Lt. Raphael Sadowtiz reads the Joint Resolution of Congress from 1971, prior to the race start. The resolution designated August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Juan Serrano.

Running for Women’s Equality

August 26 marks the 95th Anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, a day which memorializes the fight for equal rights and celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 20, 1920. Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma held a Woman’s Equality Day Race to celebrate this pivotal day in history and honor the pioneers who fought for women’s equality.

From the Homefront: Back to school

From the Homefront: Back to school 2015

I don’t know about you, but as a parent, the new school year fills me with a bit of trepidation. And if we are new to a school district, I worry even more. I put together some resources for military families as we greet the new year. There are a lot of (free!) programs out there to help us adjust, no matter what obstacle we’re facing.

Chief medical officer

Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz to take over as chief medical officer

Today, Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz took the reigns as the service’s chief medical officer, and as a result, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral from the rank of captain. As the chief medical officer, Schwartz is responsible for the entirety of the Coast Guard’s health care system, including 42 clinics and 150 sick bays.

So others may learn

So others may learn

On Saturday, members of U.S. Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, or ICC, participated in the 6th annual Bright Minds with Bright Futures Book-bag giveaway in Salisbury, Maryland.


CG SUPRT: Parenting stress

Parenting can be stressful whether you are a stay-at-home mother, father, single parent, dual military family or any other of the many types of families in the Coast Guard. CG SUPRT is there to help before it becomes too much to handle. Read more to see what CG SUPRT can do for you.


Have you checked out ECIP Connect yet?

Over the course of 225 years, our service has evolved in how we protect the sea, protect people on the sea, and protect the country from threats delivered by the sea. But it has not done so without the great ideas, inventions and innovations contributed by our people.

From the Homefront: Preparing for the worst

From the Homefront: Preparing for the worst

In times of crisis, figuring out where to go and what to do is that much more difficult. So we put together a list of emergencies and crises that might befall Coastie families with directions on how to get help. Print or bookmark this page — we hope you never need it.


OSMS and You: Reserve Program Administrator

Reserve Program Administrators, RPAs, are specialists who fill an essential role in managing the Coast Guard Reserve Program. RPAs are Reserve officers on full-time active duty for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing and training members of the Reserve Component, RC.

Volunteers assist food bank

Feds Feed Families: A 225th birthday challenge:

In the seventh annual Feds Feed Family compaign, the Coast Guard is issuing a challenge to donate 225,000 pounds of food to triple last year’s total in honor of the Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. Read more for information about contributing in this food drive.

Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Communities of Practice – Info-sharing helps ombudsmen serve commands and families

Coast Guard ombudsmen serve as a valuable link between commands and families, helping commanding officers/officers-in-charge better understand the welfare of the families of their members, while at the same time helping families prepare for emergencies and cope with the challenges of a military lifestyle – duty, deployments, transfers, etc.

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