General Messages Weekly Round-up

The Special Assignment shopping list is out and Tuition Assistance funds are running out. Check out the ALCOAST messages for that and more on this week’s round-up.

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All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). 

049/17Special Assignments shopping list

This message announces the posting of the assignment year 2018 Special Assignments shopping list on the Special Assignments portal page. Command endorsed e-Resumes and program packages (if applicable) must be submitted no later than July 15, 2017. There are a variety of programs available to ranks from petty officer 2nd class to master chief petty officer.

152/17_ALCOASTSuspension of active duty Tuition Assistance

At the current use rate, fiscal year (FY) 2017 Tuition Assistance (TA) funding will be exhausted mid to late May 2017. When TA funds are exhausted, TA will be suspended and no TA applications will be accepted or authorized for the remainder of FY 2017.

149/17_ALCOASTAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month we honor the cultural diversity and enormous contributions of members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to our Nation as we observe the heritage month theme: Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together. The unique and varied voices of millions of Americans of Asian descent who share hopes and dreams for their children, families and communities purposefully contribute to the extraordinary diversity of our Nation. As they join together to tell their collective stories and spotlight issues that impact their everyday lives, the promise of inclusion and opportunity is passed to each generation.

147/17_ALCOASTWinners of the Congressman James Sener Award for Excellence in Marine Investigations

Congratulations to the winners of the Congressman James Sener Award for Excellence in Marine Investigations! The recipients are recognized for conducting the most distinguished marine casualty investigations for 2016.

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