USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                         September 2019

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Member Benefits:

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Government Vacation Rewards

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

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

See more including degree list.

Use Discount Code Y653390 when
 making your reservation.

Use Discount Code Z802846 when
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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.



   *New Guidance From Coast Guard Legal*

   M embers of the CPOA & CGEA may engage in fundraising as authorized by the CG Standards of Ethical conduct and described in the  Playbook , including soliciting gifts from non-prohibited sources; and accept gifts on behalf of the CPOA and CGEA, including unsolicited gifts from prohibited sources. 

Are you new to Chapter Leadership?
   Things may be a bit overwhelming at first, so we've compiled some information that will help guide you in your new role.

Please find the guide here...

William Flores/Blackthorn 
Memorial Coins For Sale
   The Sun Coast Chapter and Tampa Bay Branch have been working closely to reveal the SA William Flores statue as part of the circle of heroes, in coordination with the USCGC BLACKTHORN Anniversary. 

Coin Cost $20 plus shipping
Please send requests to:

Provide: Name/address/phone number/and quantity.
They will send back an invoice with their PayPal link.
All purchases will have tracking numbers.

   All proceeds from these coins will go towards the 

PCS Recently?

  If you've recently moved, please take a second to ensure the National Office has your   updated mailing address and/or change of rank.

Giving Back

  With every purchase, VCS GIVES BACK to Veteran programs making a positive impact on their health and wellness.

  These along with so many other initiatives are why we exist. This is our small way to enhance the quality of life for our Veterans, their families and those who provide for their care. It's our purpose, our mission, and our commitment to serve our Veterans. All that we do every day is focused on providing the highest level of service so that we can continue to Give Back to the most important customers in the world; Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. This is our story. This is VCS.

Membership  Matters 
Booklets  Available
If you're looking to increase participation in your Chapter or Branch, please let us know and we'll send you some of our Membership Matters Booklets.  

 Book of the Month
  Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

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 
Not receiving your magazine? 
  At most CG units, personal mail will not be delivered to the member...If you've been using a Coast Guard address to receive The Chief , please send us an  email  to ensure we get it changed and that you continue to get your magazine.  



Admin Notes: 


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  • If, for some reason, you are no longer receiving The Chief, send an email to: 
  • Coast Guard National Retiree Website can be found here.