Frequently Asked Questions

USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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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. 7, 2021

Getting the Vaccine FAQs

Prior to Receiving the VaccineQ: Do members need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to getting the vaccine?A. No. It is not recommended to test a member solely for the purpose of vaccine decision making. Q. Who will administer the vaccine?A. Coast Guard medical staff will receive training on storage, handling, and administration of each vaccine. Q. If

Aug. 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine mandated for all military members

On Aug. 24, the Secretary of Defense directed the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all active duty and Ready Reserve members of the Armed Forces.Consistent with the Secretary of Defense’s direction, on Aug. 26 the Commandant announced that all Coast Guard active duty and Ready Reserve members who are

Aug. 2, 2021

New Electronic Contact Tracing Application

The highly transmissible Delta variant is fueling a nationwide rise in COVID-19 cases.

Aug. 2, 2021

Tested positive for COVID? Remember to update CGPAAS

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a very dynamic time in history affecting everyone in one way or another.

July 26, 2021

Defeat COVID-19’s surging counterattack: vaccination is our best weapon

Right now every American has a choice to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because safe, effective vaccines are widely available to combat the pandemic.

July 20, 2021

ALCOAST 245/21 SUBJ: COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2

R 021803Z JUL 21FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOASTBTUNCLASALCOAST 245/21SSIC 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CANCELLATION OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021 TRAVEL AND LEAVE SITREP 2A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 092141Z MAR 21/ALCOAST 096/21B. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (series)1. This ALCOAST cancels REF (A). Due to current trends

July 14, 2021

Fully vaccinated? Here are updated guidelines about required PPE

Here’s what you need to know about current PPE guidelines if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

July 7, 2021

Travel and leave back to pre-pandemic policy

Members can now return to pre-pandemic policies when planning foreign and domestic travel as outlined in the Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8. The Coast Guard returned leave and liberty travel to pre-pandemic policies at the beginning of July 2021 in response to the current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort.