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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

Lessons from the Coast Guard’s Award Winning Leaders  Announcing the Annual Inspirational Leadership Award Recipients

Leadership is a cornerstone of what makes the Coast Guard run smoothly. Annually, the Office of Leaderhsip recognizes individuals who exemplify these qualities and inspire others to achieve greatness. 

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.

Sept. 17, 2020

A Request for Nominations: The 2020 Captain Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence and Superior Cutterman Awards Call and Its 2019 Winners

Nominations for the 2020 Captain Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence and Superior Cutterman Awards are due in less than seven weeks. These awards, which honor the Coast Guard’s legendary sea-going forbearer, Capt. Hopley Yeaton, are given to celebrate and recognize cuttermen and cutter crews who best exemplify what it means to be a top-tier Coast Guard cutterman in spirit and in action.

Sept. 17, 2020

Microsoft 365 arrives at the Coast Guard

By the end of October, all Coast Guard workforce members –active duty, civilians, and reservists – will have a new email account through Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365). While emails will not turn off unexpectedly, there are some important changes to keep in mind as this transition begins. 

Sept. 17, 2020

Coast Guard wants to hear from you: Take the Career Perspectives Survey 

The Assistant Commandant for Human Resources is reviewing which personnel policies can be improved to impact the members’ experience in the service. Participating in the Career Perspectives Survey informs the Coast Guard’s ongoing effort to develop increasingly supportive and inclusive personnel policies. Be a voice for your community through Oct. 12, 2020.

Sept. 16, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Sneak Peek—Resources for personal wellness management

Join us today for Wellness Wednesday to discuss resources for personal wellness with Ms. Chris Degraw, the ombudsman program manager and Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy. 

Sept. 16, 2020

Deck Plate Leader of the Week: Chief Ryan Torbett

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Ryan Torbett, supervisor of Electronics Systems Support Detachment (ESD) New Haven, CT

Sept. 16, 2020

Share Your COVID-19 lessons learned and best practices with CG leadership

Share your innovation ideas stemmed from COVID-19 with CG_Ideas@Work, a crowdsourcing platform where Coast Guard members, civilians, reservists, and auxiliarists can propose new innovative ideas. Run by the Acquisition Directorate, CG_Ideas@Work is a major source of inspiration for RDT&E and Innovation – the office responsible for capturing new ideas in the Coast Guard.

Sept. 16, 2020

Solicitation for State of the Coast Guard Stories

Do you have a story idea for the State of the Coast Guard 2021? Send your idea to Please send all ideas to SOTCG2021@gmail.com.