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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Leadership Assessment Survey

The Office of Leadership is proud to present the leadership assessment survey. The LAS is a tool that provides commands, teams or staff members a mechanism to gauge command climate and overall effectiveness based on the Coast Guard leadership competencies.


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