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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.

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 are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please contact your local SPO to determine your eligibility for these new pay and allowances: Isolation Allowance (PCS related)Isolation Allowance is the

July 8, 2020

COVID chaos? Your ombudsman can help. Here's how.

Ironically, this is an article about avoiding information overload – and finding just the resources you actually need.“Families are getting 5,000 emails a day about coronavirus, and it makes our eyes glaze over,” says Tiffany Lyford. Her husband is active duty on board the CGC KATHERINE WALKER, and she’s the unit ombudsman. “I stay on top of it