Getting your Sea Legs

From the Homefront: Getting your Sea Legs

It can take time to adjust to the pitch and roll of Coast Guard life. Recognizing that, a Coastie spouse developed a manual to help new members adjust – calling it Sea Legs, a reference to gaining our footing in unsteady waters.


OSMS and You: Marine Safety Engineering

The Marine Safety Engineering Program is comprised of Marine Safety Engineers who perform a key function in the Coast Guard’s Prevention program by developing new standards and policy to improve safety, reviewing vessel plans for compliance with Coast Guard standards, and providing technical advice to the field during casualties. Learn more about the Marine Safety Engineering subspecialty here.

Capt. Thomas Walsh,center, stands with members of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation board during an award presentation, April 16, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Maritime Law Enforcement Training Academy earns leadership award

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation board recently recognized the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy for their support and contribution to the overal FLETA mission as well as demonstrating the highest standards associated with the advancement of the federal law enforcement training mission.

Bravo Zulu: Miriam Lopez and John Sha

Bravo Zulu: Miriam Lopez and John Sha

Each and every day, the Coast Guard’s core values of ‘Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty’ are upheld by a myriad of civilian employees that work alongside uniformed members. Miriam Lopez and John Sha are two of those employees.

Coast Guard Station King’s Point: Diesel

Mascot Monday: Meet Diesel of Station King’s Point

Meet Diesel, Coast Guard Station King’s Point, N.Y., station mascot, a goofy, supportive, rock-crunching dog. Read how the crewmembers of King’s Point rallied to help Diesel recover after an injury caused a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck: Nate

Mascot Monday: Meet Nate of Station Eaton’s Neck

Nate the dog is lying in the same hallway, happily greeting his shipmates who walk past, busy with the day’s work. Each person takes the time to say hello to Nate or give him a pat on the head. He gazes at each of them lovingly and also seems content just being near his loved ones. How fitting that Bruckenthal would be memorialized through a happy, loving Coast Guardsman like Nate.


Calling all innovators – use YOUR ideas to help solve Service challenges!

The Coast Guard’s Innovation Council has launched Enterprise Common Ideation Platform , or ECIP, Connect – a crowd-sourcing tool designed specifically for members of our Coast Guard family, including active duty, civilian, reserve and Auxiliary, to help solve Service ‘challenges’ from anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Cyber Bullying

From the Homefront: Dealing with cyberbullying

It’s that dark side of social media that never fails to shock me and make me fearful — cyberbullying among military spouses. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I am really glad. But, for many of us, we navigate with care every day when trying to communicate online with other spouses in hopes that we don’t strike the wrong nerve with someone and get the backlash.

OSMS review

Officer Specialty Management System – What’s in it for me?

The Officer Specialty Management System, OSMS, was launched in June 2013; it is the Coast Guard’s official talent management system as related to officer specialties. Read more to find out what the system can do for you and your Coast Guard career.


Cybersecurity notices to be issued June 8-19, 2015

Beginning June 8, 2015, and continuing through June 19, 2015, OPM will be sending notifications to individuals whose PII was potentially compromised in cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have exposed the Personally Identifiable Information. More than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees may have been affected.

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