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 for Coast Guard members.

* 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).

Petty Officers Kirby Graves and Austin Rucker honor the passing of President George H. W. Bush, in accordance with Commandant Instruction 5000.3B, with a saluting battery of cannon fire from 0800 until sunset, Dec. 3, 2018.    Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Isaac Cross.

ALCGENL 186/18 – MAY 2018 SERVICEWIDE EXAM REVISED CUTOFFS
This ALCGENL announces revised cutoffs from the May 2018 servicewide exam.

ALCOAST 401/18 – NOV 2018 SOLICITATION FOR THE BOAT FORCES ADVISORY COUNCIL (BFAC)
This ALCOAST solicits members for the Boat Forces Advisory Council.

ALCOAST 402/18 – NOV 2018 COAST GUARD ENLISTED PERSON OF THE YEAR (EPOY) AWARD SOLICITATION
The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Enlisted Person of the Year – active duty component and 2018 Enlisted Person of the Year – reserve component.

ALCOAST 408/18 – DEC 2018 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOSS OF USCGC WHITE ALDER
In 1829 on December 7, 1968, Coast Guard Cutter White Alder collided with motor vessel Helena, a 455-foot Taiwanese freighter, near a 550 yard-wide bend in the Mississippi River called the Bayou Goula Bend. Within less than a minute, White Alder sank in 75 feet of water taking the lives of all but three of her 20 person crew. 14 members remain entombed in the sunken cutter at the bottom of the Mississippi to this day.

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