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Take Action: Alcohol Awareness Month – Think before you drink

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, designed to increase command awareness and understanding, reduce stigma, and encourage people to focus on alcohol-related issues. The effects of alcohol misuse and abuse continue to be significant for the Coast Guard and have an impact on our ability to execute our missions. It’s your duty to protect your shipmates if they’re at risk of hurting themselves or someone else. Intervening early and at low levels, such as by asking an intoxicated member if he/she has a plan for transportation home or ensuring he/she is not left alone, makes it less likely that the situation will escalate. In other words, taking action early should curtail or put an end to the dangerous situation, thus preventing an alcohol incident.

Adm. Zukunft testifies at Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation


The Coast Guard had a banner year of counter-drug operations in 2016. All told, Coast Guard men and women removed more than 200 metric tons of cocaine. In addition, 585 suspected drug smugglers were detained and brought to the United States for prosecution. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft shared these operations, and more, as he appeared before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Enlisted Persons of the Year

The Enlisted Person of the Year program recognizes exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted workforce who reflect the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Seaman Gregory W. Jacquet is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Active Duty Component – and Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole K. Cimino is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Reserve Component.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Saturday and Sunday

Coast Guard members never stop working, not even on the weekends. The work and volunteer force includes more than 85,000 people, to include auxilarist, civilians, reservists and active duty members. Each person is a valuable member of the Coast Guard team to help ensure the security of our Nation’s people, assets and waterways. Check out what the Coast Guard does on the weekends to aid those in distress and to protect our shores!

Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY)

It’s that time of year again – time to submit your nominations for Enlisted Person of the Year, both from the active duty and reserve components! Award submissions must go through your local command to the District Gold Badge CMCs. This is an extremely important recognition and all commands are encouraged to submit deserving members. Read the full post for more details on the timeline and requirements!

The Paratus Report, Episode 11

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.

From the Homefront: How Coast Guard Day is celebrated across the service

August 4th is a special day for the Coast Guard and its members, as well as the families that support them. It is a day to honor the organization’s past and present, along with the men and women who have served and who serve today. It’s a day to spend time with shipmates and the entire Coast Guard family! Here are just some of the ways Coast Guard units and their families celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday.

Words of Wisdom: MCPOCG’S mentor

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell kicks off this new enlisted leadership blog series by talking about his mentor, retired Master Chief Jerry Alverson. The blog series will be published the first Wednesday of every month, right here on Coast Guard All Hands.

Affinity Group Highlight: Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Coast Guard participates in many affinity group events throughout the year. Recently, the 29th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium brought together men and women from all five services to discuss leadership and other important topics. Read the full post to learn more about this event and affinity groups.

Leadership in a 21st Century Coast Guard

Over the past few weeks, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft met with Coast Guard members to talk about his leadership principles: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people, and take decisive action.