The Atlantic Area Command Center coordinates Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Rescue Missions that occur on the High Seas across and outside District Boundaries ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf and spans 14 million square miles.

Our Command Staff

Commander
Atlantic Area
      
Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Capt St. Pierre PhotoChief Of Staff
Atlantic Area
CAPT St. Pierre
   
Rear Admiral Scott A. BuschmanDeputy Commander
Atlantic Area

Rear Admiral Scott A. Buschman

Reserve Chief of Staff Atlantic Area 
CAPT Julia Hein

   
Chaplain
Atlantic Area
Captain Bruce Boyle, CHC, USN

External Affairs
Atlantic Area
Commander Rebecca Drew

   
Command Master Chief Atlantic Area
CMC Charles R. "Rob" Bushey
USCG Historian Atlantic AreaHistorian
Atlantic Area
William H. Thiesen, PHD 
           
   
Reserve Command Master Chief
Atlantic Area
CMC George Williamson
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Guam may be where America’s day begins, but at Station Apra Harbor in Santa Rita, Guam, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve members are known to be busy day and night. The Coast Guard Reserve has a long history of serving the people of the Pacific and play a critical role in the local community.
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#OTD in 1974, a group of 32 women formed Recruit Company Sierra-89 for 10-week basic training at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official) as the first enlisted females in the #USCG. #makinghistory
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As we remember Dr. #MartinLutherKingJr today, let's recommit ourselves to his legacy of service. It's a day on, not a day off. How are you honoring #MartinLutherKingJrDay? #MLKDay2018
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Frederick "Fred" Dean Mann was a gallant, brave war hero who is celebrated as a member of the #USCG's long blue line. Read here to learn about this WWII hero and how he prevented a catastrophic explosion allowing all aboard his ship to safely evacuate. #SundayReading
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Five weeks, three storm responses, an evacuation of their own homes, Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami came together through a difficult period to accomplish the mission and take care of their fellow #USCG members. #ShoutoutSaturday
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#USCG is breaking the way! U.S. Coast Guard Northeast Cutter Shackle works hard to keep Boston's waterways open for emergency and commercial shipping traffic in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters! #opRENEW
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Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse first demonstrated Morse code #OTD in 1838, which is why today has been coined Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day. Do you know how to spell out your name in Morse code? Here's "U.S. Coast Guard" ..- .-.-.- ... .-.-.- / -.-. --- .- ... - / --. ..- .- .-. -.. Morse code was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System in 1999, but it is still widely recognized as a distress signal today.
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We use the $10 bill regularly, it trades hands daily but how much do you really know about the man printed on it? Happy birthday to Alexander Hamilton, the man who established the nation's first currency system and the founding father of the #USCG!
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The Seattle-based #USCG Cutter Polar Star, the United States’ only heavy icebreaker has commenced its annual Operation Deep Freeze in contribution to the National Science Foundation (NSF)-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. The #PolarStar’s job is to forcibly clear a path through frozen waters for supply ships headed to Antarctica’s logistics hub, McMurdo Station. #OperationDeepFreeze U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Pacific Air Forces
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U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest air crews have been working with state and county crews to rescue victims of the mudslides in Santa Barbara, Calif. This video shows a family of five being rescued after their house was overtaken by the mudslide yesterday. The family was transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews.
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Modernizing the #USCG with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)? Yes! The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program is investigating the feasibility, costs and benefits of using land-based long-range and ultra-long endurance UAS to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in contraband transit zones like the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Pacific.
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Military.com interviewed Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft to discuss the challenges and achievements of the #USCG in the last year. From hurricanes, record-breaking drug busts, updates to the fleet with National Security Cutters and icebreakers, the Coast Guard had a busy 2017 but always maintained Semper Paratus.
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Ice breaking is one of the #USCG's 11 missions. We do this to provide communities the security, supplies, energy and emergency resources needed throughout the winter. This also provides commercial traffic safe, efficient, and navigable waterways which can support domestic commerce, international trade, and national defense.
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#SundayReading: The #USCG recently released the names of the newest Fast Response Cutters to be commissioned. Each FRC is named after a Coast Guard hero. One such Coast Guardsman is Maurice Jester, a WWII hero.
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#ShoutoutSaturday: U.S. Coast Guard Base National Capital Region personnel were asked to donate gift bags for teen boys and girls, filled with gift cards and electronic items such as headphones and portable chargers. Numerous individuals and teams, including those from the Coast Guard Officers Association, contributed cash donations for the drive. In the final tally, the results were amazing — 204 gift bags, a 25 percent increase from last year. Additionally, 40 volunteers helped prepare the gift bags and delivered them to the local community.
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From Good Morning America this morning, USCG breaking ice on the Hudson River.
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RT @CBSNews: Rescue helicopter uses I-45 as a landing pad and runway as teams continue to work on rescues around the area https://t.co/WZP2…
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RT @MCPOCGCantrell: Hollis Stephens, 3rd #MCPOCG advocated for better health care for @USCG families, Created the "Gold Badge" & championed…
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@southcomwatch #Tradewinds2017 officially kicked off today! Read more: https://t.co/UkTw2WIVpM
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RT @southcomwatch: RELEASE: Exercise Tradewinds, focused on #Caribbean security, begins. Includes 2.5K participants from US, 18 nations htt…
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