Paratus Report: Episode 16

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! The Paratus Report is a workforce news program focused at keeping Coast Guard members informed of what’s happening throughout their Coast Guard. The episode will air monthly on the official Coast Guard YouTube channel, and right here on Coast Guard All Hands with additional information.

This month’s episode covered the following:

Blended Retirement System

The new Blended Retirement System is launching in 2018 and all eligible members and their spouses need to take the opt-in training available now on the Joint Knowledge Online Portal. To find out if you are eligible, review the ALCOAST and visit the BRS website.

CG SUPRT and H&R Block tax services

Tax season is here and CG SUPRT and H&R Block have teamed up to offer free e-filing tax services. Coast Guard active duty members, civilian employees, members of the selected reserve, and their dependent family members are eligible for free filing of one federal and up to three state returns. To file for free, eligible personnel must access the H&R Block software through the CG SUPRT website.

Below Zero campaign

Brrr! The weather outside might be frigid, but we’ve got you covered. During the next several weeks, our social media sites and Coast Guard Compass blog will be featuring all things cold weather. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for information on the Coast Guard’s cold weather missions and operations and head over to our the Compass blog for additional cold weather stories and safety tips for you and your family. Look for the hashtag, #belowzero for stories, images, and tips and more!

To view all the Paratus Report episodes, check out the YouTube playlist or the LiveStream channel. You can also view and download this episode on DVIDS. Have suggestions on what you’d like to see in upcoming Reports? Leave your suggestions in the comments below (you must be logged into your Facebook account to leave a comment) or email us at!

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