USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                  July 2018

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Coast Guard Awards CPOA
    CPOA President Kimberly Lorigan and Executive Director Randy Reid accepted the Distinguished Public Service Award on behalf of the CPOA & CGEA at the Annual Coast Guard Foundation Dinner in Washington DC on 5 June. Our Association was honored for participation in assisting those impacted by the 2017 Hurricane season in partnership with the Coast Guard Foundation. A video of the presentation can be found here...


50th Anniversary Coins for Sale
   On April 7, 2019, the CPOA will celebrate 50 years of service to our fellow Chiefs, our Coast Guard Family, and our Communities. To mark this momentous occasion, the Ad Hoc 50th Anniversary Committee is selling these new coins to provide fundraising support for the Birthday events. If you're interested in purchasing either, please contact Chief Wolf or Master Chief Anderson from the Yorktown Chapter at: or

They've also set up a Paypal account at:

 The 1.5 inch coins are $35 (includes shipping/handling)
The 2 inch coins are $55 (includes shipping/handling)

Note: These coins will be available for sale at Convention without the $5 shipping/handling charge.


USCG Chief Petty Officers Foundation
   You can now help raise money for our new 501(c)3 charity through Amazon! All money raised goes directly to CG Families in need. Search for "Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Foundation" while logged into Amazon Smile.

CGCPOF is also listed under Federal Tax ID # 47-4947412

and has a new website.


 Credit Card Processing 
Fee increase
Notice: due to increased administrative costs associated with processing credit/debit cards in-house, the following fees will be charged in addition to membership dues effective 1 July 2018 (only applies to dues paid via credit/debit card):

For 1 year of membership, add $0.72 for tatal $24.72
For 2 years of membership, add $1.20 for total $49.20
For 5 years of membership, add $3.00 for total of $123.00


Sponsorships Needed at 
Chief's Academy
  Our Petaluma Chapter requests sponsorship for the following Chief Academy Pizza Socials.  The following dates are available:

03 August
31 August
05 October

  Please contact Senior Chief Jeffery Hunter if you'd like to buy pizza for a whole bunch of Chiefs!

 Book of the Month
    Good Night Coast Guard explores different types of boats and rescue vehicles such as Coast Guard cutters, helicopters and hoist operators, C-130, Coast Guard tall ships, speedy lifeboats, buoy tenders, uniforms, a search and rescue center, boatswain, skipper, inspectors, and more. Buckle your lifejackets, it's time to sail the high seas with the men and women of the US Coast Guard! Young readers embark on a thrilling adventure while learning about the guardians of the ocean.


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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