Seaman Marcos Mancillas, a non-rate stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Clamp, replaces a light atop a navigational marker in the Houston Ship Channel near Kemah, Texas, on April 24, 2018. CGC Clamp, built in 1964, helps to service the more than 600 aids to navigation markers throughout the Houston Ship Channel and its surrounding waterways. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland/Released)

Workforce resource updates

  To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, Our entire Coast Guard workforce – civilian, military, and retirees – continue to feel the increasing impacts of our lapse in appropriations.  I am constantly inspired by the […]


Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, shovel snow off their 45-foot Response Boat - Medium prior to getting underway for training in the Gastineau Channel Dec. 20, 2018. This was the first snowfall of December in Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Updates to the workforce from the commandant

Today you will not be receiving your regularly scheduled mid-month paycheck. Stay the course, stand the watch, and serve with pride. You are not, and will not, be forgotten.


Coast Guard Cutters Stratton and Bertholf are moored at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Dec. 24, 2018. 418-foot long National Security Cutters, including Bertholf and Stratton, are designed as the flagships of the Coast Guard’s fleet, capable of executing the most challenging national security missions, including support to U.S. combatant commanders. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

Updates to the workforce from the vice commandant

As you are aware, much of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, remains unfunded, and it is not clear when this lapse in appropriations will end. Unfortunately, without an appropriation, a continuing resolution, or another legislative measure, the Coast Guard will not be able to meet the next payroll.


UPDATE: Government Shutdown FAQs, CGMA loan information

Frequently asked questions and answers are available here for Coast Guard members, families and civilian employees during the current government shutdown.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Government shutdown FAQs *UPDATED*

A government shutdown can bring questions and uncertainty. In an effort to best support you, official answers to common questions associated with a government shutdown are provided in this blog.


Pictured here are two blue ornaments on a holiday tree at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2018. Many units around the Coast Guard put up holiday decorations to boost help boost morale and show holiday spirit. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasmine Mieszala)

Dear Coast Guard Family: A Holiday Rhyme

A holiday poem and resources for Coast Guardsmen and their families during the holiday season.


U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Ordonia, an optometry technician with the 194th Wing, gestures toward an eye chart at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 12, 2018. Health clinics at Central Maui, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Molokai, and Lanai will run from Aug. 11-19, providing medical, dental, and vision services at no cost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan W. Padish)

TRICARE and You: New vision plan for active duty family members

For the first time ever, vision coverage is available for active duty family members.   


Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Bennett, a reservist with Coast Guard Station Washington, observes the bright lights of the Capital Wheel while on marine safety patrol near National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2018. Reservists serve as a force multiplier in the Coast Guard’s efforts to protect our Nation’s Capital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charlotte Fritts.

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.


This old family photo taken on July 1, 2016, shows U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Weber and his family, including the six children the couple adopted from Ukraine. Weber is currently the logistics department head stationed at the Maritime Force Protection Unit in Bangor, Wash. Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Weber.

National Adoption Month – Adoption Reimbursements

While November is National Adoption Month, the important messages of National Adoption Month resonate throughout the year. Here’s how the Coast Guard can help members with adoption.


Reagan Campbell, the child of a Wounded Warrior, poses for a photo wearing the hat of a petty officer 2nd class while underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Ocean City during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Military Child of the Year Award

Operation Homefront is looking for an outstanding Coast Guard teen to be one of seven winners of their Military Child of the Year Awards! Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 5, 2018.


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