Congressman Duncan Hunter, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, shakes hands with Capt. Timothy Espinoza, commander of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 in San Diego March 11, 2015, during a unit visit. The congressman visited the MSST to learn about the unit’s missions, capabilities and roles they perform as a deployable specialized force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/released)

Wellness Wednesday: When meeting new people, keep it clean

When we are introduced to someone new or have not seen a friend in a long time, we generally greet him or her with a firm handshake. This may seem innocent enough until you start to think about what their hands, or your own hands, have been touching and the numerous germs on those objects. The best way to ensure we are not receiving other peoples’ germs or giving germs to others is to wash our hands.


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Paratus Report: July 2018, episode 2

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! The Coast Guard announces a new image distribution system and


Chief Petty Officer Erin Hunter, an independent-duty health services technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy, has her portrait taken in the cutter's sick bay Aug. 19, 2015, while underway in support of the Geotraces mission. Geotraces is Healy's second science mission of the summer, and is an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world's oceans. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)

TRICARE and You: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits. Learn more about the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and how you can prevent it.


Wellness Wednesday: Stay safe in the sun this summer

The sunny days have returned and we all look forward to outdoor activities. But, being health conscious people, we must be careful and protect our largest organ: our skin.


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