US Coast Guard Station Oxford
904 S. Morris Rd., Oxford, MD 21654
USCG Station Oxford is boat station located on Morris Road in Oxford, Maryland. Station Oxford is part of the Atlantic Area Command and is within Coast Guard District 5, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region.
Sector Maryland- NCR protects the Chesapeake Bay region through an optimally trained, flexible, equipped, and professional workforce dedicated to the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.
The mission of Station Oxford is to effectively and efficiently: maximize unit readiness, prevent or respond to incidents, understand and address our customers’ needs, provide maritime safety, security, accessibility, and environmental protection for the National Capital Region, and the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
The Fifth Coast Guard District ensures the safety and security of the oceans, coastal areas, and marine transportation system within America’s Mid-Atlantic Region. District 5 focuses on risk reduction and prevention, but are prepared to respond with courage and speed to any maritime incident. D5’s 156,000 square miles of ocean, bays, rivers, wetlands and tidal marshes are unique and filled with historical significance, encompassing six states, vital geographic waterways, several major mid-Atlantic ports, the largest naval base in the world, and our Nation’s capital.
The nearest major airport is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY / KSBY). This airport has domestic flights from Salisbury, Maryland and is 56 miles from the center of Oxford, MD.
Another major airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport(BWI / KBWI), which has international and domestic flights from Baltimore, Maryland and is 74 miles from Oxford, MD.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA / KDCA) has international and domestic flights from Washington, District of Columbia and is 84 miles from Oxford, MD.
New Castle Air National Guard Base (ILG / KILG) has domestic flights from Wilmington, Delaware and is 88 miles from Oxford, MD.
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
According to Maryland law (7-301: Compulsory Attendance), every child between the ages of 5 and 17 must attend school. All children who will be 5 years old by September 1 of any given year must attend school in either a licensed private or public school kindergarten that year.
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.
Queen Anne County Department of Health – Oxford (410) 758-0720
We provide a wide range of health services to the community. The mission of the Department is to be a resource to the community in meeting public health needs.
Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland (410) 820-5667
Since 1849, FCS has provided families, children, and elders in Baltimore and the surrounding counties with social services focused on prevention, intervention, counseling, and advocacy.
Talbot County Humane Society (410) 822-0107
Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter and educational services in Talbot County, Maryland.
Oxford Police Department (410) 226-5650
Base Operator (410) 226-0580
Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer on-base housing at Station Oxford.
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In Oxford, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 87°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 70°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 29°F and high of 44°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from April 2 to August 26, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on August 4.
The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 26 to April 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on October 20.
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In Oxford, MD, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 19% lower than the Maryland average and 3% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Oxford, MD, the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the Maryland average and 8% higher than the U.S. average.
Oxford’s laid-back lifestyle may explain why James Michener moved here during the 1960s, when he was writing his classic historical novel Chesapeake. Stroll the brick sidewalks past beautifully restored 18th, 19th, and early 20th century homes en route to the Tred Avon River, a Chesapeake Bay tributary that together with Town Creek wraps around three sides of the town.
Historic inns and B&Bs are sprinkled throughout Oxford including the Robert Morris Inn the childhood home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Restaurants, too, are plentiful in Oxford, ranging from casual to elegant.
Picket fences, painted by local artists, are displayed throughout the town at various business. You can pick up a map at the Ice Creamery, the Museum, the Ferry, or one of the shops in town and take a leisurely stroll to view them all. Every year, the fences are on display in the summer months, then auctioned off in the fall to benefit charities of the artist’s choice.
The Oxford Museum was founded by residents interested in preserving a diverse collection of artifacts and memorabilia that chronicles more than 300 years of Oxford’s colonial and American history.
Only 10 miles from Oxford, be sure to visit the town of Easton. Known as the ‘Colonial Capitol of Maryland’s Eastern Shore,’ it has evolved into Talbot County’s “big city”. Its four-block shopping district borders the historic residential area, a mosaic of Colonial and Federal homes, ornate Victorians, and 1920 bungalows. Downtown you will find boutiques, home décor shops, art galleries, antique stores, and a City Market.
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