USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                          August 2016

In This Issue

Member Benefits:

Government Vacation Rewards

The Best prices on tactical, outdoor gear, athletic gear, eyewear and more.

Bellevue University, $1,000 tuition 
to new students.

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 making your reservation.

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Our Sponsors:




    OPS Manual      



  Recent Legislative Activity:

TMC Letter to HASC & SASC Concerning 

*PowerPoint Slides




New Website Launched

   On 15 July, we transitioned to a newly designed website that will give us greater functionality and control.  Big thanks to our webmasters CWO2 (Ret) Michael Babischkin and BMC Phillip Null for their hard work and dedication!
   Chapters looking create their own website on our host can now contact Mr. Babischkin here... for access and instructions.

   Branches looking to create their own website on our host can contact Chief Phillip here... for access and instructions. 

Are You Registered to Vote?

  If you need to register to vote, visit Depending on your state's voter registration rules, the site can help you:


  The Departments of Defense and Education founded the Troops to Teachers (TTT) program to assist veterans transition into teaching careers after completing their military service. Since the program began in 1994, TTT has helped thousands of veterans every year start successful teaching careers. TTT members are encouraged to teach in low-income school districts and pursue teaching in math, science, special education and other high-needs areas.

PCS Recently?
    If you've recently moved, please take a second to update your address with us to ensure we don't lose you. Our Membership Coordinator can be emailed at:


2016 Convention 
Las Vegas, NV
   Our 2016 Annual National Convention is scheduled for 08-11 August at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.  Hotel information, permissive orders, a schedule of events, and online registration link can be found here.  

If you have yet to register, please fill out the registration form and send it to our Convention Chairman at


Marriott: Fairway Furloughs

  Active, reserve and retired military save on twilight greens fees ($29-$69) throughout the year at participating Marriott courses. Tee times are available after 3pm any day of the week. Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance and a valid military ID card must be presented at check-in.


Book of the Month

 When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized that they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were "doing what needed to be done."
   American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways on that fateful date. Disaster experts James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf examine the efforts through fieldwork and interviews with many of the participants to understand the evacuation and its larger implications for the entire practice of disaster management.
   The authors ultimately explore how people-as individuals, groups, and formal organizations-pull together to respond to and recover from startling, destructive events. American Dunkirk asks, What can these people and lessons teach us about not only surviving but thriving in the face of calamity?


Cape May Chapter Fallen Comrades Golf Tournament

22nd Annual Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
Fallen Comrades Golf Tournament  
Date:  Thursday, 22 Sept Show Time:  1200
Place:  Wildwood Golf and Country Club
1170 Golf Club Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ


Miami Branch Golf Tournament

   Join the Coast Guard Enlisted Association at TPC Eagle Trace, in Coral Springs. "Home of the PGA Honda Classic" and raise funds for your Miami Branch CGEA.


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!

To obtain your Free Full Membership, please go to this special link only for CPOA/CGEA members. 

 Family of deceased Coast Guard members who wish to join CGTWS to create a Remembrance Profile for their loved one should email .
  For more information on, please view their short informational video at:


Recently Retired?


  If you've recently retired and were using an allotment to pay your dues, there's a good chance you are no longer an active member. Please read these procedures for starting, changing, and stopping an allotment in Direct Access II/Retired Global Pay Self-Service.  


   Or just call the U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center 
to talk to a pay technician 
Not receiving your magazine? 
  At most CG units, personal mail will not be delivered to the member...If you've been using a Coast Guard address to receive The Chief , please send us an  email  to ensure we get it changed and that you continue to get your magazine.  



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