HELPFUL PUBLICATIONS
 
2018 NOV 01 - Pay & Personnel Center Newsletter - October
2018 SEP 01 - Sept. "Pacific Currents" Council newsletter
2018 OCT 01 - National CG Retiree Newsletter Oct-Dec 2018
2018 SEP 14 - CG Roundtable - Autumn 2018
 
CG & RELATED EVENTS
 
Base Seattle Traffic Update - 2018 NOV 15
 
2018 NOV 19 - PSOA - Volunteering at NW Harvest Food Bank
2018 NOV 22 - Base Seattle Thanksgiving dinner - RSVP by 15 NOV 
2018 DEC 07 - Retirement ceremony - CWO Jeffrey Zappen
2019 APR 15 - CG Combat Vets Assoc. convention in South Carolina
2019 MAY 12-15 - All CG reunion in Reno
2018 - PNWCWOA Meeting 1100 13 DEC, Coho Room, Base Seattle
2018 - Seattle CPOA invites retired Chiefs to its meetings, 1000, 2nd Wed. of each month, 3rd floor of Bldg. 7 (south of CGEX), Base Seattle
 
CG Base Seattle Services Information
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CG Base Seattle CG Museum Northwest
 
FAIRCHILD AFB RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE
 
2018 OCT 30 - Retiree activity updates 
  
CG FEATURES
 
 
 
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CG Retiree Council Northwest Meeting minutes - 13 OCT 2018
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About us - Coast Guard Retiree Council Northwest
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RETIREE SERVICES PROGRAM COMDTINST (1800.5H)
 
USCG Retiree Services Program Guide - OCT 2018
USCG National Retiree Services Website
National Retiree Help Desk Information
Base Seattle USCG Retiree Help Desk - 206-217-6133 - has voicemail
 
Arranging honors for deceased USCG vets  .DOC   .PDF
Mil. Personnel Casualties & Decedent Affairs Manual
USCG/USCGR/NOAA Survivors Guide - .pdf)
 
RECENT TRICARE INFORMATION
 
Tricare for Life general info - including essential contacts
Tricare West Network Provider Directory 
Tricare East Network Provider Directory
 
2018 NOV 13 - Tricare Open Season now underway!
2018 OCT 19 - Tricare online cost comparison tool
2018 - Latest Tricrare Beneficiary Bulletin (Automatic updates)
 
RECENT TRDP TRANSITION INFORMATION
 
2018 NOV 15 - Suggested procedure for FEDVIP signup
2018 NOV 15 - FEDVIP dental & vision plan provider list & phones
2018 NOV 15 - Entrollment site for FEDVIP plans (BENEFEDS)
2018 NOV 13 - Excellent FEDVIP articles from Military Times:
  TRDP to FEDVIP Transition
  FEDVIP Vision Coverage - check it out!
2018 NOV 07 - What to look for in new retiree dental plan
 
RECENT VA INFORMATION  
 
GENERAL
 
2018 NOV 13 - VA revamps its Website
2018 NOV 13 - VA Center for Women Veterans News Update
2018 NOV 08 - VA drops med professionals from union work
2018 NOV 07 - VA speeds benefit appeals for typhoon victims
2018 NOV 02 - VA Benefits Bulletin - November
2018 NOV 01 - Veteran homelessness continues to decline
 
2018 - Weekly VA update blog (AUTOMATIC UPDATES)
 
REGIONAL
 
2018 NOV 01 - Washington DVA news - Nov. 
 
2018 NOV 06 - Vets Town Hall meetings in Oregon
 
CG HEALTH, BENEFITS, & RETIREE NEWS - GENERAL
 
CG Direct Access to be down Dec. 20 through Dec. 31
Commissary news updates
Med. Documentation of Asbestos & Lead Exposures UPDATE
   And related ALCOAST - And related  Flag Voice
Comprehensive 2018 Vet/Retiree Tricare, VA, & other links
Comprehensive 2018 Vet/Retiree events - RADs, career fairs, etc.
 
AND DATED
 
2018 NOV 15 - RAO Bulletin: Comprehensive vet & retiree news
2018 NOV 09 - FRA NewsBytes - Govt./legislative updates
2018 NOV 06 - FY 19 Military Retiree COLA - details
2018 NOV 02 - CG Retirees eligible for at-cost hearing aid progam 
2018 OCT 23 - Medicare Choices - Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7
 
CG OPS NEWS AND RELATED INFORMATION
 
2018 OCT 04 - CG General Messages weekly roundup
 
2018 NOV 18 - CG, Good Sam rescue 15 off Louisiana
2018 NOV 18 - CG et al respond to crude oil spill near Dulac, LA
2018 NOV 18 - CG et al locate sunken workboat in Charleston, SC
2018 NOV 17 - CG medevacs NOAA observer from F/V off WA
2018 NOV 17 - CG rescues 3 after capsizing in Florida
2018 NOV 17 - CG medevacs woman from cruise ship off Lousiana
2018 NOV 17 - CG, ferry assist 4 on flooding boat near Sandy Hook
2018 NOV 16 - CG releases Strategic Plan 2018-2022
2018 NOV 15 - CG offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Florida
2018 NOV 15 - CG rescues 2 kayakers in Clearwater, FL
2018 NOV 15 - CGC Spencer home after 80-day patrol
2018 NOV 15 - CG suspends ferry operation in South Carolina
2018 NOV 15 - CG assists boater & dog near Florida marina
2018 NOV 14 - CG bans gender-specific pronouns in OERs, EERs
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CG MISCELLANEOUS - Saluting while not in uniform, mobile apps for vets, LORAN pages, etc. 

A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists a stranded kite surfer from San Pablo Bay, California, Nov. 13. A bystander on shore observed the kite surfer struggling to make it back to shore and called 911. (USCG photo)