Chief Petty Officer William Porter, lead dog handler at Marine Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle, drives past a ferry tollbooth on his way to conduct canine vehicle sweeps at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in Seattle, April 8, 2015.

TRICARE and You: Coverage while traveling

This blog is the most recent in a series helping members of the Coast Guard family understand how to use their TRICARE benefits.


ARLINGTON, Va. - A Coast Guard yeoman assists a fellow Coast Guardsman at the Coast Guard Recruiting Command, February 28, 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 2nd Class Etta Smith

Dear Coast Guard Family: Advice from an Assignment Officer

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. This month, Conley interviews an assignment officer.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Answers to your frequently asked moving questions

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel gets some answers from the experts on military moves!


Paratus Report: May 2018, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! In this episode, we’ll discuss moving your household goods and a new risk management policy that may affect you.


Dear Coast Guard Family: Your moving resource guide

Once a month, Coast Guard All Hands will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. In this post, Rachel shares some valuable resources available to Coast Guard families before, during and after a military move.


From the Homefront: Military spouses leaving jobs should prepare early for unemployment benefits

Planning ahead can be instrumental in not only finding employment following a move, but also in getting unemployment benefits. Learn more in this From the Homefront blog.


From the Homefront: 2017 Coast Guard Military Child of the Year

A word often-used to describe military kids is resilience. One Coast Guard kid has brought new meaning to the word, and even received a national award in recognition for her enduring spirit in the face of adversity. Mary Kate Cooper, 17, is that kid, well, teen! Read the full blog to hear about her story. Congratulations to Mary on her selection as not only Operation Homefront’s Coast Guard Military Child of the Year, but the overall winner out of all five military service branches! Great job representing Team Coast Guard!


From the Homefront: Month of the Military Child – How to prepare kids for a move

If there is one constant in a military child’s life, it is change. And life changes are often most dramatic during moves. The average military kid will move six to nine times during their schooling, meaning upheaval becomes the norm. In honor of April being the Month of the Military Child, this blog highlights issues pertaining to kids and their parents and we are sharing some creative ways to get kids ready for moves.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

We’ve rounded up some good messages for you this week! Award solicitations, major changes to the Reserve Training Management System, reduction in mandatory training, Good Order and Discipline data is now available and more.


From the Homefront: Making the best out of some not so great orders

Sometimes the Coast Guard sends members and their families to places they didn’t wish to go. Instead of dreading it, learn how these families made it work and ended up falling in love with their undesired location. Sometimes the orders you didn’t want can be a blessing in disguise.


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