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Congratulations on your new assignment to the Unites States Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless. Here, you will find helpful information for your upcoming transfer. If you do not find what you're looking for please call your sponsor or the Dauntless' Yeoman at (409) 766-4766 for assistance. Once again, welcome aboard!

Our desire is to make you and your family's transfer as smooth as possible. Working together, we can make that happen. Your first assignment is to help us make the Sponsor Program work for you.

To that end, and for your convenience, we have provided a bird's eye view of some of the critical steps required to effect a successful transfer.


If traveling by commercial air, we recommend flying into Houston Hobby Airport. Local transportation is approximately $60.00 to the Sector Field Office Galveston Base.


If you are married, a call/email to the Ombudsman should be one of the first your spouse makes. DAUNTLESS’ Ombudsman is Kelly Danielson. She can assist you with any questions you might have about the ship while we are away from homeport. If sending an email, please put "New Crewmember" in the Subject line.


If you are married or single and E5 and above, you will live on the economy.  Housing is relatively inexpensive compared to other parts of the country.  Most of the crew live between Galveston and Clear Lake, but quite a few live on the island.  All E4 and below are provided rooms in the new Coast Guard barracks on base.

Moving Information:

Mr. Bob Casale of the ISC New Orleans work life staff is our relocation/transition assistance manager; he can be reached at 504-253-6361, Monday-Friday 0800-1600 Central Time or by e-mail at He can answer your questions on a variety of topics related to your transfer, including housing costs, BAH rates, schools, and spouse employment. Additionally, some useful relocation internet web sites are:

Medical Information:

There is an independent duty corpsman on the ship for all personnel onboard. All active duty personnel reporting to SFO Galveston must enroll into Tricare Prime with the SFO clinic as their Primary care Manager (PCM). Failure to enroll with the clinic as the PCM may delay medical treatment. The Tricare Service Center is located on base. There are two health plans available for active duty dependents; you are strongly encouraged to visit the Humana Military website at and the Uniformed Service Family Health Plan (USFHP) at

Remember to enroll your family members into one of the plans and update your address in DEERS to avoid delays in treatment at

Deployment Information:

DAUNTLESS generally deploys 185 days a year to patrol the waters of the Caribbean. Our primary missions include counter-drug operations, alien migration interdiction, and search and rescue. Average patrol length is approximately 6 weeks. Some of the port calls we make around the Caribbean basin are guaranteed to be ones that you will remember for a lifetime.

How Much Personal Space Aboard:

About the size of a full duffel bag and full garment bag.

Uniform Usually Worn During the Workday:

Inport, the uniform is ODU w/Blouse.

Underway, the uniform is ODU w/CG Blue T-Shirt or Ship's T-Shirt.

General Information:

The Houston-Galveston area, our homeport, is within reasonable driving distance to the beaches of Corpus Christi, the Alamo and Riverwalk in San Antonio, the capital in Austin, and Stock Yards in Dallas. We have every major professional sport to include the Houston Astros (MLB), Rockets (NBA), Texans (NFL) and Dynamo (MLS). Local attractions include Moody Gardens, Galveston Strand, Johnson Space Center, and the Kemah Boardwalk. We look forward to your arrival and service aboard the only major Coast Guard cutter home-ported in the great state of Texas.

City of Galveston

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Mailing Address
Commanding Officer
3000 Fort Point Road
Galveston Texas 77553-1942

Last Modified 2/4/2015