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Category: Veterans

Dec. 29, 2021

Coast Guard member serves as head coach of USA Armed Forces Basketball Team in Europe 

Forging partnerships, collaboration through the love of the game 

Dec. 28, 2021

Spotlight Joint Duty Assignment Opportunities

Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) assignments are nine-month assignments with Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary & Executive Management (OSEM), Operation Allies Welcome (OAW). The OAW, Unified Coordination Group (UCG) has been leading the whole-of-nation effort to welcome our Afghan allies and care for them while we help them

Dec. 28, 2021

How To Set Effective New Year’s Goals For 2022

Every year, business leaders set goals for the new year. These goals are typically ambitious, and that’s probably true for you as well. Yet how many times have you set a New Year’s resolution just for it to fizzle out after January ends? If your resolutions rarely come to fruition, it’s time to rethink the way you create goals. No matter what your

Dec. 24, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Lest we forget—the Triumph-Mermaid tragedy 60 years ago

At approximately 4:15 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1961, Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, at the mouth of the Columbia River, received a radio call from Roy Gunnari, skipper of the fishing vessel Jana Jo. Gunnari advised that he was relaying a mayday call from the fishing vessel Mermaid, a 34-foot crab-fishing boat from Ilwaco, Wash., owned

Dec. 24, 2021

Chicago's Christmas Ship delivers 1,200 trees to at-risk youth and families

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw docks at Navy Pier as part of annual event bringing trees to families.

Dec. 21, 2021

Coast Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

Coast Guard active duty and reserve members continue to play an integral role in the planning and operations associated with Operations Allies Welcome. In August, President Biden designated the Department of Homeland Security as the lead federal agency for Operation Allies Welcome, to lead and coordinate the effort to support vulnerable Afghans

Dec. 17, 2021

The Long Blue Line: The Persian Gulf War—a female officer’s experience 30 years ago

During 1990, I was assigned as the training officer for Reserve Unit Syracuse, New York. One of my responsibilities was to ensure that each member of the unit had committed to an appropriate two-week training period. That year, the district office in Cleveland, Ohio, forwarded a request to fill 25 billets at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., for a

Dec. 16, 2021

2 Coast Guard civilians receive highest award for senior executives; the perfect fit—how the Industrial Production Facility at Alameda collaborated to help Coast Guard Cutter Waesche get underway; meritorious advancement.

2 Coast Guard civilians receive the highest award bestowed upon senior executives. Congratulations to Coast Guard civilian senior executives Gary Rasicot and Calvin Lederer who were recognized for the 2021 Presidential Rank Award (PRA) program. The PRA program was established in 1978 and is one of the highest awards the President of the United

Dec. 16, 2021

The USCG marine inspector hotline is truly semper paratus 

Great work Lt. Sean Dolan of Sector Buffalo 

Dec. 16, 2021

Money Matter$: The ABC’s of Budgeting: Budgeting Basics

Many of you who are reading this may not like what you hear! You may get grumpy or even trigger a headache when I say this, but “You need a Budget!”It doesn’t matter if you are a civilian, new recruit, or an officer with 20 plus years of service; it’s important to know where your money is going if you want to have a handle on your finances. Many