USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                  May 2018

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Government Vacation Rewards



The Best prices on tactical, outdoor gear, athletic gear, eyewear and more.



Partner with Bellevue University and receive a $1,000 Military Tuition Waiver.

See more including degree list.




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 making your reservation.



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Resources:


  Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, this tool will help you make the most of them.



  
 
  Say goodbye to reply-all emails and paper sign up sheets. Coordinate events and people in minutes with online sign ups.

  
  
   


 

 
USCG Chief Petty Officers Foundation
   
   You can now help raise money for our new 501(c)3 charity through Amazon! 100% of 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


  

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

01 June
29 June
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!



 
Court Rules Chronic Pain 
Is a VA Disability
   
  A  recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims may have a major effect on the outcome of many veteran's disability claims.

  On April 3, the court ruled that pain, without any underlying disability, may be a valid reason for awarding  VA compensation benefits.


  


 Coast Guard to Join DoD's Electronic Health Care System
  
 
The Coast Guard announced April 9, 2018, its intent to join with the Department of Defense in transitioning its service members' and clinics' health records to the MHS GENESIS electronic healthcare system.

  On the same day the Coast Guard  issued a notice of intent to gather initial information about how its partnership with the MHS GENESIS system would play out.






 T-Mobile: 50% off Family 
Lines for Military
  
  T-Mobile ONE  Military gives service members all the benefits of their unlimited plan at a specially discounted price.  
 
 



 How Veterans Can Become National Park Service Rangers
  
    Nothing is guaranteed, but if a current or former military service member takes the following four steps, they'll have a better chance of landing a highly-coveted position with the Department of the Interior, as one of their National Park Service Rangers.






 Book of the Month
  
    Coast Guard Special Agent Frank Dalton is sent to investigate the death of a fisherman, drowned in the Gulf of Mexico. He's teamed up with know-it-all rookie agent Jessica Carter, and Frank is dreading the confrontation. He's almost ready for retirement and seriously, what's another drowned fisherman? He just wants to get through this. Fortunately, the case seems routine, that is, until the autopsy results come in. Frank and Jessica must quickly learn to work together to solve the case, and the closer they get to the answers, the killer gets closer to them.






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 
  
Not receiving your magazine? 
  
  At most CG units, personal mail will not be delivered to the member...If you've been using a Coast Guard address to receive The Chief , please send us an  email  to ensure we get it changed and that you continue to get your magazine.  

  

 

 
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