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coast guard island

alameda, california








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USCGC Robert Ward (WPC 1130)

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Coast Guard Cutter Waesche

Coast Guard Base Alameda is located within Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alameda County's rich diversity in landscape, culture, industry, and ethnicities is one of its key features. Alameda County's 738 square miles are home to more than 1.5 million people who live in urban centers (such as Oakland and Berkeley), smaller cities, suburbs, and rural communities.


The 67-acre (27 ha) island is situated in the historic Brooklyn Basin, now known as Embarcadero Cove. It is within Alameda city limits, but is tied to land only via a bridge from Dennison Street in Oakland.

Coast Guard Base Alameda also referred to as Coast Guard Island is an artificial island in the Oakland Estuary between Oakland and AlamedaCalifornia. It is home to several major United States Coast Guard commands and cutters, including the Coast Guard Pacific Area. It is one of the largest Coast Guard bases on the West Coast. From 1942 until 1982, the island was the site of the Coast Guard's recruiting training center (boot camp), enlisting and training hundreds of thousands of Coast Guardsmen including many of the 214,239 who served in the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II.

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The Campanil at nearby UC Berkeley overlooking the Bay Bridge into San Francisco.

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UC Berkeley Flagship Campus

The Alameda County Office of Education oversees seventeen K–12 school districts and one K–8 district in Alameda County. In all, there are approximately 10,000 teachers serving 225,000 students. The ACOE also services three community college districts with a total enrollment of approximately 55,000 students.


Alameda County is home to the University of California, Berkeley, the flagship campus of the University of California system, and one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in the world.

There are more than 350 parks located within the county of Alameda.

The East Bay Regional Park District operates within Alameda and neighboring Contra Costa County, with numerous parks within the county, including Tilden Regional ParkRedwood Regional ParkAnthony Chabot Regional ParkCoyote Hills Regional ParkArdenwood Historic FarmPleasanton Ridge Regional Park and Vargas Plateau Regional Park


Eastshore State Park is located partially along the bay shore of northern Alameda County. The San Francisco Bay Trail, a project of the Association of Bay Area Governments, will run along the bay shore of the county. 


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is the largest special park district in California.

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Wildcat Canyon Park

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Redwoods at Tilden Park

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nearby communities



famous for...

Being a man-made island

Being one of the largest Coast Guard bases on the west coast.

Hosting the Pacific Area and Defense Force West command.

you'll love it here if you...

Love big city life

named for


Its location on the 67-acre man-made island off the shores of Oakland & Alameda.


Oakland International Airport


Bay Ferry




Dumbarton Express

Capitol Corridor


Union City Transit


San Joaquin

5 largest employers

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland Unified School District

San Ramon Unified School District

Hayward Unified School District

Lawrence Livermore Labs

upper education


Cal State East Bay

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley University

DeVry University

Holy Names University

John F. Kennedy University

Lincoln University

NW Polytechnic University

Oaksterdam University

Patten University

Samuel Merritt University

home commands


Over Tenant Commands

Pacific Area and Defense Force West

Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific

Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center

Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105

Sector San Francisco Prevention

Detachments & Regional Offices

Coast Guard Office of Civilian Human Resources

CG Office of Civil Rights Detachment, Region 3

Coast Guard Investigative Service

Legal Service Command West

PSC, Detachment Alameda

Surface Force Logistics Center

Base Alameda Departments

Procurement and Contracting

Comptroller/Base Operations

Personnel Support

Health Services and Work Life

Facilities Engineering

Naval Engineering

Command & Control, Communications, Computers, Cybersecurity and Intel (C5I)

tourist attractions

USS Hornet Museum & Overnight

Livermore Wine Country

Golden Gate Fields

Aqua Adventure


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