New Year, New You: Reduce your stress in 2018

Everyone feels stress to some degree. It is part of life. But how you cope with it makes a big difference.


September is Coast Guard Personal Readiness Month. Semper Paratus.

Personal Readiness Month: Stress management

So you’re stressed out? You are not alone! Stress is part of everyday life, but how you cope with it that makes a big difference in being resilient vs. having a physical or emotional crisis.With a demanding job in the Coast Guard, it may be difficult to avoid stress, but it is not difficult to use the tools above to manage the stress in your life. Read the full blog to learn about stress coping mechanisms.


Stay-Ashore Dad

Accustomed to being the spouse who went to sea, Petty Officer 2nd Class Nyles Farnsworth found himself in the position of being the spouse left on shore when his wife deployed with the U.S. Navy. It was a role swap that he didn’t quite understand until he was the only one at home.


From the Homefront: Preparing for the worst

From the Homefront: Preparing for the worst

In times of crisis, figuring out where to go and what to do is that much more difficult. So we put together a list of emergencies and crises that might befall Coastie families with directions on how to get help. Print or bookmark this page — we hope you never need it.


Coast Guard changes pharmacy dispensing services

The Coast Guard Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center has temporarily changed the way pharmacy services are provided for active duty members, dependents and retirees at Coast Guard dispensiving locations.


Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.


Graphic for Dialouge with the MCPOCG series.

Getting us all on the same page – HSWL releases updated “Sea Legs” reference guide for our loved ones

It’s been said, through a couple variations of the same quote, that understanding comes to us in the following sequence: First, we don’t know what we don’t know; then, we know what we don’t know; and finally, we know what we know.

Starting out in the Coast Guard is no different.


Domestic Violence Awareness, Prevention Month: Coast Guard ensuring no one is Suffering in Silence

“Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it,” from the White House.


Creating a climate of compassion and trust

Unfortunately, each year we lose valuable members of the Coast Guard family to suicide. Although it is difficult to understand why a particular individual may choose to end his or her life, we do know that creating an environment where there is trust and compassion can potentially make a difference for someone who is contemplating this difficult choice.


autism awareness badge 2015

Autism Awareness

The Coast Guard is committed to providing support to Coast Guard personnel who have family members diagnosed with ASD. The Family Resource Specialists in each Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice are available to provide information and referral to local military and civilian resources and services.


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