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General messages weekly roundup

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.

Paratus Report: May 2018, Episode 1

The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! In this episode, we’ll discuss moving your household goods and a new risk management policy that may affect you.

General Messages Weekly Round-up

We’ve rounded up some good messages for you this week! Award solicitations, major changes to the Reserve Training Management System, reduction in mandatory training, Good Order and Discipline data is now available and more.

From the Homefront: Household good overages and how to avoid them

Moving is hard enough without receiving a bill after the boxes and papers are cleared away. In the past, families were being billed for overages from moves during the previous five years. That billing is going to continue.

From the Homefront: Dealing with household good overages

Four years after a move, Cheryl Smith and her family received a bill from the Coast Guard for $2,000 in household good overage charges. The bill arrived in May, just before they were getting ready to transfer to their next duty station in Kodiak, Alaska. The bills started going out this past spring, and they are for household goods overages that amounted to about $920,000 in total. The average bill has amounted to about $1,764.