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Major change coming to Direct Access, action needed

According to Flag Voice 432, published in October by Rear Adm. David Callahan, assistant commandant for Human Resources or CG-1, “Direct Access will be taken off-line to conduct a major software upgrade representing the most significant change to our pay system in nearly two decades.”

Strengthening maritime governance partnerships in Norway

Strengthening our partnerships is more important than ever before. Our nation is making difficult but necessary decisions to put our fiscal house in order and we may be asked to do less with less, or at least do the same work with different means. But the need for maritime governance continues in order to achieve our shared goals of safe transportation, clean seas, and secure and efficient movement of commerce. Working as partners we will navigate “uncertain and stormy seas” together.

Honoring fallen Coast Guard heroes

As we observe the manners of our profession this Memorial Day, we remember and honor our nation’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who died while in military service. We must never forget that freedom is not free, but is only made possible by the thousands of patriots who stood the watch and selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our nation. We owe them an eternal debt of gratitude.

Shipmate of the Week- Elaine Sevin

Elaine Sevin, president of 7-Dippity, Inc., received the Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for her support of the environmental mission of the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard Photo. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Ameen, 7th Coast Guard District public affairs. With more than 12,000 miles of coastline in the United States, every

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Giving thanks – Good Samaritans

What began as a family adventure to sail to Australia turned into one couple’s quest, not only as mariners, but as parents and as heroes. The courage to save the lives of three strangers was a choice that Maurice and Sophie Conti could only let their conscious decide. Maurice and Sophie had sold everything they owned in 2007 and purchased the 47-foot French flagged catamaran, Ocealys. The Contis started their sailing adventure aboard with their two young children Massimo, who was 5 at the time and Annabelle who was 3.

Hope awardee helps military families with losses

Spirit of Hope

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara poses with Elaine Savage, Coast Guard recipient of the 2011 Spirit of Hope Award, and Naval Engineering and Support Unit Boston Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jerrold Sgobbo. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Lindsay Weaver. Elaine Savage, a Coast Guard civilian employee with Naval Engineering Support Unit Industrial Service

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Coast Guardsman receives WWII medals

Coast Guard medals

Former Coast Guard Petty Officer William J. Barnes with Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara after being presented with four medals for his service in World War II and the Coast Guard Public Service Award for his efforts to preserve Coast Guard history. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ademide Adedokun. Written

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Adm. Allen receives Great American Patriot Award

Opening ceremony

Retired Adm. Thad Allen accepts the Great American Patriot Award from the Armed Forces Insurance group during the 2010 Armed Forces Bowl halftime show at Gerald J. Ford stadium. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by PA3 Richard Brahm. Yesterday, Adm. Thad Allen was presented with the 2010 Great American Patriot Award during halftime of the Bell

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LCDR Zeita Merchant: A Legend in Diversity

LCDR Zeita Merchant

ORLANDO, Fla. — LCDR Zeita Merchant (center) stands along side (from left) author Omar Tyree, Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mel Blount, Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, Kellogg’s Senior Vice President of Global Nutrition/Corporate Affairs Celeste Clark, former NFL linebacker and seven-time Pro Bowl player Robert Brazile and Mickey and Minnie Mouse Saturday Sept.

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