US Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral
9235 Grouper Rd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
US Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral’s area of operations within the Seventh District and Sector Jacksonville encompasses 45 miles of coastline out to 30 nautical miles near the Kennedy Space Center and historic Cape Canaveral, as well as the Banana and Indian rivers. In addition to normal duties of search and rescue, law enforcement, homeland security and marine environmental protection, Coast Guard Port Canaveral supports NASA and the Air Force by providing security zone enforcement for space shuttle and unmanned rocket launches.
Port Canaveral is also the second largest cruise ship port in the world (per passengers) and the station is an integral part of security for the local cruise industry. The station is equipped with one 45 RBM and four RBS-II’s. Also located at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral are the CG Cutters Vigilant, Confidence and Moray as well as Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral and Electronic Support Detachment Port Canaveral. The unit’s missions include, but are not limited to: Port Security (cruise ship and submarine escorts), Search and rescue (SAR), Law Enforcement (LE) and Security of the Space Transportation System/NASA.
Sector Jacksonville was established on August 16, 2005 from the reorganization and consolidation of Group Mayport, Base Mayport. Sector Jacksonville is located on six acres of land adjacent Naval Station Mayport, along the St. Johns River in Mayport, FL. The mission of Sector Jacksonville is to provide unified command and control for accomplishing Coast Guard mission objectives. Sectors provide strategically guided, goal focused, and high performance service delivery across the full range of Coast Guard missions.
Sector Jacksonville’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) encompasses 40,000 square miles of ocean and inland waterways. Within the Sector’s AOR are 190 miles of coastline stretching from King’s Bay, GA to Port Malabar, FL. Along this coastline are 10 inlets, most of which provide safe passage to inland waterways. Inland waters within the AOR include 248 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), 161 miles of the St. John’s River, and numerous rivers, creeks, and marshes.
To cover this diverse and challenging AOR, Sector Jacksonville utilizes Multi-Mission Station Mayport, Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, and Station Port Canaveral, FL. In addition, Sector Jacksonville is parent command to five cutters, MARIA BRAY, SAWFISH, RIDLEY, SHRIKE, HAMMER, two Aids to Navigation teams located at Ponce de Leon and Jacksonville Beach and MSD Canaveral.
Located within Sector Jacksonville’s AOR are five Department of Defense installations, U.S. Eastern Space and Missile Center, the Naval Ordnance Test Unit and Kennedy Space Center.
Sector Jacksonville is responsible for all Coast Guard missions in the Jacksonville Captain of the Port (COTP) zone and AOR including Search and Rescue, Ports Waterways and Coastal Security, Waterways Management, Maritime Homeland Security, Marine Science Activities, Aids to Navigation, and finally Command and Logistical Support.
The nearest major airport is Melbourne International Airport (MLB / KMLB). This airport has domestic flights from Melbourne, Florida and is 42 miles from the center of Port Canaveral.
Another major airport is Orlando International Airport (MCO / KMCO), which has international and domestic flights from Orlando, Florida and is 46 miles from Port Canaveral.
Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB / KSFB) has international and domestic flights from Sanford, Florida and is 61 miles from Port Canaveral.
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/.
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.
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!
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.
Florida Department of Health – Brevard County (321) 454-7111
To promote, protect, maintain and improve the health and safety of all the citizens and visitors of Brevard County.
Florida Department of Children and Families (866) 762-2237
Brevard Humane Society (321) 636-3343 x201
The Brevard Humane Society provides animal welfare shelters and programs that foster a humane ethic toward all animals. We also strive to deepen the community’s commitment to spaying and neutering, as well as to the adoption of homeless companion animals. We believe this to be essential to achieving our purpose of humane care & treatment of all animals, and to succeed in becoming a “no kill” community.
Florida Highway Patrol – Troop D (321) 690-3900
Base Operator (321) 868-4200
Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer on-base housing at Station Port Canaveral.
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In Cape Canaveral, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 53°F to 89°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 92°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 28 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 89°F and low of 74°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 7 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 53°F and high of 70°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 28 to October 10, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 57% on August 24. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 10 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on November 21.
Compared to the state average of Florida the cost of living index in Cape Canaveral, FL is 97, which is 2% lower than the average in Florida and compared to the national average it is 3% 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 Cape Canaveral, FL goods and services come in at 4% lower than the average in Florida and are 5% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
The City of Cape Canaveral prides itself on being #TheSpaceBetween – an amazing little beachside community nestled comfortably between family vacations and cutting-edge space travel technology.
Boasting magnificent weather, beautiful scenery, countless outdoor amenities, and one of the largest deepwater ports in the world, Cape Canaveral welcomes over one million visitors to its shore each year. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River, Cape Canaveral is #TheSpaceBetween Waves + Wonder – a wonderful place to Live, Work, and Play.
With the Orlando area attractions just 50 miles away, Cape Canaveral offers a quiet respite or an active vacation – whichever you choose.
Public beach access and parking is available at east end of every city street. The beach crossovers at Monroe, Polk and Buchanan Avenues are equipped with Mobi-Mats for ease of mobility.
City parks include Manatee Sanctuary Park, with a playground, open grassy field, ½ mile exercise path, picnic tables, pavilions and other amenities. It’s located at 701 Thurm Blvd.
Other city facilities include Xeriscape Park at Tyler and Poinsetta avenues, Banana River Park at 910 Puerto Del Rio Dr., and the Nancy Hansen Recreation Center, which offers a wide array of exercise and fitness programs as well as tennis courts, shuffleboard and racquetball.
The Zagster bikeshare station in Manatee Sanctuary Park offers bike rentals for cycling around the area.
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