Spring into Action: Five national campaigns to know this month

April is “Spring into Action Month” that will highlight five national campaigns: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child, Volunteer Month, and Financial Literacy Month all require us to take action of some kind. Throughout the month of April, we will highlight how even the smallest action can make a big impact to those around you.


U.S. Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program logo. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

From the Homefront: You never have to face this alone

Sexual assault is not an easy topic. We never talk about it. I know I am afraid to bring it up because I don’t want to scare anyone or intrude on their privacy. But we really need to face it.


U.S. Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program logo. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

Gender stereotypes: Not in my Coast Guard

The most important thing you can do? Take the first step in recognizing these social stereotypes in your own behaviors and in the behaviors of those around you. This first step will help to build a culture of respect at your unit and in your Coast Guard.