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Sept. 21, 2020

Coast Guard celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions that Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. The observance started in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a month-long celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15.

Sept. 18, 2020

Event: Jazz livestream this Sunday!

The Coast Guard Band is presenting a short, 30-minute concert featuring our newly formed jazz group (name of group TBD) Sunday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. Eastern. 

Use this link to enjoy the music. 

Sept. 18, 2020

Coast Guard Announces Outlook to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Do you know how the seafood you eat is caught? It’s possible the fish you buy came from an illegal fishing haul. It’s estimated that one in five fish in an industry with a sales value of over $400 billion are brought to market through unlawful methods. Fishing communities subject to the standards that promote good governance of resources are disadvantaged when illegally caught fish enter the market.   

The Commandant has announced a plan to combat the multi-billion dollar international black market in fishing, pursuing new efforts and international partnerships to combat economically and environmentally unsustainable fishing practices.

Sept. 18, 2020

Make it your mission to be there and connect to protect. 

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Isa Mariano discusses her experience helping a woman who was contemplating suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge, mid-June 2020. Mariano talked with the woman, called her loved ones and with the help of a good Samaritan, brought the woman away from the ledge before bridge authorities arrived on scene to safely escort the woman from Golden Gate.

Sept. 18, 2020

Lessons from the Coast Guard’s Award Winning Leaders  Announcing the Annual Inspirational Leadership Award Recipients

Leadership is a cornerstone of what makes the Coast Guard run smoothly. Annually, the Office of Leaderhsip recognizes individuals who exemplify these qualities and inspire others to achieve greatness. 

Sept. 17, 2020

A Request for Nominations: The 2020 Captain Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence and Superior Cutterman Awards Call and Its 2019 Winners

Nominations for the 2020 Captain Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence and Superior Cutterman Awards are due in less than seven weeks. These awards, which honor the Coast Guard’s legendary sea-going forbearer, Capt. Hopley Yeaton, are given to celebrate and recognize cuttermen and cutter crews who best exemplify what it means to be a top-tier Coast Guard cutterman in spirit and in action.

Sept. 17, 2020

Reserves: Additional training period allocations for SELRES members for fiscal year 2021

For the upcoming fiscal year, reservists are reminded that only select reserve (SELRES) members assigned to Port Security Units (PSU), Naval Coastal Riverine Squadrons (CORIVRON) and Naval Coastal Riverine Groups (CORIVGRU) are authorized to perform additional training period (ATP).

Sept. 17, 2020

Reserve members: Scheduling requirements for IDT, RMP, waiver process for FY21

Reserve members and commands should be aware of the following key dates, responsibilities and when scheduling inactive duty training (IDT) drills, readiness management periods (RMP), and additional training periods (ATP) in the new fiscal year. Pay for duty performed not in compliance with this policy may be subject to recoupment

Sept. 17, 2020

Reserve members: schedule ADT for FY21

It is that time of year again for selected reserves (SELRES) members and commands to be aware of key deadlines when scheduling active duty for training (ADT) in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

Sept. 17, 2020

Microsoft 365 arrives at the Coast Guard

By the end of October, all Coast Guard workforce members –active duty, civilians, and reservists – will have a new email account through Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). While emails will not turn off unexpectedly, there are some important changes to keep in mind as this transition begins.