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USCG Specific Frequently Asked Questions

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Oct. 27, 2020

Body Composition Program FAQs

Q. Did the Coast Guard announce they are cancelling weigh-ins for Oct. 202 via ACN 128/20?A. No, that is not correct. Body composition compliance checks for the month of October are still being conducted and are mandatory. ACN 128/20 suspended the administrative consequences if a member fails to comply with the standards. Administrative

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 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

Training FAQs

 D49 (formerly N2) Q: How long will recruit shipping be rescheduled? A: The Coast Guard will protect the health and safety of our recruits, our training staff, and our workforce. We are working with Cape May to revise the overall shipping plan, and we will receive new recruits at TRACEN Cape May as soon as possible. The safety of our members

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: