US Coast Guard ISC Alameda

District Eleven

Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 94501

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USCG ISC Alameda is located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California and is home to a variety of tenant commands and homeport for three National Security Coast Guard Cutters: CGC BERTHOLF, the CGC WAESCHE and the CGC STRATTON.

Integrated Support Command Alameda is a wide installation located in the western part of California, in Alameda. The base belongs to the United States Coast Guard. It is located on a small island that can also be accessed through a long bridge. Coast Guard Island, as it is referred to, spreads over almost 70 acres and is located in the historic part of the city. It hosts multiple US Coast Guard installations. The facility supports the western part of the country only.


ISC Alameda supports all the missions conducted by the US Coast Guard, as well as all the other similar installations in its closeness. There are plenty of services performed there with the one and only purpose to support the armed force. One of the most important objectives is to deal with the local housing facilities for the units deployed from other parts of the country. There are around 1,200 units the officials are responsible for. They are maintained at the highest standards, only to help the new troops and their civilian families adapt.



Coast Guard Island is an island in Embarcadero Cove (Brooklyn Basin). It is within Alameda city limits, but only reachable by land via a bridge from Dennison Street in Oakland.


TRICARE Information and News


For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to attend kindergarten in the coming school year. Beginning in March, you can start the registration process by going here to complete the online registration forms.


In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit



Alameda Unified School District
Bay Farm Elementary
Lincoln Middle School
Alameda High School


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


Alameda County Public Health Department (510) 267-8000
Our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents and community partners in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities.


Alameda County Social Services (510) 263-2420


Humane Society of Alameda (510) 337-9457
The Humane Society of Alameda has no physical location, no facilities, no veterinary services and is a non-profit 501(c)3, tax exempt, all volunteer organization founded in 1973 to promote animal protection, humanity and pet population control.


California Highway Patrol (510) 450-3821

Base Operator (510) 437-5371


Base Alameda housing is offered in two local housing areas.


Alameda Housing Site – (510) 769-0831 – our largest San Francisco Bay Area local housing area, this 241-unit site contains 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes, with a small number of single family homes typically reserved for special needs families. This local site is located approximately 5 miles from Coast Guard Island and located in the City of Alameda
Novato Housing Site – (415) 382-4244 – our North San Francisco Bay local housing area, this site contains sixty 2 & 4 bedroom apartments and thirty-three 3 & 4 bedroom single family homes. This North Bay site is located about 30 miles north of Coast Guard Island and is located in the City of Novato the former Hamilton Field AFB.


As a reminder, Coast Guard Housing is now mandatory for all orders issued on or after October 1, 2013. Assignments to housing units will be made based on family size where inventory permits, i.e. one bedroom per child. When possible, options will be given for housing assignments and we strive to accommodate housing site preferences, but please understand we must make housing assignments based on availability and work location.

Gold Coast – Alameda, CA

When it comes to Alameda, there’s Gold Coast, and then there’s everything else. It has the island’s finest homes, prettiest streets, nicest local parks, and largest lots. It’s in the center of the island and close to everything, but it’s genuinely a world of its own. One of the main advantages Gold Coast has is that it’s always been an affluent neighborhood.

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In Alameda, the summers are long, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 74°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 85°F.


The warm season lasts for 4.4 months, from June 9 to October 21, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is September 11, with an average high of 74°F and low of 58°F. The cool season lasts for 2.1 months, from December 2 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 55°F.


The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from November 5 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from April 10 to November 5. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.

Compared to the state average of California the cost of living index in Alameda, CA is 177, which is 28% higher than the average in California and compared to the national average it is 77% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Alameda, CA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in California and are 22% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

The island of Alameda is a hidden gem in the Bay Area, with beautiful beaches and shop-lined streets. On any given afternoon, you can find families, neighbors, and tourists making their way through the town to experience all it has to offer. From military ships and hiking trails to arcades and museums, Alameda has a little something for everyone.


Alameda keeps the past alive with antique stores, but it’s major vintage attraction is the monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire. It’s the largest in Northern California, with more than 800 vendors setting up shop on the former Navy base on the first Sunday of every month. You can find everything from vintage clothing to knick-knacks and furniture here — as well as some seriously weird stuff. (Do you need a vintage headless mannequin or old beer bottles? Look no further.) Wear comfortable shoes and get ready to snap some serious photos — this fair has a gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge.

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