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July 8, 2020

PCSing in the time of COVID-19: Four families share their stories

In an effort to support others, four families share their PCS stories and what they’ve learned along the way. The Kenny familyBy any standard, Melissa Kenny could easily be considered a “PCS expert.”  She has PCSed with her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Kalen Kenny, eight times - including two moves outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) and four

July 8, 2020

COVID chaos? Your ombudsman can help. Here's how.

Ironically, this is an article about avoiding information overload – and finding just the resources you actually need.“Families are getting 5,000 emails a day about coronavirus, and it makes our eyes glaze over,” says Tiffany Lyford. Her husband is active duty on board the CGC KATHERINE WALKER, and she’s the unit ombudsman. “I stay on top of it

Nov. 7, 2019

Tis the Season to Elect Better Health--It's Open Season Time

The 2019 Open Season for federal civilians runs Nov. 12 to Dec. 9. During Open Season, all Coast Guard federal civilians can make changes to their health insurance.

May 1, 2019

Make sure you're ready for hurricane season

Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. You can't be ready to help others, unless you and your family are ready first. So it's important to set aside time to prepare.