Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Area

Coast Guard Pacific Area is responsible for 74 million square miles of ocean, ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East. With such an expansive area, crews must remain ever-vigilant for the full gamut of Coast Guard missions.


The case for the national security cutter

For the past several months, Coast Guard Compass has taken you aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf with reports from the commanding and executive officers on operations in the Bering Sea and the Western Pacific. That unique perspective “From the bridge […]


Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, shakes hands with former Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramu Linsky after presenting him with a Silver Life Saving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield.

Coast Guardsmen awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal

With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield. While the Coast Guard’s missions have expanded and evolved over the years, most notably following the 9-11 attacks, lifesaving is at the core of who we are and what we do […]