Coast Guard STATION COQUILLE RIVER
Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend
Portland, Oregon is about 250 miles north of Bandon, which is about a 4-5 hour drive. The Southwestern Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, is about 29 miles north, or a 45-minute drive from Bandon.
The Eugene Airport (EUG) is about a three-hour drive northeast of Bandon. Additionally, Coos County Area Transit (CCAT) offers a number of bus routes in the area.
Visit this page to see more specific information about getting to Bandon.
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 eligible for kindergarten in Oregon, a student must have turned 5 on or before September 1. The compulsory school age in the state of Oregon is age 7. However, that number drops to ages 5 to 6 once the child is enrolled in public school. For kindergarten, the state of Oregon does offer an early entry option.
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/.
CG Station Coquille River is served by the Bandon School District, which is made up of three schools:
Ocean Crest Elementary (K-4)
Harbor Lights Middle School (5-8)
Bandon High School (9-12)
Bandon Pacific Christian School is a private school that is available in the area.
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.
Coos Health & Wellness (541) 266-6700
Pacific Cove Humane Society (541) 756-6522
Sheriff’s Office (541) 396-7800
North Bend Public Library (541) 756-0400
Bandon Public Library (541) 347-2437
25 miles from CG Station Coquille River
Located in Coos Bay, this area offers plenty of amenities and shopping nearby.
25 miles from CG Station Coquille River
Located south of Coos Bay, this area is easily accessible from Hwy 101 and offers plenty of amenities.
Bandon, Oregon, in Coos County, is a small town with a population of about 3,000, offering stunning views, fresh air and friendly people. It is also known for being a pet-friendly town, so you can bring your animals to the beach with you. Enjoy the many outdoor recreational opportunities and attractions that are always open and always in season because of the temperate climate all year. Walk the beaches for miles and enjoy the spectacular sunsets this area has to offer.
Known as “the cranberry capital” of Oregon, enjoy the many local cranberry-infused dishes like, Cranberry Salsa and Cranberry Candy. Each year over the second weekend in September, Bandon hosts the “Annual Cranberry Festival”, which is one of southwestern Oregon’s best-known events.
Bandon is also known for a series of championship golf courses, the Bandon Dunes, that are fashioned in the original Scottish style. In addition, the City Park offers picnic tables, gazebos, baseball and softball fields and a frisbee golf course.
And, don’t forget to visit the Historic Coast Guard Building, located in Bandon, which was built in 1939 and served as the Coquille River Lifeboat Station.