Sept. 9, 2020

The greatest threats are the ones with access: Insider Threat Awareness Month

The Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security are working to raise awareness about the dangers of a physical or digital attack from within the workforce during September, National Insider Threat Awareness Month.

Sept. 9, 2020

Deck plate leader of the week: Chief Samuel Kerger

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Samuel Kerger from Marine Safety Detachment Coram - Long Island, New York!

Sept. 8, 2020

USCG launches electronic health records system

The Coast Guard is rolling out electronic health records, beginning with four pilot sites on the West Coast. The new military health system’s MHS GENESIS will enable the Service to transition from paper records to a state-of-the-art system with an impressive array of benefits for both patients and health-care providers.

Sept. 4, 2020

Federal government deferring payroll taxes for certain members, employees

Social Security taxes will be deferred for many federal civilians and uniformed members through the end of this year.

Sept. 4, 2020

Event: Bystander Intervention webinar, Sept. 9

Register to listen to self-defense expert Nicole Snell during a Zoom event Sept. 9. You will learn practical tools for using your intuition, setting verbal boundaries, and de-escalation options. She will also teach you about the definition of consent, and ways to support survivors. The webinar only has 100 seats; register early. 

Sept. 4, 2020

Wading Into Flooded Waters – New Flood Response Training Finishes Its Inaugural Course

In August 72 Coast Guardsmen participated in the Service’s inaugural flood response training in Beltsville, IN. These members received this training because of the likelihood that they will be called on to respond to a flood within the community they serve.  

Sept. 2, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Sneak Peek: Determining Vital Workforce Emergency Assistance

Wellness Wednesday’s guests today include Master Chief Anthony Martinez, Command Master Chief of Sector Northern New England, Christopher James, and Ms. Leslie Cardona, who will provide guidance and a real-world example on determining when a Coast Guard member is in need of help, how to address their challenges and to which resources to connect them. The conversation will take place today from 3-4 p.m. EDT.

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.