USCGCPOA.ORG                                                               June 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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  Our 2017 Annual National Convention is scheduled for 7 - 10 August at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY.  The Commandant and MCPOCG will be there...come join us!

  Free 1-Year Premium Subscription

  As part of their commitment to connect veterans with opportunity, LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Job Seeker Career Premium subscription. This includes access to LinkedIn Learning as well as premium insights to understand what's going on inside companies you're interested in and how you stack up against others applying for the same job. 

A big thanks to our partnership with Bellevue University and specifically, Willie Wolford in identifying this free opportunity. We'd also like to thank Bellevue University for their continued support and advertising in our quarterly magazine,  The Chief!

CG Museum Association
Year in Review 

   The National Coast Guard Museum Associations 2016 Annual review can be found here. 

New Blended Retirement Calculator  

    Welcome to the Department of Defense Blended Retirement System Comparison Calculator. This calculator is designed to assist eligible service members in comparing the legacy military retirement system (commonly referred to as the High-3 System) and the Blended Retirement System (BRS). It is intended to be used in conjunction with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course.


Regimental Review Conducted at CG Academy  

    In April, a Regimental Review was held in honor of the Service's Chief Warrant Officers, Chief Petty Officers, and Enlisted workforce.  Please feel free to read nice article about the event  submitted by BMC Painter.


Lowe's: You Must Register 
Online For Discount  

   Lowe's will no longer offer a military discount by simply showing your I.D. You will need to register at


New Medicare Cards Are 
On The Way  

    Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. Instead, your card will have a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status. And it will all happen automatically - you won't have to pay anyone or give anyone information, no matter what someone might tell you.

CG Heritage Museum  

   The CG Heritage Museum located on Cape Cod is now incorporating an audio tour feature this year. Find out more here...

Space-A Travel   
   Map of AMC Space-Available Passenger Terminals worldwide.  Find the closest AMC Pax Terminal to you or your desired destination and plan your next trip. 

Book of the Month

   "The United States Coast Guard has a saying: 'You have to go out; you don't have to come back.' I am still looking for the person who came up with that saying" (Rodger D. Dewey, retired master chief boatswain's mate E-9).

  Follow the twenty-eight years of memories of a seventeen-year-old young man from Denver, Colorado, who joined the United States Coast Guard in 1948 and made the United States Coast Guard his life. Follow the training, lessons learned, funny stories, and a true love of being a shallow-water sailor.


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...

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 .
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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 
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