About Service Lines:

Welcome to Service Lines!

This online-only Mission Support magazine was created to improve communication across the Mission Support enterprise and enhance visibility of its activities and accomplishments. Our goal is for everyone — from the deck plate to the front office — to have a convenient source for new and ground-breaking Mission Support news and updates as we evolve into a more capable, efficient and sustainable mission support partner.

As an online-only magazine, Service Lines will be updated regularly with new stories and improvements to the site, so check back often to read the latest news from around the organization.

We hope you find the information published in this magazine informative and the format engaging.

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome as we continue to improve and fine-tune this magazine. Please send all comments, article and news clip suggestions or submissions to servicelines@uscg.mil.

How to Navigate Service Lines:

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  • Find old articles that are no longer on the home page - Click "See more Service Lines articles" at the bottom of the main page to visit the magazine archive.
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Editorial content is unofficial and not authority for action. Views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Homeland Security or the Coast Guard. Articles may be reprinted except for those reprinted by permission from other publications.

Service Lines editors and its editorial board retain final approval authority for the publication or non-publication of all letters to the editor and content submissions. We also reserve the right to edit submissions for length, accuracy and grammar.

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Last Modified 9/19/2013