Atlantic Area (LantArea) command oversees all Coast Guard (USCG) domestic operations east of the Rockies including the Caribbean as well as Coast Guard “out-of-hemisphere” operations in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia.

Day-to-day operations are run by 5 regional district commands LantArea is responsible for coordinating resources between districts when major events occur.  After each major disaster LantArea assists with they are further tasked to ensure resources, equipment, personnel to complete other Coast Guard ongoing tasks and replenish stock and personnel for future missions.  LantArea coordinates efforts for deployment of Coast Guard ships, aircraft, oil response equipment, and thousands of personnel  Additionally, if a mission is to large for LantArea's capacity they coordinate additional resources, personnel, and equipment with the Pacific Area of the U. S. Coast Guard. 

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 The Atlantic Area Coast Guard response teams have attended to earthquakes, boater distress, water sport distress, oil spills in large and small waterways.  The Districts which fall under the Atlantic Area Coast Guard host many events around water safety, community involvement, recruiting opportunities, port security operations, and border patrol.

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The Atlantic Area Coast Guard efforts are administered in cooperation from the U. S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, and via Memorandums of Understanding and Memorandums of Agreement with major agencies.  The agencies we frequently coordinate with is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), our Parent Organization, Cyber Security Experts, Tactical Team Key Players, local law enforcement agencies and others to promote the Coast Guard mission.