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DATE SHEET FILLED OUT 17 NOV 10 District 7                                                 PAGE 1 OF 3

UNIT NAME: USCGC TARPON

PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS:
USCGC TARPON
P.O. BOX 2747
TYBEE ISLAND, GA 31328


COMMERCIAL PHONE # Ship (912) 786-5025                Office (912) 786-7548       FAX: ( 912)786-9448

WEB SITE: http://www.uscg.mil/d7/units/grucharn/wpb/wpb.htm
E-MAIL: Charles.d.severance@uscg.mil

UNITS MISSIONS: TARPON’s missions include Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement
boardings of commercial and recreational vessels, and Port Security. TARPON is located at Coast Guard
Station Tybee Island, GA at Fort Pulaski National Monument. TARPON also is active in public affairs
giving tours to local high schools and other organizations

TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Assigned to Deck Force you will be painting the cutter as well as
assisting in the maintenance of deck equipment and gear. Also assisting in the updating of charts and
navigational manuals. The cleaning of the exterior of the cutter and certain interior spaces would be part of
your responsibility. Because TARPON is an optimally manned cutter your responsibilities will lean more
towards what a 3rd class petty officer you would do.


TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Assigned to the Engineering Department you would be assisting
in the maintenance of the engineering machinery including portable pumps, damage control equipment, and
the small boat. You would also clean spaces assigned to engineering department. Because TARPON is an
optimally manned cutter your responsibilities will lean more towards what a 3 rd class petty officer you
would do.

INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: TARPON stands a one-person watch
inport at home port. As a Inport OOD you would stand a 1 in 3 rotation with a max. rotation of 1 in 5 when
everyone is qualified.


INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: TARPON stands a one-person watch
inport at home port. As a Inport OOD you would stand a 1 in 3 rotation with a max. rotation of 1 in 5 when
everyone is qualified.

UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: While underway you will stand the
Crew Member of the Watch. Responsible for the underway logs and lookout duties. The rotation is 1 in 3
but on occasion port and starboard. E.g. 4 hrs on 8hrs off, or 6 hour on 6 hours off.

UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: While underway you will stand the
Engineer of the Watch. Responsible for the engineering rounds of the cutter. The rotation is 1 in 3 but on
occasion port and starboard. E.g. 4 hrs on 8hrs off, or 6 hour on 6 hours off.

SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING AFTER HOURS: Inform your sponsor of the time you will
report he will meet you upon your arrival. Remember to keep your sponsor informed of the time you are
reporting so he can help if problems arise.
IF UNIT IS UNDERWAY, WHERE TO REPORT: Normally if a person is reporting the cutter will try to
be inport, but if this is not possible your sponsor will tell you where to go (report). If TARPON is not
inport you will need to CG Station Tybee XPO or OOD at 912-786-5440

HOW MUCH PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE (IN CUBIC FEET): About 15 cubic Feet, You will have 1
locker for hanging cloths, 1 rack locker and shared under rack storage.

UNIFORM NORMALLY WORN DURING THE WORKDAY: ODU

RECOMMENDED UNIFORM ITEMS IN ADDITION TO SEABAG ISSUE: NONE

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE                SUMMER 87                 WINTER 46

UNIT MUTUAL ASSISTANCE REP/ PHONE # The Executive Petty Officer or the Officer in Charge will
help with any Mutual Assistance you may need. Unit receives Mutual Assistance support from Air Station
Savannah.

WHAT TYPE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA: You will have the
standard educational opportunities afforded to all military personnel. Also Savannah has some tech schools
and college campuses, but due to operational commitments and being assigned to a patrol boat off unit
education is hard to schedule.

RATINGS PRESENT AT UNIT: BMCM, MKC, BM1, BM2, MK2, FS2, MK3, FN, SN, SA

NAME OF NEAREST CITY AND DISTANCE: SAVANNAH, 10 MILES

NAME OF NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY AND DISTANCE: HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, 15
MILES

LOCATION OF NEAREST EXCHANGE AND COMMISARY: HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN THE AREA: ALL

IF A CUTTER, COMMON DESTINATIONS OF DEPLOYMENTS: CHARLESTON, SC,
BEAUFORT, SC, PORT ROYAL SOUND, SC, SAPELO SOUND, GA, BRUNSWICK GA,
MIAMI, FL.

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY IF NOT A CUTTER: N/A

UNIFORM TO REPORT IN: TROPICAL BLUE LONG

IF SPONSOR NOT AVAILIBLE , RECRUIT SHOULD ASK FOR: BM1 Severance


ANY OTHER INFORMATION A NEWLY ARRIVING MEMBER SHOULD KNOW
SEA PAY FOR E-2 & E-3 IS $50.00
                          MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS

IS MESSING AVAILABLE: YES

QUARTERS AND OR BARRACKS AVAILABLE: NO

RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL 18-20 YR OLD SINGLE MALE: $100-150
                                                SINGLE FEMALE: $80-100

IS UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: YES

WHERE WILL A SINGLE NON-RATE MORE THAN LIKELY LIVE: GOVT LEASED
APPARTMENT

SHOULD MEMBER SUBMIT HOUSING APPLICATION TO HOUSING OFFICE: YES, FS1
GARZA, FAX: 843-724-7655

WHERE DO MOST PEOPLE BANK: BANK OF AMERICA, USAA

IS THERE A CREDIT UNION IN THE AREA: YES

IS THERE A MALL IN THE AREA: YES          HOW MANY STORES: SEVERAL



                            MEMBERS WITH DEPENDENTS

COST OF AVERAGE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT IN THE AREA: $700-1000
WITHOUT UTILITIES

BAH RATE FOR AN E2 $1121.00        E3 $1121.00

IS LEASED HOUSING AVAILABLE: Yes, and is required for Non-rated personnel with out
dependents.

IS GOVERNMENT OWNED HOUSING AVAILABLE: NO

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WAIT FOR HOUSING             MONTHS: N/A

HOUSING OFFICE PHONE#: 843-720-7746       FAX#: 843-724-7655

WHERE DO MOST DEPENDENTS LIVE: WILMINGTON ISLAND

RATE OF AUTO INSURANCE FOR TYPICAL YOUNG FAMILY $150.00 MONTH

WHER DO MOST DEPENDENTS RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE: TUTTLE ARMY HEALTH
CLININC, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD
                                   GO TO SCHOOL: MISC

WHAT LEVEL OF TRICARE IS AVAIL     STANDARD/ PRIME /EXTRA

IS DELTA DENTAL AVAILABLE: YES

IS IT ADVISABLE TO BRING DEPENDENTS ALONG WHEN REPORTING? YES
HAVE A JUNIOR MEMBER DESCRIBE THE AREA, JOB AND ANYTHING ELSE OF INTEREST
TO A NEWLY ARRIVING MEMBER:
NICE BEACHES
GREAT FISHING
LOTS OF MILITARY PEOPLE IN THE AREA
LOTS OF HISTORICAL SITES AND TOURS

				
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