From the Homefront: Medical care on the move

Whether you are moving this summer or thinking ahead to Assignment Year 2017, this post provides insight into medical benefits and care while in the midst of a Permanent Change of Station.


Health, Safety, and Work-Life Twitter Q&A review

Health, Safety, and Work-Life answered your questions regarding Coast Guard medical and dental benefits via a live Twitter Q&A session. View the video responses within this post.


Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

The Coast Guard is partnering with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD in April to support Alcohol Awareness Month.


From the Homefront: Keeping Coastie families healthy

Air Station Cape Cod is the only Coast Guard station chosen to participate in the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative, a project intended to have long-reaching effects on the health of active duty members and dependents. Learning what is happening to make Air Station Cape Cod a healthier base may be a preview into the future of health for other stations.


Autism Awareness

The Coast Guard is committed to providing support to Coast Guard personnel who have family members diagnosed with ASD. The Family Resource Specialists in each Health, Safety, and Work-Life (HSWL) Regional Practice are available to provide information and referral to local military and civilian resources and services.


National Brain Injury Awareness Month

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard are taking steps to increase awareness about TBIs, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.


Get Fit: Be safe in winter

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and there are many fun and healthy activities during the winter months to get us up and moving. However, outdoor activities during the cold winter months can carry some risks. Whether you are an avid snow skier, occasional snow shoveler, or just now getting outside as winter winds down and days get longer, there are some things you need to consider as the season changes.


Get fit: Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.


Great American Smokeout – Are you ready to break the habit?

The Coast Guard believes healthy lifestyles, for our personnel and their families, directly contributes to mission readiness and operational success. If you’re ready to break the habit, set yourself up for success with these helpful hints.


From the Homefront: Making sure your voice is heard

So, you remember on the first day of my column, when I said I would not sugar coat things? Well, today is the day. Just before I left, I reached out for some input from fellow Coastie families through social media. I asked for the answer to one question: What is the most pressing issue facing Coast Guard families today? In a matter of days, 50 people responded. I’m going to tell you what I learned.


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