All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.
Do you know someone who is thinking of joining the Coast Guard? Are YOU thinking about joining the Coast Guard? Do you know about all of the benefits you would receive, or are you concerned about your family? Members of the Coast Guard receive a comprehensive benefits package, and many of these benefits will directly or indirectly positively impact your family. In addition to a steady salary, members receive free health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition assistance; housing; 30 days of paid vacation; and much more. Your dependents can also receive great benefits as well! Read the full post to find out more!
Let’s be honest; it is pretty important for a young adult to get a degree these days, but college is expensive! Scholarships can greatly assist with off-setting the cost of college or could potentially pay for the whole thing. If you and your military child are interested in learning more about how to apply for scholarships, this is the post for you! Read more to get all the tips on how to get the most out of scholarships.
Did you know that more than half of military kids are school aged, and they move three times more often than civilian kids. Military children might have different educational experiences when it comes to learning; therefore, starting this school year, a Military Student Identifier will help public school systems collect data to track and evaluate student performance in the wake of the challenges military kids face. The data collected about military-connected students will help identify as a group whether there are common obstacles in the progression of their educations. The logistics of how this will work in each school district are still being hashed out, but read this post to learn answers to some common questions about the identifier.
A strong leader leads by example and will do the right thing – even when no one is looking.
“Those are two leadership characteristics that I try to exemplify,” said Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Schock, a Coast Guard marine investigator. Schock recently received the Coast Guard Award for Excellence in Marine Inspections for his dedication to the Coast Guard and his team.
Effective immediately, the Coast Guard is reinstating cost sharing for its Tuition Assistance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 for the first time since 2002 after reductions to its training budget.
Designed for E8 and E9 personnel, the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course offers a four-week online component followed by two weeks resident in the classroom. Online, students share photos and personal and professional experiences, then explore modules on Coast Guard core values, Coast Guard history, Coast Guard traditions and leading change.
Each fall, the Coast Guard Academy welcomes a select group of junior enlisted members for the Academy Enlisted Selection Opportunity Program, also known as AESOP. The program is designed to expose highly-qualified young men and women to the possibility of attending the academy and upon graduation, become commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard.
So, you remember on the first day of my column, when I said I would not sugar coat things? Well, today is the day. Just before I left, I reached out for some input from fellow Coastie families through social media. I asked for the answer to one question: What is the most pressing issue facing Coast Guard families today? In a matter of days, 50 people responded. I’m going to tell you what I learned.
The Department of Defense launched a new website ealier today aimed at helping active duty, reserve and veteran military parents communicate with their children. MilitaryParenting.org is a free, online course providing a “boot camp” approach to the basics of parenting.