Coast Guard Cutter Mobile bay

Ninth Coast Guard District

P.O. Box 287 Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

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ABOUT

Located in her homeport of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and a part of the Ninth Coast Guard District, the primary mission of the USCGC Mobile Bay is icebreaking. However, the skilled crew members also perform other important mission such as Maritime Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue Operations, Environmental Pollution Response, and Homeland Security.

Operating primarily in Green Bay, the Straits of Mackinac, and the St. Mary’s River, the team typically conducts its icebreaking mission from mid-December through mid-April when the need is the greatest. The team uses state-of-the-art 140-foot Bay class Cutters that improve the icebreaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull, reducing horsepower requirements. The powerful cutter’s motto is: “Breaking the trail, Marking the way”.

 

 

Originally built by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, the CGC Mobile Bay was first launched on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1978 and was later commissioned on September 2, 1979. The team uses state-of-the-art 140-foot Bay class Cutters that improve the icebreaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull, reducing horsepower requirements. Designed primarily for icebreaking, the cutter can break 27 inches of ice with 6 inches of snow at 3 knots, and can back and ram through ice up to 5 feet thick. On average, Mobile Bay works over 100 aids every year. Sturgeon Bay is the homeport of the Mobile Bay (WTGB-103).

ARRIVAL

CGC Mobile Bay moors at the Municipal Pier in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Take route 42/57 north from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Sturgeon Bay.The nearest large city is Green Bay, WI, which is approximately 45 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. Milwaukee and Madison, WI are both approximately 3 hours south.

 

Directions: Take route 42/57 north from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Remaining on 42/57 for 45 miles, you will come to Sturgeon Bay. Reaming on 42/57, at the second traffic light (Neenah Ave.) take a left. Travel half a mile, and on your right you will see a sign for Sawyer Park; CGC Mobile Bay is moored at the park’s pier.

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.
The highly-rated Sturgeon Bay School District is composed of five public schools, for students from pre-kindergarten to high school: Sturgeon Bay High School (9-12) T.J. Walker Middle School (6-8) Sunrise Elementary (3-5) Sawyer Elementary (1-2) Sunset Elementary (PK – K) The Sevastopol Public School District, a National Blue Ribbon School, is located in Sturgeon Bay, serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Sevastopol High School Sevastopol Middle School Sevastopol Elementary School St. John Bosco Catholic School (private) – Serving PK-8 St. Peters Lutheran School (private) – 3K-8 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 List of Door County Departments Department of Health and Human Services: 920-746-7155 Humane Society: Door County Campus 920-746-1111 Sheriff’s Department: 920-746-2400 Child Support: 920-746-2231 Family Services:  Door County Parents 920-4213146 Sturgeon Bay Library 920.743.6578

Base Operator (920) 743-2646

 

Housing

If unmarried, you will be assigned Unaccompanied Personnel Housing unit at CG Station Sturgeon with other non-rates from the USCGC Mobile Bay. Confirm with your sponsor and the Unit Housing Officer whether or not housing is available. If you have dependents, housing is available in the area. For seasonal housing, Facebook has a page with current housing opportunities:  Door County Seasonal Employee Housing Leads.

Marina View Apartments
11.0 miles from port

Located at the gateway to Sturgeon Bay’s scenic waterfront harbor, this complex offers generous-sized apartments.

Bayview Apartments
11.0 miles from port

Offering spacious, this complex is located in a safe neighborhood with lots of local amenities.

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Community

Due to its northern location between two bodies of water, Sturgeon Bay is known for its seasonal changes. The winter months are cold, with average highs dipping to as low as 10° F , making winter activities such as ice fishing and snowmobiling popular among the locals. The summer brings much warmer and more comfortable weather, with the average high in the 70s.

The overall cost of living index is 89 for Sturgeon Bay, which is 7% lower than the Wisconsin average and 11% lower than the U.S. average. The median home value is $132,100 and the median income is $46,906. In the case of Sturgeon Bay, the city’s goods and services are 6% lower than the Wisconsin average and 8% lower than the U.S. average.

About a 1-hour drive northeast from the populated city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the city of Sturgeon Bay, located in Door County, is nestled between the western shores of Lake Michigan and the beautiful waters of Green Bay. In 2019, it was ranked as the #18 best places in Wisconsin to retire. With a population of just over 9,000 people, Sturgeon Bay offers many seasonal recreational opportunities. The summer population approaches nearly 75,000 during the warmest months when people from all over converge on this beautiful bay to enjoy the many summer activities available in the area.
The Sturgeon Bay area offers a wonderful Visitor Center to help you become acquainted with everything the area has to offer. In addition, the Door County offers a wonderful relocating service  which will help you get settled and feel right at home, from “Door to Door”! They even offer a downloadable Relocation Packet to help you get started.
Door County offers a wide variety of seasonal activities, including fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and boating during the summer months. Visit the Door County Land Trust  which protects more than 8,000 acres of open space and offers many outdoor activities, including hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and other non-motorized activities.
The Door County YMCA  located in Sturgeon Bay, is a popular, state-of-the-art facility offering child-care, outdoor play areas, two indoor gymnasiums, a zero-depth recreation pool with a waterslide and more!
USCGC Mobile Bay Information Document for Service Members is a downloadable document that will help you plan for your arrival in Door County.

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