Dear Coast Guard Family: New law that affects military spouse residency

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is […]


A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment trains in the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Feb. 15, 2019. Clatsop Spit runs along the north side of the Columbia River's South Jetty and often provides an ideal training area for heavy weather coxswains and surfmen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

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.


mental health and balance

Mental health and taking care of yourself

Overall wellness is closely tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health.  Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior.


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 […]


UPDATE: Government Shutdown FAQs, CGMA loan information

Frequently asked questions and answers are available here for Coast Guard members, families and civilian employees during the current government shutdown.


U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ray Ordonia, an optometry technician with the 194th Wing, gestures toward an eye chart at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Molokai, Hi., Aug. 12, 2018. Health clinics at Central Maui, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Molokai, and Lanai will run from Aug. 11-19, providing medical, dental, and vision services at no cost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan W. Padish)

TRICARE and You: New vision plan for active duty family members

For the first time ever, vision coverage is available for active duty family members.   


Chief Petty Officer William Porter, lead dog handler at Marine Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle, drives past a ferry tollbooth on his way to conduct canine vehicle sweeps at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in Seattle, April 8, 2015.

TRICARE and You: Coverage while traveling

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits.


ARCTIC OCEAN – U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Eubanks (left) instructs Petty Officer 2nd Class Ed Traver (right) on ice rescue techniques Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, about 715 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, in the Arctic. Ice training is required to qualify as a member of the ship's ice rescue team, which protects crew members and scientists conducting work in the Arctic. The Healy is underway in the Arctic with about 100 crew members and 30 scientists to deploy sensors and semi-autonomous submarines to study stratified ocean dynamics and how environmental factors affect the water below the ice surface for the Office of Naval Research. The Healy, which is homeported in Seattle, is one of two ice breakers in U.S. service and is the only military ship dedicated to conducting research in the Arctic. (NyxoLyno Cangemi/U.S. Coast Guard)

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.


An active duty military member receiving a flu vaccination.

It’s time to get your annual flu shot!

As we head into the fall, it’s time to remember to get your annual influenza (flu) shot. An annual flu shot is a requirement for all military personnel, but it’s highly encouraged for all members of the Coast Guard total workforce.


A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member lifts his child with excitement Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The Valiant crew returned to homeport after a six-week counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)

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.


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