Congressman Duncan Hunter, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, shakes hands with Capt. Timothy Espinoza, commander of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 in San Diego March 11, 2015, during a unit visit. The congressman visited the MSST to learn about the unit’s missions, capabilities and roles they perform as a deployable specialized force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/released)

Wellness Wednesday: When meeting new people, keep it clean

When we are introduced to someone new or have not seen a friend in a long time, we generally greet him or her with a firm handshake. This may seem innocent enough until you start to think about what their hands, or your own hands, have been touching and the numerous germs on those objects. The best way to ensure we are not receiving other peoples’ germs or giving germs to others is to wash our hands.


Coast Guard crewmembers from various Seattle units ride aboard a Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium conduct patrols on Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, while boaters enjoy Seafair activities. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: We Help Our Own

Did you know civilian employees and their dependents can use the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) in a variety of ways? CGMA can help. “We Help Our Own” is our motto.


Coast Guard boat crews patrol Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, during Seattle’s 69th annual Seafair celebrations. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

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.


Coast Guard birthday graphic

Coast Guard’s 228th Birthday

Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Shultz talks about his guiding principles, “Ready, Responsive, Relevant” in a birthday message.


Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Houston conduct law enforcement training on the 29-foot Response Boats–Small on March 22, 2018 in the Houston Ship Channel near Kemah, Texas. Law enforcement training ensures members maintain operational readiness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland.

Dear Coast Guard Family: 10 things that I wish everyone knew about the Coast Guard

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This month, Conley write about 10 things she wishes everyone knew about the Coast Guard.


Members of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston's Prevention Team conduct a commercial vessel inspection of a 590-foot, roll-on/roll-off ship in Boston, Monday, July 30, 2018. Roll-on/roll-off ships- also commonly known as “ro-ros”- are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo that is driven on and off the ship, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks. (U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis)

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.


A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak member, Base Kodiak fire department personnel and City of Kodiak emergency medical personnel transfer a 47-year-old man to an awaiting ambulance at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, July 25, 2018. The man sustained a leg injury on the fishing vessel Nordic Cross 20 miles north of Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen.

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.


Capt. Steve Mescher, the Integrated Support Command Miami Dentist, and Magnolia Egemen, the dental assistant, clean a patient's teeth during his examination at the ISC Miami clinic Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. The clinic provides physical examinations, immunizations and clinical laboratory, pharmacy and referral services to other treatment facilities for specialty care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry Bena)

TRICARE and You: Retired? Top 13 things to know about the NEW retiree dental and vision plan

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits.


Jennifer Conole, Transition and Relocation Manager, at a Hiring Our Heroes event.

Dear Coast Guard Family: Spouse Employment Programs and Resources

If you’re a Coast Guard spouse seeking employment, there are a variety of programs and resources to support you.


Members of the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable practice immersion suit survival techniques in the Willamette River at the docks of Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore., July 16, 2018.

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.


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