Maritime art contest

Maritime art contest: ‘Ships bring the world to us’

The Coast Guard Partnership in Education program is proud to announce the submission period is open for the 2016 Coast Guard/ North American Marine Environment Protection Association, NAMEPA, student art contest. Submissions must be received no later than March 23, 2016.

(From left to right) Lt. Cmdr. Morgan Holden, Lt. Noelle Kitenko, Lt. Dana Vankoski, Lt. Cmdr. Carrie McKinney, and Petty Officer 1st Class Katie Harnois organized the Baby Gear Event at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Carrie McKinney.

From the Homefront: Navigating life as a new parent

New babies are a joyful addition to a family. But they also bring with them a tremendous number of questions and concerns. Add to that the idea of incorporating Coast Guard life to a pregnancy and new baby, and it can be the source of stress, said Lt. Cmdr. Carrie McKinney.

Graduation caps tossed in the air

Coast Guard Foundation opens 2016 scholarship season

The Coast Guard Foundation’s 2016 scholarship season is now open for children of enlisted, active duty reserve and retired U.S. Coast Guard men and women. In 2015, the Foundation provided more than $400,000 in scholarships to ease the financial burden of college for Coast Guard families, and ensure Coast Guard kids can afford to reach their higher education dreams.

Paratus Report

The Paratus Report, Episode 5

Episode 4 of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.

Lt. Jeremy Rodrigues, a U.S. Coast Guard Reserve member, cradles his newborn son's feet in his hands during their first meeting at the San Diego International Airport, Dec. 12,2012. Rodrigues recently returned after a 7-month deployment to the Middle East with the U.S. Navy's Coastal Riverine Squadron Eleven. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Gawrelli.

From the Commandant: Changes to paid maternity leave policy

The Coast Guard will increase paid maternity leave from six weeks to up to 12 weeks. This welcomed policy change is effective immediately and was carefully orchestrated with our sister Armed Services to ensure our military mothers can welcome the newest members of our Coast Guard family into their homes. Women have proudly served in our Coast Guard since 1978, and this policy change reflects their tremendous Service to Nation and embodies our Duty to People.

Civil Rights

Duty To People: Special DEOMI climate survey now available

The Coast Guard is conducting a special Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey, DEOCS, primarily extended to members who could not participate during the past 12 months because their unit has fewer than 25 personnel. Other military and civilian members who, for any reason, have not taken the DEOCS in the last 12 months may also participate.

Hatch Act

Social media, election season – what you need to know

Election season is here, and while we may all have opinions on who may be best suited to sit in the oval office, there are certain things that you need to be aware of to keep yourself out of trouble. The Hatch Act is a piece of legislation that limits certain political activities of employees of the executive branch, and as members of the Coast Guard workforce, it applies to all of us. With regards to social media specifically, there are some things that Coast Guard members and employees should be aware of.

The Finest Hours

From the Homefront: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of ‘The Finest Hours’

Often called the greatest small-boat rescue in American history, it is the story of the dramatic rescue of members of the crew of the SS Pendleton. A Coast Guardsman and three volunteers from Chatham Lifeboat Station, now known as Coast Guard Station Chatham, forged into the midst of a Nor’easter in a 36-foot lifeboat to bring the stranded crewmen home.


Tax season is here…file for free using CG SUPRT!

Need help filing those federal and state tax returns? Today, CG SUPRT launched H&R Block tax services. File both your federal and state taxes online for free!

Release of the Human Capital Strategy

Announcing the Coast Guard Human Capital Strategy: a framework to meet new challenges

Excellence in executing Coast Guard missions relies on our greatest strength – our PEOPLE. Today Adm. Zukunft released the Human Capital Strategy, providing a 10-year framework to build a thriving and effective workforce prepared for the complexities of tomorrow.

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