The purpose of this site is to provide information which may be of interest to the general community of retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Unless stated otherwise the opinions are those of the Editor or those submitting articles. No articles provided in this site are to be construed as official Coast Guard policy unless specifically stated as such.
New public affairs video We Are Pacific Area
The Coast Guard Pacific Area public affairs team has released new video about PacArea and its missions. The short video is available through:
the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
2015 All-Services Retiree Seminar
Saturday, August 22, Coast Guard Island, Alameda
See the detailed flyer.
COAST GUARD PERSONNEL - IMPORTANT NOTICE
The 2014 1099R forms are now available online through Self Service at https://portal.direct-access.us/. You will have to allow pop-ups for this application in order to view your pay slip or 1099R. It will take a few moments for the system to generate and display the 1099R form. During this time the "Processing" image will display.
If you have not used Self Service before, here is the First Time Logon Guide for Retired Pay Self-Service and here is the user guide for accessing and printing your IRS Form 1099R.
Note: Personnel in "RET-2" status are not provided with IRS Form 1099r. Any 2014 earnings from U.S. Coast Guard sources for RET-2 members will be reported on IRS Form W-2.
Thank you for your service.
Contact PPC (ras) for assistance with Direct Access/Global Pay or other
Commanding Officer (RAS)
U. S. Coast Guard
Pay & Personnel Center
444 SE Quincy St
Topeka KS 66683-3591
Toll Free: 1-800-772-8724
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FEMA JOB OPPORTUNITY!'
Opportunity to continue to serve--Attention all CG Retirees! FEMA wants you!
As the co-chairs of the Commandant of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council,
RADM John Acton (ret) and I have been working with FEMA on an exciting
opportunity for Coast Guard retirees. Throughout my CG career I took
pride in the fact that the organization that I was a part of was a humanitarian
service. Rescue and emergency response are the missions that initially
attracted me to the CG and they are largely why I stayed with the CG for an
entire career. Now I am retired and I am still interested in service to
my fellow citizens. I believe that most of my fellow retirees are
also. With that in mind we have worked with FEMA to create a unique and
exciting opportunity for retirees called the U.S. Coast Guard Retiree to FEMA
Reservist Initiative. If you are semi-retired or fully retired and have a
flexible schedule this part time opportunity may be for you.
New Coast Guard Retiree Service Website!!
CG COMMERATIVE STAMP
National Resources Directory
Information and links on Important links page (see left column)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO TRICARE
Changes to the TRICARE program - Starting April 1, 2013, the TRICARE benefit will be administered by UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans (UnitedHealthcare), the new regional contractor for the West Region. USCG PPC has received many phone calls about the change as the initial letter was somewhat confusing. The letter sent out was for those retirees paying premiums via credit or debit card. If you currently pay your premiums by allotment, no action is required on your part - UnitedHealthCare will be coordinating this change with the cognizant pay centers. For additional questions about the TRICARE payments, please contact the UnitedHealthcare customer service number 1-877-988-9378.
ALL RETIREES NOTE THE FOLLOWING LINK.. Especially the connection to "View Current PCMs Now"
USCG PERSONNEL IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION IN COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 1800.5G
See: important Retiree and Survivor Information page for details on TRICARE
Dental Self-Service enhancements.
Notice to All Retirees:
It is recommended that all retirees whose Identification Cards have their Social Security numbers on them, get new ID cards. New cards will NOT have your Social Security number. For information for ID card issuing times at:
CG Island, Alameda CA - Call 510-437-5648 (There are various days and times for walk-in and appointment only ID issuing.)
Please see the following link:
For TRAINING CENTER Petaluma:
For information on when ID cards are issued please see the following link:
Also since they close for special events it is best to call ahead to 707-765-7354
U.S. COAST GUARD BUDGET IN BRIEF LINK Includes:
- CG Priorities - 2013 Performance Highlights - Programs & Missions
- Strategic Priorities - FY2015 Budget in Brief
Please click on link below
Coast Guard Commandant's National Retiree Council Information Retiree Services: