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Sept. 18, 2020

Body composition screenings resume Oct. 1

All Body Composition Screenings will resume Oct. 1, after being suspended this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Body Composition Program (“weigh-ins”) is currently in a pilot phase, which has abdominal circumference (AC) as an additional method of compliance, based on medical data indicating that it provides a more accurate health snapshot.

Sept. 16, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 09 September

Hello Shipmates,In this time of uncertainty, finding reliable resources, trustworthy information, or simply someone who understands what you are going through, can be difficult.  This week on Wellness Wednesday, we will expand on two great resources ─ our well-established Ombudsman network and their Communities of Practice and the newly launched

Sept. 10, 2020

USCG experiences successful transfer season during a pandemic

Mask, gloves, hand sanitizer. Wipe everything down and don’t touch your phone. Get what you need and get out as quickly as possible. If you thought the simple chore of running into the grocery store during a pandemic was a new level of complicated, imagine what 11,000 Coast Guard families felt on the verge of their scheduled relocation.

Aug. 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 26 August

Hello Shipmates,September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month; however, every day we have a responsibility to demonstrate authentic concern for others and serve as a protective force against all forms of harm, including suicide. The campaign theme for 2020 is “Connect to Protect.”  This messaging aims to reinforce the connection we have

Aug. 25, 2020

Command leadership can now use the Agile Workforce Guide

The Coast Guard released the updated COVID-19 Agile Workforce Guide this week to provide commanding officers and managers a common framework that can help protect the workforce while ensuring mission readiness. The purpose of the guide is to help assess risk and tailor mitigation measures in a safe, controlled, and thoughtful way.The unique nature

Aug. 19, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 20 August

Hello Shipmates,During this time of social distancing and isolation through telework, it is easy to lose our sense of connectedness. Resiliency, our ability to handle emotional uncertainty and physical demands, is epitomized through this ever-changing pandemic response. Successfully navigating these challenges is closely related to one’s sense of

Aug. 10, 2020

COVID-19 Videos: Quick Tips to Keep in Mind

Think you know everything about COVID-19 safety? Even some of our team members learned something new this week thanks to these short videos – perfect for social media sharing – from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Aug. 8, 2020

Child Care resources to help you during COVID-19

The COVID environment is making it hard for our workforce to plan for the future as we continue to face various regional conditions and fluctuating state and local mandates. Amidst this uncertainty, the Coast Guard must remain agile and adaptive to the changing circumstances, and continue to adjust our policies in order to support our workforce.  At every level, commands must prioritize the wellness of members and their families, and apply all flexibility necessary to achieve our overall missions.

Aug. 4, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 04 August

Hello Shipmates,There is no way to completely remove stress from our lives. Thankfully, we can choose how we manage our stress. In a busy, chaotic and seemingly out-of-control time, one approach to serenity is through identifying what is personally controllable.  Once we are able to identify the signal (concerns within our control or influence)

July 28, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 29 July

Hello Shipmates,We have moved into hurricane season during the “new normal” ushered in by a viral pandemic.   As Hurricanes Hanna in the Gulf and Douglas in the Pacific reminded us this weekend, forces of nature will continue to be a part of life.  We are constantly faced with numerous challenges from nature; however, this year, we must confront