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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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April 26, 2021

Ask the CMO: A discussion on COVID-19

Ask the CMO: A discussion on COVID-19 with Chief Medical Officer, Rear Adm. Dana Thomas and Dr. Iman Martin, a lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard.

April 21, 2021

Coast Guard Surpasses 50% Fully Vaccinated – Full Speed Ahead to Restore Readiness

As of April 16, 2021, the Coast Guard has fully vaccinated over 50% of its members, and another 10% are partially vaccinated.

April 14, 2021

Lifesaving Mission: Base New Orleans, ATC Mobile team up to deliver vaccines throughout the 8th Coast Guard District.

On a cloudless, sun-parched afternoon in late March, Petty Officers 2nd Class Cody Childress and Casey Zachry — both health services technicians assigned to Base New Orleans — touched down in a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Sector Corpus Christi, Texas. Awaiting their arrival was a large group of Coast Guard members, eager to receive

April 8, 2021

Civilian and Contractors Vaccine FAQ

 Q. Will the Coast Guard vaccinate civilian employees?A. Yes, all Coast Guard civilian employees, including Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) employees will have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines will be administered at your local Coast Guard clinic as the vaccine becomes available. The Coast Guard planned for its service

March 25, 2021

Mass vaccination sites are helping the U.S. honor Vietnam War veterans

Mass vaccination sites for military veterans are helping with more than just health - they're enabling the country to honor our remaining Vietnam War veterans before they're gone for good.We are losing about 557 Vietnam War veterans every day - over 200,000 now - due to old age, illness, or other factors. The Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) program

March 17, 2021

PCS/HHG FAQs

 Q:  What allowances am I authorized if I am returning from temporary duty travel or deployment, and am ordered into isolation or quarantine by a public health, medical, or DoD official at a port of entry or debarkation, including while awaiting a COVID-19 test result -- before proceeding to my permanent duty station?A: You may be authorized

March 12, 2021

ALCOAST 098/21 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 2

R 121420Z MAR 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 098/21SSIC 1320SUBJ:  COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 21 (AY21): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS - SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 282150Z JAN 21/ALCOAST 030/21B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 280957 DEC 20/ALCOAST 465/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 211536 MAY 20/ALCOAST 187/201.

March 9, 2021

ALCOAST 096/21 COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2

R 092141Z MAR 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTUNCLASALCOAST 096/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 111643Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 046/21B. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 262024Z FEB 21/ALCOAST 074/21C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/201. This ALCOAST cancels REF

March 9, 2021

Operation Honey Bee: The Coast Guard is flying COVID vaccines

The Eleventh Coast Guard District has been getting creative in distributing vaccines throughout the Pacific Area. Recently, the district saw an opportunity to use reallocated vaccine doses and deliver them to units in need. They called it:“Operation Honey Bee”It’s the unofficial name given by the district’s response division that causes laughs and

Feb. 25, 2021

Face Mask FAQs

 Q: What type of material should I use for a cloth face masks?A: The CDC recommends using two pieces of cotton, roughly the thickness of an average tee shirt, for making your own DIY cloth face covering. Your old tee shirts can be used for this purpose. Your District Safety and Environmental Health Officer or clinic medical provider can help