In the first town hall of its kind for the service, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell conducted a live Facebook Q&A. Hosted on the Commandant’s Facebook page, the Coast Guard’s senior leaders fielded questions from a broad spectrum of Facebook followers – including active duty, reserve and auxiliary members, spouses and members of the Coast Guard community at large.
Social media has changed the way we connect with others, engage in conversations or share our mutual interests. Social media is part of our daily lives. That means social media is part of telling the Coast Guard’s story.
In the 90s, nearly 10 years after his retirement, Fred Siegel launched a website for Coasties he called “Fred’s Place.” It was the early and heady days of home computing; the launch of home email accounts and dotcoms. At the time, Fred’s Place offered a rather unique connection reuniting old friends and comrades. Siegel talks about those days before the phrase “social media” had been coined. He still refers to it as “word of mouse.”
As many of you have likely noticed, the U.S. Coast Guard homepage got a face lift earlier this week in conjunction with the Commandant Change of Command. The decidedly social media look and feel of this latest evolution of our service’s web presence […]
Last night, we officially launched a social media tab on www.uscg.mil which links to the service’s social media sites. The tab includes links to the Compass, iCommandant, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s blog and the Department of […]
Next week, the Coast Guard will hold its ninth annual Coast Guard Innovation Exposition at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Innovation Inside – Opportunities Amidst Change.” As the Coast Guard focuses on modernizing its organizational structure […]
According to Chapter One Section B.4 of the Coast Guard Public Affairs Manual, “In the Coast Guard, participation in the public affairs program is a ‘condition of employment.’ Each member of the Coast Guard is authorized and encouraged to publicly […]
Several White House and federal agency officials participating in the new Ocean Policy Task Force will be traveling throughout Alaska and the Arctic next week. From August 17 to 21, the team will observe ongoing activities in the region and […]
The Coast Guard organizational structure can be a bit confusing. Now, with all the social media sites, it can be even more challenging to know where to go for official information. This post will break down the internal structure and […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a Web page yesterday listing all the official departmental social media sites. The purpose of the page is to help citizens know what social media tools and services are created and maintained by […]