Tag: public affairs

Paratus Report: April 2017, Episode 2

Here is the newest edition of the Paratus Report! This episode covers the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team and the 2016 Chief Journalist Alex Haley Award winners. You don’t want to miss it!

General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up highlights information about the foul weather parka, solicitations for public affairs and engineering award recipients, mandatory completely of the reserve mobilization learning management course, and the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. Read the full post to find out more!

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: OS3 Dale Arnould

Although his job was operations specialist, he was better known as a Coast Guard storyteller, a creative genius who reveled in capturing epic moments of Coast Guard Alaska’s story. Read more about the crewmember of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley who won the public affairs 2014 Alex Haley award.

Are you sharing the Coast Guard’s story?

Is your unit committed to sharing the Coast Guard’s story? Has your unit commanding officer made public affairs a priority in supporting mission success? Have you built strong relationships with local media to help get operational successes on the nightly news? Do you successfully use Facebook to keep those in your area of responsibility informed ahead of a storm? If so, you should get in an application for the 2013 CDR Jim Simpson Public Affairs Award.

Remembering Chief Journalist Alex P. Haley: 1921-1992

Eighty-eight years ago today, Chief Journalist (JOC) Alex P. Haley came into this world and started what would become a remarkable journey. He joined the Coast Guard as a mess attendant at the age of 18, but in just a few years he was making waves as an amazing writer. He soon became the first

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