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Sept. 18, 2020

Body composition screenings resume Oct. 1

All Body Composition Screenings will resume Oct. 1, after being suspended this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Body Composition Program (“weigh-ins”) is currently in a pilot phase, which has abdominal circumference (AC) as an additional method of compliance, based on medical data indicating that it provides a more accurate health snapshot.

Aug. 25, 2020

Command leadership can now use the Agile Workforce Guide

The Coast Guard released the updated COVID-19 Agile Workforce Guide this week to provide commanding officers and managers a common framework that can help protect the workforce while ensuring mission readiness. The purpose of the guide is to help assess risk and tailor mitigation measures in a safe, controlled, and thoughtful way.The unique nature

July 20, 2020

ALCOAST 278/20 - JUL 2020 COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENT

R 171707 JUL 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N07220//ALCOAST 278/20COMDTNOTE 7220SUBJ:  COVID-19: HDP-ROM AND OTHER PAY AND ALLOWANCE POLICY ADJUSTMENTSA. U.S. Code, Title 37, Section 352B. COMDT (CG-13) memo 7220 of 03 APR 2020C. Coast Guard Pay Manual, COMDTINST M7220.29 (series)D. Joint Travel Regulations (JTR)E. COMDT

June 19, 2020

SWEs/Boards/Advancement FAQs

 D32 (formerly Q1) Q: Why is the Coast Guard canceling the May 2020 Service-wide Examination (SWE)?A: In an effort to remain in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), White House social distancing guidelines, and accommodate those service members who have been or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 SWE

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