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June 19, 2020

DOD: Convalescent Plasma Donors Wanted

The Department of Defense (DOD) has begun an effort to collect plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to support the development of an effective treatment against the disease.Donations will be accepted at 15 Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) centers across the continental United States, and in Hawaii, Guam, and Germany.When a

June 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 17 June

Hello Shipmates,Resiliency is the capacity to stay strong, to learn, grow and thrive, even in difficult times.  Equipped with protective factors such as fitness, strong relationships, a sense of meaning & purpose, an orientation toward goals, and surrounded by compassionate shipmates, we can withstand all kinds of stress and difficulty.  On 17 June

June 10, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 10 June

Hello Shipmates,We have a change this week to our regularly scheduled Wellness Wednesday.  In light of all that is going on in the world, Dr. Terri Dickerson, Director of Civil Rights, and Chaplain Thomas Walcott, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, will host this week’s forum addressing experiences and feelings related to historical and present race

June 8, 2020

Six practical tips for working on a virtual team

Are you feeling a little disconnected from your colleagues? Now is an excellent time to explore some best practices for working virtually. “Finding ways to stay connected during a time when we are forced apart is essential,” said Leslie Cardona, the First District employee assistance program coordinator. Cardona has been hosting frequent virtual

June 2, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 03 June

Hello Shipmates,Grief is an emotion we experience not only from the loss of a loved one, but also from a change in our normal way of life.  During this time of change, it is important to know the tools we have to overcome grief.  On 3 June 1500-1600 EST, our friends from District 11, Chaplain Erik Neider, Command Chaplain for TRACEN Petaluma, and

May 29, 2020

USCG authorizes PCS/HHG moves through June 30

PCS Sitrep 5 ALCOAST  authorizes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and household goods (HHG) moves until June 30. If possible, try to move before July 1, when DoD moves are expected to resume and will make it more challenging to secure movers. What’s new: Some members have reported problems calling the PCS Assist Team from their Coast Guard desk

May 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 27 May

Hello Shipmates,Tomorrow for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing mental health concerns and lessons learned from our shipmates in District 1.  D1 includes seven states from Northern New Jersey to Maine. Collectively, this region has experienced 40% of our Nation’s 100,000 COVID deaths.  Our presenters will be Chaplain John Sears,

May 22, 2020

How to prepare for hurricane season during a pandemic

As hurricane season approaches, the nation is already facing unprecedented challenges due to the historic pandemic. Please keep in mind the following updates from the Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Response (CG-OEM): Every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a prediction on how active the hurricane

May 21, 2020

Returning to the Coast Guard Workplace

The Coast Guard is planning the first stages of a phased approach to return members to the workplace. The approach balances health and mission performance and is designed to reduce stress on units, commanding officers and members, particularly those who are considered high-risk or who have a high-risk family member. With states beginning to relax

May 20, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 20 May

Dear Shipmates,Thank you again for your participation in our weekly "Wellness Wednesday."  This forum provides a space where we can share with each other how this pandemic has been affecting our lives.  This week’s discussion will continue the thread from Medical Monday, “Recognizing and Coping with Stress.”If you have CVR loaded on your computer