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April 7, 2020

PCS Update: A Float Plan and Assist Team will support members during PCS season

The Coast Guard today shared additional details about how it will “Spread Out the Season” to protect members and their families during Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season.The service announced last week that it does plan to transfer members to new stations this year, in order to maintain a mission-ready posture and advance members’ careers.

April 3, 2020

Sustaining Resilience - Message from the Commandant

To the Men and Women of the United States Coast Guard,Across the Nation, we continue to see the dramatic impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  The Coast Guard is not immune to the pandemic—members of our workforce and their families have been infected, units have been impacted, and our normal routines have been disrupted.  In the coming days

April 3, 2020

Keep your wallet healthy during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may increase your family’s financial hardships. Don’t wait until there’s a problem. You don’t have to bear this burden alone. There are many programs available to help you out.For inspiration, first check out the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard’s new Facebook video about getting – and staying – financially

April 2, 2020

CG Chief Medical Officer Coronavirus Update 2

Dear Shipmates,As your Chief Medical Officer, I am reaching out to acknowledge the many ways in which COVID-19, a face-less enemy, is changing the way we live. We each make sacrifices, for the good of the whole.  Prevention requires patience…the alternative is truly unfathomable.Less than two weeks ago, one of our Master Chiefs lost her mother.

April 1, 2020

Mental Health Assistance (EAP, CGSUPRT, SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline)

Psychological effects of a pandemic are wide-ranging, and adds additional personal and professional stress on Coast Guard members and employees. For assistance coping with the anxiety caused by these unusual circumstances, contact your local Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at:

March 29, 2020

Coast Guard planning a modified PCS season

As our Nation and Coast Guard confront the unprecedented challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the Coast Guard faces a clear challenge that requires us to be committed, patient, and flexible. The movement of our personnel to fill critical billets around the Nation is paramount. We must ensure that key positions are staffed, while safeguarding

March 26, 2020

COVID chaos? Your ombudsman can help. Here's how.

Ironically, this is an article about avoiding information overload – and finding just the resources you actually need.“Families are getting 5,000 emails a day about coronavirus, and it makes our eyes glaze over,” says Tiffany Lyford. Her husband is active duty on board the CGC KATHERINE WALKER, and she’s the unit ombudsman. “I stay on top of it

March 26, 2020

Wellness Support Resources

Resources to assist you and your family.

March 26, 2020

What can I do to help? Give blood.

Coast Guard members and civilians are encouraged to donate blood. Supervisors may authorize donations on duty time. “Working” uniforms are authorized during blood donations.

March 20, 2020

Building mental resilience during a pandemic

Small stressors can add up, even during normal operations. The psychological impacts of a pandemic will be wide-ranging, both for us and our families. Here are some resources to help you strengthen your mental resilience in the coming weeks. Additional resources will be added, please check back here soon.Stress and AnxietyCGSUPRT offers employees