UNIT INFORMATION DATE SHEET FILLED OUT: 25 Feb 2011 District 11 UNIT NAME: USCG STATION BODEGA BAY Personal Mailing Address: (YOUR NAME) U. S. COAST GUARD STATION P. O. BOX 37 BODEGA BAY, CA 94923 Commercial Phone # (707) 875-3596 Fax:(707) 875-2711 WS-III Sector San Francisco http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/portDirectory.do?tabId=1&cotpId=46 Station Bodega Bay UIS http://uscg.mil/hq/capemay/UIS/d11/STA%20BODEGA%20BAY.docx WWW Station Bodega Bay Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/USCG-Station-Bodega-Bay/121132814585067 Unit’s Missions: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Pollution response. Typical SA/SN Job Assignment: Watch stander, boat crewmember and boarding team member. They also help maintain the material condition of the Motor Life Boats and the Station. Typical FA/FN Job Assignment: Watch stander, boat crewmember, engineer and boarding team member. They also help maintain the material condition of the MLB’s engine room(s) and of the Station. Duty Rotation for SA/SN & FA/FN: Port / Starboard, two duty days on followed by two days off, working every other weekend. Special procedures for reporting after hours: Once on board, member must check in with the Officer of the Day (OOD). Uniform normally worn during the workday: Operation Dress Uniform (ODU) with station cover. Unit Mutual Assistance Representative / BMC E. J. Watson, Phone # (707) 875-3596. Ratings present at the unit: BM, MK, and SK. Name of nearest city and distance: Santa Rosa, approx. 24 miles. Name of nearest military facility and distance: Training Center Petaluma, CA, approx. 22 miles. Location of nearest exchange and commissary: TRACEN Petaluma, approx. 20 miles. Area of responsibility: From Gualala River to Point Reyes and out to 50 nm. Uniform to report in: Tropical Blue Long. NAME: STATION BODEGA BAY If sponsor is not available, member should ask for the Officer of the Day. MEMBER WITHOUT DEPENDENTS Is messing available?: No. Members of the unit are on BAS and are required to bring their food for duty to and from work with them. There is a fully outfitted kitchen available to the member to cook his/her own meals. Quarters and/or barracks available: No Rate of auto insurance for the typical 18-20 year old, single male: $190/mo. Single female: $160/mo. Is Unaccompanied Personnel Leased Housing available: No Where will a single non-rate more than likely live? Most members receive BAH and live on the economy, BAH Rate: $1510 Cost of an average two-bedroom apartment in the area: $1050-1250 Should member submit Housing application to housing office: No Where do most people bank: Most members bank at Sea West Credit Union located at Tracen Petaluma or there are many nationwide banks located in Santa Rosa and nearby cities. Is there a credit union in the area: YES, on base and in town. MEMBER WITH DEPENDENTS Cost of average two bedroom apartment in the area: $1300 BAH rate for an E-2/E-3: $1920 Is leased housing available: No Is government owned housing available: Yes, mandatory housing is available at TRACEN Petaluma. What is the average wait for a two-bedroom house/apartment: One-Two months Housing office phone number: (707) 765-7238 Rate of auto insurance for the typical young family: $200.00 /month Where do most dependents go to school: Two Rock Elementary for 1st -6th, Petaluma High School for 6th-12th or Tomales High School Is it advisable to bring dependents when first reporting aboard: Yes, if housing arrangements have been made. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bodega Bay is a rural tourist town located about an hour north of San Francisco. Base housing is available and mandatory for married couples. There are two towns that are in the vicinity of Station Bodega Bay, both are approx. 25 miles away; they are Rohnert Park and Petaluma. Both of these towns have all the grocery stores and shopping plazas needed for everyday living. The land surrounding both Bodega Bay and Two Rock is pretty much farmland with cows being the most common sight. After driving through the vast farmlands, over some coastal mountains, and finally, with Bodega Bay in view, head towards the Doran State Park road where Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay presides. Always ready for the “barn burner” or big case, is two 47ft Motor Life Boats and one 25 ft Response Boat ready for action. To keep these boats “Always Ready,” it takes a lot of work from the hard working crew of Bodega Bay, in more ways than one. In order for the crew of the Bodega Bay to respond to the SAR (Search and Rescue) and the L/E (Law Enforcement) cases, the boats must be in working order. An average day of keeping the boats in tip-top shape, range from shining bright work and splicing lines and the engineers changing the engine oil or fixing a fuel leak. By ensuring the peace of mind for the crew when the boat is properly working, their priority is doing the mission correctly as well. As a boat crewmember at Station Bodega Bay, one must be qualified for a wide variety of jobs. And because the Station is a surf station, a sense of urgency is thrown in the training as well. Although most of the station’s cases are SAR, there is enough L/E activity to require everyone to be qualified to shoot the Sig Arms 40. Caliber pistol. Even though the work is never ending, the rewards from a job well done means high spirits and a good moral throughout the station. SAMPLE WELCOME ABOARD MESSAGE SUBJ: RECRUIT COMPANY A-123, SR DECK ENGINEER, EMPLID 1234567. 1. WELCOME ABOARD MOTOR LIFEBOAT STATION BODEGA BAY. STATION BODEGA BAY WAS ESTABLISHED ON JULY 5TH 1963 AND IS HOME TO 31 ENLISTED PERSONNEL, TWO 47' MOTOR LIFEBOATS, AND A 25' RESPONSE BOAT-SMALL. STATION BODEGA BAY IS A MULTI MISSION UNIT AND ONE OF ONLY 20 DESIGNATED SURF UNITS IN THE COAST GUARD. WE ARE LOCATED IN A REMOTE AREA IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AT DORAN BEACH STATE PARK IN SONOMA COUNTY ABOUT 65 MILES NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. 2. YOUR UNIT SPONSOR IS xxx xxxxxxxxx, (707) 875-3596. THE RECOMMENDED TIME TO CALL IS MON-FRI 0800-1600 PST. YOUR ALTERNATE UNIT SPONSOR IS xxx xxxxxxxxx. YOUR SPONSORS WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND ARE TO ASSIST YOU DURING YOUR TRANSFER. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONTACT EITHER OF THEM PLEASE SPEAK WITH THE OFFICER OF THE DAY. REPORTING UNIFORM IS TROPICAL BLUE. 3. OUR SERVICING SPO IS SECTOR SAN FRANCISCO. POC IS YN3 JORDAN TATE (415) 399-3413 OR ALTERNATE YN1 NICOLE TERP (415) 399-3482. 3. HOUSING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS VERY LIMITED. UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL HOUSING IS AVAILABLE ON THE ECONOMY. THE AVERAGE RENTAL RATES FOR A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT IS $1200. EXPECT FIRST AND LAST MONTHS RENT PLUS SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR RENTAL. GOVT HOUSING FOR MARRIED MEMBERS WITH DEPENDENTS IS MANDATORY AND AVAILABLE AT CG TRACEN PETALUMA. TRACEN PETALUMA IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 30 MIN FROM STA BODEGA BAY. THE WAITING PERIOD AT TRACEN VARIES DEPENDING ON HOUSING NEEDS. THE HOUSING OFFICE PH# AT TRACEN IS 707-765-7238. TO APPLY FOR HOUSING, FAX THE CG-5267 HOUSING APPLICATION, CG-4170A DEPENDENT STATUS AND A COPY OF YOUR ETO OR ORDERS TO 707-765-7158. 4. TEMPORARY HOUSING IS AVAILABLE AT CG TRACEN PETALUMA, 707-765-7248 AND CG NOVATO HOUSING, 415-506-3130. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CALL AHEAD IN A TIMELY MANNER IF YOU CHOOSE TO UTILIZE TEMPORARY HOUSING. TEMPORARY HOUSING DOES NOT PERMIT PETS. 5. UPON RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE, CONTACT YOUR TRANSITION RELOCATION MANAGER, CJ JOHNSON AT 510-437-5922, 800-USCG-WLS EXT 252, OR CJ.JOHNSON(AT)USCG.MIL. SHE WILL BE ABLE TO SUPPLY YOU WITH RELOCATION INFORMATION AND AREA COST OF LIVING DEMOGRAPHICS. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PH# AND THE NAME OF YOUR NEW UNIT SO YOU CAN BE ASSURED OF RECEIVING A STANDARD RELOCATION PACKET FOR THIS AREA. 6. BMC E. J. WATSON, 707-875-3596, IS THE EXECUTIVE PETTY OFFICER AND UNIT HOUSING OFFICER. HE CAN HELP YOU COORDINATE YOUR HOUSING NEEDS. 7. IF TAKING LEAVE ENROUTE, CONTACT YOUR SPONSOR AND PROVIDE A LEAVE ADDRESS. A WELCOME ABOARD PACKAGE WILL BE SENT TO YOUR LEAVE ADDRESS. 8. DUE TO THE REMOTE LOCATION OF THIS UNIT, IT IS ADVISABLE BUT NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE A VEHICLE PRIOR TO REPORTING. 9. VISIT USCG STATION BODEGA BAY'S UNIT INFORMATION SHEET (UIS) ON THE TRACEN CAPE MAY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION http://www.uscg.mil/hq/capemay/UIS/district11.asp OR THE UNIT’S FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/group.php?rdec6cb8c&gid=95592961940&refid=27 10. STATION BODEGA BAY IS HERE TO ASSIST YOU IN MAKING YOUR TRANSFER AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE. YOUR FIRST ORDER IS TO ARRIVE AS PER YOUR ORDERS, AND MOST OF ALL, ARRIVE SAFELY. 11. AGAIN, WELCOME ABOARD. 12. BMCS J. W. GAGNON SENDS.