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General Messages Weekly Roundup

February 28, 2018

This report originally published at allhands.coastguard.dodlive.mil.

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

* NOTE: The series does not contain all of the new messages, just select ones. Click here to view internet releasable messages, or go to the Portal to view all messages (must be at a Coast Guard workstation).

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ALCOAST 076/18 – FEB 2018 2018 SHUTTER SHOWDOWN PHOTO COMPETITION

Do you have the best Coast Guard photo? Then submit it to the Coast Guard’s Shutter Shootdown! Starting March 13, 2018, the Coast Guard Social Media team will be featuring the photo contest on Facebook, Twitter and Compass blog for fans to vote on. Photos must be submitted no later than March 5 by your local public affairs office.

ALCOAST 075/18 – FEB 2018 PROCUREMENT REQUEST (PR) CUT-OFF DATES FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2018

This ALCOAST is to notify all Coast Guard personnel of the cut-off dates for submission of PRs for ALL FY18 requirements (Enterprise-wide). REFs (A) through (E) can be found at the COMDT (CG-913) Document Library. REF (A) provides a listing of these cut-off dates by COCO and category of procurement type. REF (B) provides previously released guidance from and for the C4IT Service Center and will continue to supplement the requirements in this memo. Clarifying information may be provided by individual COCO as deemed necessary.

ALCOAST 074/18 – FEB 2018 COAST GUARD ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM ALLOCATIONS AY 2019

This message lists the anticipated AY19 Training Allowance Billet (TAB) allocations for military, non-senior service school, and academic programs in support of Coast Guard advanced education requirements. Congress has not released Coast Guard appropriations for FY19. Accordingly, this message anticipates TAB allocations based on FORCECOM projections from previous Coast Guard allocations in FY17 and FY18.

ALCOAST 073/18 – FEB 2018 SOLICITATION FOR 2018 EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AT SEA AWARD

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This message announces the International Maritime Organization (IMO) solicitation for nominations for the 2018 award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. This annual award provides international recognition for those who, at the risk of losing their own lives, perform acts of exceptional bravery, displaying outstanding courage in attempting to save lives at sea or in attempting to prevent or mitigate damage to the marine environment.

ALCOAST 072/18 – FEB 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT OF MILITARY MENTORS FOR THE 2018 SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

The Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (OASD) has announced the selected military mentors for the 56th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) for March 3- 10, 2018. OASD reported there was an overwhelming response with more than 50 nominations from across all five branches of the military to fill 17 slots. Coast Guard received 33 applications, and we forwarded 16 to OASD. All were strong candidates, and we are proud of the men and women who were ready to support this important educational program. The USSYP is an intensive week of educational activities in the nation’s capital encompassing meetings with the President, the Senate co-chairs, Senate leaders, a Justice of the Supreme Court, officials from the Department of State, other executive agencies, a foreign ambassador to the United States, and senior members of the media.

ACN 017/18 – FEB 2018 PROMULGATION OF ENLISTMENTS, EVALUATIONS, AND ADVANCEMENTS, COMDTINST M1000.2B

This ACN announces promulgation of REF (A) and the cancellation of REF (B). REF (A) is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety by members and commands. Major changes to this reference include:

  • The new Enlisted Evaluation System (EES) policy is effective 01 March 2018. This new system modernizes the current Enlisted Employee Review System (EERS) and is designed to support a myriad of human resource decisions for the active duty and reserve enlisted workforce.
  • An additional servicewide point for Reservists who are permanently assigned to a Port Security Unit is now authorized.
  • Policy and procedural modifications and administrative clarity for unscheduled relief for cause evaluations have been included.

ALCGPSC 028/18 COAST GUARD EXCHANGE SYSTEM (CGX) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Coast Guard Exchange System’s Scholarship program provides scholarships to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, retired Coast Guard military members, current civilians (non-appropriated or appropriated fund) and current Coast Guard auxiliarists who meet the eligibility requirements of Ref A. Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to the most outstanding applicants based upon academic achievement, accomplishments, interests, participation, and demonstrated leadership in both school-oriented and community/volunteer activities. The scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis.

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