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July 29, 2021

Got TRICARE Dental Program Coverage Questions? Here’s a Brochure for You

Are you looking for dental coverage for you and your family? If so, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) may be able to help. The TDP is for active duty family members, as well as National Guard and Reserve members and their families.

July 28, 2021

Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) Update

​A $100,000 CSRB is authorized for enlisted members who possess the DCO Cyber Operator Competency (CYB-DCO) and enter into a bonus agreement for an additional four (4) years of active service obligation. ​A $50,000 CSRB is authorized for enlisted members who possess the DODIN OPS Cyber Operator Competency (CYB-DOD), and enter into a bonus agreement for four years of active service obligation. The bonus offerings in the ACN are for FY21 (01 Oct 2020 and not before) and are anticipated to remain in effect until the end of FY21 (30 Sep 2021 and not after).

July 16, 2021

Enlisted Advancement Authorization (EPAA)

All Coast Guard Enlisted (ALCGENL) message 115/21 announces enlisted advancements authorized effective 1 Aug 2021. There is a spreadsheet available on PPC's Advancement CG Portal site that you can sort by unit or SPO for your convenience.

July 14, 2021

Resumption of the Body Composition Program

This message announces the resumption of Body Composition Screenings (BCS) beginning 01 OCT 2021 and updates Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat Standards Program Manual, COMDTINST M1020.8H with Abdominal Circumference (AC) as an additional body composition measure.

June 11, 2021

New Edition of the BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025

The BAH/Housing Worksheet, CG-2025, has been revised. The issue with digital signatures and locking fields is resolved.

June 8, 2021

COVID-19: Reserve Demobilization Guidance Issued

ALCOAST 210/21​ provides guidance for units and Servicing Personnel Offices (SPOs) on common issues and questions identified during the Release from Active Duty (RELAD) process for reservists recalled to active duty under USC Sec. 12302 or USC Sec. 12301(d) (contingency Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS)). For purposes of entitlements and benefits, COVID-19 response is considered a contingency operation. ​

June 7, 2021

TRICARE Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? This is typically a time of transitions, whether to a new job, home, or city. It's also a time for many new graduates to transition to their own independent health care coverage. If your child is one of them, TRICARE Young Adult is one of several health care coverage options that may fit their needs.

June 3, 2021

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 June 2021:

May 27, 2021

Judge Advocate General Retention Bonus

ALCOAST 198/21 announces the announces a retention bonus for eligible active duty Direct Commissioned Lawyers (DCL) who are LT/03 officers designated as Judge Advocates within the Coast Guard legal program (CGJAG)​

May 26, 2021

Coast Guard adopts DoD form for retired pay accounts

CG Form 4700, Coast Guard, PHS & NOAA Retired Pay Account Worksheet and Survivor Benefit Plan Election is being phased out. Coast Guard, PHS and NOAA personnel will join their DoD counterparts and begin using DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to establish their retired pay accounts at the Pay & Personnel Center.

May 26, 2021

How to open the DD-2656 and other advanced PDF forms on a CG standard workstation.

Many people will try opening a PDF form and find that they get an error that says "Please wait." This is not a problem with the form but has to do with the set-up of your computer's browser as the default for opening Adobe Acrobat forms. Many computers use the browser's built-in PDF viewer as the default for opening Adobe forms, but the browser's viewer cannot handle the macros built into the form. The simple solution to this problem is to save the form to your computer and then open the form by starting Acrobat Reader DC (from the start menu) and use it to open the form from its saved location. This should open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC rather than your browser, allowing full functionality.

May 26, 2021

PCS expenses have you stressed? Know your options

Moving is expensive, here are some resources to help

May 24, 2021

Available Now: Download Your Region's TRICARE Health Matters Newsletter Today!

Download the latest East Region or West Region newsletter at www.tricare.mil/publications.

May 24, 2021

Warning Order- Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS) Implementation

This ALCOAST provides an update and status for the transition to the new DHS financial management and procurement system called the Financial System Modernization Solution (FSMS). It is scheduled to go-live CG-wide on 01 October 21 (Q1 of FY22).

May 13, 2021

New Edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet, CG-2035, Issued

The May 2021 edition of the Family Separation Allowance Worksheet is now available for use.