US Coast Guard Station Panama City

District Seven

1700 Thomas Dr., Panama City, FL 32408

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ABOUT

US Coast Guard Station Panama City is a United States Coast Guard station located on Naval Support Activity Panama City in Panama City, Florida. It is the home port for the United States Coast Guard Cutters Seahawk(WPB-87321) and Kingfisher (WPB-87322). USCG Station Panama City is a medium-sized Search and Rescue Station in the US Coast Guards 8th District, Sector Mobile. The eight district is headquartered in New Orleans, the 8th Coast Guard District is responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations spanning 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, as well as the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee River systems.

Established in 1933 at St. Andrew’s Marina and was later moved to Alligator Bayou in October 1971 and finally to its present location in November 1990. The Station has two 41ft utility boats and 2 25ft Defender Class Boats to carry out it’s Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Environmental Protection missions. The USCG Station’s specific duties include controlling traffic in illegal drugs, enhancing the safety of commercial shipping and associated port facilities and waterways, and maintaining maritime aids to navigation in the area. Other duties include protecting coastal waters from the threat of pollution, maintaining abundant fisheries in our waters, and promoting boating safety.

 

The Station’s area of responsibility extends 30 miles offshore and stretches 168 miles of coastline from Lake Powell in the west, to Rock Island in the east. This large area also incorporates 40 bayous, 18 rivers, 16 bays, 3 sounds, 2 lakes and 107.5 statute miles of Intra-coastal Waterway. The Station is billeted for 28 active duty Coast Guard personnel, 21 reservists and seven Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas.

 

The Station is also the host command for USCGC Coho (WPB-87321), Aids to Navigation Team Panama City, a Marine Safety Detachment, and an Electronic Support Detachment.

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ARRIVAL

The closest major airport to Panama City, Florida is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP / KECP).
This airport is 22 miles from the center of Panama City, FL.

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
 

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend grade 1.

 

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/.

 

Bay District Schools
Patronis Elementary School
Deane Bozeman School
GreatSchools.org

 

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

 

Bay County Department of Health (850) 872-4455
The purpose of public health intervention is to prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors. Its aim is to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of health problems by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, and conducting research.

 

Florida Department of Children and Families (866) 762-2237

 

Humane Society of Bay County (850) 215-7120
The Humane Society of Bay County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed in 1986 for the purpose of sheltering and locating homes for homeless animals through adoptions. We became a no-kill shelter in 2006, providing the only no-kill shelter option for homeless animals in Bay County.

 

Florida Highway Patrol (850) 873-7020

 

Base Operator (850) 234-2475

Housing

Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer housing at Station Panama City.

Lynn Haven – Panama City, FL

Lynn Haven has a population of 20,095. Lynn Haven is in Bay County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lynn Haven offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Lynn Haven and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lynn Haven are above average.

Lower Grand Lagoon – Panama City, FL

Lower Grand Lagoon is a town in Florida with a population of 3,669. Living in Lower Grand Lagoon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lower Grand Lagoon there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lower Grand Lagoon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lower Grand Lagoon are above average.

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Community

In Panama City, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 89°F and is rarely below 33°F or above 93°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 4.3 months, from May 21 to September 30, with an average daily high temperature above 84°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 77°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 4 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 68°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 46°F and high of 63°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 3.1 months, from June 9 to September 11, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 62% on July 29. The drier season lasts 8.9 months, from September 11 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on October 30.

Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Panama City, FL is 89, which is 10% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 11% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Panama City, FL goods and services come in at 8% lower than the average in Florida and are 9% lower than compared to the nationwide average.

Famous for a sublime coastline, pristine waters and abundant wildlife, Panama City Beach presents the ideal locale for a beach vacation. In addition to scuba diving, fishing and cruising, Panama City Beach offers vibrant shopping, sporting and dining experiences that will exceed your expectations. Whether you’re seeking out thrilling adventures or rest and relaxation, Panama City Beach offers the getaway your family has been waiting for.

 

In Panama City Beach, beaches are just the beginning of the fun. There are plenty of fun-filled attractions for guests to enjoy off the beach. From thrill rides and putt-putt to the whirling waters of Shipwreck Island Water Park, there is a lot to discover. You can spend all day being pampered at the spa or play nine holes at any of the premier golf courses. Cap off a relaxing day by savoring fresh seafood at a world-class restaurant.

 

If you’d like to marvel at the scenic beauty of cypress trees and turquoise water, get a glimpse at the native wildlife, or sample the local culture with a music fest, the parks of Panama City Beach have the experience you’re waiting for. Both the Aaron Bessant and Frank Brown Parks provide state-of-the-art locations for festivals and live music, while Camp Helen State Park offers unparalleled hiking trails.

 

In addition to sunshine and beaches, Panama City Beach is home to state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including the Panama City Beach Sports Complex and Frank Brown Park. With plenty of affordable accommodations, make Panama City Beach your destination for extra-special sporting events, whether you are a spectator or a participant.

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