Coast Guard Special Needs Program 2015 enrollment deadline approaching

The Coast Guard Office of Work-Life is reminding all active duty members and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs to ensure all enrollment documentation for the Special Needs Program be updated by Sept. 30, 2015, or be administratively closed on Oct. 1, 2015.


Protecting your identity; fraud and theft assistance

In the wake of a recent cybersecurity intrusion into the Office of Personnel Management data systems, potentially 4 million federal employees may have been impacted, including more than 8,000 civilian Coast Guard employees. Beginning June 8, 2015, those affected will be notified by email or official letter via the U.S. Postal Service. All notifications will occur prior to June 19, 2015.


Coast Guard changes pharmacy dispensing services

The Coast Guard Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center has temporarily changed the way pharmacy services are provided for active duty members, dependents and retirees at Coast Guard dispensiving locations.


Using Mobile Apps for Hurricane preparedness

The 2015 Hurricane season is fast approaching. To prepare Coast Guard personnel and their families for the possible hardships brought forth by such ravaging storms, Coast Guard commands across the country are revising contingency plans, executing hurricane exercises, performing training, etc.


Honor, respect and dependents on duty

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Riley and Chris Hollandsworth are getting ready for significant life changes — Riley is preparing herself to move away for college and Chris is preparing to become the man of the house.


OSMS and YOU: Engineering

Engineering (CG-ENG10) is a specialty designation for positions and officers. Officers with this designation have demonstrated progress toward any of the engineering subspecialties through education, experience, and PQS completion.


Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.


OSMS and YOU: Marine Environmental Response

The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, more commonly referred to as the National Contingency Plan or NCP, designates the U. S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency for directing the removal and mitigation of oils spills and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminates into or threatening the waters and adjoining shorelines of the coastal zone.


Autism Awareness Day 2015

Four years ago, President Barack Obama proclaimed April 2, as World Autism Awareness Day and called upon the American public to learn more about autism and take a more active role in the support of individuals affected by this developmental condition.


OSMS and YOU: Communities

What is a Community? The Officer Specialty Management System contains three organizational layers…


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