USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                          July 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 
waiver 
to new students.



Use Discount Code Y653390 when
 making your reservation.
 


Use Discount Code Z802846 when
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Our Sponsors:

USAA 
 

Documents:

    OPS Manual      

By-Laws     
  
 
 
 



  
  

  Recent Legislative Activity:






TMC Letter to HASC & SASC Concerning 



*PowerPoint Slides


 
 

 
  
  
   


 

PCS Recently?

  If you've recently moved, please take a second to update your address with us to ensure we don't lose you.  




 
VETTIX: Tickets For Troops

  Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA.
 Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities across the nation. VetTixers sign up online. We verify their service. VetTixers request tickets to events that interest them, then pay a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets.



 
 
CFPB's Know Before You 
Owe Initiative
 
   
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unveiling an "auto loan shopping sheet," a step-by-step guide, and additional online resources as part of a new Know Before You Owe initiative aimed at helping consumers shop for an auto loan. The shopping sheet helps consumers see the total cost of a loan and make apples-to-apples comparisons among loan products. The Know Before You Owe auto loan initiative also walks consumers through each step of the auto finance process to help them decide how much they can afford to borrow and what options are right for them.



 
 
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.  

Exclusive Monorail discounts can be purchased here

 

 
Be a Martian!

 NASA: Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. 



 



  A new online travel community exclusively for service members, veterans and their families. Whether you want to explore a national park or a ballpark, these Waypointers have some suggestions.  


 

 
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.

 
 



 
Book of the Month
 

   A real-life thriller in the tradition of The Perfect Storm.
In the spring of 2010 the world watched for weeks as more than 200 million gallons of crude oil billowed from a hole three miles deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Warnings of various and imminent environmental consequences dominated the news. Deepwater drilling-largely ignored or misunderstood to that point-exploded in the American consciousness in the worst way possible.

   Fire on the Horizon, written by veteran oil rig captain John Konrad and longtime Washington Post journalist Tom Shroder, recounts in vivid detail the life of the rig itself, from its construction in South Korea in the year 2000 to its improbable journey around the world to its disastrous end, and reveals the day-to-day lives, struggles, and ambitions of those who called it home.

   From the little-known maritime colleges to Transocean's training schools and Houston headquarters to the small towns all over the country where the wives and children of the Horizon's crew lived in the ever-present shadow of risk hundreds of miles away, Fire on the Horizon offers full-scale portraits of the Horizon's captain, its chief mate, its chief mechanic, and others.

   What emerges is a white-knuckled chronicle of engineering hubris at odds with the earth itself, an unusual manifestation of corporate greed and the unforgettable heroism of the men and women on board the Deepwater Horizon. Here is the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, when the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking with it the lives of eleven people and leaving behind a swath of unprecedented natural destruction.



 


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 
  
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