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Sept. 10, 2020

USCG experiences successful transfer season during a pandemic

Mask, gloves, hand sanitizer. Wipe everything down and don’t touch your phone. Get what you need and get out as quickly as possible. If you thought the simple chore of running into the grocery store during a pandemic was a new level of complicated, imagine what 11,000 Coast Guard families felt on the verge of their scheduled relocation.

June 19, 2020

PCS/HHG FAQs

 G1 Q: I am due to rotate this season, but I heard PCS moves are delayed.A: We are continuing PCS moves. However, this year will require a more flexible approach. We will be taking things step-by-step, and providing additional guidance as we move through the process. The latest PCS guidance is routinely announced via ALCOAST. We ask for your

June 9, 2020

ALCOAST 224/20 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 6

R 090803 JUN 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1/CG DOL//TO ALCOASTUNCLASS//N01320//ALCOAST 224/20COMDTNOTE 1320SUBJ: COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 6A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 210658 MAY 20/ALCOAST 182/20B. Secretary of Defense Memo of 20 APR 2020C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 281600 MAY 20/ALCOAST

May 29, 2020

USCG authorizes PCS/HHG moves through June 30

PCS Sitrep 5 ALCOAST  authorizes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and household goods (HHG) moves until June 30. If possible, try to move before July 1, when DoD moves are expected to resume and will make it more challenging to secure movers. What’s new: Some members have reported problems calling the PCS Assist Team from their Coast Guard desk

May 28, 2020

ALCOAST 204/20 COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS – PERSONALLY PROCURED MOVE (PPM)

R 281600 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1//TO ALCOASTUNCLAS //N04050//ALCOAST 204/20COMDTNOTE 4050SUBJ:  COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS – PERSONALLY PROCURED MOVE (PPM)A. Joint Travel Regulations, par. 051502B. Per Diem, Travel & Transportation Allowance Committee Memo dtd: 26MAY20201. This ALCOAST announces a

May 21, 2020

ALCOAST 182/20 COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 5

R 210658 MAY 20FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-1/CG DOL//TO ALCOASTUNCLASS//N01320//ALCOAST 182/20 COMDTNOTE 1320SUBJ:  COVID-19: IMPACTED ASSIGNMENT YEAR 20 (AY20): PCS AND HHG SHIPMENTS – SITREP 5A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 202055 MAR 20/ALCOAST 111/20B. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 071237 APR 20/ALCOAST 127/20C. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC

May 15, 2020

PCSing in the time of COVID-19: Four families share their stories

In an effort to support others, four families share their PCS stories and what they’ve learned along the way. The Kenny familyBy any standard, Melissa Kenny could easily be considered a “PCS expert.”  She has PCSed with her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Kalen Kenny, eight times - including two moves outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and four

May 6, 2020

When should I contact the PCS Assist Team?

Close to 500 Coast Guard members have already moved, and the PCS Assist Teams are ready to help you too. Here’s what you need to know about the new PCS Assist Teams. Who are the PCS Assist Teams?There are 72 military members now on board the PCS Assist Teams, which will help members and families as they transfer to new units this season. The

May 6, 2020

PCS/HHG SITREP 4 announces new safety measures, limited leave en route, quarantine guidance

PCS Travel is now authorized through June 5, 2020.  Three new safety measures are in place to protect members during their move. Limited leave en route is now authorized. Guidance is now available regarding quarantining members upon arrival. PCS Float Plan v.3 is ready for use.

April 24, 2020

PCS Assist Team is now in place

The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team is now in place and PCS moves are now authorized through May 22, according to ALCOAST 147/20.“A commander down in Miami was our first call, asking about moves to and from San Juan,” said PCS team lead Chief Warrant Officer Jeremy Bloom, who says the new hotline is already buzzing with questions. “We