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.

* 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 086/18 – MAR 2018 SILVER ANCIENT MARINER SELECTION

Congratulations to Master Chief Petty Officer Mathew J. Coppola who is selected as the 13th Silver (Enlisted) Ancient Mariner since the inception of the program in 1978. Coppola will assume the title of Silver Ancient Mariner from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Steven W. Cantrell, during a ceremony onboard Coast Guard Cutter Bear in New London, Conn., April 30, 2018.

ALCOAST 084/18 – MAR 2018 USCGA ECLIPSE 2018

Eclipse 2018 is scheduled to be held at the Coast Guard Academy during the week of April 4-7, 2018. Eclipse is part of a cadet-run tradition established by the Coast Guard Academy Genesis Council in the 1970’s with a strong focus on diversity, inclusion, and mentorship. During this week, the Coast Guard Academy invites the greater Coast Guard community, local community members, and experts in diversity from across the nation to participate in mentoring and inspiring cadets to excel and prepare for lasting careers as inclusive Coast Guard officers.

ALCOAST 081/18 – MAR 2018 WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

March is Women’s History Month. The Coast Guard’s theme for the March celebration of Women’s History Month is: “Women as Game Changers: Honoring Women Who Protect the Homeland.”

ALCOAST 080/18 – MAR 2018 COAST GUARD CHIEF WARRANT AND WARRANT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (CWOA) LT ART AND ELEANOR COLONA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

The Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association (CWOA) Lt. Art and Eleanor Colona Scholarship Grant was established by the Colona Family to financially assist dependent children of enlisted members of the Coast Guard (active, retired, or reserve). Applications shall be submitted to the CWOA and postmarked no later than June 1, 2018.

ALCOAST 078/18 – FEB 2018 2018 LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (LULAC) EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

This ALCOAST solicits nominations for the 2018 LULAC Excellence in Public Service Award. The award recognizes excellence by individuals or teams in the advancement of diversity, education, economics and health in communities with large underrepresented populations. The LULAC award is open to Coast Guard service members (active duty or reserve) and civilian employees.

ALCOAST 077/18 – FEB 2018 2018 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)/CIVIL RIGHTS/DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARDS

This ALCOAST solicits nominations for the DHS EEO/Civil Rights/Diversity and Inclusion Awards. This recognition will honor DHS Components and employees who have made a difference while promoting and achieving the Department’s EEO/Civil Rights, Diversity and Inclusion program goals.

ACN 027/18 – MAR 2018 PROMULGATION OF THE COAST GUARD PERIODIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT (PHA)

There are a number of changes to the PHA. All Coast Guard military members are advised to read this updated Instruction in its entirety to better understand these changes.

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