USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                   March 2017

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  Coast Guard Launches New Online Newsroom  

  WASHINGTON - The Coast Guard launched its new, online digital newsroom, http://www.news.uscg.mil.

   The mobile-friendly content management system replaces the service's previous news site,  www.uscgnews.com, and offers an email subscription service that delivers both regional and national Coast Guard news.
 
   Users can click here to subscribe to the news delivery service. This new capability will allow users to manage their Coast Guard news preferences through the service's subscription preferences page.

 Users currently receiving Coast Guard news via  uscgnews.com will continue to receive news releases via email; however, users can opt-out of the emails by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any Coast Guard email sent from the new system.  For more information, please contact 202-372-4630.



  Calling All Artists: National Veterans Day Poster Contest

  Each year the VA's National Veterans Outreach Office, in conjunction with the Veterans Day National Committee, publishes a commemorative Veterans Day poster. The poster is selected from artwork submitted by artists nationwide and is distributed to VA facilities, military installations around the world across cities and town in our nation.  It also serves as the cover of the official program for the Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

   Over the years these posters have illustrated the rich history of our country's service men and women.  The poster clearly reflects our pride and patriotism in saluting Veterans while providing the thematic artistry for the year.





  

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...




 CPO Academy Spaghetti Dinner Sponsorships Available

From our Petaluma Chapter President:
 
   The Petaluma Chapter is seeking sponsorship for the CPO Academy Spaghetti Dinners.  The cost to sponsor a Dinner is $350 for active classes and $450 for reserve classes (due to the amount ranging $450-500 for the reserve social we had to increase the requested amount). Donations may be mailed to YNC Traci Mullins or OSCS Michael Case at:
 
CPOA Petaluma Chapter
USCG Training Center
Customer Support Center Bldg 150
599 Tomales Rd
Petaluma, CA  94952-5000
 
  Classes still needing sponsorship
 
                                03 Apr 2017 class 231
                                08 May 2017 class 232
                                19 Jun 2017 reserve class 44
                                10 Jul 2017 class 234
                                24 Jul 2017 reserve class 45
                                07 Aug 2017 class 235
                               
Please contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!

                                Very Respectfully,
                               
                                YNC Traci J. Mullins



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Book of the Month

   During the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the average age of the crew being twenty-four. Their days consisted of deadly combat, intense lightning firefights, storms and many hidden dangers.

  This action-packed story of combat written by Dan Daly, a Vietnam combat veteran who was the Officer in Charge of PCF 76 makes you part of the Swift Boat crew. The six man crew of PCF 76 were volunteers from all over the United States, eager to serve their country in a unique type of duty not seen since the PT boats of WWII. This inexperienced and disparate group of men would meld into a combat team - a team that formed an unbreakable, lifelong bond.







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

  
 

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   Or just call the U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center 
 
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