A small boat crew returns from the SEMAR Independencia with Mexican Navy sailors aboard for a partnership meeting on the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in the Gulf of Mexico, Mar 11, 2017. The visit's intent was to have a friendly exchanging of ideas and best practices for the shared responsibility of maritime security between the Coast Guard and Mexican Navy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams

Coast Guard Boats

Since the modern-day United States Coast Guard was founded in 1790, Coast Guardsmen have continually been called upon by the nation to exercise their skill in boat handling and coastal navigation – both in peacetime and war. This blog covers the wide range of small boat assets available to the service and how they support the Coast Guard missions.


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. Check out the latest in this blog!


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up highlights the Human Capital Strategy and its changes to officer and enlisted evaluations, regular-to-reserve commission appointment panel, updated dismissal and closure procedures for employees, solicitation for the Boat Forces Advisory Council. Read the full post to find out more.


OSMS and YOU: Boat Forces Operations

When the Coast Guard saves a life, 80% of the time, the individual thanks a Coast Guard boat crewmember. Seventy-seven percent of all boarding and sightings are due to Coast Guard boat crews protecting our shores.


Boat Forces Reserve: Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisors and Reserve Training Petty Officers

This is the final post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. This post provides specific information to assist senior enlisted reserve advisors and reserve training petty officers through the transition process.


Boat Forces Reserve: Boat Forces Reserve Readiness Cycle

This is the sixth post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. This post provides information on updates to the Baot Forces Reserve Readiness Cycle. The final post in this series will provide specific information to assist senior enlisted reserve advisors and reserve training petty officers through the transition process.


Boat Forces Reserve: Support for contingency operations

This is the fifth post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. While this post provides information on developing support elements for contingency operations, future posts will address: an updated Reserve Readiness Cycle as well as specific information to assist senior enlisted reserve advisors and reserve training petty officers through the transition process.


Boat Forces Reserve: New reserve competencies

This is the fourth post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. While this post provides information on new Boat Forces Reserve competencies, future posts will address: the creation of contingency maintenance support elements, and an updated Reserve Readiness Cycle.


Boat Forces Reserve: Force laydown

This is the third post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. While this post provides information on new Boat Forces Reserve force laydown and composition, future posts will address: new competencies, the creation of contingency maintenance support elements, and an updated Reserve Readiness Cycle.


Boat Forces Reserve: New capability requirements

This is the second post in a seven-part series on the implementation of the Boat Forces Reserve management plan. This post provides information on new Boat Forces Reserve capability requirements. Future posts will address: force laydown and composition updates, new competencies, the creation of contingency maintenance support elements, and an updated Reserve Readiness Cycle.


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