A boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment trains in the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Feb. 15, 2019. Clatsop Spit runs along the north side of the Columbia River's South Jetty and often provides an ideal training area for heavy weather coxswains and surfmen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.

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.

Paratus Report: Episode 16

The Paratus Report is back with a new look and some great information! Check out the latest episode in this All Hands blog.

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.


Where do you stand after filing your taxes?

CG SUPRT can help you identify problem spending habits and teach you defense strategies to combat overspending. A Money Coach can look at your budget and spending and help you develop a plan to save. They can also help you tackle debt from credit cards, loans, mortgages, and more. If your financial difficulties come from a habit that is hard to kick, consider talking with a Health and Wellness Coach for support on breaking bad habits and getting on track to overall wellness. In addition, if you are feeling stressed by your financial situation, you can request to speak with a counselor who can support you in dealing with the life’s challenges. Simply call CG SUPRT to set up your first consultation with a Money Coach, Health and Wellness Coach, or a counselor. These services are free and confidential for you and your family members.


Tax season is here…file for free using CG SUPRT!

Need help filing those federal and state tax returns? Today, CG SUPRT launched H&R Block tax services. File both your federal and state taxes online for free!

Ensuring coverage for tax season

Action needed: 2015 income tax filing for health care coverage

Tax season is almost here, and there are a few important things to remember regarding filing your return. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. TRICARE coverage meets the minimum essential coverage, but here are a few things you should know to make sure you and your family report this coverage correctly.

Tax forms on a desk. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Barerra.

CG SUPRT offers free tax services

Starting Jan. 13, 2015 CG SUPRT will launch H&R Block tax services, where you may file your federal and state taxes online for free!

Tax forms on a desk. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Barerra.

Free tax-filing service offered through CGSUPRT

The Internal Revenue Service 2014 tax season begins on Jan. 31. Starting Jan. 7, CGSUPRT will offer free 2013 tax return filing services from H&R Block. This free offer is only valid if you access H&R Block through link on the CGSUPRT website.