August 2020
Disaster Relief
It appears we may have an active Hurricane season this year. We've been working closely with the Coast Guard Foundation and a few of our Chapters to ensure we're ready and available to respond if needed. A new online Grant application has been established to make things easier for CG members to apply and get help easier after a disaster.


2020 SEATTLE
CONVENTION
CANCELED


Due to health and travel concerns, the Board of Directors made a tough decision to cancel the upcoming CPOA convention. 

 National will send an email this week requesting each Chapter Presidents' proxy vote for their respective Chapter. 

The proposed 2021 budget is on page 13 of the July issue of The Chief .

Also, we will send an email soliciting votes for the President's Outstanding Chapter Award.

In your service,

Jon OstrowskI
CPOA National President
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New Pay and Allowances
to Help You Through COVID-19

Several new pay and allowances are now available to members and their dependents.

These entitlements are part of the overall military effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact your local SPO to determine your eligibility for these new pay and allowances.


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When Isolated At Home, Reconnect With Old
Service Friends
These unprecedented times are contributing to a higher level of anxiety, particularly among our Veteran population. The constant flow of often discouraging news, along with a reduced ability to mingle with others to keep spirits up, makes it difficult for some to maintain their morale.  TogetherWeServed , a military heritage community website and home to over 1.9 million U.S. Military Veterans, wants to help.

A secure virtual base for Veterans

During a Veteran’s military service, their base, ship or shore station is place to call home – a safe haven to share in the company of some of the finest men and women with a mission in common. Together We Served (TWS) aims to replicate that same spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood in its own “Virtual Base” website.

With its membership containing only active serving and Veterans, TWS provides a secure platform for all Veterans to engage with other Veterans on a level that is simply not possible in most social networking environments.

 
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
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