UNIT INFORMATION DATE SHEET FILLED OUT: Feb 17, 2009 District 5 PAGE 1 OF 3 UNIT NAME: USCGC BELUGA (WPB-87325) MAILING ADDRESS: USCGC BELUGA C/o USNAB Little Creek West Annex Norfolk, VA 23520 COMMERCIAL PHONE # (757)460-4953/54 FAX: (757)460-4955 WEB SITE: N/A E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org UNITS MISSIONS: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Inport Security Watchstander, Underway Quartermaster of the Watch, Small Boat Operator, Boarding Team Member TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Inport Security Watchstander, Engineer of the Watch, Small Boat Engineer, Boarding Team Member INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: “One in Eight” straight rotation as Inport Watchstander INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: Same as SA/SN UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: Same as “JOB ASSIGNMENT” UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: Same as “JOB ASSIGNMENT” SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING AFTER HOURS: Check in with CG Station Little Creek OOD. Call XPO’s cell phone (757) 377-3754 IF UNIT IS UNDERWAY, WHERE TO REPORT: CG Station Little Creek, call XPO cell (757)377-3754 HOW MUCH PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE (IN CUBIC FEET): Barracks: Full sized wardrobe Cutter: Very Small Locker: Dimensions: 4’high x 1’wide x 2’ deep UNIFORM NORMALLY WORN DURING THE WORKDAY: ODU and unit ball cap. RECOMMENDED UNIFORM ITEMS IN ADDITION TO SEABAG ISSUE: Will be issued at unit AVERAGE TEMPERATURE SUMMER 90 WINTER 30 UNIT MUTUAL ASSISTANCE REP/ PHONE # XPO (757) 377-3754 WHAT TYPE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA: We have excellent resources available to us at the Educational Services Office at USCG ISC Portsmouth. Monica Bailey , the Educational Services Officer, can provide you with everything you need to further you education. RATINGS PRESENT AT UNIT: BM, MK, and FS NAME OF NEAREST CITY AND DISTANCE: You are coming to an area called “Hampton Roads”, which includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton. USCGC BELUGA is homeported in the midst of them all. NAME OF NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY AND DISTANCE: USCGC BELUGA is homeported at USCG Station Little Creek, which is located on US Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA. Hampton Roads has one of the highest concentrations of military facilities in the world, and is home to the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. This community revolves around the military way of life. LOCATION OF NEAREST EXCHANGE AND COMMISSARY: 5 minute drive to nearest. There are several commissaries/exchanges located at the various military installations in the area. RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN THE AREA: All IF A CUTTER, COMMON DESTINATIONS OF DEPLOYMENTS: New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina seacoasts, and the Chesapeake Bay. UNIFORM TO REPORT IN: Tropical Blue Long IF SPONSOR NOT AVAILIBLE , RECRUIT SHOULD ASK FOR: XPO (757) 377-3754 ANY OTHER INFORMATION A NEWLY ARRIVING MEMBER SHOULD KNOW: None MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS IS MESSING AVAILABLE: YES QUARTERS AND OR BARRACKS AVAILABLE: YES RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL 18-20 YR OLD SINGLE MALE: $150/month SINGLE FEMALE: $150/month IS UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: NO WHERE WILL A SINGLE NON-RATE MORE THAN LIKELY LIVE: Barracks at CG Sta Little Creek SHOULD MEMBER SUBMIT HOUSING APPLICATION TO HOUSING OFFICE: NO WHERE DO MOST PEOPLE BANK: Various Credit Unions IS THERE A CREDIT UNION IN THE AREA: Several to choose from IS THERE A MALL IN THE AREA: 6 Malls HOW MANY STORES: Too many to list MEMBERS WITH DEPENDENTS COST OF AVERAGE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT IN THE AREA: $850 NOT INCLUDING UTILITIES BAH RATE FOR AN E2: $1016 E3: $1016 IS LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: NO IS GOVERNMENT OWNED HOUSING AVAILABLE: NO WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WAIT FOR HOUSING MONTHS : N/A HOUSING OFFICE PHONE# Call XPO (757) 377-3754 WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS LIVE: “On the Economy” via BAH RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL YOUNG FAMILY $140 per MONTH WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE: Several Naval Clinics in the area WHAT LEVEL OF TRICARE IS AVAIL : STANDARD/ PRIME /EXTRA IS DELTA DENTAL AVAILABLE: YES IS IT ADVISABLE TO BRING DEPENDENTS ALONG WHEN REPORTING? Command Philosophy: Getting your family moved in to their new home is your first priority when reporting to CGC BELUGA. The XPO will work closely with you to ensure your family is housed before you report for your first full workday. HAVE A JUNIOR MEMBER DESCRIBE THE AREA, JOB AND ANYTHING ELSE OF INTEREST TO A NEWLY ARRIVING MEMBER. : Things to do: All ocean water sports (beach is 15 mins away; surfing, bodyboarding, etc), all general water sports (many local lakes/rivers), salt water fishing, fresh water fishing, many public and military gyms, military pools, many golf courses. (Local Navy and Coast Guard Morale, Wellness and Recreation (MWR) facilities offer most activities and equipment for unbelievably low prices, like kayaking, horse back riding, boat rentals, camper rentals, etc.) Hampton Roads has a several coliseums and 1 AAA baseball park. Local sporting events such as AHL Hockey, AAA baseball, arena football, and various others are great entertainment. Theater, Opera, Ballet, and the Virginia Symphony are a few of the “fine arts” that are available in the area. Restaurants are too many to list. The mountains are about 3-4 hours away, and provide activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and back-country camping. Traffic in the Hampton Roads area is terrible during rush hour. If living off base, prepare to get to work 30 minutes before liberty expires in case you hit bad traffic. Leave all your uniforms (with the exception of your “trops” and “bravos” on the boat in your lockers. You never know when we will get recalled and deployed at the last second for extended periods. BEWARE of SCAMS!! The Hampton Roads area is filled with notorious rip-off establishments that are specifically aimed at “E-1 and up” military members, especially some of the used car lots and “rent-to-own” businesses. They are hunting people with the following profile: New to the area (you don’t know their bad reputation), fresh out of boot camp (so you REALLY need a BRAND NEW car), little or no credit history (so they can charge super-high interest rates: They’ll charge you 29.9% interest if you’re not careful), and a “garnishable” income (so they can GUARANTEE that they get your money). An E-2 or E-3 out of boot camp is their prey. There are, however, many honest businesses in the area. Be sure to talk to the XPO before signing any agreement involving your pay. The XPO can also point you in a safe direction for your car buying and other needs. Call for any other questions or inquiries, and congratulations on your orders to the USCGC BELUGA!