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Personal Readiness Month: Stress management

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September is Coast Guard Personal Readiness Month. Semper Paratus.

So you’re stressed out? You are not alone! Stress is part of everyday life, but how you cope with it that makes a big difference in being resilient vs. having a physical or emotional crisis.With a demanding job in the Coast Guard, it may be difficult to avoid stress, but it is not difficult to use the tools above to manage the stress in your life. Read the full blog to learn about stress coping mechanisms.

Wellness Wednesday: Sleep and improving readiness

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Hagan, 1st Combat Camera Squadron combat broadcaster, sleeps in during his down day at Exercise Scorpion Lens on United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S.C., Feb. 11, 2018. Exercise Scorpion Lens is an annual Ability to Survive and Operate training exercise mandated by Air Force Combat Camera job qualification standards. Held at the United States Army Training Center Fort Jackson, S.C., and the McCrady Training Center, Eastover, S.C. the exercise's purpose is to provide refresher training to combat camera personnel. Individuals are instructed in the areas of combat tactics, photography, videography, and on procedures inherent to support combat camera mission tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

Sleep, or lack of it, can influence our health in many ways.  It is sometimes an overlooked factor when members consider improving their health.

Hurricane Season 2018: Top 10 Readiness Recommendations

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

With the start of the 2018 hurricane just weeks away, it’s time to get yourself prepared. Again. Here are our Top 10 Readiness Recommendations to help.

Cyber Month: Emails containing personally identifiable information

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Do you know the policy regarding proper protections to take when sending personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive personally identifiable information (SPII) outside the USCG.MIL domain? Over the past year, there has been an increase in privacy incidents caused by Coast Guard personnel transmitting PII and SPII to personal business email accounts without using the proper protections. Read the full post to ensure that you know the policy!

Update from the vice commandant

Friday, January 25, 2019

Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Evans, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami rescue swimmer, conducts a free fall deployment from a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter east of Miami Beach on June 6, 2017. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall)

As each day passes, the commandant and I are well aware that these impacts on our personal readiness will only continue to grow.

The Paratus Report, Episode 12

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Paratus Report

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. Specifically, September is Coast Guard Personal Readiness Month. This episode features safety tips and information for National Preparedness Month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and National Recovery Month. Also, this month’s Bravo Zulu goes out to Coast Guard veteran Dave Riley. Watch the full episode!

Get your periodic health assessment

Monday, September 24, 2018

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Lindsey Peters conducts duties as a health services technician at the Coast Guard Baltimore Clinic in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 8, 2013.

Written by Cmdr. Shane Steiner Chief of Preventive Medicine To develop and sustain a mission ready total workforce, ensuring the workforce is medically ready is absolutely critical. An important way to ensure the Coast Guard military workforce is medically ready is […]

Legal assistance: Ensuring your important documents are prepared

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

CG SUPRT and work-life balance

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Feeling a little off balance? CG SUPRT can assist you in making changes that help you feel more balanced and in control. Did you know that CG SUPRT offers Health and Wellness Coaching to guide you in developing new strategies to manage stress, balance your many obligations, and maintaining healthy habits. Or if you could use some emotional support for finding your balance, CG SUPRT offers Non-Medical Counseling. If financial stress is pushing you to work more or keeping you from enjoying time with your family, the CG SUPRT Personal Financial Wellness program can help you get your finances on track and prepare for your future. Or maybe you just have too many things on your plate and you feel like you could use a personal assistant. CG SUPRT Daily Living consultants can do some of the leg work for you such as locating adequate housing, jobs, education, elder care, child care, and more. Career Counselors through the CG SUPRT Spouse Education and Career Services are also available to support active duty spouses when they relocate or are ready to start a new career.

2019 Coast Guard’s Professional Development Reading List

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

“As I visit Coast Guard units around the world, I am inspired by the passion and commitment of our Coast Guard women and men. To capitalize on that, this year we are transitioning from a Commandant’s Reading List to a Coast Guard Professional Development List with recommendations from across the workforce. This list offers a broad range of subject matter—from history to leadership to innovation—and represents the diverse ideas and perspectives that contribute to our greatest strength, our people. As shared in the Coast Guard Strategic Plan, professional development and continuous learning ensures we remain ready to confront our complex operating environment today and tomorrow.” -Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant

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