Base Alameda Access Severely Restricted During COVID-19 Health Crisis
Until further notice, the Base on Coast Guard Island in Alameda is essentially closed to all but those working there.  This means the Exchange, gas lanes, ID card services, gym, pool, and auto hobby shop are not available to Retirees.  The Chief's Hut has similar restrictions.  Sea West Federal Credit Union, which is located on CG Island but outside the base, is still accessible to the public.

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.

All-Services Retiree Seminar - next one planned for 2021
The next annual All-Services Retiree Seminar is tentatively planned for April 24, 2021, on Coast Guard Island in Alameda.  See this section for updates and details.

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)

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 

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