USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                         October 2019

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  Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, this tool will help you make the most of them.



  
 
  Say goodbye to reply-all emails and paper sign up sheets. Coordinate events and people in minutes with online sign ups.

  
  
   


 

 
"The Coast Guard Lady"
Celebrates her 100th Birthday.
Promoted to Master Chief!
   
   "The Coast Guard Lady" turned 100 years old with accolades and heartfelt thanks from the Coasties she's supported for decades.





 USE OF E-MAIL GUIDANCE
   *New Guidance From Coast Guard Legal*

   This memorandum grants the approval for the Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) and the CG Enlisted Association (CGEA) to use the CG's email system for administrative purposes.



 
William Flores/Blackthorn 
Memorial Coins For Sale
   The Sun Coast Chapter and Tampa Bay Branch have been working closely to reveal the SA William Flores statue as part of the circle of heroes, in coordination with the USCGC BLACKTHORN Anniversary. 

Coin Cost $20 plus shipping
Please send requests to:


Provide: Name/address/phone number/and quantity.
They will send back an invoice with their PayPal link.
All purchases will have tracking numbers.

   All proceeds from these coins will go towards the 


 
Are you new to Chapter Leadership?
   
   Things may be a bit overwhelming at first, so we've compiled some information that will help guide you in your new role.

Please find the guide here...



 
CPOA/CGEA 
Membership  Matters 
Booklets  Available
    
If you're looking to increase participation in your Chapter or Branch, please let us know and we'll send you some of our Membership Matters Booklets.  
 




 Book of the Month
  
  The story of USS Serpens (AK-97) is an important chapter in Coast Guard history - the most tragic loss of life in the more than 220 years of Coast Guard service to the United States. Contained within these pages is the official ship's War Diary along with some 200 personal letters sent from Serpens' crew to their friends and loved ones waiting for them to return home. 

  On 29 January 1945, while sitting off Guadalcanal, Serpens exploded. Of the roughly 250 crew and Army stevedores on board at the time, only two Coastguardsmen survived. 
 



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 admin@togetherweserved.com .
 
  For more information on TogetherWeServed.com, please view their short informational video at: www.youtube.com/twsmilitarywebsites

  
 

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 
 
1(800)772-8724
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.  

  

 

 
Admin Notes: 
 

                   

  • Although our e-newsletter conforms to Coast Guard directives, we request that newsletter recipients provide their home email address to alleviate any concerns. Please click the "Update Profile/Email Address" link at the bottom of this newsletter to make the change.     
  • If, for some reason, you are no longer receiving The Chief, send an email to: membership@uscgcpoa.org 
  • Coast Guard National Retiree Website can be found here.