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2015 State of the Coast Guard Address: Opening remarks from the MCPOCG

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell provided opening remarks addressing the Coast Guard focusing on the invaluable accomplishments and hard work performed by the members of the Coast Guard.


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Sector Houston hosts its first Reserve Coxswain College

In the years since 9/11 the primary method of training Reserve small boat coxswains has been to activate boatswain mates on Title 10 orders, where they receive all of their training, and after 3 to 5 years they returned back to drilling status…


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OSMS and YOU: Coast Guard Intelligence

There has been rapid growth of the Coast Guard Intelligence enterprise in the past decade to include adding intelligence staffs to Districts and Sectors, creation of Intelligence Fusion Centers, and rebirth of a Coast Guard signals intelligence capability.


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From the Commandant: Potential lapse in appropriation

By now, you have seen Secretary Johnson’s email regarding the possibility of a lapse in the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2015 appropriation. Should a lapse in appropriation occur this Friday…


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Environmentalist, oyster gardener, Coast Guard reservist

On a sunny, Saturday morning, Petty Officer 3rd Class Alina Siira peered over the side of a dock at the Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore and carefully hoisted up a cage submerged in the waters under the pier.


Leadership development through blended training: SELC evolves into 21st-century learning

The six weeks spent immersed in leadership discussions on Coast Guard history, core values, ethics, budget, conflict management and organizational change bolstered by a trip to Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, a mentoring session with recruits and cadets, and a tour of chase hall and the Coast Guard Museum was an experience of a lifetime for Senior Enlisted Leadership Course students.


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Willingness Makes Way for Readiness

All around the Coast Guard, reservists struggle to maintain their certifications in accordance with policy. This is even more challenging in the 9th District, where most boat operations are suspended from October through March. Station Buffalo is a prime example of this reality.


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From the Homefront: Dual military families

Dual military couples, those who both serve, have their own unique challenges balancing their work lives and personal lives, such as transferring to the same place, planning a career trajectory that serves both, or working out family schedules. Three such couples shared their experiences and advice on how to make it work.


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OSMS and YOU: HR Management, Training

The Human Resources Management generalist or HRM-11 is an apprentice, journeyman and master structured specialty. It provides opportunities for Coast Guard officers to progress and advance proficiency throughout their career.


Chief Harold Roebuck and his family. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jourdin Bego.

Devoted to Others

Honor, respect and devotion to duty are well-known Coast Guard core values. However, one Florida reservist has been described as embodying devotion to duty both on and off the job. Chief Petty Officer Harold Roebuck, a Machinery Technician stationed at Coast Guard Base Miami, Fla., selflessly devotes his time to multiple volunteer organizations while balancing his life between the Reserve, his civilian job and his family. He said he wouldn’t have it any other way.


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