USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                  March 2017

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

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  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.



National Elections
Last Chance
    If you have yet to vote via the ballot placed in the January issue of The Chief or our electronic ballot, please take time to go to our website now and vote for your National Officers



VA Launches Welcome Kit to Guide Veterans to the Benefits and Services they've Earned
    VA's onboarding process can be overwhelming at times. Veterans who have visited a VA outreach booth, VA eligibility office, or have gone through a Transition Assistance Program know that VA has no shortage of technical handouts, benefits books and materials. But, even with all of these resources, Veterans are telling us "Where do I start?"

Now, VA can point all Veterans to the  VA Welcome Kit



    The Coast Guard Exchange System's Scholarship program provides scholarships to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, retired Coast Guard military members, current civilians (non-appropriated or appropriated fund) and current Coast Guard auxiliarists who meet the eligibility requirements.


Book of the Month
   This book contains the personal journey and incredible struggles of a combat tested Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. Reading this book is like taking a tour back in time to the peak of the war in Iraq. The reader will feel the stress of being under attack, know the agony of seeing brothers in arms being wounded and patched up, and most importantly, feel the pain a leader carries with them when troops are killed in action. During this journey, Chief Scott Dearduff and his commanding general lead thousands of Airmen stationed across the entire country of Iraq. 
   During that 12 month tour of combat duty, 13 of their Airmen were killed in action. The chief details the struggles that a leader deals with during those most difficult of time. He also shares the internal battle that he felt by being at war again while his family waited for him at home, not really knowing if he would make it home again.

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!
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