My Coast Guard

Sept. 15, 2020

SAPR Training opportunity: The many faces of resiliency

Register for Tuesday, Sept. 15's webinar here, 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m. EDT (8-9:30 a.m. PDT).

Register for Tuesday, Sept. 22's webinar here, 11:00 a.m., to 12:30 p.m. EDT (8-9:30 a.m. PDT).

Recovery from sexual assault takes time and support, and generally does not look the same from one person to another. For some survivors, talking about their assault helps them process the traumatic event they experienced and thus helps them along the road to recovery. Hearing first-hand accounts of those traumatic events helps family members, friends, supervisors, and peers to better understand what trauma looks like and being able to better connect with the survivor. Register for 

Sept. 14, 2020

USCG joins forces with Navy to launch Naval Community College program

The Coast Guard is partnering with the Navy and Marine Corps to establish the U.S. Naval Community College (NCC) with a pilot program that is scheduled to officially kick off in January 2021.

Sept. 12, 2020

Coast Guard approves new initiatives to recruit and retain members

The Coast Guard just announced monetary and non-monetary incentives designed to recruit and retain skilled members in the Coast Guard’s most mission-critical areas. The announcements cover officers and enlisted members and will be implemented in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).

Sept. 11, 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. The physical fitness test (PFT) also remains a method of compliance during the pilot program extension (01 Oct – 30 Nov). The goal is to improve the Coast Guard's approach to assessing members' health and readiness.

Sept. 11, 2020

Reminder: Payroll tax deferral starts soon

The Government will defer Social Security taxes for many federal civilians and uniformed members through the end of this year. To calculate the impact on your personal pay, please see the “how-to” section below.

You must pay these taxes back in 2021. 

Sept. 11, 2020

USCG officer, civilian, named International Emergency Managers of the Year

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) selected LeMonde as the Uniformed Emergency Manager of the Year, and Amaral was named Civilian Emergency Manager of the Year.

Sept. 10, 2020

Remembering 9/11

The events of Sept. 11 and the Coast Guard’s role as a first responder in New York Harbor are folded into the Patriot Day mantra of “never forget.” Yet, an increasing number of our newest shipmates were too young to remember, or not yet alive.

Here is an interview between a junior officer who was in fourth grade at the time of the attacks and Capt. Michael Day, who was assigned to New York and coordinated Manhattan's maritime evacuation.

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.

Sept. 10, 2020

Aviation rating candidates begin new apprenticeship program. 

Navigating a career path is easier when you’re under someone’s wing. The Rating Apprentice Program (RAP)has developed new pathways for aviation rates that will fast track and streamline “A” school training and the assignments that follow. 

Sept. 10, 2020

Notes From Master Chief Bushey

Here’s a couple of quick notes from Master Chief Rob Bushey, Deputy  Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

  • Heart of the Service
  • Deckplate Outreach