Coast Guard Station Pascagoula
598 Beach Blvd, Pascagoula, Mississippi United States
Coast Guard Station Pascagoula is located in Pascagoula, Mississippi and is part of Sector Mobile in the 8th Coast Guard District. Pascagoula is located along Mississippi Sound, on the east side of the mouth of the Pascagoula River. It is bordered to the north by Moss Point and to the west, across the Pascagoula River, by Gautier. It is a Search and Rescue Station managing ports, waterways, and coastal security. USCG Station Pascagoula also manages Federal Law Enforcement from ten statute miles north of Interstate 10 to 30 miles south of the Barrier Islands and in between the tips of Dauphin and Deer Island. There are approximately 72 service members assigned to USCG Station Pascagoula.
The closest airports to Coast Guard Station Pascagoula are Mobile Regiaonal Airport, Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, and Trent Lott International Airport.
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
To be enrolled in a Mississippi school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1 and must have completed a physical within the last six months. Students going into the first grade are required to have a physical as well. Check with the school for other requirements.
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/.
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.
Mississippi Department of Human Services (601) 359-4500
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Mississippi Department of Health (601) 576-7400
Mississippi Humane Society (601) 596-2206
Mississippi Highway Patrol (601) 582-3529
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In Pascagoula, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 89°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 23 to September 28, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 89°F and low of 75°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 2 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 67°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 44°F and high of 62°F.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pascagoula varies significantly throughout the year. The wetter season lasts 3.1 months, from June 7 to September 10, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on July 28.
The overall cost of living index in Pascagoula, MS is 87, which is 6% higher than the Mississippi average and 13% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Pascagoula, MS are 10% higher than the Mississippi average and 2% lower than the national average.
Pascagoula is one of Mississippi’s largest cities and resides in Jackson County. The city’s population is approximately 24,000 and the area boasts grand Spanish moss laden live oaks, splendid ante-bellum structures, and charms of the old South. Nicknamed the “Singing River” city beside the Gulf of Mexico, Pascagoula has a deep and rich history as a European settlement that goes back over 300 years. It is Mississippi’s premier and busiest port and is the home of the state’s largest employer, Northrop Grumman. Other major industries include a Chevron refinery, Signal International, First Chemical Corporation, VT Halter, Mississippi Phosphates, and BP/Amoco.
The area has several parks, playgrounds, and beaches to enjoy. Pascagoula Beach Park is a 14-acre park with a playground & picnic pavilions, a seasonal splash pad, fishing pier, and trail. The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is comprised of approximately 18,000 acres and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays and bayous, as well as terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone. Admission to the Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center is free. Petit Bois Island is a short boat ride away and has beautiful white sand beaches with rolling surf.
For more information about Pascagoula, visit the city website at https://www.cityofpascagoula.com/.
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