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U.S. Coast Guard Reserve members from Massachusetts and New York deployed to the Queens Covid-19 vaccine distribution site were recognized by U.S. Air Force Assistant Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Timothy LaBarge for their efforts on May 6, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower)
Mandatory training reminder: Veterans employment
June 21, 2021
Reservists now required to take this training, which is also mandatory for Supervisors/Hiring Managers of civilians, HR professionals, SES, National Guard and Ready Reserve members.

Adm. Linda Fagan relieved Adm. Charles Ray as the 32nd Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard during a Change of Watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters, June 18, 2021. Ray retired after more than 40 years of service in the Coast Guard.
U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new vice commandant
June 18, 2021
Adm. Charles W. Ray: 'It is my privilege to pass the reigns of vice commandant to Adm. Fagan, a true trailblazer and inspiration.'

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'Only through abandoning our comfort zones can we undo the hold of racism'
June 18, 2021
A message from Dr. Terri Dickerson, Civil Rights Director

Contraband sailors on the Union Navy receiving ship USS Vermont, moored at Port Royal, South Carolina, during the Civil War. (
The Long Blue Line: Glimpses through a mustered past—uncovering African-American cuttermen through Civil War muster rolls
June 18, 2021
For the last 10 years, NOAA and the National Archives and Records Administration have been collaborating to make a trove of historical information and data available to the public online.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Evans (left to right), Lt. Sarah Gomez-Lorraine, Capt. Leanne Lusk and Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa McKenzie celebrate immediately after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, April 16, 2021, marking the establishment of the Coast Guard Spectrum Northern Lights Chapter. The Spectrum Northern Lights Chapter is an affinity group representing the LGBTQIAP+ community, as well as their friends, family, allies and advocates in Alaska and beyond. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn.
Frontline Focus
June 17, 2021
USCG Cutter Stratton returns home following 105-day deployment, and Coast Guard Alaska affinity group promotes pride while advocating for inclusivity in the 49th state

Veterans Resources

Retiree Services Program Site
The Retiree Program contains consolidated resources regarding the National Retiree Help Desk, the Retiree newsletter, volunteer services, retiree councils, awards, benefits including survivors benefits, and many other resources.

Pay & Personnel Center Retiree & Annuitant Services
This site includes access to self-services for retirees, announcements, legal services and updates for those with retirement orders.

Direct Access Process Maps, User Guides, Tutorials, and Webinar Recordings
Find step-by-step instructions on how to completes items such as year-end tax documents and updating direct deposit information.

Department of Veteran Affairs
Access your veteran healthcare, disability, education, and records information.

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network
This non-profit organization has assisted more than 55,000 people find a new job. Their free employment training programs and job placement services are available to military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses, and caregivers of wounded war heroes.

Office of Veterans Business Development – under the Small Business Administration
Military spouses make great entrepreneurs, and small business ownership can be a flexible vocation that supports a military career. The administration supports spouses and business owners by offering counseling and training, access to capital, and disaster assistance.

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

Coast Guard Legal Assistance
Coast Guard legal assistance provide advice and counseling regarding personal legal issues for service members, dependents and retirees at no-cost. These issues may involve family law, estate planning, consumer law, landlord-tenant relations, immigration or many other topics.