Announcing: The 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest

This year, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is launching the 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest – to give Coast Guard kids a chance to tell us all, through their words or their art, what it’s like to be a military child


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Dialogue with the MCPOCG: TRICARE and you

The nation asks a lot of the Coast Guard, and in turn, your Coast Guard asks a lot of you. And, there are things that an organization owes its members if it’s going to ask so much from them: a safe and secure environment to work in; the resources to get the job done; the freedom to pursue individual goals; and a suite of entitlements to include competitive pay and access to adequate healthcare. Based on the vast variety of each individual’s or each family’s medical needs, arranging healthcare can be a complicated endeavor.


2015 Holiday message featuring the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

See the 2015 holiday message from Mrs. Janet Cantrell, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell, and members of his staff.


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Motorcycle Safety: Marking a significant milestone

Coast Guard personnel worked tirelessly to create or improve their motorcycle safety program in an effort to keep their motorcycle riders safe. And, it appears to have made a difference. We are proud to announce that we experienced zero motorcycle fatalities among active-duty members and reservists on orders in Fiscal Year 2015 – the first time since 2001.


National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – The risks & resources

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — observed every year to raise awareness, promote the resources that are available, renew our commitment to building healthy relationships, and promote offender accountability.


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Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: LT Todd Taylor’s efforts to help those Coast Guardsmen who are “suffering silently”

Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction, because it explains why people like me hide the disease. My message to that fellow Coastie who is out there struggling, or to the member who wonders whether their shipmate has a problem, just take that first step.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: Retired Chief recounts his suicide attempt, treatment and recovery

A person’s career is not necessarily in jeopardy if they seek help for depression. Even 12 years ago, the Coast Guard realized that depression is a potentially deadly disease and treated my situation medically, not administratively.


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Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: One lieutenant’s recovery from alcoholism truly represents a ‘new way of living’

When I finally asked for help, I received treatment and my command was extremely supportive and understanding. I was lucky, and it all seemed to align. I was finally taking action to become a better version of myself, which in fact was just the old me.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month video: Help us break the stigma

September is both National Recovery Month and National Suicide Prevention Month. In light of these co-occurring observances, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell is trying to break the stigma of asking for help.


Recovery Month / Suicide Prevention Month guest blog: Janet Cantrell’s hope for our Coast Guard families

It is very important to know that we all struggle at various times along our journey as Coast Guard spouses and children, and regardless of what struggles we face and how tough things can often seem, this is a wonderful, family-oriented organization to be a part of, and there are many resources available to us to help when times get really tough.


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