USCGCPOA.ORG                                                               May 2017

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  Our 2017 Annual National Convention is scheduled for 7 - 10 August at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY.  The Commandant and MCPOCG will be there...come join us!

  USCG Purple Heart Initiative

  The Coast Guard Hampton Roads Chief Petty Officer Association is hosting a Gala in Virginia Beach, VA for a Purple Heart Initiative. The initiative seeks to raise funds for a memorial to be built at Coast Guard Headquarters in D.C. to honor Coast Guard purple heart recipients. I am writing to request any assistance you would be able and willing to provide, especially in relation to promoting the Gala. The event is May 19th, 2017 at Grand Affairs in VA Beach. More information can be found on or twitter @cgpurpleheart. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or are able to help in any way.



America's Longest Fun Run 

   A 200-mile team-building fitness event in memory of CWO4 Tom Brooks, U. S. Coast Guard.


First Annual CG Classic 
Golf Tournament 

   In honor of Seaman Aaron N. Redd and support for the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation. Friday, June 16, 2017, Potomac Shores Golf Club, Dumfries, Virginia.



From our National President:

   On April 7, 2019, the CPOA will celebrate 50 years of service to our fellow Chiefs, our Coast Guard Family and our Communities.  To mark this momentous occasion, the Ad Hoc 50th Anniversary Committee plans to sell a variety of mementos to provide fundraising support for the Birthday events.  To that end, I hereby announce a LOGO CONTEST to select the logo to be used for the entire year of Celebration.  The logo will be used on one side of a 50th Anniversary coin, as well as on other items as decided by the Ad Hoc 50th Anniversary Committee.  The criteria for the Logo Contest can be found here...

TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Includes "gray area" Retirees   
   The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) is available to all military retirees (including "gray area" retirees under age 60) and their eligible family members, unremarried surviving spouses and their eligible children, as well as Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible immediate family members.  The program covers cleanings, exams, fillings, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery and dental accidents on the first day that coverage becomes effective; after 12 months of being in the program, it then covers crowns, bridges, partials, braces and dental implants.  

Book of the Month

   The crews of U.S. Coast Guard cutters patrolling the far-flung ocean stations were subjected to some of the heaviest weather the sea had to offer, yet the Cuttermen remained on station to make weather observations and to provide navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue services. On ocean station, seamanship was survival. Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1940 1977, is a well-researched text and a gripping read.

Find Your Boot Camp Friends
   Interested to find old friends you went to Boot Camp with? If so, Together We Served has made it even easier.

   They have extended their unique "Also There" feature to find more members who were in Boot Camp at the same time as you. Even if they could not remember their training company or platoon, we can match you based on location and start month.
   All you need to do is enter whatever boot camp details you can recall and we will find other members who trained alongside you!
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