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.


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.


New C School training process focused on improving readiness

The Coast Guard Reserve exists to provide operationally capable and ready personnel to support Coast Guard surge and mobilization requirements in the homeland and abroad. To be able to accomplish this, the Reserve force needs to be trained and competent. Over the last few years, the Office of Reserve Affairs, Commandant CG-131, has worked hard to improve the training availability to members, streamline allocation of C School quotas, maximize the return on investment of the Reserve Training appropriation and better communicate training usage to the field.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

New Fertility Treatment Exemption for weight standards, training opportunities, company commanders and Officer in Charge boatswains mates get an advantage for service wide exams and more in this week’s general messages!


Between the Lines: Seamanship and the art of storytelling

Just as Coast Guard history is inconceivable without knots, seamanship is inconceivable without storytelling. In a world of constant innovation, the ancient practice of oral and interactive instruction preserves the human aspect of Coast Guard tradition. For the crew of Station Bodega Bay, storytelling is about more than salty sailors sharing sea stories. It’s about giving context to theory and keeping the Coast Guard legacy of lifesaving alive.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s message round-up features items to help further your career and leadership goals, enlisted advancements and more!


Teams with Gold

From the Homefront: Blended Retirement System Opt-In Training is for spouses too

As a dependent, did you know that there is a new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that your spouse may be eligible for? Beginning in 2018, active duty members with fewer than 12 years of service or reserve members with fewer than 4,320 points can choose to enroll in the modernized BRS. Deciding when to retire is a big decision; one that affects the whole family for years to come. Read the full post to learn more about BRS training that is now available to military spouses to help your family decide what is right for you!


Below Zero: Ice Rescue on Lake Champlain

Working through bitter winds and freezing temperatures, Coast Guard ice rescuers are trained for every scenario. Ice rescuers from Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, explain the best way to conduct a self-rescue after falling through ice in this edition of Below Zero.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up highlights several different policy promulgations and updates, as well as unique enlisted assignment solicitations. Read the full post to find out more!


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s General Messages Weekly Round-up announces solicitations for Chief Financial Officer (CFO) awards, updates to the reserve policy manual, and the promulgation of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP). Read the full post to find out more!


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