We are pleased to offer the membership directory, which will allow our members to connect with their old shipmates.
First, thank you for taking the time to volunteer in this important effort as CWOA continues to work to strengthen our grassroots presence across the country. We thank all of you for being so interested in strengthening our Coast Guard and ensuring our Coasties and Veterans receive the help and assistance they need, especially in such tight fiscal times. We wanted to touch base and go over a few things about the program before we send our volunteers on their way.
Force Readiness Command completes its official pilot Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Class; building on its MODERNIZED READY LEARNING strategy. CWO class 08-22 started the blended course on 6 June 2022 on the TEAMS remote learning platform which provided a unique opportunity for 20 CWOs to become TEAMS professionals. Upon arrival to the in-person training the CWOs quickly became familiarized with each other and the fun really got underway. They were eager to discover where they fell on the DiSC grid, continue their team building, and master the basics of communication and management. As these CWOs return home, they will take the information they learned and add it to their leadership toolbox and respective wardrooms. They also developed an extensive network of 20 hard-charging CWO’s that will always be there to help them out when tough situations arise. The effort the class put in towards growing as leaders, Chief Warrant Officers, and individuals will strengthen the Coast Guards workforce for years to come. Thank you CWO Timberlake and CWO Baldueza for your exceptional direction and training throughout the course. Much appreciation to Mrs. Baldueza for the MOST delicious baked goods.
By Aniela Szymanski
VA plans to change how it rates tinnitus. Currently, tinnitus is a standalone disability with a 10% rating. That means that even if a veteran does not have any other service-connected disability except for tinnitus, he or she can receive a 10% rating solely for the tinnitus.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on the Legislative Presentation of Disabled American Veterans
Military Health System/Defense Health Agency Outreach Partners:
Hello and greetings from the Defense Health Agency! The end of meteorological winter brings the second edition of the MHS RoundUp, our new, regular monthly email we distribute to our partners to highlight select stories from around the Military Health System and other topics we believe may be of interest to you.
By: Jordan Kolb, Legislative Intern
On February 24th, 2022, Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the U.S.
Coast Guard delivered his annual State of the Coast Guard Address in Clearwater, Florida.
The CWOA will be donating $1,000 to the Coast Guard Museum in memory of "The Coast Guard Lady" Lois Bouton.
If you would like to additionally make a donation we will be collecting donations until 28 February 2022.
House Veteran Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Hearing on Securing High-Demand Jobs for Veterans
Hello and greetings from the Defense Health Agency!
We hope you have all had a great start to the new year. This message is intended to be the first of a regular email we will distribute to you to highlight select stories and articles from around the Military Health System and other topics that may be of interest to you and your networks.
The views expressed in the articles in this publication are solely those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizations for which they work, CWOAUSCG, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. government.