General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Blended Retirement System: Vice Commandant’s Call To Action

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel discusses the Blended Retirement System.


Blended Retirement System (BRS): Answering the “How Do I Opt-In?” Question

After months of preparation, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-In Period is about to make its year-long debut! Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, over 30,000 active duty and Reserve members will have the choice to opt-in to the BRS. Here’s how.


Paratus Report: December 2017, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode, we’ll show you how to make your BRS election in Direct Access and provide a reminder about the Cyber Awareness Challenge so you don’t get locked out of your workstation in 2018!


Paratus Report: October 2017, Episode 2

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode, we’ll discuss Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s recent trip to the arctic, new guidelines for LAMS. and a BRS Q&A opportunity!


General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information. Check out the latest in this blog!


Paratus Report: June 2017, Episode 1

The newest Paratus Report is out with information on advanced education opportunities, dietary supplements and Blended Retirement System.


Take Action: Financial Literacy Month – Important lifetime decisions

Hopefully by now everyone is aware that BRS stands for ‘blended retirement system.’ And hopefully, many of you actually know that is the new modernized retirement system for the Coast Guard. But even with all of the information about BRS at your fingertips, maybe you haven’t given it the full attention it needs! Well, this month is the perfect month to devote some time to really learning about and truly understanding BRS. It is an important lifetime decision!


Take Action: Financial Literacy Month – Free financial advice

We’ve all heard the saying “money doesn’t grow on trees,” but do we really think about that saying and use it to help us make decisions? Maybe there are times that you don’t pay enough attention to your budget, or maybe you are wondering how to best invest your money. Well the good news is, as a member of the Coast Guard workforce, there are services and resources afforded to you free of charge. Read the full blog to learn about these services that will help you understand and manage your finances.


Spring into Action: Five national campaigns to know this month

April is “Spring into Action Month” that will highlight five national campaigns: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child, Volunteer Month, and Financial Literacy Month all require us to take action of some kind. Throughout the month of April, we will highlight how even the smallest action can make a big impact to those around you.


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