US Coast Guard Station Vallejo
2 Harbor Way, Vallejo, CA 94590
US Coast Guard Station Vallejo – “The Guardians of the North Bay” – is a Multi Mission Small Boat Station that covers San Pablo Bay north of the Richmond Bridge, Petaluma River, Napa River, Suisun Bay to the Antioch Bridge and up to Suisun City. Missions include Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security. The units assets are 45′ Response Boat Medium(RBM) and two 29′ Response Boat Smalls(RBS).
The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.
The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. The Coast Guard carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.
Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.
Coast Guard Station Vallejo has 25 Active Duty members and 12 Drilling Reservists.
The US Coast Guard Eleventh District now includes 43 units and employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees.
The Bay area – divided into the North and South Bay – has three major Airports. The largest one – San Francisco International Airport SFO – is located on the South Bay on Highway 101 and I-380, San Bruno.
Oakland International Airport is straight across on the North Bay off I-880 and Hegenberger Road.
San Jose Mineta International SJC is at the east end of the Bay – off Highway 101 and 87.
Frequent South Bay flyers prefer San Jose’s Mineta Airport – the smallest of the three (but by no means small) – as getting to it and to the departure gate is less time-consuming.
Ninety miles to the south is the Monterey Peninsula Airport which serves the Central Coast of California and offers daily flights to San Francisco International.
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 California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. 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.
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.
Solano County Public Health (707) 784-8600
It is important to us that we safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County. We are committed to working closely with you, finding out what you need, and providing quality services that ensure you are treated with respect. Our services are accessible to residents throughout Solano County and we encourage our County’s residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Solano Family and Children’s Services (707) 863-3950
Solano Family & Children’s Services (SFCS) is a private, non-profit Child Care Resource & Referral Agency. Since 1978, we have provided services and support to parents, child care providers, and community members in Solano County.
Humane Society of the North Bay (707) 645-7905
Our mission is to provide shelter and compassionate care to our community’s animals in need, offer programs that improve their lives, and strengthen the lifelong commitment between animals and people.
California Highway Patrol (707) 917-4300
Base Operator (707) 643-2975
Currently, housing is not offered at Station Vallejo.
Coast Guard government-owned family housing is available in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Four locations for officers and enlisted personnel with families:
Alameda Housing Office: (510) 769-0831
Novato Housing Office: (415) 382-8584
Moffett Federal Airfield Housing Office: (650) 564-9490
Concord Housing Office: (925) 685-6854
Air Station San Francisco Housing Officer: (650) 808-2931
Benicia – Sonoma County, CA
Benicia is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 28,011. Benicia is in Solano County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Benicia offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Benicia and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Benicia are highly rated.
Vacaville – Sonoma County, CA
Vacaville is a town in California with a population of 96,918. Vacaville is in Solano County. Living in Vacaville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vacaville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Vacaville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Vacaville are above average.
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In Vallejo, CA, the summers are long, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 45°F to 72°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 83°F.
The warm season lasts for 4.4 months, from June 13 to October 24, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is September 20, with an average high of 72°F and low of 58°F. The cool season lasts for 2.0 months, from December 4 to February 4, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 45°F and high of 56°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 4 to April 9, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 31% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 9 to November 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
Compared to other cities in California and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Vallejo, CA is 127, which is 8% lower than the California average and 27% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Vallejo, CA are 11% higher than the average for California and 22% higher than the rest of the country.
Vallejo is a city in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. It’s home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, a huge amusement park with high-speed roller coasters. The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum explores the history of the city and the U.S. naval base at Mare Island. The ornate 1911 Empress Theatre hosts concerts and films. Trail-lined Benicia State Recreation Area covers grassy hillsides and rugged beaches.
Vallejo and the San Francisco Bay Area of California are some of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world.
The Lands End Trail is the perfect San Francisco area activity for three reasons: one – it’s an easy way to show how beautiful this place is thanks to views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands, and coastal terrain; two – there are tons of only-in-SF hidden treasures, like the rock labyrinth, Mile Rock Lighthouse, and octagon house; and three – it’s an urban hike, which means you get to show off how natural SF really is and get in a workout.
Another one of those touristy things to do that’s totally worth it is walking the Golden Gate Bridge – the most photographed bridge in the world. Plus, the only way to truly understand the size of it is to stand atop it. Once you’re on the other side, walk down to Sausalito and go to Bar Bocce for pizza and bocce with water views, before taking the ferry back to SF.
If you’re not going to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (or even if you are), head to Crissy Field and walk along the promenade by the water until you get to this fort built for the Civil War that overlooks the Golden Gate. It’s a great place to take pics of the bridge, watch surfers narrowly miss jagged rocks and get a little history lesson while you’re at it. Don’t forget to high-five or high-10 Hoppers Hands when you get there.
Is Lombard Street technically the crookedest street in San Francisco? No, it is not. But the actual crookedest street in Potrero Hill isn’t paved with red brick and lined with perfectly manicured greenery and colorful hydrangeas. Which means THIS is the crookedest street your out-of-town guests want to see. Sure it’s touristy, and sure sometimes there’s a wait to drive down it, but hit it up on your way to Fisherman’s Wharf…if only because their delight will delight you.
If you get the sense that your friends or family members need to unwind, take them to the oh-so serene Japanese Tea Garden where you can meander on the winding paths past koi ponds, a Zen garden, native Japanese plants, and pagodas. And be sure to make them climb the famous Drum Bridge so you can take a picture.
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