coastguard #bayou #communications #towers #emergencymanagement #disasterrecovery

 Congratulations OS2 Green on your advancement to E5. Bravo Zulu.
09/01/2020

 Congratulations OS2 Green on your advancement to E5. Bravo Zulu.

COMMCOM members along with a technician deploy on another type of asset, the MH-60 Jayhawk. With an exceptional crew fro...
08/29/2020

COMMCOM members along with a technician deploy on another type of asset, the MH-60 Jayhawk.

With an exceptional crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater they attempted to gain access to and assess damaged communications sites in southern Louisiana along the path of Hurricane Laura, a destructive category 4 hurricane with winds exceeding 150MPH.

We thank AIRSTA Clearwater for the assistance and wish them a safe flight home.

#airstaneworleans #airstaclearwater #uscg #commcom #coastguard #oneteamonefight #Laura #HurricaneLaura #teamwork

The COMMCOM has personnel, assets, and specialized gear assisting across the state of Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane...
08/29/2020

The COMMCOM has personnel, assets, and specialized gear assisting across the state of Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Laura.

The MCV crew provided comms support for Marine Safety Detachment Lafayette while they conducted boat ops and port surveys.

The R21 DRS crew headed towards the path of the storm attempting to gain access for re-establishing a damaged communications site. Debris and flooded roads prohibited their transit to get to the coast. They will conduct a survey by air in the morning with the assistance of Air Station New Orleans.

#coastguard #uscg #hurricane #hurricanelaura #msdlafayette #GoCoastGuard #airstaneworleans #D8

Congratulations ET2 Stewart on serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. Bravo Zulu.
08/28/2020

Congratulations ET2 Stewart on serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. Bravo Zulu.

08/28/2020
ET2 Retirement @ Novato, CA

The COMMCOM recognizes and celebrates the retirement of ET2 Stewart in Novato, CA. Congratulations on serving 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. Bravo Zulu.

COMMCOM deployed some additional resources to the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Laura to support the 8th Coast Guard Dis...
08/26/2020

COMMCOM deployed some additional resources to the Gulf Coast ahead of Hurricane Laura to support the 8th Coast Guard District remain ready for the storm's impacts.

Pictured is the Disaster Recovery Suite (DRS) a compliment of assets including a 106' portable antenna. The DRS is designed to restore mission critical communications during a disaster.

#COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #USCoastGuard #Laura #marco #hurricane #hurricanelaura #hurricanemarco #uscg

08/25/2020
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Bravo Zulu to the entire Communications Command crew and our amazing families that make it all possible! This is the second time in six months that our incredible efforts have gotten a huge shout out for being exceptional. Keep up the great work!
- CDR Vince Taylor, Commanding Officer

United States Coast Guard Communications Command have mobilized deployable communiations assets and personnel responding to assist with reconnecting communications during California wildfires and ready to respond in the Gulf Coast in preperation for Hurricanes #Laura #Marco.

Communications Command (COMMCOM) has recently upgraded the communications packages in their mobile assets ahead of hurricane season.

#COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #Ready #Relevant #Responsive

Communications Command mobilized Deployable Communiations assets and personnel to ensure contingency equipment is in a g...
08/23/2020

Communications Command mobilized Deployable Communiations assets and personnel to ensure contingency equipment is in a good position to respond along the Gulf Coast while we await the forecasted arrival of Hurricanes Marco and Laura this week.

Communications Command (COMMCOM) has recently upgraded the communications packages in their mobile assets ahead of Hurricane Season.

#COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #USCoastGuard #Laura #marco #hurricane #hurricanelaura #hurricanemarco #uscg #2020

Communications Command mobilized Deployable Communiations assets and personnel to ensure contingency equipment is in a good position to respond along the Gulf Coast while we await the forecasted arrival of Hurricanes Marco and Laura this week.

Communications Command (COMMCOM) has recently upgraded the communications packages in their mobile assets ahead of Hurricane Season.

#COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #USCoastGuard #Laura #marco #hurricane #hurricanelaura #hurricanemarco #uscg #2020

08/23/2020

The COMMCOM answers the call when California wild fires impact maritime capabilities. #COMMCOM #AlwaysAnswerTheCall #ReadyRelevantResponsive #MakeCommsOperationalAgain #CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #USCoastGuard #VoiceOfThePacific #STABodegaBay #SectorSanFrancisco #LNUlightningcomplex #Californiafires

Today, the United States Coast Guard Communications Command DCF - West personnel deployed to the LNU Lightning Complex F...
08/22/2020

Today, the United States Coast Guard Communications Command DCF - West personnel deployed to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire in support of Sector San Francisco.

Happy National Radio Day!National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio.  Maritime radio communications ...
08/20/2020

Happy National Radio Day!

National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio. Maritime radio communications have been an essential part of Coast Guard operations for decades and has helped shape the history of the Service. From radio beacons that once transmitted from lighthouses and lightships to the worldwide reach of LORAN and the earliest shipboard radios to today's SATCOM and Rescue 21, the broad array of radio systems utilized by the Coast Guard is almost too numerous to list.

#nationalradioday #radio #vhf #UHF #HF #satcom #USCG #coastguard #commcom

The Coast Guard Communications Command: Too great for just one location.
08/08/2020

The Coast Guard Communications Command: Too great for just one location.

Happy 230th birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard from all of us at the Communications Command!August 4, 1790: From such humb...
08/04/2020

Happy 230th birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard from all of us at the Communications Command!

August 4, 1790: From such humble beginnings dynasties are begun.

When Communications Command's very own MK1 Wilk isn't busy driving big trucks or maintaining critical engineering equipm...
07/18/2020

When Communications Command's very own MK1 Wilk isn't busy driving big trucks or maintaining critical engineering equipment, he can be found on the Commandant's page taking selfies during the Gold Ancient Mariner change of watch.

During the ceremony Captain Patrick Culver relieved Captain Stephen Matadobra as the 16th Gold Ancient Mariner!

#USCG #coastguard #CutterLife #AncientMariner

06/29/2020

Only a small community of Coast Guard's men and women have the opportunity to call Kodiak, AK home for a tour. Kodiak is full of beautiful scenery much like this awesome timelapse video taken by our very own OS2 Christin Solomon.

#kodiak #alaska #timelapse #coastguard #d17 #commdetkodiak #commcom #uscg #mountains

Flag Day: Please join us in a day of remembering, respecting, and observing the United States flag!Post your pictures of...
06/14/2020

Flag Day: Please join us in a day of remembering, respecting, and observing the United States flag!

Post your pictures of your flags in the comments!

#flagday #flag #uscg #coastguard #14june #redwhiteblue #colors

Please join the Communications Command in observing LGBT Pride Month. We take this time to reflect on the contributions,...
06/09/2020

Please join the Communications Command in observing LGBT Pride Month. We take this time to reflect on the contributions, accomplishments and resilience of this community.

Congratulations Chief Latimer, MK1 Copeland, MK2 Kramer, ET2 Santos, OS3 Gali and FN Gomez for exceptionally meritorious...
06/08/2020

Congratulations Chief Latimer, MK1 Copeland, MK2 Kramer, ET2 Santos, OS3 Gali and FN Gomez for exceptionally meritorious service while serving on the Deployable Communications Forces at the Communications Command. These personnel served as a critical force multiplier and mission enabler in support of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.

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05/27/2020

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Tomorrow is the Coast Guard's birthday, and the Naval Order of the United States is hosting an on-line birthday party with a distinguished and very well-known Coast Guard veteran as guest speaker. Get yourself a cupcake and join us on Zoom tomorrow. Semper Paratus to all! https://www.facebook.com/groups/NOUSNAT/permalink/749127719198236/
Great job MK1!
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https://www.facebook.com/UScoastguard/posts/10155804660652679. Great video and advertisement for COMMCOM!
Farewell COMMCOM / CAMSLANT! It's been a fun and fast few years there. This will certainly be a Command and Crew I will never forget. Thank you all for making my time there special.