USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                   October 2016

In This Issue

Member Benefits:

Government Vacation Rewards

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

Bellevue University, $1,000 tuition 
to new students.

Use Discount Code Y653390 when
 making your reservation.

Use Discount Code Z802846 when
 making your reservation.

Our Sponsors:





    OPS Manual      



  Recent Legislative Activity:

TMC Letter to HASC & SASC Concerning 

*PowerPoint Slides




New Partnership with HotelStorm
  • We are excited to announce our new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our members. When you use HotelStorm, you'll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. HotelStorm offers thousands of hotels worldwide, 24/7 concierge, and the best hotel prices.
    • Fall vacations
    • Upcoming conferences or events
    • Any other hotel needs you may have!
  • Just go to our site and use password MEMBERPERK for access.
As a comparison...Holiday Inn Express, Springfield, Virginia, 11 - 12 October:

Priceline: $149
Hotwire: $149
Travelocity: $149
HotelStorm: $129

Spaghetti Dinner Sponsorships Available

        From Petaluma Chapter President, YNC Traci Mullins:

   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

Dates Available:
Oct 2016 class 226
07 Nov 2016 reserve class 43
21 Nov 2016 class 227
02 Jan 2017 class 228
30 Jan 2017 class 229
03 Mar 2017 class 230
03 Apr 2017 class 231
08 May 2017 class 232
05 Jun 2017 class 233
19 Jun 2017 reserve class 44
10 Jul 2017 class 234
24 Jul 2017 reserve class 45
07 Aug 2017 class 235
04 Sep 2017 class 236

Please contact me here if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!
Very Respectfully,

Disney Parks Salutes U.S. Military with Special Tickets, Room Rates for 2017

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - At Walt Disney World Resort from Sept. 28, 2016 through Dec. 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active or retired members of the National Guard, Reservists, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS), and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) or their spouses can purchase discounted tickets. 

Armed Forces Bowl
   Each year the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is able to provide thousands of complimentary tickets for veterans and active duty service members to attend our bowl game with their immediate family members. This is possible through the generosity of our corporate partners underwriting the tickets, so our armed forces can come to our game and be honored for their service and sacrifice to our country.
Tickets for Armed Forces are complimentary (up to four), with a $2.50 shipping and handling fee applied for each ticket. 

Game Date: December 23, 2016
Kickoff: 3:30 pm CT
Teams: Navy vs. Big 12 Conference
Location: Amon G. Carter (TCU Stadium) - Fort Worth, TX


Merchant Mariner Courses
    MITAGS-PMI is a non-profit vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers.
We focus on providing the highest quality training using effective technologies and teaching techniques so that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's merchant marine.


Video of the Month

   CITIZEN SOLDIER is a modern day Band of Brothers. Using real footage, the film offers a first-hand look into combat, where the soldiers demonstrate extraordinary bravery and valor to honor a warrior code-never leave a fallen comrade behind.

Review: Be ready to take a ride on the wild side when you watch this movie! This film follows the tour of duty of a group of National Guardsmen from Oklahoma, and although they are from all walks of life they bond together to form one heck of a fighting team. Enduring IED's, RPG'S, machine gun fire, and the harshness of the environment they keep up their mission to protect our way of life. This is a well made documentary, and the way it is shot it makes you feel as though your right there with them. You really get to know them too and see some of their funny exploits. These men are one great group of guy's, and they will no doubt make you "Proud to be an American"!

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:


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   Or just call the U. S. Coast Guard Pay & Personnel Center 
to talk to a pay technician 
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