Coast Guard Station Brunswick
2 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Coast Guard Station Brunswick is part of Sector Charleston in District 7. It is located in the city of Brunswick on the southeast coast of Georgia. There are approximately forty-two United States Coast Guardsman assigned to the Brunswick station including thirty full-time service members and twelve reserve members. Coast Guard Station Brunswick is equipped with a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small which are used to carry out missions throughout southern Georgia such as law enforcement, living marine resources enforcement and search & rescue.
On your reporting date, check in at BPFB in the Tropical Blue Long uniform. Coordinate with your sponsor and have them arrange a temporary parking permit for you to park at BPFB on your reporting date. Your sponsor will also need to escort you through security and to obtain a visitor’s badge until your permanent building access is secured. Again, please see the “Reporting Aboard” link on the D7 Site at https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-7/.
Other Points of Contact: D7’s Ombudsman is Mrs. Trish Koch and can be reached at (703) 216-9478. D7’s Command Master Chief is BMCM Devin Spencer, who can be reached at (305) 415-6677. D7’s Chaplain is CDR Santiago “Roddy” Rodriguez and can be reached at (305) 415-6675.
If you need assistance in your move, or in other preparations for your new assignment, please contact your sponsor or the D7 Staff Personnel and Administration Office at (305) 415-6918/6762.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Georgia school, a child must be 5 years old by September 1 of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
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 http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
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.
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.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance 800-881-2462
Georgia Department of Human Services 1‑800‑436‑7442
Georgia Department of Health 1-800-436-7442
Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia 912-264-6246
Brusnwick Police Department 912-267-5559
Base Operator (912) 267-7999
In Brunswick, the summers are hot and oppressive, the winters are cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year-round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 90°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 95°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 25 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 16, with an average high of 90°F and low of 75°F. The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 43°F and high of 61°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.7 months, from May 30 to September 22, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on August 13. The drier season lasts 8.3 months, from September 22 to May 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 31.
Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Brunswick, GA is 85, which is 9% lower than the Georgia average and 15% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Brunswick, GA are 2% higher than the average for Georgia and 2% lower than the rest of the country.
Coast Guard Station Brunswick is located on the southeast coast of Georgia. The city of Brunswick is known for its Victorian-era Old Town Historic District and the huge, centuries-old Lover’s Oak tree. Causeways link the city to the four barrier islands of the Golden Isles. Sea Island has several resorts and golf clubs. St. Simons Island is home to Fort Frederica National Monument, the preserved remains of an 18th-century stronghold, and St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.
Blythe Island Regional Park is a 1,100-acre park featuring a lake with fishing & swimming areas, as well as a playground and several picnic pavilions. Neptune Water Park has lifeguarded pools, water slides, swimming lessons, and classes. Goulds Inlet features a modest beach with views of Sea Island, as well as fishing areas and bird watching opportunities.
Some other points of interest include Earth Day Nature Trail, Saint Simons Pier, Lighthouse Trolleys, Clam Creek Picnic Area, Avenue of the Oaks, Retreat Plantation House, and Mallery Park.