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A Coast Guard Officer's hat, sword, gloves and ribbons are displayed together with the American Flag. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
Career questions? Get answers at the 2024 OPM virtual road shows!
Feb. 21, 2024
Promotions, panels, assignments, and more are all topics at OPM’s virtual Q&A sessions. The full season’s schedule is available now!

A graphic for National Leadership Day
Did you know? Eight free resources for leadership development
Feb. 20, 2024
In honor of National Leadership Day, the Office of Leadership shares some of its favorite resources.

In continuance of the Black History Month celebrations, join the Coast Guard at the second installment of African Americans and the Arts. The event will be held at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 22, 2024 1300 EST.
Black History Month: The celebration continues!
Feb. 16, 2024
Join the Coast Guard on February 22 for the second instillation of African Americans and the Arts.

A rare vintage painting of the all-African American crew of the Pea Island Life-Saving Service Station, circa 1896. (U.S. Coast Guard)
Lewis Wescott—the lost grave of a heroic Pea Island lifesaver
Feb. 16, 2024
A discovery uncovers the whereabouts of a Pea Island Keeper, one whose last resting place was lost for more than 70 years.

A photo of a 3D printer at the Technology Room located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
The Coast Guard's 3D printing success
Feb. 12, 2024
Engineering the future: Inside the collaborative effort to maintain nautical navigation.

Serby, a Coast Guard K9 with Maritime and Safety Security Team Los Angeles, has been assigned to protect Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII.
Meet Serby, a Coast Guard K9 safeguarding Super Bowl LVIII
Feb. 9, 2024
Coast Guard K9 units have been deployed to Super Bowl LVIII, collaborating closely with other law enforcement agencies, to protect an estimated 72,000 in attendance.

Color image of a Coast Guard HH-52 “Seaguard” helicopter similar to the ones crewed by CWO Melvin Williams during his distinguished Coast Guard aviation career. (U.S. Coast Guard) 

Retired Chief Warrant Officer Melvin W. Williams, Jr., seated in his office pointing to pictures from his career in Coast Guard aviation. (Courtesy of Jennifer Kirsop, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Melvin Williams Jr. — An African American Coast Guardsman’s aviation story
Feb. 9, 2024
Melvin Williams Jr. was the first African American to make chief as an Aviation Survivalman and then as a Chief Warrant Officer.