Alameda 12th Annual Crab & Pasta Feed - Friday, March 3, 2023

The Navy League Alameda / Lake Merritt / Oakland Councils invite you to their 12th annual Crab & Pasta Feed, hosted at the ELKS Lodge Alameda.  6pm social hour, 7pm dinner.  Register in advance; no tickets sold at the door.

See this flyer for registration details and other information.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Honors Women Veterans - Saturday, March 18, 2023

As part of California's Women's Military History Week, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum will honor Vellejo's women Veterans in a short ceremony from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, March 18, at the museum (734 Marin St., Vallejo).   Vallejo women veterans who wish to be presented with Certificates of Appreciation are invited to email their name, address, and phone number (to verify Vallejo residency) by March 1 to

2023 All Services Retiree Seminar on April 22 2023

Our 29th All Services Retiree Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in the Point Welcome and Gresham halls on Coast Guard Base Alameda, on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA.

2023 Seminar Poster

Contact the Council to help make this event even better than the last!

New ID Cards Coming

The Department of Defense is updating it's ID cards to meet moderns security requirements, including those issued to retirees.  The capability to issue the new Next Generation Uniform Services ID Card will continue to be introduced at ID card issuing facilities during 2023.  Existing ID cards are valid until expired, so there's no need to make an appointment just to get a new card.

Coast Guard launches MyCG - Modernizing Organizational Communications

The Coast Guard announced the launch of the website, MYCG, an authoritative source for organizational news and resources.  See the announcement in ALCOAST COMMANDANT NOTICE (ACN) 098/20 - AUG 2020 MYCG - MODERNIZING COAST GUARD ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION.

In addition, MYCG is soliciting for columnists to contribute to content for the Retiree section and those interested may send an e-mail to   "Retiree Communications" remains a top strategic priority of the CG Retiree Services Program and CG National Retiree Council (CGNRC).

Coast Guard Retiree Newsletter

The CG Retiree Services Program is pleased to partner with the National Coast Guard Museum Association (NCGMA) to preserve the retiree newsletter in print form as the newly published Long Blue Line magazine.  To ensure you continue to receive the magazine, be sure to keep your mailing address up to date by accessing your Direct-Access Self-Service account at:, "View/Change Mailing Address."   Please also click on "Change My Delivery Options" and ensure the block labeled "I elect to receive the Retiree Newsletter by mail" is checked.  If you encounter difficulties and need further assistance, please contact CG PPC, Retiree & Annuitant Services at: 866-772-8724, or by e-mail at:  For current and archived versions of the newsletter, visit the CG-13 Newsletter Archives site.

California Veterans Benefits Summary

Attached below is the California-specific excerpt from a state-by-state breakdown of Veterans benefits.  Another source of California Veterans benefits is the site:

CG National Retiree Help Desk (NRHD)

The CG NRHD has a toll free number: (833)224-6743

The National Retiree Help Desk (NRHD) Help Desk is available to assist and / or to answer any questions that a retiree or a retiree spouse has regarding benefits (other than those relating to pay), health care issues, assistance in obtaining important forms and/or papers, etc. 

Contact by phone or e-mail:

Questions concerning pay should be directed to the Pay & Personnel Center's Retiree and Annuitant Services (PPC (RAS) Branch