CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ORDERS TO THE “KEEPER OF NEW YORK
You should expect a phone call from your sponsor within one week of
receiving your welcome aboard message. Feel free to contact your
sponsor at any time during the reporting process. If KATHERINE WALKER
is underway when you arrive in Bayonne, report to Sector New York at
the address listed below. Petty Officer Lapinski, Sector NY Personnel
Office, will coordinate your travel to meet KATHERINE WALKER and answer any questions you may have. He can be reached at (718) 354-4065.
Uniform for reporting is Tropical Blue Long from April through
November and Service Dress Blue from December through March. Reporting
time is between 0700 and 1300.
KATHERINE WALKER is located in Bayonne, NJ at the Bayonne Cruise
Port and Ocean Terminal. The street address is listed below. Sector New
York is located at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.
Bayonne, NJ is located between Newark Bay and New York Harbor.
Views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan Skyline can be seen from
the cutter. Bayonne is one of
the most important industrial hubs on the east coast, hosting the
Global Marine Operating Terminal, Bayonne Cruise Port and several oil
facilities. Bayonne also has several parks and a bustling
shoppping/dining district. Bayonne has easy access to Staten Island,
New Jersey and
junior enlisted members can expect to live aboard KATHERINE WALKER
until initial qualifications are complete and government leased housing
is available in Bayonne.
reporting personnel can expect to live either in government leased
housing in Bayonne, government housing at Fort Wadsworth on Staten
Island or on the economy.Ensure you work
with your sponsor to learn which housing arrangement you will be
assigned.If it is determined that you
will be living in Staten Island’s Coast Guard housing, contact Sector
New York Housing Office.If
it is determined that you will be living on the economy, ensure you
contact Sector New York Housing Office to obtain a release from
mandatory government housing.While this
is not usually a problem, ensure you make the right calls prior to
signing any lease.