A member of Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West fast-ropes from a 176th Wing, 210th Rescue Squadron Alaska Air National Guard UH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter onto the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley (WMEC 39) in a joint training exercise in Chiniak Bay, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2019. Team members are trained and are technically proficient in advanced techniques with federal, state and local partners to protect the nation from threats at sea and in air. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean.

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.


Reserve general messages

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Seaman Marcos Mancillas, a non-rate stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Clamp, replaces a light atop a navigational marker in the Houston Ship Channel near Kemah, Texas, on April 24, 2018. CGC Clamp, built in 1964, helps to service the more than 600 aids to navigation markers throughout the Houston Ship Channel and its surrounding waterways. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland/Released)

Workforce resource updates

  To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, Our entire Coast Guard workforce – civilian, military, and retirees – continue to feel the increasing impacts of our lapse in appropriations.  I am constantly inspired by the […]


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