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.


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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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Leadership Year: Learning Café

Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Wilson will be discussing the available enlisted leadership opportunities and explaining some recent changes and associated business rules for the next fiscal year during the next leadership Learning Café session.


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.


Master Chief Petty Officer Brenda Doris poses with her helmet on.

Enlisted Empowerment – The Female Perspective: MSTCM Brenda Doris

This is the 17th in a series of Q+A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration.


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