USCGCPOA.ORG                                                                   January 2016
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  Recent Legislative Activity:

TMC Letter to HASC & SASC Concerning 

*PowerPoint Slides




Recently Moved?

    We received a few more magazines back last quarter than expected.  If you recently moved, please use our online form to update your mailing address

Walk the decks of the battleship USS Arizona with new virtual reality app

    Three new virtual reality tours presented by the National Park Service and Pacific Historic Parks were unveiled at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center during the 75 th  Commemoration of Pearl Harbor.
    With virtual reality technology, anybody can now walk the decks of the battleship USS Arizona just before the attack, witness the attack on Battleship Row and visit the USS Arizona Memorial.

Discount Soldier - Military Discounts APP

   Discount Soldier is completely free and gives you the ability to quickly find military discounts right on your smartphone in your area. You will find true verified military discounts added by our military community. This app is awesome for active duty, reservist, National Guard, veterans, retired, military spouses and families and former military. With Discount Soldier you can find military discounts anywhere in the United States. You also can quickly find more details about the military discount or even simply choose to use your native map navigation system to take you right to the location. Discount Soldier was founded to give military personnel an easier time to connect to businesses that support the military. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and US Coast Guard.

Book of the Month

  In January 1946, Cdr. McGowan set about refitting the former German sail training vessel for her return to America as a war prize. With the help of her German crew and US Coast Guardsmen new to sail, he fitted her for sea, then sailed her across the Atlantic to Bermuda, and home to New York. On this last leg they met a hurricane which severely tested the ship and her mixed crew. They learned to pull together to sail and, ultimately, to save the ship.

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!
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