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U.S. Revenue Cutter Service ensign flown during the Civil War. (Coast Guard Collection)
The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard fought in the Civil War 160 years ago!
April 16, 2021
The Civil War operations of the service reinforced the United States Revenue Cutter Service’s reputation as a legitimate branch of the U.S. military.

The Long Blue Line: Cutter Golden Gate’s response to the San Francisco Earthquake 115 years ago!
April 16, 2021
The Revenue Cutter Service helped the City of San Francisco with firefighting, evacuations, and law and order immediately following the 1906 earthquake.

Second Class Petty Officers Casey Zachry, left, and Cody Childress, both health services technicians, prepare to depart from Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor, Texas March 24, 2021. Earlier that day, Zachry and Childress administered Covid-19 vaccinations to Coast Guard members at the station. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Bravo Zulu
April 15, 2021
Innovation Council briefs CGA cadets on becoming agents of change

Petty Officer 1st Class Sarah Jacobs shares a moment with her family in Seward, Alaska, where the Jacobs family has enthusiastically embraced numerous outdoor activities. Jacobs credits her husband Brandon for supporting her thriving career. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
How to parent using resiliency—A Wellness Wednesday discussion 
April 14, 2021
Many of our families’ daily social rituals, such as K-12 education and child development centers, were abruptly interrupted. How did you adapt? How did your children adapt?

Pamphlets regarding educational benefits are displayed as part of the 2018 Fairchild Air Force Base Education Fair at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, Oct. 18, 2018. The education fair provided information regarding Tuition Assistance and other education benefits available to Airmen looking to further their education. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)
Explore academic, tuition reduction opportunities at virtual education fair
April 13, 2021
Federal employees and their families, and veterans who are working in the federal government are highly encouraged to attend this virtual fair April 20.

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.