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Congratulations on your orders to Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light. We are pleased to have you aboard and believe you will find this assignment fulfilling both personally and professionally. Station Barnegat Light is located on the north end of Long Beach Island, approximately 50 driving miles north of Atlantic City. Group units along the coast from north to south include: Station Manasquan, Station Atlantic City, Station Cape May, ANT Cape May, USCGC Finback, USCGC Ibis and USCGC Mako. Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light’s primary missions are Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement. In the summer season the tempo of operation increases but in the winter it slows considerably. Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary personnel augment both staff and operational positions at Station Barnegat. You can expect to find Long Beach Island much like other summer resort areas. A little over an hour to an hour and half away from New York City, there are a wide variety of stores as well as two malls to meet your needs. The population in many of the towns in the area average between 15,000 and 40,000, depending on the season.

Here are a few answers to some of your questions.


What can I expect on my first day?

Personnel with orders to Station Barnegat Light or Station Beach Haven should call the station as soon as possible and speak with the Operations Petty Officer or Executive Petty Officer. On your reporting date please report no later than 1600 in tropical blue long for summer and bravos for winter. When arriving at the station, report to the Officer of the Day.

You should have the following


What will be expected of me?

Once you have reported in you'll be given a letter of the commands qualification deadlines for crewmen which identifies what qualifications you have to reach and the deadlines for each.


Where will I live?

Government housing is available for married members, the station has eight units available. These are 3 bedroom duplex houses right across the street from the station. Housing is available onboard the unit for single members or single members can request BAH. BAH is available for everyone.
BAH Rates - Barnegat Light Zip Code: 08006


What are my medical options for myself and my family?

Active Duty personnel at Station Barnegat has been designated as TRICARE Prime Remote. You will fill out an application for your insurance card during check-in. There are two options to choose from for spouse/dependant medical care. They are TRICARE and Uniform Service Family Health Plan (USFHP). The following links can provide you with information for you to make a choice for what's best for your family. A link for Family dental is also provided.
TRICARE Prime Remote
US Family Heath Plan
United Concordia

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