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


U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Megan Lundgren, 52nd Air Mobility Squadron unit training manager, poses for a portrait while wearing moulage makeup at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 17, 2018. Lundgren volunteered to simulate a victim of domestic violence for one day in support of the Black Eye Campaign. The social experiment utilized volunteers of varied age, rank, gender, ethnicity, occupation, and marital status to keep track of how the base community responded to signs of abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Dear Coast Guard Family: Domestic Violence Prevention and Resources

October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, an observance that serves to raise awareness and share resources.  This year’s campaign encourages all of us to “know the signs” of healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors. 


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Paratus Report – October 2018, ep. 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is here!


A suicide awareness ribbon is worn by a Coast Guard petty officer, Sept. 10, 2015. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson)

Wellness Wednesday: National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Coast Guard’s theme for this year is “Be there: your action could save a life.” Over 40,000 Americans die each year by suicide, and based on the Department of Defense Health Related Behaviors Study, three percent of Coast Guard members have thought about attempting suicide.


Tricare Disaster Resources

Hurricane threat is a reminder to be prepared for health care needs

Hurricane Florence is heading towards the United States East Coast, with projected landfall on Thursday, September 13, 2018, between northern South Carolina and North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a strong category 2 hurricane with 105 mph sustained winds, extreme rainfall and major inland flooding. Although […]


Petty Officer 2nd Class Monique Gilbreath and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Lehuede, divers from the Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, Maritime Security Response Team West, return to Aid to Navigation Team San Diego’s Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat with a bag full of debris from the bottom of San Diego Bay Aug. 25, 2018. The dive team was participating in Operation Clean Sweep 2018, a community cleanup effort along the San Diego Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman/released)

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.


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.


Congressman Duncan Hunter, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, shakes hands with Capt. Timothy Espinoza, commander of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 in San Diego March 11, 2015, during a unit visit. The congressman visited the MSST to learn about the unit’s missions, capabilities and roles they perform as a deployable specialized force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/released)

Wellness Wednesday: When meeting new people, keep it clean

When we are introduced to someone new or have not seen a friend in a long time, we generally greet him or her with a firm handshake. This may seem innocent enough until you start to think about what their hands, or your own hands, have been touching and the numerous germs on those objects. The best way to ensure we are not receiving other peoples’ germs or giving germs to others is to wash our hands.


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Paratus Report: July 2018, episode 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! The Coast Guard announces a new image distribution system and


Chief Petty Officer Erin Hunter, an independent-duty health services technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy, has her portrait taken in the cutter's sick bay Aug. 19, 2015, while underway in support of the Geotraces mission. Geotraces is Healy's second science mission of the summer, and is an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world's oceans. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)

TRICARE and You: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits. Learn more about the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and how you can prevent it.


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