Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Oct. 14, 2021

Exemptions and Accommodations FAQs

Q: I have a religious accommodation request in that has been with the decision authority for more than 30 days (CONUS units) or 60 days (OCONUS unit), what does this mean?A: COMDTINST 1000.15 states that “Requests that are approved by other than the unit CO/OIC must be executed within 30 days (CONUS) and 60 days (OCONUS) from the date received by

Oct. 14, 2021

Post Vaccine and Boosters FAQs

Q: Who is eligible for a third (booster) dose?A: People who received their second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago AND are in at least one of the following categories: Persons 65 years and older Persons 18-64 years old with underlying medical conditions Persons 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and

Oct. 7, 2021

Work-Life FAQs

 C1 Q: Who can help me with financial assistance?A: See question J2 for new military pay and entitlements, but there are additional resources for financial assistance:Personal Financial Managers at each Work-Life Regional Practice can help all Coast Guard members, civilians, and their dependents with financial education, financial counseling, and

Oct. 7, 2021

Family Support FAQs

 C7 Q: How can I get information about my spouse’s unit when I am isolated from everyone?A: Coast Guard Ombudsmen are official volunteers who serve as the link between commands and families. To find your unit Ombudsman go to This link will bring you to the Ombudsman Registry, where you can identify your command/unit and

Oct. 6, 2021

Vaccine Development FAQs

Q. What are the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines?A. Besides the active ingredients which help the body produce a protective immune response against the COVID-19 virus, depending on the vaccine, inactive ingredients include small amounts of polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, sodium chloride (salt), potassium chloride (salt substitute), sucrose

Oct. 6, 2021

Vaccine Safety FAQs

 Q. How is the CDC ensuring the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States?A. According to the CDC, the U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available. For more information about safety measures, clinical

Oct. 4, 2021

Mandatory Vaccination for Military Members FAQs

GeneralQ: If a member has verbally acknowledged obligation to get vaccinated and stated intent to vaccinate, must the person be counseled and issued a CG-3307?A: No, but the member must be counseled if they do not immediately follow through, operations permitting, in scheduling and receiving COVID-19 vaccination as directed in ALCOAST 315/21. Q. If

Sept. 29, 2021

The PCS Assist Team will conclude at the end of September

After nearly a year and a half of operations, the Coast Guard’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team will be concluding operations, Sept. 30, 2021. This team has provided 24/7 customer service call center support to members who have PCS’d since April 2020. The temporary effort of the PCS Assist Team was sponsored through the Coronavirus

Sept. 27, 2021

Travel and Leave FAQs

Q. What is the local leave area?A. Local leave and liberty areas for all units is now defined as an area not to exceed 50 miles of a member’s home and 50 miles of a member’s worksite, although commuting from home to work and back in excess of 50 miles, each way, will remain authorized. All previously approved leave to travel beyond the local area

Sept. 21, 2021

Reservists Vaccine FAQs

Q. Will reservists be able to get the vaccine from a Coast Guard clinic? A. All Coast Guard clinics have the Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty vaccine available. Reservists are authorized to receive any of the three current COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).  Reservists may be vaccinated at their local CG