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Welcome to STATION PORT CANAVERAL

STATION PORT CANAVERAL

Personal Mailing Address:
Commanding Officer
USCG STA Port Canaveral
9235 Grouper Rd.
Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920

Contact Information:
Phone: (321) 868-4200
Fax: (321) 868-4209

WELCOME ABOARD!

Congratulations on your assignment to Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, one of the finest multi-mission stations in the coast guard.

Station Port Canaveralís area of operations within the Seventh District and Sector Jacksonville encompasses 45 miles of coastline out to 30 nautical miles near the Kennedy Space Center and historic Cape Canaveral, as well as the Banana and Indian rivers. In addition to our normal duties of search and rescue, law enforcement, homeland security and marine environmental protection, we support NASA and the Air Force by providing security zone enforcement for space shuttle and unmanned rocket launches. Port Canaveral is also the second largest cruise ship port in the world (per passengers) and the station is an integral part of security for the local cruise industry. The station is equipped with one 47ft MLB, three RBSís. one 23í Safe Boat, and one 18í Flat Boat. Also located at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral are the CG Cutters Vigilant, Confidence and Shrike as well as Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral and Electronic Support Detachment Port Canaveral.

The surrounding area is known as the Space Coast. Medical, commissary/exchange, and family/morale support functions are available at Patrick Air Force Base, located approximately 15 miles south of Port Canaveral. The local area is well known for its beaches, surfing, sport fishing and other water activities. Located in nearby Orlando are Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. Historic St. Augustine, Tampa and Miami are only several hours away.

The majority of married members elect to live at Patrick Air Force Base which has excellent housing, but you may elect to live on economy. Single members are required to live on the economy. The station maintains temporary quarters for single members until off-base lodging is located. Married members may utilize temporary lodging at PAFB or use commercial facilities. You will find housing costs are very reasonable and rentals are available. The most expensive areas are Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, and Satellite Beach. The least expensive areas include Cocoa, Titusville, Rockledge, Port St. John and Cape Canaveral.

Unitís Missions: Port Security (cruise ship and submarine escorts), SAR/LE, Security of the Space Transportation System/NASA

Typical SA/SN job assignment: Communication Watch Stander/ Boat Crew/ Boarding team member/ Station and Boat Maintenance

Typical FA/FN Job assignment: Communications Watch Stander/Boat Engineer/Boarding team member/Station And Boat Maintenance

Special procedures for reporting after hours: Contact Officer Of the Day

How much personal storage space: Large Standup Locker

Uniform normally worn during the workday: ODU

Recommended uniform items in addition to seabag issue: ODU Shorts, CG blue t-shirt (Both available at on base Exchange), Low-cut Steel-toe Boots for summer (will be issued)

Average temperature: Summer: 70-95 F -|- Winter: 40-60 F

What type of continuing education is available in the area: Multiple colleges and technical schools.

Ratings present at unit: BM, MK, SK, and FS

Name of nearest city and distance: Cocoa Beach 6.7 Miles, Orlando 45 miles

Name of nearest military facility and distance: Patrick AFB (15 Miles)

Location of nearest exchange and commissary: Small Exchange on base, Large Exchange and Commissary at Patrick Air Force Base

Area of responsibility: Off shore Melbourne North to Mosquito lagoon. Inland, Indian River from Malabar to Haulover Canal and the Banana River.

Is messing available: Yes, there is a Galley on base

Quarters and or barracks available: Yes, there are duty rooms on-base, and Patrick AFB barracks as UPH

Rate of auto insurance for typical 18-20 yr old: $100.00-200.00 a month

Is unaccompanied personnel leased housing available: No

Where does a single non-rate more than likely live: On the economy, current BAH rates can be found at: https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/perdiem/bah.html

Cost of average one bedroom apartment in the area: $700.00-900.00 a month

Where do most people bank: All major banking institutions are available

Is there a mall in the area: Yes

Is leased housing available: No

Is government owned housing available: Yes, Patrick Air Force Base-you must report into the Housing Office at Station Canaveral prior to being assigned housing at PAFB.

What is the average wait for housing: Usually immediately available

Housing Office Contact Information: Office Phone: (321) 868-4237 and Cell (321) 890-2240

Rate of auto insurance for typical young family: $100.00-$200.00 a month

Where do most dependents receive medical care: Patrick AFB and other Tricare providers in area

Other unit and relocation resources:
USCG Station Port Canaveral 321-868-4200, 868-4201; Fax: 321-868-4209
USCGC CONFIDENCE 321-868-4231, 784-8176; Fax: 321-868-4233
USCGC VIGILANT 321-868-4241, 853-7176; Fax: 321-868-4243
USCGC SHRIKE 321-868-4258, 868-4248; Fax: 321-868-4245
USCG Electronic Support Detachment Port Canaveral 321-868-4212, 868-4240; Fax: 321-868-4219
USCG Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral 321-784-6780; Fax: 321-784-6789
USCG Cape Canaveral Armory 321-853-7322; Fax: 321-853-6320
Patrick Air Force Base Information 321-494-1110
Patrick Air Force Base Family Housing. 321-494-2593
Sector Jacksonville website: http://cgweb.lant.uscg.mil/sectorjacksonville/
Patrick Air Force Base: https://www.patrick.af.mil/

Here are also some informative websites that are tailored to the Cape Canaveral area:
Area Information
Fact Book: http://www.floridatoday.com/community/resources/index.htm
Brevard County: http://countygovt.brevard.fl.us/
Cyber Brevard: http://cyber-brevard.com/
Canaveral Port Authority: http://www.portcanaveral.org
See Florida: http://www.see-florida.com/
Brevard County Commissioner: http://countygovt.brevard.fl.us/bcc/
Brevard Chat: http://www.brevardchat.com/ (Great place to look for upcoming events and local info)
All Brevard: http://www.allbrevard.com/ (Great place to look for upcoming events and local info)

Chambers of Commerce:
Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce: http://www.cocoabeachchamber.com
Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: http://http://www.melbourneregionalchamber.com/

Real Estate:
Florida Today Real Estate and Apartments: http://www.floridatoday.com/realestate/
Florida Living Network: http://fl.living.net/community/melbourne/

Housing:
Patrick Air Force Base Housing Link: https://www.patrick.af.mil/newcomer.htm
Apartment Guide: http://www.apartmentguide.com

School District:
Florida Department of Education: http://www.firn.edu/doe/ (offers great school statistics)
Brevard County Public Schools: http://www.brevard.k12.fl.us

Newspaper: Florida Today: http://www.flatoday.com

Local TV Stations:
ABC Channel 9 http://www.wftv.com/
CBS Channel 6 http://www.local6.com/
FOX Channel 35 http://www.fox35wofl.com/
NBC Channel 2 http://www.wktv.com/

Childcare Care Guide: http://www.careguide.net/ Family Central: http://www.familycentral.org/

Spouse Employment:
Contact the Spouse Employment Manager at Patrick AFB at 321-494-5675.
Brevard Job Link: http:// www.brevardjoblink.org/
Florida Jobs: http://www.floridajobs.com/
Monster.Com http://www.monster.com
Military Spouses Career Network: http://www.mscn.org/

Local Towns North to South of Port Canaveral:
Florida City of Titusville (N) (Mainland)(20-30min from Unit) http://www.titusville.com/
Kennedy Space Center (N) (20-30min from Unit) http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/
City of Cocoa (NW)(Mainland) (15-40min from Unit) http://www.cocoafl.org/
City of Cape Canaveral (N)(3-10min from Unit) http://sun6.dms.state.fl.us/cape/index.html
Port Canaveral Website: http://www.portcanaveral.org/
Merritt Island (S and W) (10-45min from Unit) http://www.merrittisland.net/
City of Cocoa Beach (S)(5-10min from Unit) http://www.ci.cocoa-beach.fl.us/
Area of Viera (W)(Mainland) (20-30min from Unit) http://www.viera.com/
City of Rockledge (W)(Mainland) (20-30min from Unit) http://www.cityofrockledge.org/
Patrick Air Force Base: https://www.patrick.af.mil/
City of Satellite Beach (S) (20-35min from Unit) http://www.satellitebeach.org/
City of Indian Harbour Beach (S) (30-45min from Unit) http://www.indianharbourbeach.org/
City of Indialantic (S) (35-45min from Unit) http://www.indialantic.com/
City of Melbourne (SW)(Mainland) (35-45min from Unit) http://www.melbourneflorida.org/
City of Melbourne Beach (S) (45-60min from Unit) http://www.melbournebeachfl.org/
City of West Melbourne (SW)(Mainland)(25-60min from Unit) http://www.westmelbourne.org/
City of Palm Bay (SW)(Mainland)(30-60min from Unit) http://www.palmbayflorida.org/

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