The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescues a survivor of a migrant capsized boat during the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2018, in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic. The crew of the commercial tanker Sea Board Ranger rescued 20 other migrants after locating the capsized vessel earlier in the morning. Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Dec. 8, 2018 for seven other migrants who reportedly were also onboard the capsized vessel.

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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Bravo Zulu: Force Readiness Command receives distinguished awards

The Coast Guard Force Readiness Command and Performance Technology Center was recently honored with four distinguished awards at the International Society for Performance Improvement annual conference.

Shape the future: CWO Craig Kerby

It’s very rewarding when I get that follow-on phone call or discussion after class, and I can provide service to the students by answering a question or helping them out. It’s great to know that the students trust me to be there for them all the time, not just during class.

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Shape the future: ME1 Paul LeBoeuf

Have a back-up plan. And have a back-up plan for that back-up plan! I try to get there early every day we have a class, especially on the first day.

Shape the future: LT Matthew Hunt

As an instructor pilot, I am afforded the privilege and opportunity to interact and learn from the finest aircrew members across Coast Guard aviation, and then to share that wealth of knowledge with both new and experienced pilots. When a new pilot learns from your instruction, it is extremely rewarding. However, it also brings with it a heavy burden because you are responsible for perpetuating proper techniques.

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Force Readiness Command simplifies ASVAB waiver process

Force Readiness Command has revised the process for obtaining waivers of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, or ASVAB, test scores to attend A-school. Change-1 to the Performance Training and Education Manual, released earlier this week, also clarifies the criteria and procedures for granting and approving waivers.

Shape the Future: IT1 Neil Garrand

Shape the future: IT1 Neil Garrand

I’ve learned how to incorporate a variety of tools to effectively deliver IT course material: hardware, software, hand tools, and display options. I’ve learned how to keep the instruction fresh by having students work in large and small groups to accomplish learning objectives.


Shape the future: FS1 Justin Patch

Being at the forefront of your rating presents unique opportunities for anyone looking to further his or her career. The opportunity to influence your rating is unmatched anywhere else in the service.

Coast Guardsmen from Recruit Company Lima 188 march in front of family and friends during Pass and Review at their graduation from Training Center Cape May, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

Coast Guard prohibits inappropriate relationships with recent boot camp grads

In order to preserve these beneficial mentoring relationships, and more clearly define prohibited behavior, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman has issued a general order prohibiting romantic relationships between instructors (including former instructors) and recent graduates of recruit training. Any person who teaches or instructs at a FORCECOM training command is prohibited from establishing, developing or attempting to develop a romantic relationship with a graduate of recruit training within one year of that recruit’s graduation.

Lt. Brennan Dougherty, a member from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore's prevention team, checks the water intakes to see if there are any obstructions or if the valves don't work during an inspection Aug. 2, 2013. The Coast Guard inspects passenger vessels operating in United States waterways for safety every one to two years. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin.

New PQS on the way for marine inspectors

New tools are on the way to ensure the tasks and steps a Coast Guard marine inspector or port state control officer will complete during an inspection are properly supported by performance qualification standards , training aids and vessel-specific job […]