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Coast Guard: New Social Media handbook for 2015

PA1 David J. Schuhlein, April 22, 2015 -  Are you active on social media? Are you a collateral duty public affairs officer? Are you part of the leadership at your unit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need a…


Preparing for the Tough Decisions: the Coast Guard…

by LTJG Katie Braynard, April 15, 2015 -  Each May, around 200 cadets raise their right hands and take the oath of office, concluding the declaration with, “…I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”


Coast Guard Officially Stands Up Dive Rating

APRIL 3, 2015, by LTJG Katie Braynard -  “The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” This opening line from Title 14, U.S. Code, establishes the Coast…


Coast Guard Senior Leaders Hold First Facebook Town…

MARCH 18, 2015 -  In the first town hall of its kind for the service, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell conducted a live Facebook Q&A.


Adm. Zukunft Testifies on Coast Guard Budget Request…

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 -  One day after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered his first State of the Coast Guard Address, he testified on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request before the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.


A Guide to Body Armor for America’s Coast Guard…

DECEMBER 1, 2014 -  As one of the United States’ five armed forces, the Coast Guard keeps America’s seas as safe as can be, preventing various criminal activities affecting law and order on-land. The Coast Guard covers a broad spectrum of protective services, from search-and-rescue…


Sustaining Mission Effectiveness as Coast Guard Surface…

October 1, 2014 -  The U.S. Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy is built around three priorities, combating networks, securing borders and safeguarding commerce. To meet these priorities, the strategy emphasizes the critical importance of offshore vessel and aircraft presence to support effective…


A Diamond Anniversary for the Coast Guard Auxiliary…

June 24, 2014 -  Diamonds, rare as they are beautiful, are among the strongest and hardest known materials on Earth. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - rare in their talents and strong in their commitment to service - celebrated their diamond anniversary yesterday.


Adm. Papp Testifies on Coast Guard Budget Request

March 14, 2014 -  Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified recently before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. The Commandant led his opening statement by thanking both…


Largest Drug Seizure in the 1st Coast Guard District’s…

(September 18, 2013)  -  If you speak with Coast Guardsmen from the 1st Coast Guard District - stretching from the Canadian border in Maine to northern New Jersey - about the missions they routinely perform, you will likely get a standard answer from just about every member: search and rescue,…


Coast Guard Reserve: 72 Years of Service to America…

The Coast Guard Reserve has been a flexible, responsive and cost-effective workforce that has maintained its primary purpose of providing surge capacity for Coast Guard missions for 72 years.


The Anatomy of a Soldier

When you are in the military, you know that reporting to your unit in poor physical fitness starts things off on the wrong foot. It’s not just a matter of pride; it’s important for the job.


2012 GRAND HAVEN COAST GUARD FESTIVAL

Grand Haven holds a spectacular annual festival for the Coast Guard which is the home of the Coast Guard’s National Memorial Service that honors fallen members of the service. The Coast Guard Festival is one of the largest festivals in Western Michigan, attracting around 300,000 people each…


Coast Guard Changes Its Exam Standards and Procedures…

Some changes to the Coast Guard rating exam will integrate new ways of testing and training new enlisting members.


Recruiting Stays on Track for Active Service Components…

All of the active service components and five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical year-to-date recruiting goals for fiscal year 2012 through February, Pentagon officials reported yesterday.


Coast Guard Hosts Haunted House for Charity

10/24/2011 - Get ready to be spooked and scared! The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Garibaldi, Ore., Fire Department will host a haunted house, for charity.


Online Language Training Now Earns Promotion Points…

10/24/2011 - Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.


All U.S. Troops from Iraq Returning Home for Good

10/22/2011 - All U.S. service members will leave Iraq by the end of the year, President Barack Obama announced today.


Joining Forces Campaign Announces 25,000 Job Openings…

First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a private sector hiring commitment of 25,000 military spouses and veterans as part of the Joining Forces campaign.


U.S. Government Grants Citizenship to Thousands of…

10/10/2011 - As a service to those immigrants in uniform, the U.S. government has granted citizenship to thousands of immigrants whom served honorably.


ROTC Making a Comeback at Ivy League Schools

With the fall semester busily under way at colleges and universities across the United States, some of the most prestigious among them are charting a new course with the return of ROTC programs to their campuses.


Postal Date Deadlines for Holiday Mail for 2011

The USPS and Military Postal Service have released the 2011 deadlines to ensure mail delivery for Military holiday packages.


U.S Military Ready for End on Ban of Gays Serving Openingly…

The repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law is expected to take effect today at 12:01 EDT.


Soldiers Commemorate D-Day’s 67th Anniversary…

6/6/2011 - About 300 U.S. Soldiers, most of them combat veterans themselves, joined their British, French and German counterparts in Normandy, France, to honor the sacrifices of World War II veterans who conducted the D-Day invasion 67 years ago today.


‘Tents for Troops’ Organization Provides…

5-19-2011 - ‘Tents for Troops’ is a non-profit organization that provides FREE RV and camping sites to all active military and their families.


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