General messages weekly round-up

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew members from Station Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, assist the crew of fishing vessel Capt. Jimmy near Ocracoke Island, Oct. 17, 2017. A Hatteras Inlet crew followed by a Fort Macon crew escorted the fishing boat back to its homeport in Beaufort. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Edward J. Hernandez)

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation).

 

ALCOAST 307/17 – OCT 2017 SOLICITATION FOR THE 2017 RESERVE FAMILY READINESS AWARD

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASD-M&RA) and the Office of Reserve Affairs, COMDT (CG-131) are soliciting nominations for the 2017 Reserve Family Readiness Award (RFRA). This award is sponsored by ASD-M&RA to recognize the top unit from each of the Armed Forces Reserve components whose family readiness goals have contributed to a high state of overall mission readiness.

ALCOAST 310/17 – OCT 2017 2017 MINOR AND MAJOR CALIBER GUNNERY AWARD SOLICITATION

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Minor and Major Caliber Gunnery Awards. This award was first presented to USCGC SNOHOMISH in 1927 and sought to promote ordnance readiness throughout the fleet. Today, this award is presented annually to recognize the cutters in the fleet with superior minor and major caliber ordnance programs.

ALCGOFF 141/17 – OFF-SEASON LCDR ASSIGNMENT SOLICITATION FOR CGC ESCANABA EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A potential off-season assignment opportunity exists for a LCDR to serve as Executive Officer, CGC ESCANABA, Position No. 00011875 with an estimated report date of 01 Dec 2017. The officer  selected for this assignment should expect to be tour complete in the summer of 2019.

ALCGOFF 140/17 – 2018 FLIGHT TRAINING SOLICITATION

Active duty officers in the grades of ENS/LTJG may apply for the Coast Guard Flight Training Panel scheduled to convene 08 Jan 2018.  Lieutenants may apply, but will not normally be selected. Selection for this highly competitive program leads to designation as a Coast Guard Aviator with subsequent assignment to duty standing billets within Coast Guard aviation.

ACN 114/17 – OCT 2017 DUTY TO PEOPLE – ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COAST GUARD CIVILIAN SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL

I am pleased to announce the new Civilian Service Commendation Medal and Certificate.  This award replaces the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Commander’s Award for Sustained Excellence in the Federal Service Awards.  This new Coast Guard honorary award gives supervisors the opportunity to recognize individuals or groups for their commendable service, achievements and contributions to the Coast Guard. 

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