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Direct Access Maintenance and Limited Availability Periods Scheduled

Direct Access (DA) will not be available from 5:00 AM (Central Time) on Saturday, October 2, 2021 until 5:00 AM (Central Time), Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move.

DA will not be available from 5:00 PM (Central Time) on Friday, October 29, 2021 until 3:00 PM (Central Time), Saturday, October 30, 2021. Access will be limited to only those users who will be performing tasks associated with security update and data center move.

WebNow Upgraded to "Perceptive Experience" - New Link

Effective September 17, 2021, WebNow will be upgraded to "Perceptive Experience". This upgrade only impacts the “view only” or web version – which is currently called WebNow, but is being upgraded to “Perceptive Experience”. New user access requests do not need to be completed. Users who previously logged into the WebNow link will now log into the Perceptive Experience URL using their old WebNow user ID and PW. This upgrade does not impact Perceptive Content, which is used for uploading documents. The SPO Access to the Electronically Im​aged PDR (EI‑PDR) user guide has been updated to reflect the upgrade. The URL for Perceptive Experience is https://imgprd01.direct-access.uscg.mil/experience. They system cannot be accessed outside of the Coast Guard network using the URL. The URL is not needed when accessing Perceptive Experience via Direct-Access.

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July 26, 2021

PCS Update - Household Goods Scheduling and Inconvenience Claims

ALCOAST 269/21 provides an update regarding the challenges associated with this year's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season.

July 20, 2021

PCS and TRICARE

Are you moving away this summer? If so, you aren't alone. Summer is a time of transition for military families with permanent change of station (PCS) orders, which means adjusting to new surroundings and new people. Whether you're moving to another state or relocating overseas, there are important steps you need to take to ensure a smooth PCS move.

July 20, 2021

Video introduces new electronic travel system

Master Chief Petty Officer Patricia Pilkington, the Coast Guard’s yeoman rating force master chief, provides a brief introduction to the service’s new travel system, E-Gov Travel System (ETS). U.S. Coast Guard video.

July 13, 2021

How you can prepare for the new travel system

Earlier this year the Coast Guard announced new changes coming next fiscal year. The new Financial Management System Modernization Solution (FSMS) is scheduled to take the place of FPD, Oct. 1, 2021, along with integrating a new E-Gov Travel Services (ETS) travel system. However, with the launch of this new system the service expects some possible interruptions during the launch, including delays in the capability to process travel reimbursements and cash advances for a short time during the transition period.

July 6, 2021

COVID-19: Cancellation of Calendar Year 2021 Travel and Leave SITREP 2

ALCOAST 245/21 cancels ALCOAST 096/21. Due to current trends of the pandemic, combined with the national vaccination effort, policies for foreign and domestic leave and travel are returned to pre-COVID procedures as outlined in Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8 (series). However, leave and travel approving officials should weigh individual member vaccination status (vaccinated versus unvaccinated) and site-specific COVID-19 conditions when conducting readiness risk assessment and approving leave and travel requests.

June 21, 2021

Government Travel Charge Card Financial System Transition

ALCGPSC 054/21 provides important information for Government Travel Charge Cards during the transition to the new Financial System Modernization Solution​.

June 17, 2021

New: Extensions for expiring CAC and USID cards

Does your card expire soon? Here's what you need to know.

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 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.

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 19, 2021

2021 Hurricane Season - Ensuring Personnel Readiness

Hurricane season begins 01 June and continues through 30 November. Given the past years’ hurricanes and evacuations, it is critical we remain vigilant and be prepared this hurricane season. In preparation, it is vital that all Coast Guard personnel be familiar with the tools and resources available to them. Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. You cannot be ready to help others, unless you and your family are ready first.

May 7, 2021

New travel system coming soon.

Travel during the new fiscal year will look a little bit different as the service moves away from TPAX and ADTRAV and implement a new E-Gov Travel System 2 or ETS2.