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May 20, 2021

Coast Guard hair grooming standards return to normal

As of May 14, the Coast Guard has returned to regular uniform standards, including hair grooming standards and hair length.Grooming standards were temporarily relaxed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure member safety and support state and local restrictions limiting commercial haircare.The course of the COVID-19 pandemic within the

Oct. 27, 2020

October 2020 Semi-Annual Body Composition Screening FAQs

The Coast Guard released the Body Composition Screening Update (ACN 128/20) announcing this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only. We have since received a number of questions that we would like to answer. Please send your questions to the Body Composition email. The complete list of FAQs is

Oct. 27, 2020

Fall body comp screenings will be used only for data collection

The Coast Guard announced today that this fall’s weight and body fat screening results will be used for data collection purposes only.Due to feedback about how the pandemic has affected our workforce, we are making an in-stride course change to the October weigh-ins that acknowledges the importance of agility in supporting our workforce.Members are

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

April 13, 2020

New pay and allowances to help you through COVID-19

Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents.These entitlements are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.Please contact your local SPO to determine your eligibility for these new pay and allowances: Isolation Allowance (PCS related)Isolation Allowance is the