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RDT&E Program Seeks Ideas for Possible Research Projects

The Coast Guard Office of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation was established Nov. 1, 1968, to discover new concepts and develop technological improvements necessary to meet present and future mission requirements. 50 years later, the RDT&E Program’s mission remains the same, achieved in part through its annual project portfolio. The program is currently seeking ideas for its fiscal year 2020 RDT&E portfolio; the deadline to submit ideas is Sept. 12, 2018.


Coast Guard boat crews patrol Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, during Seattle’s 69th annual Seafair celebrations. 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.

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.


A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak member, Base Kodiak fire department personnel and City of Kodiak emergency medical personnel transfer a 47-year-old man to an awaiting ambulance at Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, July 25, 2018. The man sustained a leg injury on the fishing vessel Nordic Cross 20 miles north of Kodiak. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen.

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.


Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., watch fireworks during Operation Sail 2012 in Norfolk, Va., June 9, 2012. OpSail 2012 Virginia is commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in hopes to inspire patriotism and foster interest in American maritime history and heritage.

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.


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.


Paratus Report: March 2018, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode, we’ll introduce you to the new Enlisted Evaluation System and share an exciting opportunity to have your voice heard in a women’s retention focus group.


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.


Vice Commandant’s 2018 Watch, Listen and Learn List

The world all around us is changing – the dynamic geopolitical environment, the rapid dispersion of technology, and the very skills and platforms necessary for us to meet our critical missions. To keep pace with this environment, we too must learn and evolve in our critical thinking and expand our strategic perspective. Understanding that our 21st century workforce consumes both traditional and digital forms of communication, I am sharing my second Watch, Listen and Learn list


Officer Specialty Management System: Port and Facility Safety and Security

Officers assigned to the Port and Facility Safety and Security specialty code (OAP-14) are skilled leaders fulfilling the Coast Guard’s marine safety mission, which seeks to provide safety, security, and stewardship for the nation’s ports and facilities.


Coasties’ guide to Merchant Mariner Credentials

As an active or former Coast Guard member, you may have considered the possibility of pursuing a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) or “license” at some point during your career. In order to better assist members with navigating the process to apply for a merchant mariner credential, the Office of Cutter Forces (COMDT CG-751) partnered with National Mariner Center (NMC) to update The Coasties’ Guide to the Merchant Mariner Credentialing Process.


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