The crew on the buoy deck of Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore prepares to hoist the anchor of a weather buoy near the Hinchinbrook Entrance to Prince William Sound, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2018. The Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender out of Cordova, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Nate Littlejohn

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.


Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Peter Lewis serves a crew member during lunch Wed., Dec. 21, 2016 in the galley at Station Point Allerton. Recently, Chief Lewis and Station Point Allerton won the Coast Guard's Forrest E. Rednour Award for Excellence in Dining. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aux. Reid Oslin)

Wellness Wednesday: The “skinny” on popular diets

This time of year, the subject of dieting is very popular with the promise of quick weight loss, but it’s important to carefully choose your weight-loss strategy.


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer DeAnna Melleby, Information Systems Security Officer for the Coast Guard Command, Control, Communication and Information Technology unit at Coast Guard Base Boston, peers through a space in a server April 20, 2017. Melleby and her team have a number countermeasures they use to keep the Coast Guard computer network secure, including a 'sniffer' program that identifies when USBs or cell phones are plugged into the system. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)

Coast Guard modernization and the cloud

The Coast Guard C5I Resource Council recently approved funding for network improvements and office applications. As a result, the Coast Guard will be improving unit network connections and migrating Microsoft services to a hybrid cloud for many applications.


It is with great sadness I inform you that on Thursday, Jan. 31, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski was fatally injured when a crane accident occurred while he was working in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. 

Loss of a shipmate: Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski

It is with great sadness I inform you that on Thursday, Jan. 31, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski was fatally injured when a crane accident occurred while he was working in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. 


A crew aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Invincible II from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor prepares to tow a disabled vessel while a second Station Grays Harbor boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat standby near Grays Harbor, Wash., Jan. 7, 2019. The four person crew aboard the 46-foot commercial fishing vessel Mistress initially reported they had smoke in their engine room and were taking on water, the smoke coming from their bilge pump and the source of the flooding unknown. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Grays Harbor.

Reserve general messages muster

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard Reserve members.


A Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay boatcrew responds to seven people stranded on the ice in an ice shanty near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jan. 29, 2019. The fishermen were unable to make it back to shore due to inclement weather and difficulties with their utility task vehicle. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrit Speckhard.

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 stethoscope hangs August 15,2018, at the Public Health Activity- San

PHA updates

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventative Medicine U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Service On Mar. 1, 2018, the Coast Guard implemented a new periodic health assessment (PHA). To increase flexibility, Coast Guard members were no longer […]


A U.S. Coast Guard Station New York boatcrew member looks out toward the Statue of Liberty during Fleet Week New York, near Liberty State Park, May 29, 2016. Station New York supported Fleet Week New York 2016 by providing escorts, security and transferring personnel to their desired location. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons)

Update from the vice commandant

To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, The Commandant and I are acutely aware of the challenges you and your families experienced over the past five weeks and are anxious to reconstitute our total mission ready […]


One of Air Station Houston’s MH-65D Dolphin helicopters is prepped and ready to go for the day as the sun begins to rise. This helicopter represented the Coast Guard during a live hoist demonstration and a static display alongside a centennial painted MH-60T Jayhawk and a C-130 Hercules during the Wings Over Houston Air Show, which attracted over 100,000 visitors.

Update from the commandant

With the president’s signing of a three-week continuing resolution, we enthusiastically welcome back our greatly missed furloughed civilian employees, allowing us to reconstitute our total workforce and set a path to restore a fully ready, relevant and responsive Coast Guard in the weeks and months ahead.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Evans, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue swimmer, conducts a free fall deployment from a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter east of Miami Beach on June 6, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall)

Update from the vice commandant

As each day passes, the commandant and I are well aware that these impacts on our personal readiness will only continue to grow.


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