U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf.

Ride safe: Mental motorcycling

Coast Guard leadership is committed to providing riders with the proper tools to be a safe and responsible rider. Regardless of how long you have been riding or how much experience you have, every rider can learn something new. Take advantage of the tools provided.


Paratus Report

The Paratus Report, Episode 8

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live!


After hours medical care

TRICARE and You: After-hours care

Knowing where and how to seek medical care after hours can be a stressful prospect. You may or a family member may be sick or injured and you’re worried about care, but also not incurring a medical bill. Knowing your options in advance will help alleviate some of this stress.


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Announcing: The 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest

This year, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is launching the 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest – to give Coast Guard kids a chance to tell us all, through their words or their art, what it’s like to be a military child


Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffany Huerd and her fellow volunteers. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Bravo Zulu: IT1 Tiffany Huerd

Huerd donates her time to help Coast Guard members in need gain access to H.E.R.O.E.S Care resources and is involved in many other community volunteer activities. Recently, she was formally recognized by being awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. It is apparent that her dedication to service stretches well beyond her Coast Guard assignment.


After hours medical care

TRICARE and You: Coast Guard Special Needs Program and Assignment Coordination

The Special Needs Program provides a comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services for Coast Guard families with special needs. The program works hand-in-hand with Coast Guard medical and military personnel officials and addresses potential conflicts between locations of duty assignments and the availability of resources to accommodate family members with unique medical, physical, psychological and educational needs.


U.S. Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program logo. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

From the Homefront: You never have to face this alone

Sexual assault is not an easy topic. We never talk about it. I know I am afraid to bring it up because I don’t want to scare anyone or intrude on their privacy. But we really need to face it.


TRICARE and You: Self referrals for substance abuse

Do you like to have a good time? Does that usually involve alcohol? Is it starting to cause problems for you? Dealing with alcohol problems can be difficult and many times, negative consequences can impact the whole family. We have learned a lot over the past decades on how to best help people struggling with ways to moderate their drinking and wanted to share a little about how to recognize you may need help and where to get it.


Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Keep our children safe – educate, supervise and report

The President of the United States has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time when we recommit to preventing child abuse and neglect. In the words of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell , it is essential that we as a community come together to recognize the detrimental impact child abuse and neglect have on our Coast Guard, and take a stand against it. When we provide optimal care for our children, we will strengthen the health and safety of our Coast Guard communities and sustain our mission-readiness capability.


U.S. Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program logo. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

Gender stereotypes: Not in my Coast Guard

The most important thing you can do? Take the first step in recognizing these social stereotypes in your own behaviors and in the behaviors of those around you. This first step will help to build a culture of respect at your unit and in your Coast Guard.


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