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Sept. 16, 2020

Share Your COVID-19 lessons learned and best practices with CG leadership

Share your innovation ideas stemmed from COVID-19 with CG_Ideas@Work, a crowdsourcing platform where Coast Guard members, civilians, reservists, and auxiliarists can propose new innovative ideas. Run by the Acquisition Directorate, CG_Ideas@Work is a major source of inspiration for RDT&E and Innovation – the office responsible for capturing new ideas in the Coast Guard.

Sept. 16, 2020

Solicitation for State of the Coast Guard Stories

Do you have a story idea for the State of the Coast Guard 2021? Send your idea to Please send all ideas to SOTCG2021@gmail.com. 

Sept. 15, 2020

Celebrating Lt. Tanesha Green-Baker, the 2020 Blacks In Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award

Lt. Tanesha Green-Baker has been selected for the 2020 Blacks In Government Military Meritorious Service Award. The Blacks In Government Military Meritorious Service Award honors military members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, men and women, who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective military service or other DoD component.

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. 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.