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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. 7, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 07 October

Wellness Wednesday will take place from 1500 to 1600.Dear Shipmates,Nutrition can be complicated, especially when you are flooded with information from the internet. The frustration can easily increase when you do not see the results you are expecting. As the holiday season approaches, now is a perfect time to re-focus on healthy eating.  The

Sept. 23, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 23 September

Dear Shipmates,Our Nation and Service continue to experience and respond to months of fires, floods, hurricanes, and a hundred year pandemic.  Some have suffered the primary trauma of illness, loss of loved ones, damaged or destroyed homes; for others there is an ever present anxiety associated with family members who have co-morbidities, shifting

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).