Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) may be paid in the Continental United States (CONUS) under Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR). A maximum entitlement of ten days TLE is authorized. You qualify for TLE if you stay in temporary lodging upon your arrival here. For further information on TLE and other pay entitlements contact your unit Yeoman. If you have e-mail capabilities, you can reach our Yeoman at John.R.Gerold@uscg.mil.
CG Mutual Assistance
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance offers a Housing Assistance Program, which is intended to assist service members and their families obtain housing in a new area under PCS orders. There are two types of loans available under this program:
Purchasing Assistance: This program helps career-minded Coast Guard service members and their families purchase homes by providing loans to help pay for the closing costs associated with purchasing a residence. The intent of this program is to enable service members who would otherwise be unable to own a home to purchase a residence in the local community. What is included as closing costs? Loan Origination Fees, Appraisal Fees, Attorney Fees, Title Insurance, Survey Fees, and Prepaid Expenses.
Rental Assistance: The purpose of the Rental Assistance Program is to assist the eligible personnel in the private leasing of family or personal quarters through loans for security deposits and utilities. This may include housing security deposit, utility deposits (except SAT/Cable TV), and real estate brokerage fees.
For specific information regarding these programs, contact your local Mutual Assistance Representative.
Household Goods Shipment
Upon your arrival to Port Angeles, contact the Transportation Officer at Integrated Support Command Seattle at (206) 217-6507 to find out the status of your household goods, even if you are not in a position to accept delivery.
Temporary storage is authorized for a period of 90 days. An additional 90 days may be authorized, providing it is properly requested and justified in writing. If you are going to be living onboard, make arrangements with the Transportation Officer to keep your goods in storage until you are eligible for housing. Storage changes occurring beyond the period authorized will be borne by you. Temporary storage is not authorized in connection with local moves.
You should personally oversee the unloading and unpacking of your household goods. Be sure you check each carton and individual item off the inventory list. Missing and/or damaged items should be annotated on all forms before you sign them. Obtain copies that are signed by the carrier’s representative. Whenever in doubt as to what is expected of you or of the carrier in any given situation, contact the Transportation Officer.
In the event your household goods are lost or damaged during transit or while in storage, contact the Claims Officer onboard ACTIVE immediately. The HHG Claims Officer is YN1 Kyle Chavez who can be contacted at John.R.Gerold@uscg.mil.
Air Station / Sector Field Office Port Angeles
Port Angeles is also home to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station / Sector Field Office Port Angeles. The Air Station has a compliment of 16 officers/pilots, 31 enlisted/aircrew, and three HH-65D helicopters.
The Air Station CO is also the Sector Field Office Commander. SFO Port Angeles includes CGC CUTTYHUNK, CGC ADELIE, CGC WAHOO, CGC SWORDFISH, Station Port Angeles, Medical Clinic, Exchange, ANT Team, Electronics Shop, CGC OSPREY (Port Townsend), and two coastal SAR stations (Neah Bay and Quillayute River). The total SFO personnel allowance includes 20 officers, 154 enlisted, and 6 civilian employees. The Air Station / SFO is located on Ediz Hook, a narrow strip of land encircling Port Angeles Harbor.
SFO Port Angeles also has a Morale Locker offering boating and fishing equipment, camping and travel gear, home and garden tools, and sports equipment. Contact the Morale Custodian at (360) 417-5978/5811/5841 for further information.
Sector Field Office Port Angeles Medical Clinic
Primary Care provider for all Active Duty Crewmembers. Active’s Health Service Technician is responsible for making all Active Duty appointment.
Newly reporting members are encouraged to bring their dependents to the clinic for TRICARE check-in to ensure benefits are up to date, however, dependents and retirees are required to seek civilian care.
Most routine-care appointments can be obtained within one week.
Most urgent-care appointments are seen on the same day.
The Clinic is usually closed Wednesday afternoon for training.
You can contact the SFO Clinic with any questions regarding TRICARE Benefits and Health Care(360) 417-5895 between the hours of 0700-1500.
Employee Assistance Program
This program is available to all Active Duty personnel and their Dependents through the Department of Health and Human Services. This program provides confidential, short-term counseling and problem solving assistance at no cost to Coast Guard Beneficiaries. The phone number is 1-800-222-0364. For additional information, contact the ship’s Health Services Technician or your supervisor.
Other Area Military Treatment Facilities (MTFS)
Bremerton Naval Hospital is approximately 75 miles from Port Angeles. The general information line is (360) 475-4600.
Madigan Army Hospital is approximately 120 miles from Port Angeles. The general information line is (253) 968-1110.
Olympic Memorial Hospital is located in Port Angeles. The general information line is (360) 457-8513 or (360) 417-7000.
TRICARE Prime is available. If you are currently on TRICARE Prime, do not disenroll until you have arrived in Port Angeles and have chosen a new Primary Care Manager. You will be covered by means of portability. If you need to be seen, en route to Port Angeles for non-emergent cases, you must contact TRICARE for authorization. Emergencies must be reported to TRICARE within 24 hours.
TRICARE Phone numbers
TRICARE Information Line 1-800-982-0032
Health Care Finder1-800-404-2042
Health Care Information Line 1-800-750-6946
DEERS Information Line 1-800-538-9552
Coast Guard Health Benefit Information 1-800-9-HBA-HBA
For additional information or questions, contact the ship’s Health Services Technician.
TRICARE Family Member Dental Plan by United Concordia
This is elective insurance, which the Active Duty Member must enroll and pay for with a monthly pay deduction.
If you have previously enrolled in United Concordia please refer to the enclosed United Concordia providers in the Port Angeles area.