The Paratus Report, Episode 12
Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, September 1, 2016
The newest episode 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.
This month’s episode covered the following:
Coast Guard Personal Readiness Month
September is dedicated to Personal Readiness as we recognize three national campaigns this month: National Preparedness Month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and National Recovery Month.
The Coast Guard is emphasizing the importance of personal readiness this month to remind us to stay physically fit, emotionally well, legally prepared and natural disaster ready. Rear Adm. William Kelly, Assistant Commandant for Human Resources, gave a brief overview of how to stay emotionally and mentally prepared for whatever difficulties life throws at us.
Dave Riley was recently named the National Commander for the Disabled American Veterans nonprofit organization while stationed at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama. He contracted sepsis, a life-threatening infection, which caused him to lose all of his limbs and caused severe damage to several of his organs. He is the first Coast Guardsman to hold this position where he helps veterans life a full life and ensures they get their proper benefits.
To view all the Paratus Report episodes, check out the YouTube playlist or the LiveStream channel. You can also view and download this episode on DVIDS. Have suggestions on what you’d like to see in upcoming Reports? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!