USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                             July 2019

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CPOA's 50th Anniversary Video Is Now Available
CPOA 50th Anniversary

  Celebrating 50 years of service to our fellow Chiefs, our Coast Guard Family, and our Communities. April 6, 2019 Herndon, VA

2019 President's Outstanding Chapter Award (POCA) and President's Outstanding Branch Award (POBA)

  Due to the alternative scheduling of the 2019 CPOA/CGEA National Convention to accommodate proper tribute to the CPOA 50th Anniversary, the Board of Directors have put new guidelines to recognize the 2019 POCA and POBA.  All Chapters and Branches who wish to put forth a submission for voting consideration of the 2019 POCA and POBA awards shall follow the below guidelines and dates.  

Save the Date!
National Capital
Coast Guard Ball

  September 7th, 2019

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.

Custom Services to 
Preserve Stories
   We respect each other and our clients by listening and hearing their stories. It is through stories that we can learn to value and connect with each other. What we create will be a lasting legacy for years to come. 

Ideally Halcyon Reflections would like to capture stories before anyone has to say "I wish."

Save the Date!
Lois Bouton's 
(The Coast Guard Lady) 
100th Birthday
21 September 2019
   S tart planning for the 100th birthday celebration of our beloved Mrs. Lois Bouton, affectionately known as "The Coast Guard Lady."

RSVP to prior to 10 August.  

The CPOA and CGEA National Officers would like our membership to honor the dedication of Mrs. Bouton by collecting and sending 100th birthday cards and personal letters to our National Office, to be presented to her at her 100th Birthday Celebration in September. We would like for Chapters/Branches to solicit their membership for individual and/or collaborative mailings. We ask that all cards and letters be received at our office NLT 15AUG19. The cards and letters will be placed in a custom box, created by Chief Jenn Collins, of the Southeastern Connecticut Chapter. Thank you, Chief, for donating your time and effort to this worthy endeavor!
Please send all mailings to:

U. S. Coast Guard CPOA
C/o The Coast Guard Lady
5520-G Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151

Thank you, in advance, for honoring our dear friend and shipmate!

To learn more about Mrs. Bouton, please click on these links:

 Book of the Month
  For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during World War II, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions. Bloodstained Sands: US Amphibious Operations in World War II tells the story of these forgotten men for the first time, tracing their operational history from Guadalcanal to Casablanca, Sicily, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and finally Okinawa. The men's stories are told in their own voices, with fascinating accounts from Underwater Demolition Teams, Attack Transport crews, and many other unsung heroes of World War II.
First-hand interviews, entries from personal diaries, and Action Reports create a unique history, perfectly complemented by historic illustrations and detailed maps. These are timeless tales of determination, sacrifice, and triumph of the human spirit--tales of US Amphibious Forces that for too long have gone forgotten and untold.


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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