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USCGC RESOLUTE WMEC 620

ST PETERSBURG, FL

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WELCOME ABOARD

 

Congratulations on your assignment to the Coast Guard Cutter RESOLUTE, and welcome aboard. I look forward to meeting you when you arrive.


COMMANDING OFFICER
CDR C. D. Miller


1. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ORDERS TO USCGC RESOLUTE, ONE OF14 RELIANCE CLASS CUTTERS PROTECTING AMERICA'S VITAL MARITIME INTERESTS. RESOLUTE IS HOMEPORTED IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA. YOU CAN EXPECT A CHALLENGING AND REWARDING ASSIGNMENT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ARRIVAL AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO ASSIST IN YOUR TRANSITION.

2. SPONSOR: YOUR SPONSOR CAN BE CONTACTED AT 727-502-1555 OR BY IRIDIUM PHONE 881676332708 IF RESOLUTE IS UNDERWAY OR BY EMAIL (GLOBAL).

3. SERVICING SPO: SECTOR ST PETERSBURG, YN2 BERRIOS 727-502-8775, 0730-1530 MON-FRI EST. IF THE SPO STAFF IS UNAVAILABLE, CHECK IN WITH THE SECTOR ST. PETERSBURG OOD.

4. OMBUDSMAN: TRACIE RENNELL, EMAIL: resoluteombudsman@yahoo.com .

5. WHEN RESOLUTE IS UNDERWAY: REPORT TO SECTOR ST. PETERSBURG SPO AT 0730 ON YOUR REPORTING DATE IN TROPICAL BLUE LONG WITH COMBINATION COVER. SECTOR ST. PETERSBURG'S ADDRESS IS AS FOLLOWS:  600 8TH AVE. SE., ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701.

6. UNIQUE TRAVEL ISSUES OR REQUIREMENTS: YN2 BERRIOS AT SECTOR ST PETERSBURG WILL HELP YOU MAKE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS TO MEET RESOLUTE IF WE ARE UNDERWAY. AIRFARE WILL BE CHARGED AGAINST PCS ORDERS. SATO IS THE AUTH GOVT TRAVEL AGENT (800-753-7286).

7. ADDITIONAL UNIT INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM OUR UNIT WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.USCG.MIL/LANTAREA/CGCRESOLUTE/DEFAULT.ASP
AND ALSO THE SECTOR ST PETERSBURG WEB SITE AT WWW.USCG.MIL/D7/UNITS/SECTORSTPETE/INDEX.HTM

8. UNIT POC: YN1 LOPEZ, STEVEN.LOPEZ (AT) USCG.MIL.

9. "ANY TIME, ANYWHERE, ANY SEA."

10. CDR C. D. MILLER, COMMANDING OFFICER, SENDS.
 


Contact Information:
Ship’s mailing address:

USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620)
600 8th Ave. SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Physical Address:
USCG Sector St Petersburg South Moorings 1301 Beach Drive SE St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-502-1555
Fax: 727-502-1559

Travel:
If traveling by commercial air, we recommend flying into Tampa International Airport. Local transportation is approximately $55.00 to Sector St. Petersburg South Moorings.

Ombudsman:
Please feel free to have family members call our Ombudsman, Mrs. Tracie Rennell at 727-215-7360 or via email using the ombudsman registry https://cgombudsmanregistry.org . Mrs. Rennell has information on a wide array of CG resources that can assist them with questions about the ship or CG assistance while we are away from homeport. 

Housing:
If you are married, you should call the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Housing Officer as soon as possible at 727-535-1437 extension 1160. If you are single, E-4 and above, RESOLUTE has a limited number of government-leased quarters available. E-2 and E-3 can expect to live onboard until advanced to E-3 and qualified through Advanced Damage Control and as an Inport Watchstander. Upon qualification, E-3's are eligible to be put on the waiting list for Coast Guard-leased quarters.

Moving Information:
Ms. Sarah Jones-Pereira of the ISC Miami work life staff is our relocation/transition assistance manager; she can be reached at (305)278-6672, Monday-Friday 0800-1600 Eastern Time or by e-mail at sjones-pereira@iscmiami.uscg.mil.  She 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:
www.moveagain.com www.militarybyowner.com
www.aptsforrent.com www.harmonhomes.com
www.rent.net www.appartments.com
www.statestats.com www.homes.com

Medical Information:
There is an independent duty corpsman aboard RESOLUTE who can assist you with routine medical needs. Sector St. Petersburg Health Services Detachment offers medical and dental services for active duty members. AIRSTA Clearwater has medical and dental clinics. Local Hospitals include Bayfront Medical Center and St. Anthony's Hospital. There is also a clinic at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. You can reach Sector St Petersburg Clinic at (727) 502-1586.

Colleges:
Eckerd College - www.eckerd.edu  (727)864-8331
Florida Metropolitan University - www.cci.edu  (888)256-3000
University of South Florida - www.usf.edu  (727)553-1536
University of Phoenix-St. Pete - www.universityofphoenixcampuses.com
(727)561-1536
For more information see the Education Services Officer onboard.
Churches / Temples / Other Religious

Establishments:
Numerous religious centers are available. Point of Contact at Sector St. Petersburg/Tampa is the command chaplain, LT Cristiano DeSousa at (727)502-8750. RESOLUTE also has a lay leader who offers services while underway.

Shopping Malls:
International Plaza Mall, Tampa (Biggest Mall in the area!!!)
Park Side Mall, 7200 US Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park (727)527-7241
Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US Highway 19 North Clearwater, FL 33761 Tyrone Square Mall, 2800 Tyrone Blvd, St. Petersburg (727)347-6400
Westshore Mall, 100 West Shore Plaza, Tampa (813)288-2100
More Sector St Petersburg/Tampa Info:
http://www.stpete.org
Theater, local events, committees, parades, sites to see, parks, beaches
http://www.tbo.com
Sponsored by the Tampa Tribune. Site contains an abundance of information on the Tampa Bay area.

Weather:
Almost always sunny. Average temperatures in the summer are in the 90s. Winter is between 50s and 60s. There are many opportunities to engage in water-related activities. Many parks surround St. Pete. Fort Desoto Park is located on the southernmost point of St. Pete and I-275. The Pinellas trail is a 25 mile biking/ roller-blading/ running trail starting downtown St. Pete and continuing through to north of Clearwater.

Hurricane Information:
Hurricane season is from 1 June through 30 November. RESOLUTE’s crew normally enjoys warm sunny days, however, we are home ported in a geographic area that requires extra vigilance with regard to Hurricanes and severe tropical weather. Please contact your sponsor and provide a good recall number and check www.nhc.noaa.gov  to learn more about how to keep your family ready for Mother Nature’s worst. When you arrive to RESOLUTE, you will receive a hurricane readiness briefing.

Deployment Information:
RESOLUTE 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.