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       United States Coast Guard Cutter
Image Text VALIANT

Mayport, Florida

UNIT INFORMATION

Welcome Aboard from Crew
Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto


From the Commanding Officer:

Congratulations on your orders to USCGC VALIANT (WMEC-621) and welcome to Jacksonville, FL! You are coming to a cutter with a proud history and an equally proud crew that is committed to professionalism, leadership, and being good shipmates. Onboard VALIANT, you will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of Coast Guard missions, including counter-narcotics, search and rescue, migrant interdiction, homeland security, and national defense. To accomplish these missions, we’ll travel throughout the Florida Straits, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. Regardless of your position, I am confident you will find your tour on VALIANT to be one of the most challenging and satisfying of your career.

To ease your transition on board, we have provided information on this website about the cutter, the city of Jacksonville, various civilian and military support services, housing, and hurricane readiness. This is meant to help your family familiarize themselves with the area before they arrive in Jacksonville. I hope you find it useful, but please let your sponsor know if you have any questions. Your “Welcome Aboard” message includes your sponsor’s email address and phone number and they are waiting to help you.

 

UNIT INFORMATION


TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT:
Daily clean-ups, routine maintenance of interior & exterior of ship.
Inport Security Watchstander. Typically 1 in 5 duty rotation. Damage control repair party.
Underway: Helm/lookout, Messcook. Boarding Team Member, Small Boat Crewman, Helicopter Tie-down Team.


TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT:
Preventative Maintenance and repair of engineering machinery.
Inport Security Watchstander. Typically 1 in 5 duty rotation. Damage control repair party.
Underway: Engineering Auxiliary Watchstander, Messcook, Small Boat Engineer, Boarding Team Member & Helicopter Firefighting Party.


RATINGS PRESENT AT UNIT:
BM, DC, ME, EM, ET, FS, GM, HS, IT, MK, OS, SK, YN

WORKDAY UNIFORM:
Operational Dress Uniform (ODUs)

RECOMMENDED UNIFORM ITEMS IN ADDITION TO SEABAG ISSUE:
Additional Operational Dress uniforms, dark blue USCG T-shirts, parka, coveralls, boots.

PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE:
One locker (2’ X 6’X 3’) and one rack with space beneath (2’ 3”’X 6’6” X 6”)
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UNIFORM TO REPORT IN:
Tropical Blue with Combination Cover

IF SPONSOR NOT AVAILABLE, RECRUIT SHOULD ASK FOR:
Officer of the Day (OOD)


IF VALIANT IS UNDERWAY, WHERE TO REPORT:
If USCGC VALIANT is deployed upon your arrival, check in with Sector Jacksonville Servicing Personnel Office (SPO: 4200 Ocean Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; (904) 564-7500. The SPO hours are Monday - Friday from 0730-1530.
 

HOUSING

Single E-3 and below are required to stay at the Navy barracks. E-4 and above, as well as married E-3 and below, can submit a request for release from housing to go on the economy. On-base housing is dependent on availability. If there is availability, a request can be submitted to get on-base housing. For specific questions, please contact the Local Housing Officer at (904) 270-6942.


BAH CALCULATOR:
http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm

Zipcode: 32228

IS IT ADVISABLE TO BRING DEPENDENTS ALONG WHEN REPORTING?
Yes, temporary lodging is available and specifically caters to military members relocating.
Navy Lodge Mayport: 1980 Baltimore St, Jacksonville, FL 32228; (904) 247-3964


AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
SUMMER: 90 F; WINTER: 69 F

NEAREST CITIES:
Ponte Vedra (30 min), St. Augustine (60 min), Fernandina Beach (60 min), Gainesville (1 hr, 50 min)

WHERE DO MOST CREW MEMBERS AND DEPENDENTS RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE:
Naval Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Mayport: 1204 Massey Avenue Bldg #1204, Mayport, FL 32228; (904) 270-5763


TYPES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE IN THE AREA:
Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, Central Texas College, Strayer University, Flagler College, University of Florida. For specific questions please contact the Sector Jacksonville Educational Services Officer (ESO) at (904) 564-7520.


NEAREST MILITARY FACILITIES:
USCG Sector Jacksonville (5 min ): 4200 Ocean Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32223; (904) 564-7500
Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (45 min): Jacksonville, FL 32212 ;(904) 542-2338/9

LOCATION OF NEAREST EXCHANGE/COMMISARY:
NAVSTA Mayport Exchange, BLDG # 1900, 2292 Mayport Rd. #50, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
NAVSTA Mayport Commissary, 2294 Mayport Road #51, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
NAS Jacksonville Commissary, 951 Allegheny Ave, NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION LOCATIONS:

460 Massey Ave, Bldg #460, Mayport, FL 32228 (on base)
1010 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL
9583 Regency Square Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
7231 Golden Wings Rd, Jacksonville, FL


LOCAL MALLS:
St. Johns Town Center: 4663 River City Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Regency Square Mall: 9501 Arlington Expy, Jacksonville, FL 32225
The Avenues Mall: 10300 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

VALIANT OMBUDSMAN: Mrs. Sarah Wagner;
cgcvaliant@gmail.com

Typical Inport Weekday Routine:

0600: Reveille
0600-0645: Breakfast
0655: Muster All E-6 and Below
0700: Duty Section Muster/Turnover
0800: Colors
1000: Up, Up All Late Sleepers/Coffee Break
1015: Berthing Area Clean Ups
1230: Sweepers
1300: Lunch
TBD: Liberty at Department Head Discretion
1715: Evening Meal
Sunset: Colors
1830: Professional Development Training
1945: Evening Reports
2200: Taps

Typical Inport Weekend/Holiday Routine:

0800: Colors
0800-0845: Breakfast
0830: Liberty Expires for Oncoming Duty Section
0840/0845: Duty Section Muster/Turnover
TBD: Liberty Granted for Offgoing Duty Section
1000: Up, Up All Late Sleepers
1200: Lunch
1330: Sweepers
1715: Evening Meal
Sunset: Colors
1830: Professional Development Training
1945: Evening Reports
2200: Taps

Typical Underway Routine:

0645: Reveille
0645-0745: Breakfast
0815: Turn to Ships Work
1000: Up, Up All Late Sleepers
1100/1115: Noon Meal for Watch Reliefs/Wardroom and Crew
1230: Sweepers
1300: Drills/Training
1530: Damage Control Training/Professional Development
1700/1715: Evening Meal for Watch Reliefs/Wardroom and Crew
1830: Evening Reports
2200: Taps

 

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