A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member lifts his child with excitement Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The Valiant crew returned to homeport after a six-week counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)

General Messages Weekly Roundup

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


ARLINGTON, Va. - A Coast Guard yeoman assists a fellow Coast Guardsman at the Coast Guard Recruiting Command, February 20, 2013. YNs are key problem-solvers, counselors, and sources of information to personnel on questions ranging from career moves, entitlements, and incentive programs to retirement options and veterans' benefits. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Pinneo

Managing your life insurance elections online

The SGLI Online Enrollment System allows members with full-time SGLI coverage to make changes to their life insurance coverage and beneficiary information at any time without having to complete a paper form or make a trip to the personnel office.


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Paratus Report – October 2018, ep. 1

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is here!


Coast Guard Family Month: Life insurance is peace of mind for your family

Life insurance is one of the most valuable financial tools you can own, providing financial security and peace of mind for you and your family. If you don’t think you need it because you are young, or single with no kids, you could be wrong. Read the article to see why life insurance can be a critical part of your financial security – especially when you’re just starting out in life.


Legal assistance: Ensuring your important documents are prepared

Have you considered and, if applicable, accomplished the transfer of your Post 9-11 GI Bill entitlement to another eligible family member? Do you have a plan in place for the care of your minor children in the event you are deployed or unavailable for an extended period of time? Readiness is a constant duty for all of us. We relentlessly train, study and prepare for the challenges, real or envisioned, that we are likely to face in our chosen fields. Unfortunately, the same rigor is often not applied to our personal matters. Preparing to sail or fly into a hurricane is vastly different than preparing for that hurricane to hit your home. Ensure your family and property are prepared by getting your legal documents in order. Coast Guard legal assistance attorneys provide advice and counsel regarding personal legal issues to thousands of service members, dependents and retirees each year at no cost.


Major change coming to Direct Access, action needed

According to Flag Voice 432, published in October by Rear Adm. David Callahan, assistant commandant for Human Resources or CG-1, “Direct Access will be taken off-line to conduct a major software upgrade representing the most significant change to our pay system in nearly two decades.”