Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Sedlack, the Tactical Training Boat (TTB) coxswain, conducts a series of training exercises and scenarios with a British Royale Navy Wildcat attack helicopter May 2, 2019, on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. HITRON crewmembers worked alongside the British Royale Navy and Dutch Navy during Operation Iron Eagle, a two-week international training exercise. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)

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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.


Active Duty Officer Promotion Boards and Selection Panels: A look inside the boardroom

For several months a year, the officer boards and panels staff dedicate their full attention to the promotion board and selection panel ‘season.’ During this time, over 5,000 officers are processed through promotion boards and Advanced Education programs. The boards and panels staff have put together this article to make the process more transparent.


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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.


The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, arrives in San Francisco, Feb. 22, 2019. The Robert Ward is the newest Coast Guard cutter to be stationed in California and will provide additional resources to the Coast Guard in emergency response, maritime smuggling, marine safety, environmental protection, search and rescue, and port security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)

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.


ATLANTIC OCEAN - Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Wiedenfeld, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, scans a display board inside the cutter's engine room during basic engineering casualty control exercises, Feb. 15, 2012. The exercises are standardized training drills held throughout the Coast Guard to keep crew prepared for a multitude of casualties. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

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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 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.

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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.


The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescues a survivor of a migrant capsized boat during the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2018, in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic. The crew of the commercial tanker Sea Board Ranger rescued 20 other migrants after locating the capsized vessel earlier in the morning. Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Dec. 8, 2018 for seven other migrants who reportedly were also onboard the capsized vessel.

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.


Petty Officers Kirby Graves and Austin Rucker honor the passing of President George H. W. Bush, in accordance with Commandant Instruction 5000.3B, with a saluting battery of cannon fire from 0800 until sunset, Dec. 3, 2018. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Isaac Cross.

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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Contrino, a boatswain’s mate, stands lookout on the stern of the 29-foot Response Boat-Small during a training mission and patrol on the Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2018. The mission was for the crew members to maintain qualifications and proficiencies. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando)

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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.


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