The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard released a new Sexual Assault Strategic Plan Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Coast Guard releases updated sexual assault strategic plan

The updated strategic plan includes the goal of recovery to elevate awareness for comprehensive victim-centered support, during the initial response and beyond. The goal of recovery focuses on holistic, comprehensive, and flexible victim recovery to facilitate a return to wellness. This new goal identifies objectives that enable innovative solutions for continued service for victims, sustain career long availability of military sexual trauma support, and outline training for Coast Guard personnel to understand the full range of supportive care, legal options, and medical services available to victims.


Adm. Charles Ray, Coast Guard Vice Commandant, speaks at the National Naval Officer's Association annual conference.

Duty Bound: Carry Our Message

Improving inclusion and diversity are top priorities for our service. No one, regardless of rank, can tackle these challenges by themselves. We must all work to improve service culture together and carry our message to every corner of the Coast Guard.


Coast Guard crewmembers from various Seattle units ride aboard a Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium conduct patrols on Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, while boaters enjoy Seafair activities. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: We Help Our Own

Did you know civilian employees and their dependents can use the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) in a variety of ways? CGMA can help. “We Help Our Own” is our motto.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Tips and resources for times of deployment or separation

Time – it’s a funny thing, isn’t it? Sometimes passing too quickly. Sometimes too slowly. And, it never feels more evident than when you’re facing or experiencing time away from the one that you love.


Dear Coast Guard Family: 10 things you may not know about the Coast Guard Reserve

The United States Coast Guard Reserve is a flexible, responsive operational force that exists to support the Coast Guard roles of maritime homeland security, national defense, and domestic disaster operations. The Coast Guard depends on the Reserve force to be always ready (Semper Paratus!) to mobilize with critical competencies in boat operations, contingency planning and response, expeditionary warfare, marine safety, port security, law enforcement and mission support.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Military Family Month

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This first post offers some heartfelt words in celebration of Military Family Month.


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.


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