Congratulations on your assignment to Sector Jacksonville! As a valued member of the Sector Jacksonville
team, we welcome you aboard and are committed to helping make your relocation happen as smoothly as possible. Please
visit CG Sector Jacksonville’s Intranet website at http://cgweb.lant.uscg.mil/sectorjacksonville or
http://www.uscg.mil/d7/sectorjacksonville for valuable relocation and unit information.
- Another valuable website is the Military-One Source website, here you will find information regarding your PCS
move, relocation and area familiarization. Please visit this Internet Site at:
- In the event you have not set up your Household Goods Shipment (HHG’s), you will want to ensure this is one of
your priorities as soon as you receive your Original Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. SMART Web Move is the
user-friendly program developed to help active duty personnel and their families plan and arrange household goods moves
online, anytime. Just visit https://www.smartwebmove.navsup.navy.mil/swm/ to set up your HHG’s move. All other
Personal Property Inquires should be addressed to the DOD Transportation Officer at (904) 542-1202.
- As with most personnel transferring to a new area, your initial inquiries are probably related to area
familiarization and housing issues. If you are interested in Government Military Housing (GMH), please contact the
GHM Housing Office located at Naval Station Mayport at (904) 270-8870, or visit their website at
http://www.nsmayporthomes.com/Home.aspx. GHM is Privatized Housing, and is referred to as Public/Private Venture
(PPV) housing within the Department of Defense (DOD). If you decide to occupy GHM Housing, it is crucial that you
work with your Servicing Personnel Officer (SPO) and your Local Housing Office to ensure proper pay transactions are
- With limited Government Owned and PPV Housing, over 70% of the Coast Guard Active Duty Personnel reside
on the economy in Northeast Florida Region. The current Basic Allowance for Housing rates can be found at
- For those who qualify, typically unaccompanied E-3 and below assigned to a Coast Guard Cutter, Sector
Jacksonville manages Coast Guard leased apartments. If you desire information on the Leased Housing Program or wish
to determine your eligibility, you should contact the Sector Jacksonville Housing Officer.
- The ISC Miami Work-life Relocation Assistance Manager serving Sector Jacksonville is Ms. Deborah Van
Pelt. For additional relocation and transition information, please contact Ms. Van Pelt at (305) 278-6673 or visit the CG
intranet website at: http://cgweb.lant.uscg.mil/iscmiami/worklife.htm
- Housing accommodations, both rental and purchase are plentiful in the area. Prices vary with the location, but
are reasonable in comparison to similar cities. Finding suitable accommodations within a reasonable commuting time to
our office spaces should pose no problem.
- The Jacksonville area has much to offer to please the tastes of most anyone; sports abound. There are unlimited
opportunities for fishing, boating, golfing, and tennis. For swimming and sunbathing, it is only a few minutes drive to the
beaches. We a Fitness Center located at the Sector, which is also available for use by spouses and dependents. The
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts downtown and the Alltel Stadium, home to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars,
frequently present various concerts and entertainment.
- The Jacksonville area (Duval County) schools are well rated and there are several excellent colleges for those
desiring to further their education. Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport offer medical, commissary,
exchange, and recreation facilities. The weather runs the entire spectrum; we have an abundance of nice days with plenty
of sunshine, summer thunderstorms are frequent, and although winter is short, occasional freezes can be expected.
- Jacksonville, the gateway to Florida, is a vibrant, growing community with over a million people in the
metropolitan area. With a median age of age of only 35.0, Jacksonville is the “youngest” major city in Florida. Money
Magazine has consistently ranked Jacksonville as one of its “Top 10 Best Places to Live.”
- The First Coast offers many recreational events and cultural opportunities. Both players and spectators can enjoy
almost any sport year-round. The Jacksonville area is home to the Professional Golfers Association, the World Golf
Village, and the PGA Hall of Fame. The Association of Tennis Professionals has also made the First coast their home.
Jacksonville has a minor league baseball team, the Jacksonville Suns, and a professional hockey team. The city’s largest
sporting attraction is the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL’s 30 th expansion team. With new companies moving into the
community daily, Jacksonville offers ample employment opportunities, has an attractive housing market, and world class
climate; four seasons without snow. Jacksonville has a variety of homes and neighborhoods to suit every taste and budget.
Jacksonville feels like home no matter where you live in a home on the river, a condominium at the beach, an apartment or
a townhouse in a quiet neighborhood.
- Again, we congratulate you on your orders to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville and we look forward to your
arrival. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask!
Sector Jacksonville supports Multi-Mission Station Mayport and Security Detachment Mayport, Station Ponce de Leon
Inlet, and Station Port Canaveral, FL. In addition, Sector Jacksonville is parent command to four cutters, MARIA BRAY,
KINGFISHER, SHRIKE, HAMMER, two Aids to Navigation teams located at Ponce de Leon and Jacksonville Beach,
and MSD Canaveral.
Typical SN/FN Job Assignment: Galley and MAA Duties
Inport Watch type and duty rotation for SN/FN: 1 in 5 Junior Duty Officer (JDO)
Uniform normally worn during the workday: Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)
Average Temperature: Summer 90 Winter 70
What type of continuing education is available within immediate area? University of Northern Florida (UNF), Jacksonville
University, and Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ)
Ratings present at the unit: All rates
Name of nearest city and distance: The Sector is located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which is approximately 15 minutes
east of downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Name of nearest military facility and distance: Naval Station Mayport is located directly across the street from Sector
Jacksonville. Naval Air Station Jacksonville is approximately 30 minutes west of the Sector.
Location of nearest exchange and commissary: We have a CG Exchange located onboard Sector Jacksonville. There are
also 3 Navy Exchange and Commissary locations in the Jacksonville Area, one on base at N.A.S., one on base Naval
Station Mayport, and one located off base in Mayport.
Area of responsibility: 190 miles of coastline stretching from King’s Bay, Georgia to Port Malabar, Florida
Uniform to report in: Tropical Blue Long
Is messing available: Yes, there is an excellent galley onboard Sector Jacksonville. Surf and turf every Wednesday! The
current galley rates are $2.00 for breakfast, and $3.65 for lunch and dinner.
Quarters and/or barracks available: No, Single member assigned to Sector Jacksonville have the option to live on the
economy. Members assigned to Cutters E-3 and below are require to live in Coast Guard Leased Housing or the cutter
until Leased housing is available.
Rate of auto insurance for the typical 18-20 year old: $100-200 a month
Is Unaccompanied Personnel Leased Housing available: Yes
Single members not assigned to cutter will reside in: On the economy, BAH Rates are available at:
Is there a credit union in the area: Yes, Navy Federal, Educational, and Florida Coastal
Is there a mall in the area: There are three large shopping malls in the Jacksonville area.
Cost of average two bedroom apartment in the area: $800-$1,000 without utilities
Is government owned housing available: GMH Privatized Housing
What is the average wait for a two-bedroom house/apartment: N/A
Where do most dependents live: Arlington, Southside, and Inter-coastal areas
Rate of auto insurance for the typical young family: $ 200 /month
Where do most dependents receive medical care: Naval Station Mayport or N.A.S.
What level of TRICARE is available in the area: Standard / Prime/Extra
Is Tricare United Concordia Dental available: Yes,
Housing Officer Information: YN1 Bryan Hayworth the Local Housing Officer (LHO) for Sector Jacksonville. To contact
the YN1 Hayworth, you can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (904) 564-6942.
Reporting In: Hours of work are typically Monday-Friday 0730 TO 1600. If you report in these hours, please contact
Sector’s Base Duty Officer @ (904) 591-1705.