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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.


Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

For more than 200 years the United States Coast Guard has served as America’s maritime first responder, protecting Americans on the sea, protecting America from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. Over the centuries and particularly in […]


Adm. Papp testifies at homeland security hearing

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security about the Coast Guard’s maritime security capabilities today. During the hearing, Adm. Papp provided an oral statement where he gave committee […]


Video: Excerpts from ADM Allen’s speech to the Surface Naval Association

Yesterday, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered a keynote speech to the Surface Naval Association on the occasion of The theme for this year’s event was “Surface Navy: A Balanced Force for the Hybrid War”. During his […]


ADM Allen to stress need for maritime security regimes

Admiral Thad Allen will stress the need for maritime security regimes as a critical part of a Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower in a speech before the Surface Naval Association tomorrow. At a time when the aviation community is […]


Guardians deploy to Middle East on security mission

Guardians from Port Security Unit 312 deployed yesterday to provide support and protection for high-value assets across the Middle East. Port Security Units (PSU) provide port security in support of military and humanitarian operations worldwide and are required to be […]


itCG – tugboat safely moored, POTUS maritime security operations, Holiday phone calls

The tugboat Pathfinder that struck Bligh Reef near Valdez, Alaska, on Wednesday and spilled diesel fuel into Prince William Sound is safely moored in the Port of Valdez. After lightering of the boat concluded on Friday night, crews began to […]


Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, Just to re-cap, during this visit I’m learning about the Coast Guard’s ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS) mission. In my first post I talked about getting underway with the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry […]


Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part I

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Greetings and happy holidays everyone, For this edition of “ENS Cook Reports” I’m blogging while on leave visiting family in the Seattle area. I grew up in the South Puget Sound region and spent […]


itCG – National Security Cutter, fall boating, USS Eisenhower assists in SAR, veteran honored

The Coast Guard took delivery of its second National Security Cutter, CGC Waesche, on Friday. The National Security Cutter class is the flagship of the modern Coast Guard with multi-mission maritime security capabilities. In total, eight NSCs will be built […]


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