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May 19, 2020

Moving Forward - Commander's Intent

To the Women and Men of the United States Coast Guard, I remain proud of your dedication to duty as you continue to place the needs of the Nation and our Service above self during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. Your response to this challenge speaks to your commitment, resourcefulness, and perseverance, especially our shipmates deployed at sea operating without routine port calls or liberty ashore; and it speaks to the resiliency of our Coast Guard families. Selfless service has always been a hallmark of our Coast Guard through periods of sustained steady state operations and during times of crisis.

May 15, 2020

PCSing in the time of COVID-19: Four families share their stories

In an effort to support others, four families share their PCS stories and what they’ve learned along the way. The Kenny familyBy any standard, Melissa Kenny could easily be considered a “PCS expert.”  She has PCSed with her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Kalen Kenny, eight times - including two moves outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and four

May 13, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite

Dear Shipmates,Thank you for your generous participation during last week's Wellness Wednesday.  It was wonderful to hear from so many of you during this open, non-judgmental forum.  Chaplain Cynthia Kane, Deputy Chaplain of the Coast Guard, and CDR Charlene Criss, the Physician Assistant Force Manager, will be hosting the call today from 1500-1600

May 6, 2020

When should I contact the PCS Assist Team?

Close to 500 Coast Guard members have already moved, and the PCS Assist Teams are ready to help you too. Here’s what you need to know about the new PCS Assist Teams. Who are the PCS Assist Teams?There are 72 military members now on board the PCS Assist Teams, which will help members and families as they transfer to new units this season. The

May 6, 2020

PCS/HHG SITREP 4 announces new safety measures, limited leave en route, quarantine guidance

PCS Travel is now authorized through June 5, 2020.  Three new safety measures are in place to protect members during their move. Limited leave en route is now authorized. Guidance is now available regarding quarantining members upon arrival. PCS Float Plan v.3 is ready for use.

May 6, 2020

How 80 Coasties saved an Alaskan town during the Spanish Influenza pandemic

Click to view videoPandemic, quarantines, social distancing, facemasks. Too familiar today, these words resonated with equal disquiet for Americans of 100 years ago as Spanish Influenza spread across the world. Every pandemic and its inherent tragedies are unique, but in the Coast Guard’s response today we can hear echoes of 1919, when the crew of

May 5, 2020


May 5, 2020

USCG rolls out virtual collaboration app called CVR Teams

As the country moves into the second month of virtual living, organizations around the globe have reconstructed how they do business. The Coast Guard has also taken this opportunity to update virtual workspace capability for members who are able to telework.Members can now use Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams – the Department of Defense’s

May 4, 2020

Campaign to Retain offers servicemembers a softer landing

Kristen Wood and her husband Paul were preparing for a summer move from Virginia to Cape Cod, Mass. Paul was offered a spot by his old shop teacher to move his business, an internet woodworking channel, to a beautiful antique barn four times the size of his old studio—an expansion Wood said was a dream come true. Wood, a yeoman with the Coast Guard

May 4, 2020

Grab that cookie! Then try these creative ways to eat healthy

I wake up every morning with every intention of eating healthier. I start with an English muffin sandwich with spinach, egg and one slice of bacon totaling 350 calories.After breakfast, I sit down at my desk and begin to telework. But two hours later, I find myself walking mindlessly into the kitchen, grabbing the Oreo Double Stuffed chocolate