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Feb. 6, 2023

mLINQS Training Sessions news update!

This article announces exciting news on upcoming mLINQS training sessions.

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Feb. 6, 2023

Active Duty Supplemental Advancement Eligibility List Posted

The advancement eligibility list for active-duty supplemental advancements has been updated.

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Feb. 6, 2023

Reserve Supplemental Advancement Lists Updated

The advancement eligibility lists for reserve supplemental advancements have been updated.

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Feb. 3, 2023

ETS Common Errors Guidance for a PPC Customer Care Ticket or SNOW Ticket

This announcement identifies common errors within ETS and what causes those errors. When to submit a PPC Customer Care Ticker or SNOW Ticket.

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Jan. 27, 2023

Update to the PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE and Separation Leave Calculator

Updated Travel sheet with new rates January 27, 2023. Has new look. Has the FY23 Course Code/POET Converter still from last update on November 7, 2022. The updated 2022 (Oct-Dec edition) PCS Entitlements / Advances, TLE & Separation Leave Calculator is now online

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Jan. 26, 2023

Increase To Maximum Servicemembers Group Life Insurance

ALCOAST 036/23 This message announces implementation of an increase to the maximum Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage.

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Jan. 26, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions for Basic Needs Allowance

This article provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Basic Needs Allowance.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time In Grade Requirement Update

ALCGENL 012/23 This message announces updates to the Master Chief Advancement Panel (MCAP) Time in Grade update for CS, GM, IT and PA.

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Jan. 25, 2023

Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity

ALCGENL 011/23 This message announces Boatswain's Mate (BM) Advance-To-Position (A2P) Opportunity - Command Cadre Critical Solicitation - Officer In Charge

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Jan. 23, 2023

Enlisted Reserve Advancement Announcement

This All Coast Guard Reserve (ALCGRSV) message announces reserve enlisted advancements authorized effective the first day of February 2023.

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Jan. 23, 2023

Advance-To-Position (A2P) BETA Test For Calendar Year 2023 (CY23)

This message establishes advancement and assignment procedures for administrating the A2P beta test in CY23.

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Jan. 21, 2023

May 2023 Service Wide Examination (SWE) Competition

ALCGENL 009/23. This message announces the May 2023 SWE competition.

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Jan. 21, 2023

Update to Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Beyond 30 Years

ALCOAST 014/23. This ALCOAST updates REF (A) by extending the retirement age for active duty enlisted members from 30 years to 34 years of military service.

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Jan. 21, 2023

2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement

ALCGENL 006/23. This message announces the 2023 Master Chief Advancement Panel.

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Jan. 17, 2023

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) 007/23 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 February 2023. There is a spreadsheet on PPC's Advancement CG SharePoint Online site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

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Jan. 7, 2023

Workforce Planning Team Results - Judge Advocate Interventions

This ALCOAST announces the approved FY23 judge advocate interventions.

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Jan. 7, 2023

Update to Military Assignments and Authorized Absences

This ALCOAST announces an update to the Coast Guard's Primary and Secondary Caregiver Leave Policy.

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Jan. 4, 2023

Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season - Section 643 of Public Law 117-263

Section 643 of Public Law 117-263, December 23, 2022, Congress approved a Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season.

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Dec. 30, 2022

Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) Implementation

This message establishes the implementation of the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA).

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Dec. 30, 2022

SBP Line of Duty Death - SBP Reversion from Child to Spouse Coverage

Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) in 2023, in that, Active-Duty members who died in the line of duty Optional Annuity for Dependent Children Reversion to Spouse Coverage. This is tied to DIC offset repeal.

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Dec. 30, 2022

SBP-DIC Offset Elimination News

Congress enacted changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) that, in 2023, will fully eliminate the offset (reduction) to SBP annuity payments for surviving spouses who are also receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Dec. 23, 2022

2023 Continental U.S. (CONUS) Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Rates

CONUS COLA Calculator UPDATED: 12/22/2022 with the rates for 2023. CALIFORNIA - San Francisco 1%. MASSACHUSETTS - Essex County 1%, Hampden County 1%, and Martha's Vineyard 3%. Michigan - Detroit 1%. NEW YORK - New York City 8% and Staten Island 1%.

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Dec. 20, 2022

Direct Access Competency Dictionary Update

The dictionary is a spreadsheet which shows all authorized competency codes and descriptions.

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Dec. 20, 2022

2023 Coast Guard Meal Rates

This message establishes Food Service Meal Rates for CY23.

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Dec. 19, 2022

Military Personnel to Receive an 11 Percent Increase in Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS) for 2023

Military members can expect to see the biggest percentage jump for basic allowance for subsistence (BAS) in more than 20 years. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, enlisted members will see their BAS rate will increase to $452.56 a month, while officers will see their rate increase to $311.68.

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