Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Houston conduct law enforcement training on the 29-foot Response Boats–Small on March 22, 2018 in the Houston Ship Channel near Kemah, Texas. Law enforcement training ensures members maintain operational readiness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland.

Dear Coast Guard Family: 10 things that I wish everyone knew about the Coast Guard

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 month, Conley write about 10 things she wishes everyone knew about the Coast Guard.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s message round-up includes award winners and nominations request for the 2017 Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the award recipients!


Presidential Transition Team releases U.S. Coast Guard Overview

Election years bring change over within the administration. In order to ensure continuity of operations and a seamless transition from the current administration to the next through thorough planning, preparation, and collaboration across the Coast Guard and with the Departments, the Coast Guard has created a Presidential Transition Team (PTT) to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Presidential Transition Office transition activities. Telling the Coast Guard’s story and how we bring value to the Nation is part of ensuring a seamless transition to the next administration. A “U.S. Coast Guard Overview” booklet and an associated website was developed are now available and can be used in the conduct of various public and external affairs missions throughout the fleet. The links are in this post!


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Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to unit readiness, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep your workforce and neighbors informed of potential threats.


Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the Coast Guard is joining with the Department of Homeland Security and its partners across the country to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.


From the Commandant: Potential lapse in appropriation

By now, you have seen Secretary Johnson’s email regarding the possibility of a lapse in the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2015 appropriation. Should a lapse in appropriation occur this Friday…


Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Military commission provides compensation, retirement recommendations to White House, Congress

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission provided its recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress Thursday.


Secretary’s Award of Valor

Chief, Texas native recognized with DHS Secretary’s Award for Valor

Wednesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Valor to 10 employees who have displayed “exceptional courage and valor” while serving DHS, its components, or off-duty. Today we recognize Chief Petty Officer […]