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Aug. 27, 2020

New USCG app helps you be a crime-stopper

The Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) just launched a mobile app, CGIS TIPS, that anyone can use to help fight crime. It’s also available at

You can remain anonymous when you make a report! You won’t need to worry about providing identification.

Aug. 27, 2020

Test for Success: Ensure Your PDE is Accurate

Are you an enlisted reservist competing for pay grades E-5 through E-9? Are you planning to take the Reserve Servicewide Exam (RSWE) in October? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, now is the time to review and verify your Personnel Data Extract (PDE) in Direct Access (DA).You need to verify that your PDE states your status as “ELIGIBLE” in order for you to receive an exam.

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

USCG Launches Everyone is a Recruiter incentive program

Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC) has announced the Everybody is a Recruiter initiative, calling on all members, civilians, auxiliarists, and retirees to help recruit new active duty and reserve members.

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

Surface Navy Association Virtual Waterfront Symposium (Aug 25-27)

A Virtual Waterfront Symposium this week offers an opportunity to collaborate with your peers, and focus on your own professional development.

The event, hosted by the Surface Navy Association (SNA), started on Tuesday and runs through Friday. It is free for active duty and government civilians with a .mil or .gov email address.

There’s something for almost everyone in the line-up. Can’t make it to all the panels you want to check out? You can access videos of the sessions for 30 days.

Aug. 26, 2020

Promotions: Selections for Captain

The Coast Guard’s Captain Selection Board convened July 6, 2020, and recommended 89 members to promote to the rank of captain during promotion year 2021. Officers selected are listed below in active duty promotion list precedence (ADPL) order. Congratulations to all who have been selected for promotion.

Aug. 26, 2020

Promotions: Captains selected for rear admiral, lower half

Seven Coast Guard captains have been selected for the rank of rear admiral, lower half, for promotion year 2021.
Each admiral select received a congratulatory phone call from Coast Guard Commandant Adm.  Karl Schultz prior to the message being released on Aug. 3.

Aug. 26, 2020

Striving for Equality— A Historical Perspective on Women’s Evolving Role in Coast Guard Service

As we commemorate Women’s Equality Day today, Aug. 26, it is also an opportunity for us, as a workforce, to acknowledge the many great steps that our fellow female Coast Guard members have taken on the road to equality.

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