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In an effort to improve access to crisis services and existing resources for crisis care in America, Congress has design...
07/19/2022
New su***de and crisis line for anyone in the US to access crisis care

In an effort to improve access to crisis services and existing resources for crisis care in America, Congress has designated 988 as the new three-digit dialing code for everyone across the United States.

By calling or texting 988, you’ll connect with mental health professionals with the 988 Su***de and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline.

Veterans can press “1” after dialing 988 to connect directly to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline which serves our nation’s Veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and those who support them. For texts, Veterans should continue to text the Veterans Crisis Lifeline short code: 838255.

Dial 988 to access the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline

07/14/2022

😕This unprecedented PCS season has greatly affected our members and their family who are experiencing the financial burden and undo stress of affected by the economy and housing shortage crisis.

🤲My hope is that this announcement from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance will help ease at least some of those burdens by providing our members assistance with several programs.

📦CGMA has expanded its policy addressing assistance for local moves. Personnel who are relocating mid-tour, are now authorized to receive CGMA assistance from our programs. Other programs include PCS Childcare, Rental Assistance, Closing costs, and other programs.

👀Please read the attached note carefully to ensure you and your family are making informed decisions to help make your move go smooth.




U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman at Large

06/07/2022
Adm. Karl L. Schultz will be relieved by Adm. Linda L. Fagan as the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Change of Co...
06/01/2022

Adm. Karl L. Schultz will be relieved by Adm. Linda L. Fagan as the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Change of Command ceremony will take place today, June 1st, 2022; 11 AM, at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Please the link below to watch the livestream of the ceremony.

It's a big week for the U.S. Coast Guard! The Vice Commandant Change of Watch is today (5/31) and the Commandant's Change of Command is tomorrow (6/1). Click here for links to the livestreams:
http://ow.ly/OYSP50JlLIW

05/30/2022

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom, preserving our liberty and protecting our shores. You will never be forgotten.

With PCS season upon us and the school year coming to an end, many of our Coast Guard families will begin to settle into...
05/24/2022
The Solution You Need to Manage Academic Life For You And Your Students | SchoolQuest

With PCS season upon us and the school year coming to an end, many of our Coast Guard families will begin to settle into new duty stations and seek out their children’s schools in their new location. To help in this transition is new online tool to help take on this challenge….

SchoolQuest is a free, online tool that helps parents of military-connected children to prepare for the frequent school moves and other unique stressors of a military lifestyle that could adversely affect their academic success.

The website serves as a virtual hub where parents and students can find helpful information, tools, and resources centralized on a single platform.

SchoolQuest was created to support military families and students with the school transitions they face as the result of frequent military-related moves.

While the resources and features can be helpful for students of all ages, the majority of the functionality is focused on helping middle and high school students navigate through multiple moves throughout their academic careers.

Want to help your military-connected student succeed? Our free solutions help you manage your student's education. Learn more about how SchoolQuest can help!

The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team returns after providing unique support to Coast Guard members who have...
05/13/2022
The PCS Assist Team returns this season to help you and your family transition

The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Assist Team returns after providing unique support to Coast Guard members who have PCS’d during the previous two transfer years – 2020 and 2021. The PCS Assist Team will begin operating on April 4, and will run through Sept. 30, 2022, Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m., to 7 p.m. eastern time.

Service members orchestrating PCS moves should continue to work with their local commands for counseling assistance and fully use the resources that continue to be available to them, including personnel and administration shops and regional transportation offices. The PCS Assist Team is willing to provide guidance for circumstances that require non-traditional assistance and action.

Contact the PCS Assist Team at (844) 727-2022, or emailing at [email protected]. They are available on a limited basis, for non-business hours emergent needs via duty phone; reach out by calling the main phone line for more information.

The PCS Team will begin operating April 4 through September 30.

Thank you to all our military spouses for all that you do. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
05/07/2022

Thank you to all our military spouses for all that you do. Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

Our Coasties may be the head, but military spouses are the neck! On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we thank all military spouses for supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces - you are essential to the strength of this nation.

04/15/2022

Our families are our foundation. The support they give us and the is remarkable. Even more, our military children’s resiliency is absolutely incredible. During , we want to say thank you. Your love and support is what always keeps us going. Your continued strength through moves, deployments and the unexpected challenges - is nothing short of amazing.

There are lots of exciting things planned at JBAB for this month! Check out the latest newsletter.
03/29/2022
11 FSS 2022 April Newsletter

There are lots of exciting things planned at JBAB for this month! Check out the latest newsletter.

11 FSS April 2022 Newsletter

Did you know TRICARE beneficiaries can get the mental health care they need through complete access to a national networ...
03/27/2022
Mental Health Care For Military Members & Their Families

Did you know TRICARE beneficiaries can get the mental health care they need through complete access to a national network of licensed therapists and prescribers through Telemynd?

There are:

- Zero copays or cost-shares for telemedicine at this time

- No predetermined maximum sessions per calendar year

- No referral or authorization required for telebehavioral health for TRICARE Prime active duty family members and retirees

- 100% virtual sessions conducted via secure video

To get started click on the link below:

We believe that service members and their families deserve high quality mental health care that should be accessible from anywhere. That’s why we built a national network of therapists and prescribers who provide TRICARE-covered mental health services via video chat so that you and your family can...

Are you planning for an upcoming PCS? Did you know Coast Guard Mutual Assistance has two new programs to help you make a...
03/14/2022
Your PCS move just got easier—Coast Guard Mutual Assistance rolls out two new programs in

Are you planning for an upcoming PCS? Did you know Coast Guard Mutual Assistance has two new programs to help you make a smoother transition?

The first is a grant, called the Education Advocate Grant, and the second is a no-interest loan, called the Spouse Professional Requirements Loan Program.

The Education Advocate Grant (EAG) provides reimbursement to families that need to hire an education advocate to help them navigate the school system with their special needs dependents. The grant reimburses up to $500 for the cost of an advocate’s assistance in initiating or completing a new Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP).

The Spouse Professional Requirements loan program is designed to help with the cost of a spouse being licensed or certified in a new state or municipality when they are relocated. Loans can be authorized up to $5,000 for this purpose, interest-free.

Applications for both programs are available on CGMA’s website.

Learn more about the Education Advocate Grant and the Spouse Professional Requirements loan program

Similar to the Coast Guard Special Needs Program, the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is our DOD counterparts’ ...
03/08/2022

Similar to the Coast Guard Special Needs Program, the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is our DOD counterparts’ program to provide comprehensive support to Family members with special needs.

These upcoming workshops series are open to Coast Guard members and their family.

March EFMP workshops:

Special Needs Trust Fund Workshop

WHAT: Special Needs Trust Fund Workshop

WHEN: Thursday, 17 MAR 2022

TIME: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

WHERE: Army 365 Teams Virtual Platform

Registration: Please email EFMP Systems Navigator, Crystal Bell-Black at [email protected] for your Invitation link to this event. For additional information call 301-677-4779/5590. This event is open to all DoD ID card holders.

Maryland ABLE Workshop

WHAT: Maryland ABLE

WHEN: Wednesday, 23 MAR 2022

TIME: 10:00 AM -11:00 AM

WHERE: Army 365 Teams Virtual Platform

Registration: Please email EFMP Systems Navigator, Crystal Bell-Black at [email protected] for your Invitation link to this event. For additional information call 301-677-4779/5590. This event is open to all DoD ID card holders.

For Coast Guard spouses who may be wondering how to develop their careers and how to find good job opportunities, CG SUP...
03/07/2022

For Coast Guard spouses who may be wondering how to develop their careers and how to find good job opportunities, CG SUPRT provides access to professional career counseling. Career counselors provide assistance with career exploration, job search process, resume writing, networking, interview skills and more.

Did you know CG SUPRT offers FREE online tax filing through H&R Block online?The tax service is free when accessing the ...
02/23/2022
Coast Guard Support Offers Online Tax Filing & Consultation

Did you know CG SUPRT offers FREE online tax filing through H&R Block online?

The tax service is free when accessing the H&R Block online from the CG SUPRT website.

To access the H&R Block online tax filing through the link provided on the CG SUPRT website.

If you are prompted for payment by H&R Block, please call CG SUPRT for assistance (toll-free 855-247-8778).

Each user can submit 1 federal and up to 3 state tax returns on the CG SUPRT/H&R Block free e-file system.

Coast Guard personnel, employees, and their dependent family members my file their federal and state taxes online for free.

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Program is soliciting applications for the 2022 academic school year from 1 Febru...
02/22/2022
Children of Coast Guard Members

The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship Program is soliciting applications for the 2022 academic school year from

1 February through 15 March 2022.

Major considerations for the selection of awardees include scholastic promise, motivation, moral character, leadership qualities, and good citizenship. Applicant financial need will also be considered a factor in the selection of awardees.

These scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year.

To be eligible for a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship for Enlisted Dependents, students must be dependent children of active duty, retired, or deceased Coast Guard enlisted personnel, or dependent children of enlisted personnel in the Coast Guard reserve currently on active duty for 180 days or more. The Scholarship Program supports students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs and technical/trade school. Students currently
attending college and technical/trade school are eligible to apply, as long as they have dependent status with their sponsor and are under the age of 24 when applying.

To be eligible for a Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship for Dependent Children of Commissioned Officers, students must be dependent children of active duty, retired, or deceased Coast Guard officers, or dependent children of Coast Guard officers, in the Coast Guard reserve currently on active duty for 180 days or more. Major considerations for the selection of awardees include scholastic promise, motivation, moral character, leadership qualities, good citizenship, and financial need. Students currently attending college or technical/trade school are eligible to apply, as long as they have dependent status with their sponsor and are under the age of 24 when applying.

Those eligible can apply online at:

Our scholarship investments allow more Coast Guard children to attend college, and honor both active duty and retired families for their service.

02/06/2022

I am pleased and excited to announce the 2022 State of the Coast Guard Address will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. EST at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater. The address will be live-streamed on U.S. Coast Guard as well as at www.USCG.mil/AlwaysReady.

This year’s theme is “United in Service.” I invite you to join from wherever you will be watching, underway, with your duty crew, or teleworking. Please tune in.

Did you know if your family has a qualifying mental, developmental, or physical disability you may be eligible for TRICA...
02/03/2022

Did you know if your family has a qualifying mental, developmental, or physical disability you may be eligible for TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO)? During this workshop you will learn about the services and supplies offered by TRICARE ECHO beyond those available by your TRICARE plan. You will leave this workshop with the information and tools to best use your TRICARE ECHO benefits.

To register call Bethesda Military Family Support Center at 301-319-4087 or email at: [email protected] to receive link.

Starting January 15, 2022, private health insurers must cover the cost of eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month. Howeve...
01/19/2022
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for beneficiaries

Starting January 15, 2022, private health insurers must cover the cost of eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month. However, this policy will not apply to TRICARE. TRICARE will only cover an at-home COVID test if a TRICARE-authorized provider prescribes it. If you buy an at-home test without a prescription, TRICARE will not cover it.

However, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. The link to order the free Covid-19 tests is: https://www.covidtests.gov

For more information regarding TRICARE’s at-home test policy please see the links below.

https://www.humanamilitary.com/coronavirus/beneficiary/

https://tricare.mil/HealthWellness/HealthyLiving/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-Testing

To update eligibility status for a family member, contact the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) at (800) 538-9552 and verify what documentation is required for the change. It is the responsibility of the TRICARE beneficiary, parent or legal representative to report a change in....

12/29/2021

U.S. Coast Guard Base National Capital Region teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security to donate gift bags at Anita J. Turner Elementary School in Washington, D.C., on 21 December! As part of the St. Elizabeth's Campus Holiday Gift Drive, Base NCR and DHS personnel donated 175 gift bags and 215 winter jackets. Bravo Zulu Base NCR and DHS Teams! DC Public Schools

12/17/2021
Assumption of Command Ceremony 2021

Base NCR was proud to be joined by RADM Joanna Nunan and RDML Jon Hickey to formally mark the Assumption of Command by Captain Joseph Sundland on December 16, 2021. The full video of the ceremony is available here.

TRICARE Open Season ends today!
12/13/2021

TRICARE Open Season ends today!

📢📢📢 and Open Season ends TODAY. If you haven’t enrolled in a TRICARE health plan—or made changes to your current plan—now’s your chance. Act now: www.tricare.mil/OpenSeason

If you are in crisis and need to speak with a crisis responder, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.If you’re a Veter...
11/22/2021
Veterans Crisis Line: Su***de Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat

If you are in crisis and need to speak with a crisis responder, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Military Crisis Line, text-messaging service, and online chat provide free VA support for all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all Veterans, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the...
11/17/2021
Changes Coming to TRICARE Retail Network Pharmacies

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the TRICARE network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community pharmacies will leave the network.

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the TRICARE network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community

USCG Child Care Fee Assistance is NOW USCG MCCYN (Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood)! STARTING ON NOVEMBER 29New ...
11/15/2021

USCG Child Care Fee Assistance is NOW USCG MCCYN (Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood)!

STARTING ON NOVEMBER 29
New families can apply through MilitaryChildCare.com for MCCYN! Follow the steps below under "How to Access MCCYN".

STARTING ON DECEMBER 6
Currently enrolled families can access their MCCYN account through MilitaryChildCare.com. You will receive an email with log on instructions by December 6.

MCCYN (Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood) is a fee assistance program for U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. military families who cannot access installation-based child care due to distance or waitlists. With fee assistance, MCCYN closes the gap between what families would pay for on-installation child care and what they would pay for care in their communities. This makes it easier for families to afford quality child care from local civilian providers.

USCG MCCYN is available to Active Duty USCG Sponsors and USCG Reservists on Active Duty Orders for at least 180 days. If the USCG member is married, his or her spouse must be employed a minimum of 20 hours a week, actively seeking employment, or enrolled in higher-education coursework.*

For more information USCG MCCYN Fee Assistance and the transitions Visit http://militarychildcare.com/USCGFeeAssistance

Photos from Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard's post
11/09/2021

Photos from Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard's post

Are you looking for free financial education and resources?MilSpouse Money Mission was created by a team of financial pr...
10/27/2021
MilSpouse Money Mission - Free Financial Education Resources

Are you looking for free financial education and resources?

MilSpouse Money Mission was created by a team of financial professionals who understand military life because they have experienced military life.

Their goal is to educate and empower military spouses to help them make smart money moves.

Why? Because military spouses usually manage the finances in their households, but they don’t have to do it alone.

Their team combines passion and expertise to ensure you get the most accurate and relevant information. Take comfort knowing Certified Financial Planner™ professionals, an Accredited Financial Counselor® and the Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness have vetted the content on this site.

MilSpouse Money Mission provides free financial education resources for military spouses. Learn how to create a budget and manage your finances. Learn more!

10/25/2021
If you're away from your normal voting residence, USCG members and their family members can register to vote and request...
10/15/2021
Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

If you're away from your normal voting residence, USCG members and their family members can register to vote and request an absentee ballot with the assistance of your unit Voting Assistance Officer (VAO). Your VAO can provide you with the necessary forms, assist with determining you voting residence, help with determining mailing deadlines, and more.

Need assistance? Contact your Voting Assistance Officer!

Service Voting Action Officer:
Ms. Keirsten Current
(202) 795- 6408
[email protected]

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The military respects, supports, and defends victims of domestic abuse. Reg...
10/13/2021
National Domestic Violence Hotline

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The military respects, supports, and defends victims of domestic abuse. Regardless of your personal situation, the Coast Guard community is here to support you.

If you have concerns about an individual's safety or if you are in an abusive relationship, contact your local Family Advocacy Program (FAP) representative at 202-475-5100 then follow the appropriate prompts.

For additional resources call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or live chat with an advocate.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

10/08/2021

Need Homework Help?
Coast Guard families can get NO-COST help online and on demand from a friendly tutor! Tutor.com/military provides free tutoring in a number of subjects and at any grade level.

Get started today at www.tutor.com/military.

Starting Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. EDT, active duty enlisted Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will be able to fill out an ap...
10/06/2021
United States Naval Community College

Starting Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. EDT, active duty enlisted Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will be able to fill out an application on the USNCC website, www.usncc.edu. The first courses will start in January 2022.

The USNCC covers tuition, mandatory fees, and digital course materials (textbooks) for active duty enlisted Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen to complete a 60-credit associate degree program. The degree program includes a five-course naval studies certificate, a professional certificate in one of seven planned areas of study for Pilot II, and general education courses to complete a USNCC associate degree, with established transfer pathways to related four-year degree programs at reputable colleges and universities.

The following seven Pilot II professional concentration areas are:

● Military Studies (2A and 2B enrollments)
● Nuclear Engineering Technology (2C enrollments)
● Cybersecurity (2C enrollments)
● Aviation Maintenance Technology (2D enrollments)
● Organizational Leadership (2D enrollments)
● Data Analytics (2D enrollments)
● Logistics (with a maritime focus; 2D enrollments)

To get more information about the U.S. Naval Community College, go to www.usncc.edu. Click on the student interest form link to learn how to be a part of the USNCC Pilot II program.

The official website of the United States Naval Community College

Is it time to update your family member’sSpecial Needs Program enrollment?Updates for each family member enrolled in the...
10/05/2021
Special Needs Program (SNP) | Office of Work-Life Programs (cg-111)

Is it time to update your family member’s
Special Needs Program enrollment?

Updates for each family member enrolled in the program are due every three years or in conjunction with the submission of the Active Duty member’s e-resume, if member is tour complete.

The Special Needs program helps to ensure early identification of families with special needs and maximizes the time for appropriate assignment consideration.

For more information on who should enroll please click the link below for more resources and reach out to your local Family Resource Specialist (There is a point of contact list location in the link below)

The Office of Work-Life (CG-111) is responsible for establishing, developing and promulgating Work-Life policy and interpreting program standards for Coast Guard-wide implementation.

Check out some of the upcoming events happening this month, hosted by Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Force Support Squadro...
10/02/2021
11 FSS October Newsletter

Check out some of the upcoming events happening this month, hosted by Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Force Support Squadron

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: 11 FSS October Newsletter, Author: 11 Force Support Squadron , Name: 1...

TRICARE Open Season is fast approaching! Make sure you’re prepared so you can make a decision to best meet your family’s...
10/01/2021
Healthcare for military members and their families in the TRICARE East Region

TRICARE Open Season is fast approaching! Make sure you’re prepared so you can make a decision to best meet your family’s needs.

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. In 2021, TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 8 and ends Dec. 13. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select.

To learn more check out the TRICARE website:

Humana Military offers military healthcare for the TRICARE East Region.

09/30/2021

Hello Coast Guard Families

I hope this post finds you well!

For those I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is April and I am your new Ombudsman.

A little bit about myself, I am a mother of four and a home educator. I've spent my entire life in the military as a military child, as a service member, and as a spouse. I'm an avid history enthusiast and in my freetime I enjoy exploring local history sites wherever we are stationed.

My role as Ombudsman is to serve as a liaison for our families with Coast Guard leadership and to connect you with resources that support our families. As an Ombudsman, I have confidentiality, which means with few exceptions of concerns of physical harm, I will not repeat any information you share with me to others.

I am honored to be your new Ombudsman, and I hope to be of help to you if ever you may need it.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at:

202-713-6780 or [email protected]

Sincerely,
April

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2703 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, Stop 7118
Washington D.C., DC
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