Coast Guard Station kenosha

Ninth District

5036 4th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-2998

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ABOUT

The primary mission of Coast Guard Station Aids to Navigation (STANT) Kenosha is Search and Rescue and Aids to Navigation. Its area of responsibility extends along the western and southern coasts of Lake Michigan. Newly assigned personnel will be assigned to either the Station Division or the Aids to Navigation (ATON) Division.

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.

 

Download the Unit Overview Sheet or the Unit Information Sheet for further information about CG Station Kenosha.

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ARRIVAL

Located next to Simmons Island Park on the western shore of Lake Michigan, USCG Station Kenosha is easily accessible from 50th Street, which becomes 4th Avenue.

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.

Resources

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. 

The Salem School District

The Racine Unified School District

The Bristol School District 

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.

 

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

 

Kenosha County, Wisconsin

 

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

 

Housing

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.



Sunnyside

2.8 miles from CG Station Kenosha

Sunnyside is a quiet and well-maintained neighborhood with plenty of amenities nearby.

Lance Park
5.3 miles from base

With plenty of shopping and access to major roads nearby, Lance Park is a wonderful neighborhood in Kenosha.

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Community

Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, Kenosha has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The most comfortable months are June, July and August when the high temperatures average 75° F; the coldest months are December, January and February when the average low is 18° F. On average, Kenosha receives about 35 inches of rain and 39 inches of snow per year.
The overall cost of living index for the city of Kenosha is 93, which is 3% lower than the Wisconsin average and 7% less expensive than the U.S. average. With many convenient amenities in the area, including dining, shopping and lodging, Kenosha is an affordable place to live.
The average cost of a 2-bedroom apartment in the area is $750+ without utilities; the median home value is $141,400, which is 23% lower than the U.S. average.

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 MuseumThe 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.

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