Coast Guard Station kenosha
5036 4th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-2998
First built in 1879, this station was called the Kenosha Life Saving Station and received the first motor-driven life saving boat on Lake Michigan; records indicate that this station oversaw 2,307 calls for assistance from 1879 to 1935.
The first keeper of the station was Benjamin G. Cameron, who served until 1908. On October 29, 1929, the steamer Wisconsin sank 10 miles southeast of Kenosha harbor. Members of the crew rescued 28 people from this ship and 28 other people from other craft at the same time, who were all given first aid at this station. From 1879 to 1935, it is recorded that about 780 people were rescued from drowning at Station Kenosha.
Kenosha has the only Metra station in Wisconsin, located at 5414 13th Avenue, with nine inbound and nine outbounds trains each day of the week. Additionally, Kenosha is one of the smallest cities in the U.S. with a streetcar system; in June 2000, a 2 mile streetcar line began its service in the downtown area and HarborPark. The city also has a city bus network with eight routes.
The Kenosha Regional Airport (KENW) serves the city and the surrounding communities.Kenosha sits conveniently between two major international airports:
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). General Mitchell International Airport is 32 miles north of Kenosha, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport is 54 miles south.
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
Wisconsin State Statutes (118.14(1)(a)) specify that children are eligible for kindergarten based on their age. To be eligible for 4-year old kindergarten, a child must be 4 by September 1 of the school year. To be eligible for 5-year old kindergarten, a child must be 5 by September 1 of the school year. Placement is not based on a child’s ability, but rather will be determined by age. Compulsory school age in Wisconsin is 6 years, so legally, parents do not have to enroll their 5-year old in kindergarten. However, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction encourages parents to send their children to kindergarten when they are age-eligible.
Kenosha is served by the Kenosha Unified School District, which consists of 23 public elementary schools, five middle schools, seven charter schools, and six high schools. Some service members with dependents live in some of the areas around Kenosha, including in Racine, Salem and Bristol.
In addition, there are a number of private schools in the area, including St. Joseph Catholic Academy, All Saints Catholic School, Bethany Lutheran School, Kenosha Montessori School, and Shoreland Lutheran High School.
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.
Children & Family Services (262) 697-4500
Health Services (262) 605-6700
Safe Harbor Humane Society (262) 694-4047
Sheriff’s Office (262) 605-5100
Kenosha Public Library (262) 564-6100
Base Operator (262) 657-4620
Quarterdeck (262) 657-7131
USCG Station Kenosha does not offer government-owned housing; service members assigned to this Station are encouraged to find housing on the economy in the area. Local apartments are available in the area. Some service members with dependents choose to live in an area nearby Kenosha, including in Racine, Pleasant Prairie, Bristol and Salem.
2.8 miles from CG Station Kenosha
Sunnyside is a quiet and well-maintained neighborhood with plenty of amenities nearby.
5.3 miles from base
With plenty of shopping and access to major roads nearby, Lance Park is a wonderful neighborhood in Kenosha.
Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha is the fourth largest city in Wisconsin and has an estimated population of 100,164. Kenosha offers many things to do, no matter the season. Kenosha County Division of Parks established in 1927, offers more than 1,500 acres of recreational land, including 14 miles of bike trails and eight well-maintained parks. Enjoy activities such as picnicking, swimming, cross-country skiing, golfing, hiking or cycling.
Kenosha is home to four downtown museums that are all Smithsonian Institution affiliates: Kenosha Public Museum, The Civil War Museum, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum, and the Kenosha Historical Center Another popular tourist site is the Jelly Belly Factory located in Pleasant Prairie, which offers a fun tour of the factory.
During the summer, Kenosha hosts several festivals, including the Outta Sight Kite Flight, Taste of Wisconsin, Pike River Rendezvous, and more. Kenosha’s Washington Park includes the oldest operating velodrome in the United States, which was first opened in 1927. Races are held on Tuesday evenings from mid-May through August with free seating on the inside of the track.
Other points of interest include Six Flags Great America, which is about 30 minutes south of Kenosha, located in Gurnee, Illinois, and the Racine Zoo. Located about 20 minutes from Kenosha, this zoo offers 28 acres along the shore of Lake Michigan and is home to more than 100 species of animals, many of which are native to Wisconsin.