Lt. Sonha Gomez, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma, La., exercises at the gym, Oct. 3, 2012. Gomez was featured in a southern Louisiana fitness magazine in September. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets.

Wellness Wednesday: The right gym for you

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released the second edition of their physical activity guidelines for Americans. These guidelines recommend 150 minutes per week of aerobic activity and 30 minutes of strength training.


Petty Officers Kirby Graves and Austin Rucker honor the passing of President George H. W. Bush, in accordance with Commandant Instruction 5000.3B, with a saluting battery of cannon fire from 0800 until sunset, Dec. 3, 2018. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Isaac Cross.

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.


Idea Frenzy 2019

Innovation Council hosting second idea-pitching event; Dec. 14 entry deadline

Do you have an idea that might make the Coast Guard even more ready, relevant or responsive? Submit your idea through CG_Ideas@Work by Dec. 14, 2018, for a chance to pitch it to a panel of judges during Idea Frenzy 2019.


U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Ordonia, an optometry technician with the 194th Wing, gestures toward an eye chart at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 12, 2018. Health clinics at Central Maui, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Molokai, and Lanai will run from Aug. 11-19, providing medical, dental, and vision services at no cost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan W. Padish)

TRICARE and You: New vision plan for active duty family members

For the first time ever, vision coverage is available for active duty family members.   


Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Contrino, a boatswain’s mate, stands lookout on the stern of the 29-foot Response Boat-Small during a training mission and patrol on the Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2018. The mission was for the crew members to maintain qualifications and proficiencies. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando)

Reserve General Messages Muster

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard Reserve members.


Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz

Join the Commandant, MCPOCG for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

Join Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden for a live, virtual town hall on Facebook Dec. 4, 2018.


Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Bennett, a reservist with Coast Guard Station Washington, observes the bright lights of the Capital Wheel while on marine safety patrol near National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2018. Reservists serve as a force multiplier in the Coast Guard’s efforts to protect our Nation’s Capital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charlotte Fritts.

General Messages Weekly Roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.


This old family photo taken on July 1, 2016, shows U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Weber and his family, including the six children the couple adopted from Ukraine. Weber is currently the logistics department head stationed at the Maritime Force Protection Unit in Bangor, Wash. Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Weber.

National Adoption Month – Adoption Reimbursements

While November is National Adoption Month, the important messages of National Adoption Month resonate throughout the year. Here’s how the Coast Guard can help members with adoption.


Reagan Campbell, the child of a Wounded Warrior, poses for a photo wearing the hat of a petty officer 2nd class while underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Ocean City during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Military Child of the Year Award

Operation Homefront is looking for an outstanding Coast Guard teen to be one of seven winners of their Military Child of the Year Awards! Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 5, 2018.


Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk aircrews demobilize forward operating location Kotzebue, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2018. The Coast Guard opened the FOL from July 1 - Nov. 1, 2018, in support of Operation Arctic Shield. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Nick Traina.

Reserve General Messages Weekly Muster

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard Reserve members.


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