Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE)
may be paid in the Continental United States (CONUS) under Joint
Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR). A maximum entitlement of ten
days TLE is authorized. You qualify for TLE if you
stay in temporary lodging upon your arrival here. For further
information on TLE and other pay entitlements contact your unit
Yeoman. If you have e-mail capabilities, you can reach our Yeoman at
CG Mutual Assistance
Coast Guard Mutual
Assistance offers a Housing Assistance Program, which is intended to
assist service members and their families obtain housing in a new
area under PCS orders. There are two types of loans available under
Purchasing Assistance: This
program helps career-minded Coast Guard service members and their
families purchase homes by providing loans to help pay for the
closing costs associated with purchasing a residence. The intent of
this program is to enable service members who would otherwise be
unable to own a home to purchase a residence in the local
community. What is included as closing costs? Loan Origination
Fees, Appraisal Fees, Attorney Fees, Title Insurance, Survey Fees,
and Prepaid Expenses.
Rental Assistance: The
purpose of the Rental Assistance Program is to assist the eligible
personnel in the private leasing of family or personal quarters
through loans for security deposits and utilities. This may include
housing security deposit, utility deposits (except SAT/Cable TV),
and real estate brokerage fees.
For specific information
regarding these programs, contact your local Mutual Assistance
Household Goods Shipment
Upon your arrival to Port Angeles, contact the Transportation
Officer at Integrated Support Command Seattle at (206) 217-6507 to
find out the status of your household goods, even if you are not in
a position to accept delivery.
Temporary storage is authorized for a period of 90 days. An
additional 90 days may be authorized, providing it is properly
requested and justified in writing. If you are going to be living
onboard, make arrangements with the Transportation Officer to keep
your goods in storage until you are eligible for housing. Storage
changes occurring beyond the period authorized will be borne by
you. Temporary storage is not authorized in connection with local
You should personally oversee the
unloading and unpacking of your household goods. Be sure you check
each carton and individual item off the inventory list. Missing
and/or damaged items should be annotated on all forms before you
sign them. Obtain copies that are signed by the carrier’s
representative. Whenever in doubt as to what is expected of you or
of the carrier in any given situation, contact the Transportation
In the event your household goods are
lost or damaged during transit or while in storage, contact the
Claims Officer onboard ACTIVE immediately. The HHG Claims Officer is YN1 John
Gerold who can be contacted at
Air Station / Sector Field Office
Port Angeles is also home to
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station / Sector Field Office Port Angeles. The
Air Station has a compliment of 16 officers/pilots, 31
enlisted/aircrew, and three HH-65D helicopters.
The Air Station CO is also
the Sector Field Office Commander. SFO Port Angeles includes CGC CUTTYHUNK, CGC ADELIE, CGC
WAHOO, CGC SWORDFISH, Station Port Angeles, Medical Clinic, Exchange, ANT
Team, Electronics Shop, CGC OSPREY (Port Townsend), and two coastal
SAR stations (Neah Bay and Quillayute River). The total SFO
personnel allowance includes 20 officers, 154 enlisted, and 6
civilian employees. The Air Station / SFO is located on Ediz Hook, a narrow
strip of land encircling Port Angeles Harbor.
SFO Port Angeles also has
a Morale Locker offering boating and fishing equipment, camping and
travel gear, home and garden tools, and sports equipment. Contact
the Morale Custodian at (360) 417-5978/5811/5841 for further
Sector Field Office
provider for all Active Duty Crewmembers. Active’s Health Service
Technician is responsible for making all Active Duty appointment.
Newly reporting members are encouraged to
bring their dependents to the clinic for TRICARE check-in to ensure
benefits are up to date, however, dependents and retirees are
required to seek civilian care.
routine-care appointments can be obtained within one week.
urgent-care appointments are seen on the same day.
Clinic is usually closed Wednesday afternoon for training.
can contact the SFO Clinic with any questions regarding TRICARE
Benefits and Health Care (360) 417-5895 between the hours of
This program is available to
all Active Duty personnel and their Dependents through the
Department of Health and Human Services. This program provides
confidential, short-term counseling and problem solving assistance
at no cost to Coast Guard Beneficiaries. The phone number is
1-800-222-0364. For additional information, contact the ship’s
Health Services Technician or your supervisor.
Other Area Military
Treatment Facilities (MTFS)
Bremerton Naval Hospital is
approximately 75 miles from Port Angeles. The general information
line is (360) 475-4600.
Madigan Army Hospital is
approximately 120 miles from Port Angeles. The general information
line is (253) 968-1110.
Olympic Memorial Hospital is
located in Port Angeles. The general information line is (360)
457-8513 or (360) 417-7000.
TRICARE Prime is available.
If you are currently
on TRICARE Prime, do not disenroll until you have
arrived in Port Angeles and have chosen a new Primary Care Manager.
You will be covered by means of portability. If you need to be seen,
en route to Port Angeles for non-emergent cases, you must contact TRICARE
for authorization. Emergencies must be reported to TRICARE within 24
TRICARE Phone numbers
Health Care Information
Coast Guard Health Benefit Information 1-800-9-HBA-HBA
additional information or questions, contact the ship’s Health
TRICARE Family Member
Dental Plan by United Concordia
This is elective insurance,
which the Active Duty Member must enroll and pay for with a monthly
If you have previously
enrolled in United Concordia please refer to the enclosed United
Concordia providers in the Port Angeles area.