UPDATE: Government Shutdown FAQs, CGMA loan information

Frequently asked questions and answers are available here for Coast Guard members, families and civilian employees during the current government shutdown.


Reservists from Coast Guard Station Washington conduct marine safety patrols on the Potomac River outside Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2018. Reservists serve as a force multiplier in the Coast Guard’s efforts to protect our Nation’s Capital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charlotte Fritts.

ADOS opportunities – Join the crew

This does not contain all of the ADOS opportunities, just select ones. To view all of the current long/short term opportunities go to Direct Access, then mobilization resume.


Dr. Olivia J. Hooker smiles for the camera before a building dedication ceremony at Coast Guard Sector New York in Staten Island, New York, March 12, 2015, renaming the sector’s galley in her honor. In February 1945, during World War II, Hooker became the first African-American female admitted into the United States Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi)

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.


Petty Officers Kirby Graves and Austin Rucker honor the passing of President George H. W. Bush, in accordance with Commandant Instruction 5000.3B, with a saluting battery of cannon fire from 0800 until sunset, Dec. 3, 2018. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Isaac Cross.

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.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Contrino, a boatswain’s mate, stands lookout on the stern of the 29-foot Response Boat-Small during a training mission and patrol on the Potomac River, south of Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2018. The mission was for the crew members to maintain qualifications and proficiencies. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando)

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.


Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk aircrews demobilize forward operating location Kotzebue, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2018. The Coast Guard opened the FOL from July 1 - Nov. 1, 2018, in support of Operation Arctic Shield. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Nick Traina.

Reserve General Messages Weekly 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.


reserve career counseling

Tis the season … for crafting the right career for promotion

It’s that time of year again. Shopping list season. If you’re due to transfer next summer, now is the time for career counseling.


Seven members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 were on the road within six hours Oct. 12, 2018, to assist Coast Guard Station Panama City in the Hurricane Michael relief effort. The team spent the weekend assisting by setting up tents, generators and supplies for incoming emergency responders and station personnel.

ADOS opportunities – Join the crew

This does not contain all of the new ADOS opportunities, just select ones. Go to Direct Access, Mobilization Resume to view all of the current long/short term opportunities. LONG TERM: O4/O5 opportunity for FY19 – Coast Guard Headquarters DA Request: […]


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.


Paratus Report: June 2018, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! Hurricane season is once again upon us. Are you and your family ready? Also, there are some professional development and advanced education opportunities discussed in this episode.


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