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Senior Chief Petty Officer Anitra Keith (far right), sits with her family in front of the Capital in Washington, D.C., with her husband Jason (far left) and their daughters: Aleesa, 10 (on the right) and Della, eight (on the left). Jon, their adopted 18-month-old son, sits on his father’s lap.  Photo courtesy Senior Chief Petty Officer Anitra Keith.
November is National Adoption Month: A roadmap to adopting a child
By Keisha Reynolds, MyCG Writer | Nov. 30, 2021
Here are some guidelines to expanding your family through adoption

A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy participated in the National Security Agency’s 20th annual National Cyber Exercise (NCX), a three-day cyber competition that tests the offensive and defensive cybersecurity skills virtually, April 8-10, 2021. The Coast Guard Academy recently instituted a Cyber Systems degree to meet the needs of the services cyber security strategy of defending cyber space, enabling operations, and protecting infrastructure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Hunter Medley)
Hackers among us
By Kathy Murray, MyCG Writer | Nov. 30, 2021
New Cyber “Red Team” tests Coast Guard cybersecurity defenses

Members of the Coast Guard Academy gather in front of Hamilton Hall to witness morning colors in honor of the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Sep. 11, 2017. The ceremony marked the 16th anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth
Volunteer as a Coast Guard Academy Admissions Partner and the Academy Minority Outreach Team
By | Nov. 29, 2021
Volunteer solicitation for the USCG Academy Admissions Partner (AAP) and Academy Minority Outreach Team (AMOT) Program

Official shield for Coast Guard Base Charleston. (U.S. Coast Guard)
The Long Blue Line: Charleston—over 230 years of Coast Guard service and growth in South Carolina!
By William H. Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area | Nov. 26, 2021
The City of Charleston, S.C., has been a Coast Guard base of operations for over 230 years and its

Tricare open season is Nov. 8 to Dec. 13, 2021
Tricare open season ends Dec. 13
By Staff | Nov. 24, 2021
TRICARE open season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. In 2021, TRICARE open season begins Nov. 8 and ends Dec. 13. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select.