USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                         August 2019

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PCS Recently?

  If you've recently moved, please take a second to ensure the National Office has your   updated mailing address and/or change of rank.

Coast Guard Lady's 100th Birthday Celebration
21 September

This is looking to be a fantastic event that you're not going to want to miss. Please RSVP by 10 August to mcpocg7@satx.rr (M/C Rick Trent).

If you're not able to attend, please send any notes/cards to:
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association
5520-G Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151

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

Tickets Going Fast!
National Capital
Coast Guard Ball

  September 7th, 2019

License and Certification Reimbursement for Spouses

  Members serving on active duty in the Armed Forces may be reimbursed for their spouse's qualified re-licensing costs after relocation from another state (including the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia) due to PCS orders.

 Qualified re-licensing costs include examination and registration fees that are imposed by the state of the new duty station to secure a license or certification to engage in the same profession the member's spouse engaged in while in the state of the original duty station. These fees must have been paid or incurred by the member or spouse to secure the license or certification from the state of the new duty station after the date on which the orders directing the reassignment. This reimbursement applies to license or certification costs assumed after the date orders are issued redirecting the assignment and is retroactive to  all assignments with an effective PCS departure date after 12 Dec 2017.

Together We Served
SN Alan Hale, Jr.
USCG 1942-1945 

  Actor. He is best remembered for his role of "The Skipper" in the classic television comedy series, "Gilligan's Island" (1964 to 1967). Born Alan Hale Mackahan in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of film actor Rufus Edward Mackahan (1892-1950), who used the stage name of Alan Hale. 

U.S. Government Information on Organ Donation and Transplantation

  Every day, lives are saved and improved by the gift of life, sight and health. Even though 145 million people in the U.S. have registered as donors, we all need to sign up. Over 100,000 
people are waiting for an organ.

 Book of the Month
  Through eyewitness accounts based on hundreds of interviews with crew members; personal diaries, notes, and letters; and each cutter's logbooks and patrol reports Walling plunges you into the thick of the battle, re-creating some of the most desperate encounters, heroic rescues, and harrowing missions of the Second World War. Told largely in the voices of the men who lived it, this unforgettable tale is peppered with humorous and ironic anecdotes about life aboard ship during wartime. You'll meet the liberty-craving crew members who painted their entire ship in less than an hour; the ship's mascot who became canine-non-grata in Greenland; and the crew whose vessel was mistaken for the German battleship Bismarck and attacked by the Royal Navy. Complete with dramatic photographs of the Coast Guard in action, Bloodstained Sea brings this epic drama to vibrant and pulsing life.


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 
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