My Coast Guard

Aug. 31, 2020

Build a better bookshelf: The 2020 USCG Professional Development Reading List

The New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking,” might seem an unusual choice for the Coast Guard’s annual professional development reading list. But the book “helped me disconnect from a demanding staff assignment,” explains Lt. Austin Fullmer, in the Ninth District. “If being able to roast a whole buttermilk chicken on my own doesn’t signify personal growth, I don’t know what does!”

Aug. 29, 2020

Event: White House Fellowship info session, Sept. 17

Becoming a White House Fellow can transform your career and leadership abilities. 

Coast Guard Congressional Affairs and White House Fellowship alumni will host an informational session on Sept. 17 to discuss the fellowship application process, share their experiences, and answer questions from interested applicants.


Aug. 27, 2020

Aerial Heroism: The 2020 Aviation Award Winners

The Coast Guard is widlely known for its daring and heroic rescues at sea. Some of those most daring rescues occur from the Service’s premier aviation search and rescue (SAR) capabilities.
This year, the Sector Humboldt Bay crew of Coast Guard rescue helicopter 6561 risked their lives to rescue two critically injured firefighters from a clearing, while flames engulfed nearby trees. Without the aircrew’s creativity and tenacity, it is likely these two men would not have survived the fire.

Aug. 26, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Chief Petty Officer Jerry Minchew

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Jerry Minchew, a maritime enforcement specialist from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound!

Aug. 26, 2020

Notes from Master Chief Bushey

Here’s a couple of quick notes from Master Chief Rob Bushey, Deputy  Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard:

Celebrating 100 Years of Coast Guard Chiefs

Child Care Needs Assessment Survey

Aug. 14, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Master Chief Petty Officer Dan Schlangen

Master Chief Schlangen stands out as the best-of-the-best leader, exemplifying the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

Aug. 7, 2020

Deckplate Leader of the Week: Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Winiarski

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Deckplate Leader of the Week for Aug. 7, 2020, is Boatswain’s Mate Senior Chief Michael Winiarski. Senior Chief Winiariski is the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, in Montauk, NY.

Aug. 4, 2020

Your Next Idea Could be the Game Changer for the Coast Guard Workforce

Specific innovative technologies are often referred to as game changers, however, the real game changers at the Coast Guard are the women and men who make up the workforce. You can be part of this force for change by submitting your ideas to the Research, Development, Test & Evaluation and Innovation (RDT&E) Program. You may be responsible for helping solve some of the Coast Guard’s most wicked challenges!

July 8, 2020

PCSing in the time of COVID-19: Four families share their stories

In an effort to support others, four families share their PCS stories and what they’ve learned along the way.

July 8, 2020

New pay and allowances to help you through COVID-19

Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents.These entitlements