By sheer number of personnel, the Coast Guard is diminutive compared to the other U.S. Armed Forces; however, we maintain a reputation of never backing down and always being able to punch above our weight class. Nowhere was this more evident than when Coast Guard Rugby came together this summer for the Armed Forces Rugby Tournament.
Author: PACS Kyle Niemi
Capt. Patricia McFetridge, a veteran of 34 years of total military service, is a 1990 recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and a trailblazer for women in Coast Guard aviation.
Hispanic-Americans have served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nearly 200 years – most of the lifespan of the service. During this time, they have come a long way, persevering with a dedication to the Coast Guard that has benefitted all who serve in it.
This year, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is launching the 2016 Month of the Military Child Art and Essay Contest – to give Coast Guard kids a chance to tell us all, through their words or their art, what it’s like to be a military child
The nation asks a lot of the Coast Guard, and in turn, your Coast Guard asks a lot of you. And, there are things that an organization owes its members if it’s going to ask so much from them: a safe and secure environment to work in; the resources to get the job done; the freedom to pursue individual goals; and a suite of entitlements to include competitive pay and access to adequate healthcare. Based on the vast variety of each individual’s or each family’s medical needs, arranging healthcare can be a complicated endeavor.
See the 2015 holiday message from Mrs. Janet Cantrell, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell, and members of his staff.
Coast Guard personnel worked tirelessly to create or improve their motorcycle safety program in an effort to keep their motorcycle riders safe. And, it appears to have made a difference. We are proud to announce that we experienced zero motorcycle fatalities among active-duty members and reservists on orders in Fiscal Year 2015 – the first time since 2001.
I know my children grew up safe because of the sacrifices made by servicemembers. We lead these bright shiny lives of freedom, and sometimes we need to take a moment and thank those who make it possible.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month — observed every year to raise awareness, promote the resources that are available, renew our commitment to building healthy relationships, and promote offender accountability.
Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction, because it explains why people like me hide the disease. My message to that fellow Coastie who is out there struggling, or to the member who wonders whether their shipmate has a problem, just take that first step.