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Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.

Month of the Military Child 2015

Each year, the month of April is designated as the “Month of the Military Child.” This month celebrates military children who contribute to their family’s well-being and the sacrifices they make on behalf of the nation, including frequent moves, parent deployments, adjustment to new schools and the loss of friendships.

OSMS and YOU: Marine Environmental Response

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, more commonly referred to as the National Contingency Plan or NCP, designates the U. S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency for directing the removal and mitigation of oils spills and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates into or threatening the waters and adjoining shorelines of the coastal zone.

Coast Guard stands up new Diver Rating

Dive operations have been an integral part of all Coast Guard missions for years. Even though the history of Coast Guard diving traces its roots back to the 1940’s, divers have only been made up of Coast Guard men and women participating in a four-year, special assignment tour following completion of dive training.

OSMS and YOU: Incident Management and Preparedness

Incident management is a critical function that spans all Coast Guard missions. Strength in incident management and an in-depth understanding of working with the interagency is integral to the Response Operations Ashore specialty

Autism Awareness Day 2015

Four years ago, President Barack Obama proclaimed April 2, as World Autism Awareness Day and called upon the American public to learn more about autism and take a more active role in the support of individuals affected by this developmental condition.

Going against the grain

While a student at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Vance experienced the student protest movements against the Vietnam War that were part and parcel of campuses across the country.

Coast Guard physical fitness policy update

Maintaining a fit and healthy workforce is vital to mission readiness. A physically fit member has a greater chance of successfully meeting operational requirements, coping with stress, avoiding injuries, and achieving a healthy and satisfying life…

OSMS and YOU: Coast Guard C4IT

Every Coast Guard operation and support function depends on the effectiveness and reliability of our electronic systems and the communications networks that link them together…