In honor of April being the Month of the Military Child, we introduce four Coastie kids who grew up and chose to follow in the footsteps of the Coast Guardsmen in their lives. All of them said childhood as a military kid shaped their futures and the career choices they made, whether or not the initially planned to join. And all of them appreciate what life as Coast Guard kids brought them.
Moving can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. Not only are you stressed about all the things you need to do, but you also may feel emotional about leaving the place you call home. During the move, it’s more important than ever for you and your partner to work together as a team.
Written by Lt. Cmdr. Pride Sanders Continuing a tradition passed down through generations of mariners and navies, the U.S. Navy Memorial’s 23rd Annual Blessing of the Fleets took place on Saturday, April 12, in Washington, D.C., in front of a […]
The Coast Guard Retiree Services Program serves the Coast Guard military retirees and eligible surviving family members by proactively keeping the lines of communication open to provide regular retiree information, retiree benefits advice and services when needed.
As part of an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA began offering TSA Pre✓™ expedited screening to all members of the U.S. military, including reservists and National Guard members. As of Dec. 20, 2013, servicemembers could experience expedited screening at […]
In this constrained fiscal environment, we must be good stewards of our resources while continuing to adapt to the changing maritime domain. During the Navy-Coast Guard Staff Talks in June 2013, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. signed the National Fleet Policy, which provides direction and guidance for our services to achieve interoperability for 21st century maritime and naval operations. To support this policy, we stood up the National Fleet Board, which we co-chair, to investigate ways in which we can better support one another. Our efforts over the past 10 months have culminated in the first-ever National Fleet Plan.
Air Station Cape Cod is the only Coast Guard station chosen to participate in the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, a project intended to have long-reaching effects on the health of active duty members and dependents. Learning what is happening to make Air Station Cape Cod a healthier base may be a preview into the future of health for other stations.
The Coast Guard is committed to providing support to Coast Guard personnel who have family members diagnosed with ASD. The Family Resource Specialists in each Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice are available to provide information and referral to local military and civilian resources and services.
Family history can determine many things, and for Chief Petty Officer Tina Claflin, it wasn’t much of a surprise it guided her career path.
The Coast Guard released new criteria for re-enlistments and extensions for enlisted members. In the second installment of this two-part series, we address some frequently asked questions from the workforce. The following questions and answers about the new re-enlistment policy are applicable to all enlisted members, both active duty and reserve, unless specifically stated otherwise.