ATLANTIC OCEAN - Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Wiedenfeld, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, scans a display board inside the cutter's engine room during basic engineering casualty control exercises, Feb. 15, 2012. The exercises are standardized training drills held throughout the Coast Guard to keep crew prepared for a multitude of casualties. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

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.


Two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II vessels from Coast Guard Station Seattle conduct tactical boat training in Elliott Bay, Wash., on April 14, 2016. One of Station Seattle’s primary missions is to escort Washington State Ferries throughout the Puget Sound, allowing the boat crews remain proficient at tactical boat operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Kellogg.

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.


mental health and balance

Mental health and taking care of yourself

Overall wellness is closely tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health.  Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior.


The crew on the buoy deck of Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore prepares to hoist the anchor of a weather buoy near the Hinchinbrook Entrance to Prince William Sound, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2018. The Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender out of Cordova, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn

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 Chief Petty Officer Peter Lewis serves a crew member during lunch Wed., Dec. 21, 2016 in the galley at Station Point Allerton. Recently, Chief Lewis and Station Point Allerton won the Coast Guard's Forrest E. Rednour Award for Excellence in Dining. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aux. Reid Oslin)

Wellness Wednesday: The “skinny” on popular diets

This time of year, the subject of dieting is very popular with the promise of quick weight loss, but it’s important to carefully choose your weight-loss strategy.


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer DeAnna Melleby, Information Systems Security Officer for the Coast Guard Command, Control, Communication and Information Technology unit at Coast Guard Base Boston, peers through a space in a server April 20, 2017. Melleby and her team have a number countermeasures they use to keep the Coast Guard computer network secure, including a 'sniffer' program that identifies when USBs or cell phones are plugged into the system. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)

Coast Guard modernization and the cloud

The Coast Guard C5I Resource Council recently approved funding for network improvements and office applications. As a result, the Coast Guard will be improving unit network connections and migrating Microsoft services to a hybrid cloud for many applications.


It is with great sadness I inform you that on Thursday, Jan. 31, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski was fatally injured when a crane accident occurred while he was working in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. 

Loss of a shipmate: Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski

It is with great sadness I inform you that on Thursday, Jan. 31, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski was fatally injured when a crane accident occurred while he was working in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. 


A crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Invincible II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor prepares to tow a disabled vessel while a second Station Grays Harbor boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat standby near Grays Harbor, Wash., Jan. 7, 2019. The four person crew aboard the 46-foot commercial fishing vessel Mistress initially reported they had smoke in their engine room and were taking on water, the smoke coming from their bilge pump and the source of the flooding unknown. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grays Harbor.

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.


A Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay boatcrew responds to seven people stranded on the ice in an ice shanty near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jan. 29, 2019. The fishermen were unable to make it back to shore due to inclement weather and difficulties with their utility task vehicle. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrit Speckhard.

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 stethoscope hangs August 15,2018, at the Public Health Activity- San

PHA updates

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventative Medicine U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Service On Mar. 1, 2018, the Coast Guard implemented a new periodic health assessment (PHA). To increase flexibility, Coast Guard members were no longer […]


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