A Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay boatcrew responds to seven people stranded on the ice in an ice shanty near Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Jan. 29, 2019. The fishermen were unable to make it back to shore due to inclement weather and difficulties with their utility task vehicle. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrit Speckhard.

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: October 2017, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode learn about upcoming changes to enlisted evaluation system, the Electronic Health Screening Tool for hurricane responders, and a new tuition assistance cap.

General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.

Coast Guard Family Month: Joining the Coast Guard benefits your family

Do you know someone who is thinking of joining the Coast Guard? Are YOU thinking about joining the Coast Guard? Do you know about all of the benefits you would receive, or are you concerned about your family? Members of the Coast Guard receive a comprehensive benefits package, and many of these benefits will directly or indirectly positively impact your family. In addition to a steady salary, members receive free health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition assistance; housing; 30 days of paid vacation; and much more. Your dependents can also receive great benefits as well! Read the full post to find out more!

Paratus Report

The Paratus Report, Episode 2

Episode 2 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 a brief recap with additional information will be provided right here on Coast Guard All Hands.

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Tuition assistance benefits back to 100 percent

If you’re looking to use the Coast Guard’s tuition assistance, TA, benefits to further your education, you should be aware of the new updates to the TA program. Recently, the Coast Guard announced that tuition assistance would cover 100 percent of tuition costs, up to $4,000 per year. This is an increase from the previous limit of 75 percent of the tuition costs.

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Cost-sharing reinstated for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance Program

Effective immediately, the Coast Guard is reinstating cost sharing for its Tuition Assistance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 for the first time since 2002 after reductions to its training budget.

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Tuition Assistance: Expanded eligibility through Sept. 30

Effective immediately, the Coast Guard Tuition Assistance program is now open to all active duty members, including E-7 and above, officers, and Reserve members on long-term active duty orders issued for over 180 days, for programs at all degree levels, until Sept. 30, 2013.