Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

Some of the most important roles in life don’t come with a paycheck, and that’s certainly true of our Coast Guard Ombudsmen. Day in and day out, they devote countless volunteer hours to a cause much bigger than themselves – a cause that touches the entire Coast Guard community. Ombudsmen are trusted to serve the very best that our Coast Guard has to offer – our incredible people!


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.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Month of the Military Child

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel talks about our amazing Coastie kids!


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Ombudsman Appreciation

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel talks about our amazing Coast Guard ombudsmen.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Living your best Coast Guard life

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel shares a personal story about overcoming obstacles and provides tips and resources for us all.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Military Family Month

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This first post offers some heartfelt words in celebration of Military Family Month.


From The Homefront: High school transfers

Military kids who transfer during high school face uncertainty about their standing and when they will graduate. Meanwhile, their families may face decisions about whether to live separately or to leave the service to avoid the disruption.


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