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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Nov. 9, 2020

ALCOAST 408/20 COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)

R 091540 NOV 20FM COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA//FC-C//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N06200//ALCOAST 408/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)A. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 200952 MAY 20/ALCOAST 180/20B. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 232031 MAR 20/ALCOAST 101/20C. COMDT COGARD

Nov. 6, 2020

ALCOAST 404/20 SUBJ: COVID-19: COAST GUARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE 1

R 061200 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-11//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N01000//ALCOAST 404/20COMDTNOTE 1000SUBJ: COVID-19: COAST GUARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 202115 MAR 20/ALCOAST 099/20B. Child Development Services Manual, COMDTINST M1754.15 (series)C. Coronavirus

Nov. 6, 2020

ALCOAST 402/20 SUBJ: COVID-19: COAST GUARD MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR) UNIT GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19

R 060647 NOV 20 FMCOMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N01710//ALCOAST 402/20COMDTNOTE 1710SUBJ: COVID-19: COAST GUARD MORALE, WELL-BEING, AND RECREATION (MWR) UNIT GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19A. Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation Manual, COMDTINST M1710.13 (series)B. Coast Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities (NAFI)

Nov. 2, 2020

ALCOAST 396/20 SUBJ: COVID-19: TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY - UPDATE 3

R 021304 NOV 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06200//ALCOAST 396/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: TRAVEL AND LEAVE POLICY - UPDATE 3A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 012111 JUN 20/ALCOAST 211/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 231347 APR 20/ALCOAST 150/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011820 JUN 20/ALCOAST 259/20 D. COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020

October 2020 Semi-Annual Body Composition Screening FAQs

The Coast Guard released the Body Composition Screening Update (ACN 128/20) announcing this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only. We have since received a number of questions that we would like to answer. Please send your questions to the Body Composition email. The complete list of FAQs is

Oct. 27, 2020

Fall body comp screenings will be used only for data collection

The Coast Guard announced today that this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only.Due to feedback about how the pandemic has affected our workforce, we are making an in-stride course change to the October weigh-ins that acknowledges the importance of agility in supporting our workforce.Members are

Oct. 27, 2020

ACN 128/20 - OCT 2020 BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING UPDATE

R 231736 OCT 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N01020//ACN 128/20SUBJ:  BODY COMPOSITION SCREENING UPDATEA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 091725 JUL 20/ACN 083/20B. Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series)C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 101130 MAR 20/ACN 033/201. This ACN modifies the

Oct. 27, 2020

Body Composition Program FAQs

Q. Did the Coast Guard announce they are cancelling weigh-ins for Oct. 202 via ACN 128/20?A. No, that is not correct. Body composition compliance checks for the month of October are still being conducted and are mandatory. ACN 128/20 suspended the administrative consequences if a member fails to comply with the standards. Administrative

Oct. 19, 2020

ALCOAST 363/20 - SEP 2020 COVID-19: MOBILIZING RESERVISTS DURING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - UPDATE 1

R 250932 SEP 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-R//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N05400//ALCOAST 363/20COMDTNOTE 5400SUBJ:  COVID-19: MOBILIZING RESERVISTS DURING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - UPDATE 1A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 071735 APR 20/ALCOAST 128/20B. 10 U.S.C. 123021. Initial policy governing Reserve mobilization orders in response to thethreats

Oct. 19, 2020

ALCOAST 358/20 - SEP 2020 COVID-19: TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGE TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RESERVE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (RGCM) DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

R 231216 SEP 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N01650//ALCOAST 358/20COMDTNOTE 1650SUBJ:  COVID-19: TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGE TO MODIFY THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSFOR THE RESERVE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL (RGCM) DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMICA. Coast Guard Medals and Awards Manual, COMDTINST M1650.2E1. As a result of disruptions caused by