Coasties Helping Coasties

Veterans Serve Each Other

Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm.Paul Zukunft For more than 227 years, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard have served for a cause far greater than themselves. This year is no different. In late August the […]


Eight Bells – A tradition among cuttermen

The striking of eight bells at noon harkens back to the days of sail, when time was kept by the trickle of sand through a half-hour glass. One bell was rung for each passing half-hour to help keep track of the length of watches. At the end of a four-hour watch, with the striking of eight bells, the watch would change.


From the Homefront: 2018 Military Child of the Year Award submissions

Moving to new towns, always being the new kid, waiting at home for a deployed parent. Then finding time to excel in schoolwork, enjoying sports and the arts, and giving back to their communities. Coast Guard kids can not only thrive among the obstacles, but they can excel. Operation Homefront is looking for nominations of exceptional Coast Guard kids to be considered for the 2018 Military Child of the Year Award.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

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


From the Homefront: Hurricane evacuations

Coast Guard spouses from hurricanes Harvey, Sandy and Matthew give some advice to others for hurricane evacuation preparations.


Hurricane Harvey donation instructions and resources for Coast Guard members

As our service members stationed on the Gulf Coast continue to conduct search and rescue operations to recover the victims of Hurricane Harvey, they also face personal damage to their own homes and displacement of their families. Coast Guard members can assist by providing donations through the appropriate channels. For all Coast Guard members stationed at units affected by Hurricane Harvey or deployed to the Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Harvey, we hope to provide guidance for you and your family.


From the Homefront: Coast Guard cities celebrated for embracing the community

Picture this: You are walking through a quaint small town and every shop window is decorated to celebrate the Coast Guard. As you step off the curb to cross the street, strangers thank you for your service. Repeatedly. And in the distance, home after home is decorated with ships, anchors, helicopters, and the Coast Guard’s ensign. These cities don’t just show their support for the Coast Guard this week, for Coast Guard Day, but all year long in a variety of ways. A Coast Guard City has to show a continued effort to go above and beyond in support.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

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


Be the curator: Coast Guard opens contest for artifacts

Calling all Coast Guard members! The Coast Guard history staff needs your help. Our challenge to you is to identify artifacts that best represent the Coast Guard in the 21st Century and why.


Hurricane season is here – make a plan now for your family!

The 2017 Hurricane Season starts June 1, 2017. As Coast Guard personnel, we all have a responsibility to lead by example. Are you prepared? Does your family know what to do? Coast Guard men and women confident their loved ones and their property are safe and secure are better prepared to perform their missions when disaster strikes. Make sure you have a plan in place for when you are not able to be home.


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