USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                   September 2016

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  Recent Legislative Activity:

TMC Letter to HASC & SASC Concerning 

*PowerPoint Slides




Veterans Eligible to Receive Free Cybersecurity Training

   The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Hire Our Heroes have teamed up to offer training for Veterans in cybersecurity, in support of Veterans seeking to join our nation's cybersecurity workforce.

  DHS's Federal Virtual Training Environment (Fed VTE) offers free online, on-demand cyber security training to government employees and Veterans.

Military Divorce Benefits Could See Change
  When a service member gets divorced, any future retirement pay is viewed as a "marital asset" - just as if you had actual cash in an actual bank account. While exactly how that asset is divided is up to individual states and courts, it is often divided 50-50 thanks to a law known as the "Former Spouses Protection Act."  Now that could be about to change.

Are You Registered to Vote?

  If you need to register to vote, visit Depending on your state's voter registration rules, the site can help you:

New Lease on Life for Former DC Coast Guard HQ
 A consortium headed by Western Development Corp. and Akridge has bought the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters at Buzzard Point in the District of Columbia. The acquisition is the biggest step to date in redeveloping the site, at 2100 Second St. SW., into Riverpoint, a residential, retail and restaurant development.

Advisory Panel Working on Design of Future Coast Guard Museum
More than two dozen people representing more than 30 organizations recently spent time contemplating the themes, designs and exhibits that will attract the public to the $100 million future National Coast Guard Museum in downtown New London.

  The National Coast Guard Museum Exhibit Advisory Panel held an unofficial kickoff meeting at the Coast Guard Academy, where the passion was evident among the former Coast Guard members and representatives from nonprofit organizations (including the CPOA), all planning to contribute to the final design.

Book of the Month

   This edition of Sea Legs contains information that can assist active duty and Reserve Coast Guardsmen, their spouses, family members and friends. In using this publication, be sure to review the valuable resources of the Coast Guard and support organizations, which are listed throughout.  Download the 76 page .pdf here...

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.


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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