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U.S. Coast Guard
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.