Reserve General Messages

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.


U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Hagan, 1st Combat Camera Squadron combat broadcaster, sleeps in during his down day at Exercise Scorpion Lens on United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S.C., Feb. 11, 2018. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S.C., and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C. the exercise's purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

Wellness Wednesday: Sleep and improving readiness

Sleep, or lack of it, can influence our health in many ways.  It is sometimes an overlooked factor when members consider improving their health.


ATLANTIC OCEAN - Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Wiedenfeld, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, scans a display board inside the cutter's engine room during basic engineering casualty control exercises, Feb. 15, 2012. The exercises are standardized training drills held throughout the Coast Guard to keep crew prepared for a multitude of casualties. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

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.


Two 29-foot Response Boat-Small II vessels from Coast Guard Station Seattle conduct tactical boat training in Elliott Bay, Wash., on April 14, 2016. One of Station Seattle’s primary missions is to escort Washington State Ferries throughout the Puget Sound, allowing the boat crews remain proficient at tactical boat operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Kellogg.

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.


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer DeAnna Melleby, Information Systems Security Officer for the Coast Guard Command, Control, Communication and Information Technology unit at Coast Guard Base Boston, peers through a space in a server April 20, 2017. Melleby and her team have a number countermeasures they use to keep the Coast Guard computer network secure, including a 'sniffer' program that identifies when USBs or cell phones are plugged into the system. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi)

Coast Guard modernization and the cloud

The Coast Guard C5I Resource Council recently approved funding for network improvements and office applications. As a result, the Coast Guard will be improving unit network connections and migrating Microsoft services to a hybrid cloud for many applications.


A stethoscope hangs August 15,2018, at the Public Health Activity- San

PHA updates

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventative Medicine U.S. Coast Guard / U.S. Public Health Service On Mar. 1, 2018, the Coast Guard implemented a new periodic health assessment (PHA). To increase flexibility, Coast Guard members were no longer […]


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.


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 […]


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