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May 28, 2020

ALCOAST 203/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MARITIME SAR PLANNING COURSE CURRENCY REQUIREMENT FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERS

R 281023 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-5RI//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N16130//ALCOAST 203/20COMDTNOTE 16130SUBJ: COVID-19: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MARITIME SAR PLANNING COURSE CURRENCY REQUIREMENT FOR SAR WATCHSTANDERSA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 250935 MAR 20/ALCOAST 105/20B. U.S. Coast Guard Addendum to the National Search and Rescue

May 22, 2020

ALCOAST 190/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO IDENTIFICATION CARD RENEWAL POLICIES DURING

R 221246 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N05300//ALCOAST 190/20COMDTNOTE 5300SUBJ: COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO IDENTIFICATION CARD RENEWAL POLICIES DURING COVID-19 – UPDATE – CAC/LAC CERTIFICATE REKEYINGA. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 171554 APR 20/ALCOAST 139/20B. Under Secretary Of Defense for Personnel and

May 21, 2020

ALCOAST 187/20 COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY DURING FY2020

R 211536 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N07220//ALCOAST 187/20COMDTNOTE 7220SUBJ:  COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY DURING FY2020A. Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Memo dtd: 16 APR 2020B. SEC 701 OF TITLE 10, U.S. CODEC. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences,

May 20, 2020

ALCOAST 180/20 COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)

R 200952 MAY 20FM COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA//FC-C//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N06200//ALCOAST 180/20COMDTNOTE 6200SUBJ: COVID-19: CONTINUITY OF FORCECOM READINESS ACTIVITIES (TO INCLUDE CLASS “A” AND “C” SCHOOLS)A. COMCOGARD FORCECOM NORFOLK VA 232031 MAR 20/ALCOAST 101/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 061306 MAR 20/ALCOAST 071/20C. COMDT COGARD

May 19, 2020

ALCOAST 178/20 COVID-19: CG EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) TRAINING, DRILLS, CERTIFICATIONS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND PRACTICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/178-20_ALCOAST.txt

May 5, 2020

Transition Assistance Program FAQs

 D54 (formerly Q20) Q: I am scheduled to retire or separate from the Coast Guard. How can I get the information I need for the transition? *Updated 4/15/2020*A: You can complete the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) online. Pre-separation counseling is available on Learning Management System (LMS) course 10061, or can be found by searching for

May 5, 2020

Voting FAQs

 D31 (K11) Q: Will I still be able to vote? How do I register to vote and request an absentee ballot in the current climate? A: The pandemic is impacting the primary election season, so we are encouraging all military members and American citizens overseas to visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website to:Register to vote Request an

May 5, 2020

Pay and Benefits FAQs

 D1 (formerly G2) Q: I was ordered to self-monitor after I returned from official government travel. What benefits are available to me?A:  The Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated to provide guidance on per diem allowances that are impacted by COVID-19. This website is a helpful source of information:

May 5, 2020

ALCOAST 159/20 COVID-19: BOAT CREW AND MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION, CURRENCY, AND PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) REQUIREMENTS

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/library/generalmessages/General%20Messages/GENMSG2020/ALCOAST/159-20_ALCOAST.txt

April 24, 2020

ALCOAST 153/20 CAMPAIGN TO RETAIN - SITREP 1 

R 241707 APR 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCMS//TO ALCOAST UNCLAS //N01900//ALCOAST 153/20COMDTNOTE 1900SUBJ:  CAMPAIGN TO RETAIN - SITREP 1 A. Military Separations Manual, COMDTINST M1000.4 (series)B. Officer Accessions, Evaluations, and Promotions Manual, COMDTINST M1000.3 (series)C. Enlistments, Evaluations, and Advancements Manual,