Tag: family

May 7, 2019

Top 5 things to know about the new DCMS Portal Site

An important part of ensuring mission success is creating clear avenues of communication across all aspects of the U.S. Coast Guard. The redesigned DCMS Portal Site now provides access to key Mission Support information all personnel need.

May 3, 2019

Premium LinkedIn for Coast Guard Spouses

Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced Wednesday that the Coast Guard is officially a proud partner with LinkedIn to facilitate the employment of USCG spouses — especially during particularly challenging times, such as PCS moves or job loss.

April 24, 2019

Dear Coast Guard Family: New law that affects military spouse residency

For military spouses, residency can be a somewhat complicated matter, but thanks to the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, they now have greater flexibility! [Open Article]

April 23, 2019

2019 Coast Guard’s Professional Development Reading List

"This list offers a broad range of subject matter—from history to leadership to innovation—and represents the diverse ideas and perspectives that contribute to our greatest strength, our people." -Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant

April 19, 2019

USCG releases Arctic strategy

Since the release of the Coast Guard Arctic Strategy in 2013, the renewal of global strategic competition has coincided with dramatic changes in the physical environment of the Arctic. Competition does not preclude cooperation, and the Coast Guard will always...[Open Article]

April 17, 2019

CG expands surge staffing to support parental leave

To support our Coast Guard families and their decision to grow, whether through pregnancy or adoption, a centrally funded pilot program to backfill gaps due to members on parental leave has been created!  The RAND Women’s Retention Study and Holistic Analysis found that members weigh their decision to become parents against unit and mission needs.

April 17, 2019

Expansion of Childcare Options

As CDCs fill up and new parents are put on waiting lists, we are offering more support to our members and dependents through the Family Child Care (FCC) Service Program.

April 11, 2019

Child Care Subsidy Program changing to new provider

The Coast Guard switched subsidy providers effective April 1, going from USDA to a new program under Navy Child & Youth Programs (CYP).

April 10, 2019

Shipmate Funds are on the way!

Community Services Command (CSC) is actively working to distribute newly gifted funds from the Coast Guard Foundation. Units whose projects are selected for funding will be notified by email as funds become available throughout the year. The current approved, prioritized Shipmate Fund list may found at: