Be there – it takes a community

Written by: John Sparks, Coast Guard SUPRT Program Director Hey Coastie, you are trained to be a lifesaver. In fact, you will, on any given day, put yourself in harm’s way to ensure the safety of others. But what about […]


Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: YN2 Casey Lawrence

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers
This is the ninth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration.


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: Back to School

Back to school for many families is marked by new backpacks and school supplies, plotting bus routes and waiting to hear the names of new teachers. But for others, it means preparing curricula, sorting out the daily schedule and planning events with like-minded families who teach from home. Learn about four Coast Guard families who are part of the thousands of military families who choose to homeschool.


Paratus Report: August 2017, Episode 2

The newest Paratus Report is out! In this episode, we’ll reveal the names of the first 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters and share some great Coast Guard 227th birthday imagery from around the service.


Enlisted Empowerment—The Female Perspective: IT2 Ashley Munnelly

Blog series created by YN2 Courtney Myers
This is the eighth in a series of Q&A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration.


A Coast Guard Birthday Message to the Workforce

I couldn’t be more proud of our talented and diverse workforce, and I am humbled every single day that I still get to put this uniform on and come to work.


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.


Cultivating respect and accountability

Some potentially positive news from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program: The 2016 Workplace Gender Relations Survey of active duty members reported a 22.5 percent decrease in the amount of restricted reports and a 15.4 percent decrease in the amount of unrestricted reports of sexual assault made by women in the Coast Guard between 2014 and 2016. The number of reports made by men remained fairly unchanged.


Breaking the ice: Opening channels that enable transgender members to serve

Just as we have been breaking ice for years, the Coast Guard is also helping to break barriers in diversity and inclusion. The Coast Guard celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride month in June and one key part of this was highlighting the strides we are making in diversity. This is the first year that the Coast Guard was able to celebrate the “T” in LGBT for our military members.


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