My Coast Guard

Sept. 23, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Best, officer in charge (OIC) of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ridley!

Sept. 22, 2020

The Long Blue Line: Domingo Suarez y Rosa—Towerman of Puerto Rico

Born in the Canary Islands in 1862, Don (Mr.) Domingo Suarez y Rosa was part of the largest migratory wave of immigrants from the Canaries to Puerto Rico in the late 19th century.

Sept. 22, 2020

CG updates meritorious advancement program

If you work hard enough, you might have the opportunity to skip the service wide exam and still advance to the next pay grade. The Coast Guard has updated the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) providing members new opportunities to be recognized and advanced in the process.

Sept. 22, 2020

Credentialing your Coast Guard experience

The Coast Guard is paying you to prepare for your next job.

Members planning to transition into a civilian job after serving, or simply looking to broaden professional opportunities, are in luck. Your experience in the Coast Guard has given you training and skills that you can put to work for you outside of the service. 

Sept. 21, 2020

CANCELLED: Vice Commandant testifies before Congressional hearing focused on Arctic

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. If and/or when this event is rescheduled, we will post here for your awareness.

Watch live Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, as Vice Commandant, Adm. Charles Ray testifies before a Congressional Hearing focused on the Arctic.

Sept. 21, 2020

Congratulations to the Coast Guard’s Civilian and Non-Appropriated Fund Employees of the Year! 

Each year the Coast Guard recognizes a select few civilian and non-appropriated fund employees for their outstanding service and dedication to the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. 

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.