USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                  November 2018
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Register for April Convention and our 50th Anniversary Gala 

  Our next Convention has been moved up to April 2019 to facilitate celebrating our 50th birthday and has been scaled down to 3 days, Wednesday through Friday (3-5 April). 

  Our Anniversary Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday evening 6 April @5:30 at the same hotel.  There are 2 separate registration links.  

  Note: If attending Convention, upon registering and checking out, you will receive an email with the hotel booking link.  If you plan to attend the anniversary Gala Dinner as well, be sure to register for that event as well and reserve your room accordingly. 

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TRICARE and You: Retired? Top 13 things to know about the NEW retiree dental and vision plan

The current TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) is ending and enrollment in the new plan is required now if you want to remain covered!



2018 USCG Flags Across America Veterans Day Event -November 3rd

  Please join the Washington DC Chapter CPOA and USCG Flags Across America as we honor our shipmates in preparation for Veterans Day ( see attached flyer ) . This family-friendly event is a great opportunity to learn about our Coast Guard heroes and rich history. After a brief ceremony, attendees will have the chance to walk the Arlington National Cemetery grounds and place flags besides the resting place of Coast Guard men and women. Hope to see you there and lets show our Coast Guard pride.  Here's our flyer for more information. 


New CGEA Membership Recruiting Booklets Available
  Our brand new CGEA membership booklets are now available.  Please send us an email if you'd like for us to send you some to help in recruiting new members.  


Coast Guard Capital Area Retiree Council Holiday Party
It's not just for retirees - USCG active, reserves, auxiliarists, and civilians are invited to attend.Their flyer can be found here...


 Book of the Month
  In Evening Gray Morning Red, a young American sailor must escape his past and the clutches of the Royal Navy, in the turbulent years just before the American Revolutionary War.

  In the spring of 1768, Thom Larkin, a 17-year-old sailor newly arrived in Boston, is caught by a Royal Navy press gang and dragged off to HMS Romney, where he runs afoul of the cruel and corrupt Lieutenant Dudingston. Years later, after escaping the Romney, Thom again crosses paths with his old foe, now in command HMS Gaspee, cruising in Narragansett Bay. Thom Larkin must face the guns of the Royal Navy, with only his wits, an unarmed packet boat, and a sandbar.


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?


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