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General Messages Weekly Round-up

January 31, 2018

This report originally published at allhands.coastguard.dodlive.mil.

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).

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ALCOAST 027/18 – JAN 2018 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Services and President Truman’s order that all service members receive equality of treatment and opportunity without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. Throughout our Nation’s history, African American military members and civilians have made extraordinary contributions to keeping the world safe for democracy. The theme for this year’s African American History Month is “African Americans in Times of War.” Therefore, it is appropriate that we pay homage to the countless men and women who sacrificed, fought and led the charge for freedom and equality for all. Coast Guard units and commands are encouraged to take time this month to honor and recognize the numerous accomplishments and contributions that African Americans have made and continue to make to our Service, our Nation and the world.

ALCOAST 026/18 – JAN 2018 29TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN AVIATION INTERNATIONAL (WAI) CONFERENCE

The 29th Annual Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference will be held 22-24 March 2018 at the Peppermill Reno in Reno, NV. The conference is hosted by Women in Aviation International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. The purpose of this annual conference is to foster education, career development, and training, as well as provide networking and mentoring opportunities to members of the aviation community. Military services as well as civilian aviation professionals from around the world will be in attendance.

ALCGENL 006/18 – AY18 RECRUITER IN CHARGE SOLICITATIONS

This message solicits all interested E7 candidates for an assignment as a Recruiter in Charge. All members tour complete in AY18, not in receipt of orders and AY19 are eligible to apply. Members must have prior recruiting experience.

ALCOAST 028/18 – JAN 2018 2018 COAST GUARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPEN SEASON

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The Coast Guard Foundation scholarship program is soliciting applications for the 2018 academic school year from Feb. 1 until March 15, 2018. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year. Dependent children of active duty, retired or deceased Coast Guard enlisted personnel, and dependent children of enlisted personnel in the Coast Guard reserve, currently on active duty for 180 days or more, are eligible and encouraged to apply for these scholarships supporting undergraduate degree programs. Students currently attending college are eligible to apply, as long as they have dependent status with their sponsor.

ALCOAST 025/18 – JAN 2018 2018 COAST GUARD (CG) CIVIL RIGHTS AWARDS

Each year the Coast Guard and the Department of Defense partner with Affinity Groups to salute military members and civilian employees for their civil rights accomplishments and contributions to fostering diversity within our service. This partnership offers an excellent opportunity to recognize Coast Guard personnel who promote community service, diversity and equal opportunity for all in the federal workforce. Awards programs and outreach events enhance the personal and professional development of Coast Guard personnel and inform the general public about the many career opportunities available to our nation’s youth. All commands are encouraged to support these important awards and events through nominations and attendance.

ALCOAST 024/18 – JAN 2018 2018 FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL CIVILIAN AWARDS

This ALCOAST solicits submissions for the 2018 Federal Asian Pacific American Council Outstanding Civilian Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and to the promotion of diversity and inclusion among the Federal Government work force and the AAPI’s communities. The performance period for award consideration is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

ALCOAST 023/18 – JAN 2018 2018 FEDERAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COUNCIL MILITARY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

This ALCOAST solicits for the 2018 Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Military Meritorious Service Award. The award honors servicemembers who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of the U.S. Coast Guard. The FAPAC Award will be presented to one CG active duty and one reserve military member. The performance period is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

ALCOAST 022/18 – JAN 2018 SOLICITATION FOR 2018 MILITARY TIMES SERVICE MEMBERS OF THE YEAR

Each year, Military Times honors five “Everyday Heroes” — service members who demonstrate pride, dedication and courage beyond what is expected. These Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen show concern for their fellow servicemembers, their community and the country they serve. Nominations may be submitted by anyone who is aware of the awards program – including parents, fellow servicemembers, supervisors and commanding officers; making this grassroots award unique from any other awards given to members of our Armed Forces.

ALCOAST 021/18 – JAN 2018 UPDATE TO ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (EPME) ENLISTED PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION (EPQ) STANDARDS

This ALCOAST announces amendments that are specific for the May 2018 Service Wide Examination cycle. The preexisting Feb. 1, 2018 SWE Eligibility Date to complete EPQs remains in effect. This change does not add any new requirements.

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