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Aug. 8, 2020

Child Care resources to help you during COVID-19

The COVID environment is making it hard for our workforce to plan for the future as we continue to face various regional conditions and fluctuating state and local mandates. Amidst this uncertainty, the Coast Guard must remain agile and adaptive to the changing circumstances, and continue to adjust our policies in order to support our workforce.  At every level, commands must prioritize the wellness of members and their families, and apply all flexibility necessary to achieve our overall missions.

Aug. 4, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 04 August

Hello Shipmates,There is no way to completely remove stress from our lives. Thankfully, we can choose how we manage our stress. In a busy, chaotic and seemingly out-of-control time, one approach to serenity is through identifying what is personally controllable.  Once we are able to identify the signal (concerns within our control or influence)

July 28, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 29 July

Hello Shipmates,We have moved into hurricane season during the “new normal” ushered in by a viral pandemic.   As Hurricanes Hanna in the Gulf and Douglas in the Pacific reminded us this weekend, forces of nature will continue to be a part of life.  We are constantly faced with numerous challenges from nature; however, this year, we must confront

July 22, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 22 July

Hello Shipmates,The pandemic has ushered in changes to how we live our lives each and every day.  Even though we are socially distanced and more physically separated, we must strive to be more connected as a community to get through this enduring challenge together.  One way the Coast Guard has ensured our newest members feel included is the

July 16, 2020

Coast Guard launches contact tracing program

The Coast Guard has started a COVID-19 contact tracing program to identify and notify employees and those family members residing in CG-owned housing who may have come into contact with someone infected with COVID-19. The goal is to stop transmission of the virus.If the tracers believe you might have come into contact with an infected person, they

July 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 15 July

Hello Shipmates,Family dynamics, among so many other things, have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.  For some, the isolation caused by the pandemic has been made even worse by an emerging or worsening abusive environment.  Please join us this Wednesday as Mrs. Davidra Bazemore-Blue, the Family Advocacy Specialist from the National Capital Region

July 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 08 July

Hello Shipmates, Work, family and navigating social and environmental obligations can consume every part of our lives. This may place any of us on a path towards feeling overwhelmed.  Prior to the pandemic, most of our lives were quite full, some might say “hectic or frenetic.”  We lived a balancing act with multi-faceted demands from work, school

July 6, 2020

Mobilizing? Top 10 resources for reservists and their families

Each day, Coast Guard reservists are mobilizing to support COVID-19 operations. “We want reservists and families to feel connected to their Coast Guard community – the more connected people feel, the more resilient they’ll be,” said LCDR Veronica McCusker, the Coast Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program manager.Coast Guard reservists should

June 30, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 01 July

Hello Shipmates,For over three months, we have been experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic together - either in real time (transmission occurring within your community/family), virtually (via the non-stop news cycle), or both! During the past two weeks we have seen a doubling of confirmed cases nationally, superseding previous U.S. daily case counts. 

June 23, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 24 June

Hello Shipmates,The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself. Without first being able to care for yourself, caring for others is impossible. This week for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing the importance of self-care from one of our Coast Guard Academy Chaplains, Chaplain Kimberly Cain, and the