General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation). 

084/17_ALCOAST – Solicitation for the 2017 USO Coast Guardsman of the Year award
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell is soliciting nominations for the 2017 United Service Organizations’ Coast Guardsman of the Year award. The USO will present the award during their annual Gala in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 2017.

081/17_ALCOAST – Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) fundraising campaign
From April 1-30, 2017, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is running a fundraising campaign with the theme “Help is on the Horizon.” CGMA responds to financial needs within the Coast Guard family and has rendered more than $181 million in assistance since its beginnings in 1924.

085-17_ALCOAST – Blacks in Government 39th Annual National Training Institute
The Blacks in Government 39th Annual National Training Institute is scheduled to be held Aug. 21-24, 2017, at the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, N.J. The purpose of this training institute is to foster education, career development and training, as well as provide networking and mentoring opportunities to attendees.

027/17 – Enlisted Postgraduate and Advanced Education programs for assignment year 2018
This message announces the application process for Postgraduate and Advanced Education programs offered by the Coast Guard to qualified enlisted members.

038/17 – 2017 OER submission and promotion year 2018 Officer Selection Boards
Officer Evaluation Reports (OERs) are scheduled to arrive between May and September. See this message in preparation for promotion year 2018 Selection Board season planning purposes.

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