Washington, DC (Oct 21) -- A Coast Guard Petty Officer rings the ship's bell of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Staten Island. USCG photo by HIERONYMUS, BRIDGET PA3

Bells of peace

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities during World War I.  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November 1918, the guns that caused such destruction fell silent, ending what to that time was the most bloody conflict humanity had ever fought.


Paratus Report – October 2018, ep. 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is here!

A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, evacuates residents from Rocky Point, North Carolina, Sept. 16, 2018, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. A total of 26 adults, 11 children, seven dogs and four cats were evacuated from the neighborhood. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams)

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.

A suicide awareness ribbon is worn by a Coast Guard petty officer, Sept. 10, 2015. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson)

Wellness Wednesday: National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Coast Guard’s theme for this year is “Be there: your action could save a life.” Over 40,000 Americans die each year by suicide, and based on the Department of Defense Health Related Behaviors Study, three percent of Coast Guard members have thought about attempting suicide.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Monique Gilbreath and Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Lehuede, divers from the Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, Maritime Security Response Team West, return to Aid to Navigation Team San Diego’s Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat with a bag full of debris from the bottom of San Diego Bay Aug. 25, 2018. The dive team was participating in Operation Clean Sweep 2018, a community cleanup effort along the San Diego Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman/released)

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 Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard released a new Sexual Assault Strategic Plan Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Coast Guard releases updated sexual assault strategic plan

The updated strategic plan includes the goal of recovery to elevate awareness for comprehensive victim-centered support, during the initial response and beyond. The goal of recovery focuses on holistic, comprehensive, and flexible victim recovery to facilitate a return to wellness. This new goal identifies objectives that enable innovative solutions for continued service for victims, sustain career long availability of military sexual trauma support, and outline training for Coast Guard personnel to understand the full range of supportive care, legal options, and medical services available to victims.

Adm. Charles Ray, Coast Guard Vice Commandant, speaks at the National Naval Officer's Association annual conference.

Duty Bound: Carry Our Message

Improving inclusion and diversity are top priorities for our service. No one, regardless of rank, can tackle these challenges by themselves. We must all work to improve service culture together and carry our message to every corner of the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard crewmembers from various Seattle units ride aboard a Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium conduct patrols on Lake Washington, Aug. 4, 2018, while boaters enjoy Seafair activities. The Coast Guard worked to ensure the safety of all Seafair participants, including boaters, paddle craft operators and swimmers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: We Help Our Own

Did you know civilian employees and their dependents can use the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) in a variety of ways? CGMA can help. “We Help Our Own” is our motto.

Dear Coast Guard Family: Tips and resources for times of deployment or separation

Time – it’s a funny thing, isn’t it? Sometimes passing too quickly. Sometimes too slowly. And, it never feels more evident than when you’re facing or experiencing time away from the one that you love.

Dear Coast Guard Family: 10 things you may not know about the Coast Guard Reserve

The United States Coast Guard Reserve is a flexible, responsive operational force that exists to support the Coast Guard roles of maritime homeland security, national defense, and domestic disaster operations. The Coast Guard depends on the Reserve force to be always ready (Semper Paratus!) to mobilize with critical competencies in boat operations, contingency planning and response, expeditionary warfare, marine safety, port security, law enforcement and mission support.

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