My Coast Guard

Jan. 5, 2024

The World War II Beach Patrol in Jacksonville Beach

Coast Guard Headquarters authorized the institution of beach patrols in all areas adjacent to the coast. The patrol members came to be known colloquially as “sand pounders.” By August of 1942, the first patrols with dogs were instituted.

Jan. 5, 2024

Transforming operations with robotics process automation

Saving the Coast Guard time, money, and stress.

Jan. 4, 2024

DOD Releases 2024 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

Did your rate change for 2024?

Jan. 2, 2024

Help DOD set cost of living allowance rates by taking the Living Patterns Survey

You can take the LPS now to influence COLA rates.

Dec. 29, 2023

The Long Blue Line: First U.S. transit of the Northwest Passage — 1957

All three cutters went down in history as the first American vessels to transit through the icy seas of the Northwest Passage and circumnavigate the North American continent.

Dec. 29, 2023

Beyond borders and boundaries — Embracing adaptation, teamwork

Phillips' proficiency in Japanese, a skill he developed during his formative years in Japan and Taiwan, was pivotal during the Myrtle Hazard’s recent expeditionary patrol in support of Operation Blue Pacific travelling from Guam to Australia with notable time in Papua New Guinea.

Dec. 27, 2023

Strong enough — Coast Guardsman frees 2 trapped in sinking tugboat

“The Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those who truly go above and beyond. Petty Officer Rollins acted selflessly and embodied the motto ‘So others may live.’” — Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Beasley.

Dec. 22, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Merry Christmas from the Galley! — the Coast Guard’s collection of vintage Christmas Menus

The Coast Guard Historian’s Office recently unearthed several shipboard Christmas menus in its Archives and Special Collections. They are few, but rather colorful and provide insight into a bright spot in an otherwise monotonous lifestyle at sea.

Dec. 21, 2023

The Coast Guard increases junior officer command opportunities

More communities will have paths to earn a position as a unit commander earlier in their career.

Dec. 20, 2023

Cutter Healy returns home after circumnavigating the globe

“The Healy continued demonstrating the nation’s commitment to the global science community as it seeks to improve understanding of the changing Arctic, particularly in ice-covered waters difficult to reach by most research vessels.” - Capt. Michele Schallip, commanding officer of Healy.