USCGCPOA.ORG                                                               April 2017

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



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

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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.

  
  
   


 

  USAA Launches New Blended Retirement System Online Calculator 

  USAA has made its Military Retirement Comparison Tool available to all service members, following changes to the Department of Defense's retirement plan. The aim of the new tool is to help military families make informed financial decisions based upon their retirement plan. The current military retirement plan will transition to the Blended Retirement System effective Jan. 1, 2018.  





  TOM'S RUN RELAY
America's Longest Fun Run

  A 200-mile team-building fitness event in memory of CWO4 Tom Brooks, U.S. Coast Guard.





 

 



PCS: SHIPPING VEHICLES   

The #1 resource for U.S. Service Members moving or storing their personally owned vehicles for a permanent change of station.







  

From our National President:

   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 plans to sell a variety of mementos to provide fundraising support for the Birthday events.  To that end, I hereby announce a LOGO CONTEST to select the logo to be used for the entire year of Celebration.  The logo will be used on one side of a 50th Anniversary coin, as well as on other items as decided by the Ad Hoc 50th Anniversary Committee.  The criteria for the Logo Contest can be found here...





 
Book of the Month

   The Hero Workouts is a collection of exercise routines honoring the valiant men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. Each workout is dedicated to a fallen hero and includes the true account of their life and service. 
 
Featuring over 100 workouts, including:

Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Full Maltz, Griff, Bull, Willy, Joshie, Gator, The Don, Operation Red Wings, Murph, JT, Luce, 31Heroes, Faas Fit, Big Andy, The Jonas Project Memorial WOD, Indian 617, JAG 28, Rocket, Jenny, War Frank, Badger...and more
 
   The Hero Workouts is a tribute to courage and sacrifice and a reminder that the fallen will not be forgotten.







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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