Author: PA1 Timothy Tamargo

Shape the future: Be a company commander

Editor’s note: This instructor profile is part of a series profiling some of the best instructors and company commanders at Training Center Cape May, N.J. Force Readiness Command will be featuring outstanding instructors regularly who go above and beyond to help shape the future of the Coast Guard at our eight training centers . Petty Officer 1st Class Rick Bauz is an experienced company commander from Training Center Cape May, who recently was selected as the Coast Guard’s Top Cadence Author for 2013.

Voting & You: Guidelines for participation during the 2014 election season

The 2014 election season is underway. As a matter of long-standing policy, the Coast Guard does not support or engage in any activities that could be interpreted as associating our service with any particular candidate, political party, organization, or partisan political issue. The policies on official interaction with political candidates and campaigns, as well as

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OCS classes learn to honor our service by the manners of their profession

Co-written by Jennifer Gaudio, Lt. Michael Bell and Eric Alan. Officer candidates participate in a Coast Guard history course July 15, 2013, at the Coast Guard Museum located at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The course allows officer candidates to examine artifacts relevant to the historical periods they are currently studying. U.S.

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It’s moving season: Keeping your relationship strong and finances in check during this hectic time

Moving can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. Not only are you stressed about all the things you need to do, but you also may feel emotional about leaving the place you call home. During the move, it’s more important than ever for you and your partner to work together as a team.

Year of the Coast Guard celebrated at the Navy Memorial

The Coast Guard and Navy Ceremonial Honor Guards present the colors at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2014. This year the Navy Memorial will be commemorating the Year of the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Written by Lt. Cmdr. Pride Sanders Continuing a tradition

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TSA offers expedited screening for military with new criteria

  TSA is offering precheck to all military members and their dependents within guidelines posted on the TSA website. As part of an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA began offering TSA Pre✓™  expedited screening to all members of the U.S. military, including reservists and National Guard members. As of Dec. 20, 2013, servicemembers could experience

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The Navy and Coast Guard Team: Working together to forge a strong national fleet

In this constrained fiscal environment, we must be good stewards of our resources while continuing to adapt to the changing maritime domain. During the Navy-Coast Guard Staff Talks in June 2013, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr. signed the National Fleet Policy, which provides direction and guidance for our services to achieve interoperability for 21st century maritime and naval operations. To support this policy, we stood up the National Fleet Board, which we co-chair, to investigate ways in which we can better support one another. Our efforts over the past 10 months have culminated in the first-ever National Fleet Plan.