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					                                                                       USCGC MAPLE (WLB 207)


                                 UNIT INFORMATION

DATE SHEET FILLED OUT: 15 January 2013

District 17

UNIT NAME: _USCGC MAPLE (WLB 207)___________




PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS:                COMMANDING OFFICER
                                         USCGC MAPLE (WLB 207)
                                         1480 Seward Avenue
                                         Sitka, AK 99835
                                         Attn: SN/FN _______

COMMERCIAL PHONE#: (907)966-5470 FAX: (907)966-5475
WEB SITE: http://www.uscg.mil/d17/cgcmaple
E-MAIL: (first name.middle initial.last name)@uscg.mil

UNIT’S MISSIONS: Aids to navigation (ATON), search and rescue (SAR), law
enforcement (LE), marine environmental protection (MEP), and homeland security.

TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Helmsman, lookout, buoy deck seaman, ATON
technician, quarterdeck/security watch stander, boarding team member (BTM) and
mess cook (mess cook duty is on a rotational basis).

TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Journeyman engineer, assignment to main
propulsion (main prop) or auxiliary (aux) divisions, quarterdeck/security watch stander,
small boat engineer, BTM and mess cook.




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INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/FA/SNFN: Until qualified, new
members stand duty every 3rd day. Upon qualification members are generally on duty
every 4 to 6 days depending upon the number of qualified personnel onboard.

UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: Until
helmsman/lookout qualified new members stand 4 hours on watch, 8 hours off.

UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: Until JE qualified
new members stand 4 hours on watch, 8 hours off.

SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING AFTER HOURS: Call your sponsor once
flight or ferry arrangements have been made to ensure that someone is available to
meet you.

IF UNIT IS UNDERWAY, WHERE TO REPORT: If MAPLE is underway, new members
report to the Cutter Support Team (CST) Office located on the ship’s pier. The number
for the CST Office is (907) 738-1591 or (907) 966-5578.

HOW MUCH PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE: Aboard MAPLE you will have 13 CUBIC
FEET within a wall locker and storage space under your rack. Single members will also
have additional storage space in their assigned barracks room.

UNIFORM NORMALLY WORN DURING THE WORKDAY: Operational Dress Uniform

RECOMMENDED UNIFORM ITEMS IN ADDITION TO SEABAG ISSUE: Rain gear will
be issued for work, but members will need personal rain gear for liberty purposes.

CLIMATE AVERAGE SUMMER: 55F                     WINTER: 36F

UNIT MUTUAL ASSISTANCE REP/ PHONE # (907) 966-5470

WHAT TYPE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA: There is
one college in Sitka; University of Alaska Southeast. MAPLE and AIRSTA Sitka can
administer DANTES and CLEP courses for college credits.

RATINGS PRESENT AT UNIT: BM, MK DC, FS, SK, YN, EM, IT, HS and ET.

NAME OF NEAREST CITY AND DISTANCE: By boat, Juneau is 175 NM and Ketchikan
is 335 NM. Both cities are serviced by Alaska Airlines and are an approximately ½ hour
and 1 hour flights, respectively.

NAME OF NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY AND DISTANCE: MAPLE is co-located in
Sitka with CG Air Station Sitka, which has a medical clinic, all hands club, gymnasium,
and morale equipment available for military members’ use.

LOCATION OF NEAREST EXCHANGE AND COMMISSARY: BSU Ketchikan is the
nearest exchange, but it can only be accessed by ferry or plane. Anchorage
(approximately 3 hour flight) has both an exchange and commissary.


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RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN THE AREA: Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist,
Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Mormon, Baptist, and Non-Denominational.

COMMON DESTINATIONS OF DEPLOYMENTS: MAPLE generally deploys to
Southeast Alaska (including port calls in Juneau and Ketchikan) on one to two week
deployments. Occasionally MAPLE is deployed to Valdez, Kodiak, Seattle or Hawaii.

UNIFORM TO REPORT IN: Operational Dress Uniform.

IF SPONSOR IS NOT AVAILIBLE, RECRUIT SHOULD ASK FOR: Command Duty
Officer.

ANY OTHER INFORMATION A NEWLY ARRIVING APPRENTICE NEEDS TO KNOW:
Sitka is located on Baranof Island, which is accessible only by air or boat. There are
only 14 miles of road in Sitka. There are three grocery stores, several convenience
stores, two hardware stores, two craft stores, and two movie theaters.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Sitka is located in the Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest. Sitka affords
excellent opportunities for hiking, fishing and hunting.
www.sitka.com
www.sitka.org
Cutter Maple Web Cam – Switch to west cam to see Maple




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                        MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS

IS MESSING AVAILABLE: Onboard

QUARTERS AND/OR BARRACKS AVAILABLE: When you report to MAPLE you will be
assigned to a barracks room at AIRSTA Sitka. Each barracks room has a bed, desk,
dresser, armoire bathroom facility, and a small refrigerator microwave combo. As
personnel depart from the Sitka area under orders, senior non-rated personnel will move
up to the option for assignment to government leased housing off-base.

RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL 18-20 YR OLD SINGLE MALE: $400 /
month*
                                    SINGLE FEMALE: $300 / month*

*Insurance quotes vary depending on driving record, vehicle make, etc. You should
contact your insurance agency. Local agencies are All State, State Farm, Stedman
Insurance and USAA.

IS UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: Yes. Leased
housing is available. However, unaccompanied personnel are normally assigned to
government quarters.

SHOULD MEMBER SUBMIT HOUSING APPLICATION TO HOUSING OFFICE: No.

WHERE DO MOST PEOPLE BANK: First Bank, Alaska Pacific Bank, First National
Bank of Alaska, Wells Fargo Bank Alaska, and USAA.

IS THERE A CREDIT UNION IN THE AREA: Yes; Alps Federal Credit Union.

IS THERE A MALL IN THE AREA: No                HOW MANY STORES: N/A_

                   MEMBERS WITH DEPENDENTS
COST OF AVERAGE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT IN THE AREA: $_1600____
                                           WITHOUT UTILITIES

BAH RATE FOR AN E2, WITH DEPENDENTS: $1665 (2013)__
BAH RATE FOR AN E3, WITH DEPENDENTS: $1665 (2013)_

IS LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: Check with housing officer.

IS GOVERNMENT OWNED HOUSING AVAILABLE: Check with housing officer.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WAIT FOR HOUSING                 1 MONTH

HOUSING OFFICE PHONE (907) 966-5572                         FAX (907) 966-5514




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WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS LIVE: Government owned housing.

RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL YOUNG FAMILY: $300/ MONTH*
* See information in Members with out Dependent’s section.

WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE: AIRSTA Sitka Medical
Clinic.

WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS GO TO SCHOOL: Sitka Public Schools.
www.ssd.k12.ak.us

WHAT LEVEL OF TRICARE IS AVAILABLE:                   TRICARE PRIME REMOTE

IS IT ADVISABLE TO BRING DEPENDENTS ALONG WHEN REPORTING? Yes, if you
verify that housing is readily available. Contact the CG Airsta Sitka Housing Office (see
above for phone #) immediately upon receipt of orders. Verify ship’s schedule with your
sponsor to ensure your dependents will have time to settle in before Cutter Maple gets
underway.


NOTE: If you are planning to travel via personal vehicle through Canada,
you and your dependents must possess valid passports. A passport is
NOT required for travel from Washington to Sitka via ferry (Alaska Marine
Highway).




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