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 […]


Members of Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, shovel snow off their 45-foot Response Boat - Medium prior to getting underway for training in the Gastineau Channel Dec. 20, 2018. This was the first snowfall of December in Juneau, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Updates to the workforce from the commandant

Today you will not be receiving your regularly scheduled mid-month paycheck. Stay the course, stand the watch, and serve with pride. You are not, and will not, be forgotten.


Dr. Olivia J. Hooker smiles for the camera before a building dedication ceremony at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, March 12, 2015, renaming the sector’s galley in her honor. In February 1945, during World War II, Hooker became the first African-American female admitted into the United States Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi)

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.


Idea Frenzy 2019

Innovation Council hosting second idea-pitching event; Dec. 14 entry deadline

Do you have an idea that might make the Coast Guard even more ready, relevant or responsive? Submit your idea through CG_Ideas@Work by Dec. 14, 2018, for a chance to pitch it to a panel of judges during Idea Frenzy 2019.


Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz

Join the Commandant, MCPOCG for a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

Join Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden for a live, virtual town hall on Facebook Dec. 4, 2018.


Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Bennett, a reservist with Coast Guard Station Washington, observes the bright lights of the Capital Wheel while on marine safety patrol near National Harbor, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2018. Reservists serve as a force multiplier in the Coast Guard’s efforts to protect our Nation’s Capital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charlotte Fritts.

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.


Reagan Campbell, the child of a Wounded Warrior, poses for a photo wearing the hat of a petty officer 2nd class while underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Ocean City during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Military Child of the Year Award

Operation Homefront is looking for an outstanding Coast Guard teen to be one of seven winners of their Military Child of the Year Awards! Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 5, 2018.


Combined Federal Campaign

Tis’ the season of giving

The holiday season is here whether we want to believe it or not. This time of year is known as being the time of giving. Each year, the Coast Guard and other federal agencies have the opportunity to make an impact in local communities, across the nation or even around the world by making a donation through the Combined Federal Campaign.


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