“With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determinaton of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.” – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his speech to Congress on Dec. 8, 1941.
As part of our efforts to help Coast Guardsmen better understand the military justice system and to bring awareness to the military justice system’s handling of cases involving charges of sexual assault, this blog post summarizes information about recent and ongoing trials – information that has already been released to the public via the media.
With the increase in travel (and travelers) over the holiday season, we wanted to share some tips from the Transportation Security Administration to ensure you are taking the proper steps when you book your holiday flight so you don’t unintentionally exclude yourself from being selected for expedited screening at the airport.
This blog post, and those that will follow in a series, is a means by which we can begin to shape our shared perception, our shared understanding of the severity of the problem, a shared reality of what must be done to eliminate this behavior from our midst. This blog post is written to directly, frankly, and intrusively inform its readers of the breadth and scope of sexual assault in the Coast Guard – your Coast Guard, our Coast Guard, America’s Coast Guard.
Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the Coast Guard to the 2013 U.S. Coast Guard Information Technology Cyber Security Professionals of the Year! If you followed our cyber security series in October and November, you appreciate the challenges the Coast Guard faces everyday in the cyber environment and the role each of us plays in combatting that threat. This year four cyber security professionals were recognized for their devotion to duty and significant contributions to the information security mission.
Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.
In 2000, a Marine, Tom Day, decided digital Taps was unacceptable. To address this, Tom Day created a volunteer organization called Bugles Across America. The member of this group, over 7,000 strong, sound Taps at funerals, memorial ceremonies, grave markings and veterans ceremonies across the country. In 2012, a retired Washington, D.C., Air Force trumpeter, Jari Villanueva, founded a group called Taps for Veterans to provide a similar corps of volunteers to sound live Taps during honors.
Although Linda and I are away from home and our family during our favorite holiday, we will have a proper Thanksgiving dinner with members of our Coast Guard Family who are here with us. Linda and I thank you all for your friendship, hard work and commitment to our Coast Guard. Wherever you might be celebrating, have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day cooking fires are triple the number of cooking fires on an average day. Check out these tips from the U.S. Consumer Prduct Safety Commission to prevent a kitchen fire.
This week our nation celebrates Thanksgiving, a time for all of us to recognize the blessings we have experienced over the past year. As we come together to celebrate this important holiday – as individuals, as families, and as a Department – I want to personally thank each of you for your service, your dedication, and your commitment to the Department and to our Nation.