My Coast Guard

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 

Sept. 9, 2020

A Wellness Wednesday sneak peek—Financial and spiritual planning

Finances are a necessary part of life although at times they can cause stress and anxiety when you experience a financial challenge. Today’s Wellness Wednesday discussion will help identify ways that finances impact our mental and spiritual health and provide options to invest in a healthier future.

Sept. 9, 2020

The greatest threats are the ones with access: Insider Threat Awareness Month

The Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security are working to raise awareness about the dangers of a physical or digital attack from within the workforce during September, National Insider Threat Awareness Month.

Sept. 9, 2020

Deck plate leader of the week: Chief Samuel Kerger

Our Deck Plate Leader of the Week is Chief Petty Officer Samuel Kerger from Marine Safety Detachment Coram - Long Island, New York!

Sept. 8, 2020

VIDEO: Hurricane evacuation procedures and resources for Coast Guard families

Note: This video was created and edited by the Coast Guard’s Fifth District Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Daniel A. Schrader to educate families on hurricane evacuation procedures and the resources available to them.