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Direct-Access Planned Maintenance Outage
Direct Access will not be available from Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 0600 (EST) until Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 0600 (EST). This outage is necessary for an upgrade and modernization to Direct Access. For more information see ALCOAST 057/23.
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Aug. 29, 2022
New Edition of the Military Bonus and Incentive Programs Instruction
Military Bonus and Incentive Programs, COMDTINST 7220.2A is now available.
Aug. 26, 2022
TRICARE Helps You Stay On Top of Preventive Health Care
Preventive health checkups can help prevent health problems before they start. They can also help in the detection of conditions that you may be at risk for. TRICARE covers many types of preventive health care exams and screenings.
2022 Reserve Master Chief Advancement Panel Announcement
This message announces eligibility requirements for the Reserve
Master Chief Advancement Panel (R-MCAP) for advancement to E-9 in
the Reserve Component.
Aug. 25, 2022
TRICARE Dental Program Health Matters Newsletter Issue 3 | 2022
Do you know all the tricks for protecting your teeth and gums? What happens to your dental benefits when you move? In this newsletter, you'll find the answers to these questions and more information about your TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) benefit. Some of the articles include:
When Should You Start Dental Care for Your Young Child?
Have Questions? Check Out These Dental Resources for Answers
Why You Shouldn't Fear a Root Canal
You can download the latest TDP newsletter at www.tricare.mil/publications/newsletters.
Aug. 24, 2022
Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide
The Servicewide Examination (SWE) Guide provides detailed descriptions on how a SWE works along with what processes and procedures are required to be followed by members and their commands to ensure a successful SWE cycle.
Aug. 18, 2022
GSA Announces Release of 2023 Per Diem Rates
Please note! The FY 2023 rates are NOT the default rates until October 1, 2022.
You must follow these instructions to view the FY 2023 rates. Select FY 2023 from the drop-down box above the "Search By City, State, or ZIP Code" or "Search by State" map. Otherwise, the search box only returns current FY 2022 rates.
Flag Voice #587 - Update on TLE Extension Process
Colleagues, I am providing an update on the Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extension process. As previously announced in Flag Voice 556 and ALCOAST 309/21, the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) was updated last year to include an expedited process for the Uniformed Services to request an extension to TLE, for up to 60 days, to assist those who are
Aug. 17, 2022
Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions Process Update
This ALCOAST provides an updated process for Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) Extensions.
Aug. 10, 2022
E-Gov Travel System (ETS) Frequently Asked Updates
An updated (August 10, 2022) list of ETS frequently asked questions is available via PPC's ETS web page (https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/ppc/tvl/ets). This list covers post-go-live issues.
Here is a direct link to the file (the file is in PDF format):
Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options
Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Since your TRICARE health plan options change as you age, it's important to understand the plans you and your family members may be eligible for at each stage of your retirement years.
Aug. 5, 2022
COVID-19 Special Leave Accrual (Flag Voice 585)
Colleagues, as we near the end of the fiscal year I want to remind you of the phased reduction to the COVID-19 Special Leave Accrual outlined in ACN 055/21. On 01 October 2022, all active duty and qualified reserve military members will be authorized to carryover up to 75 days of leave into FY23. This will mark the completion of this Special Leave
COVID-19: Special Leave Accrual (SLA) Update FY22
ALCOAST 289/22 is a reminder of the Special Leave Accrual (SLA) policy announced in ACN 055/21.R 041730Z AUG 22 MID200080079446UFM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DCTO ALCOAST BTUNCLASALCOAST 289/22SSIC 7220SUBJ: COVID-19: SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) UPDATE FY22A. COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC 011348Z JUN 21/ACN 055/21B. 10 U.S.C. Section 701C. Military
Aug. 2, 2022
Promulgation of Compensation and Credit for Maternity Leave Taken by Reserve Component Members
This ALCOAST announces the authorization of Inactive Duty Training (IDT) compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave, hereby referred to as maternity absence, taken by members of the Reserve Components.
July 28, 2022
Have TRICARE For Life Costs Questions? Find Answers Here
A good understanding of how Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) work together is important. Here are Q&As to help you better understand the costs associated with TFL.
Read the article to learn more
July 20, 2022
Update to shipping lithium batteries in your PPS
Know when – and how – to certify your lithium batteries for your PCS move.
Three Service-Wide Initiatives to Maximize Recruiting Efforts
Comdt (CG-1), Flag Voice #582 - As the Coast Guard seeks to improve recruiting efforts throughout the country, we must take greater strides to attract future service members to our workforce. The best way forward is to galvanize the entire Service and our external stakeholders to maximize our recruiting efforts. The Personnel Service Center has directed three initiatives described below and we are planning additional actions. I appreciate your personal support and engagement.
July 13, 2022
Yeoman - Update Your Job Title in the Global Address Book to Receive All-YN Emails!
** YN Distribution Lists – SPREAD THE WORD ** Are you a YN or PERS and you aren’t receiving these emails until a friend forwards it to you? More than likely, that means you need to update your Job Title in Milconnect. The distribution list is not managed by a person, but you are automatically added based on that title. If your current Job Title
July 12, 2022
2022 Critical Housing Areas Update
This message adds Astoria/Warrenton, OR and Cape Disappointment/Illwaco, WA (MHA OR241) as designated Critical Housing Areas.
TRICARE - 7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move
Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? Whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Here are seven questions to think about, so you can stay a step ahead of your move.
July 11, 2022
2022 Master Chief Advancement Panel Results
The list of eligible Senior Chiefs above is effective 01 January 2023 through 16 December 2023.
July 8, 2022
Retirees Now Have More Time to Transition Into Their Forever Home
A major change in Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) for household goods (HHG) transportation was announced on June 24. Previously, members had a year following retirement to coordinate their HHG transportation. Now, members have three years to schedule their HHG after retirement.
June 28, 2022
CG Form 1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment
CG-1300, Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment has been updated. The current revision is "06/22". The form has been updated to reflect the use of form DD-1746, Application for Assignment to Housing, in block 18. Here is the link for the new version of the form.
May 2022 Servicewide Exam Advancement Eligibility List
The May 2022 Servicewide Exam (SWE) Advancement Eligibility List is now available on PPC's (ADV) CGPortal page or via this link:cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/ppc/Enlisted%20Advancement%20Lists/2022/May22SWEList.pdfThe May 2022 SWE Advancement Eligibility List does not include EMPLIDs, but please remind members not to publish the list on the internet or
June 27, 2022
Update to Enlisted Evaluation Report Timing
This ALCOAST provides clarifying language on when scheduled/unscheduled Enlisted Evaluation Reports (EERs) are required.
Uniformed Members Transitions to New Electronic Military Record System
The Coast Guard is transitioning to a new human resource database for military members this fall, and the service is reminding all military members to start preparing. The new system will combine both your Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and your Coast Guard Military Human Resource Record (CGMHRR) into one electronic document.