Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Nicholas Woolfolk poses for a photo outside Hamilton and Chase Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., February 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: First Class Cadet Nicholas Woolfolk

Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Nicholas Woolfolk, a mechanical enginnering major from Accokeek, Maryland, uses his position as a member of the Coast Guard Academy Leadership Diversity Advisory Council and president of the Genesis Council to help his fellow shipmates feel welcome and appreciated for who they are. Woolfolk takes pride in being a beacon of light on campus, an advocate for love, authenticity and respect. Read more here to learn how Woolfolk means to make his mark on the Academy.


Mental health and taking care of yourself

Overall wellness is closely tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health.  Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood, and behavior.


General messages weekly roundup

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.


YN2 Bonnie Wysocki

Loss of a shipmate: Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski

It is with great sadness I inform you that on Thursday, Jan. 31, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Kozloski was fatally injured when a crane accident occurred while he was working in the Coast Guard buoy yard in Homer, Alaska. 


Volunteers from Coast Guard Headquarters pose for a group shot after preparing 210 gift bags at a Gift Drive Packing Party for teens in local communities in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Holiday Adopt-A-Teen Gift Bag volunteers

Coast Guard Headquarters volunteers put together 210 holiday gift bags for teenagers in low-income families in the D.C. area. Forty volunteers packed, loaded and delivered the gifts to the D.C. Housing Authority to distribute to the community. Programs like the Holiday Adopt-A-Teen Gift Drive highlight the Coast Guard’s values of honor, respect and devotion to duty – caring for and serving our community.


Chief Petty Officer Paul Taylor, a marine science technician, oversees vessel operations at Pitts Bayou in Panama City, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Krug.

Clean-up crew: Facing aftermath from one of Florida’s most destructive hurricanes

The Florida Panhandle experienced pure devastation from Hurricane Michael, Oct. 10, 2018. It ripped through coastal towns and made its way inland, driving people from their homes and leaving thousands without power and fresh water. Relief efforts from federal and state agencies, as well as local and out-of-state volunteers, responded to help displaced survivors. The Coast Guard set up an Incident Command Post in Miramar Beach, Florida, in an effort to remove environmental threats from local waterways.


RAID team at pre-deployment trainin

Update from the vice commandant

To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, The Commandant and I are acutely aware of the challenges you and your families experienced over the past five weeks and are anxious to reconstitute our total mission ready […]


Update from the commandant

With the president’s signing of a three-week continuing resolution, we enthusiastically welcome back our greatly missed furloughed civilian employees, allowing us to reconstitute our total workforce and set a path to restore a fully ready, relevant and responsive Coast Guard in the weeks and months ahead.


Update from the vice commandant

As each day passes, the commandant and I are well aware that these impacts on our personal readiness will only continue to grow.


Workforce resource updates

  To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard, Our entire Coast Guard workforce – civilian, military, and retirees – continue to feel the increasing impacts of our lapse in appropriations.  I am constantly inspired by the […]


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