My Coast Guard

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. 26, 2020

Station Grand Isle and Sector LA-Long Beach spouses honored for supporting Coast Guard families

The Coast Guard recognizes two hardworking volunteers as the Coast Guard’s Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year Award for 2019. Dahna Simmons and Jenna Hall distinguished themselves out of the service’s 350 ombudsman throughout the service, going above and beyond assisting fellow spouses and families during the past year. This award recognizes their outstanding contributions during a difficult 2019 as our Coast Guard families navigated an unprecedented combination of natural disasters, financial uncertainty during the government shutdown, deployments, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug. 26, 2020

Command leadership can now use the Agile Workforce Guide

The Coast Guard released the updated COVID-19 Agile Workforce Guide this week to provide commanding officers and managers with a common framework that can help protect the workforce while ensuring mission readiness. The purpose of the guide is to help assess risk and tailor mitigation measures in a safe, controlled, and thoughtful way.

Aug. 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: National Suicide Prevention Month

As we prepare for National Suicide Prevention Awareness month in September, and given the extraordinary strain the COVID-19 pandemic puts on all facets of our life, we all have a responsibility to show genuine concern for others As Cmdr. Sarah Garrett puts it, "good shipmates buoy each other in times of distress, ashore or afloat, on duty or off duty." Please join Cmdr. Sarah Garrett from HSWL SC and Ms. Christiana Montminy, Employee Assistance Program Manager on Aug. 26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., EDT, as they talk about ways to minimize suicide-related behaviors by promoting wellness and social cohesion. 

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

Dear Coast Guard Family: Spouse License and Certification Reimbursement Program and other employment initiatives

Military spouses embody characteristics that are highly desirable to employers.  They are dedicated, adaptable, driven, resourceful … I could go on and on (military spouses are amazing!) … yet, they experience significantly higher rates of unemployment and underemployment due to their military lifestyle.

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 31, 2020

Being Proactive about Life—Suicide Prevention Efforts at the Coast Guard

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a designated time to discuss the very real threat suicide presents to the Coast Guard and the steps we’re taking to ensure the mental health of our members and workforce.

July 31, 2020

The NEW Operational Domain – Around the world, the field of cyber is still emerging and being understood.

Less than a decade ago, the Coast Guard realized it needed to grow its cyber capabilities in order to protect not just Coast Guard units, hardware, data, and control and communication systems, but also to protect the greater maritime transportation system. Consequently, Coast Guard Cyber Command, which works in conjunction with U.S. Cyber Command, was established in 2013, and with just 50 people. As the program grew into the Coast Guard’s Office of Cyber Forces, which stood-up in 2017.