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The CG Retiree Services Program is pleased to partner with the National Coast Guard Museum Association (NCGMA) to preserve your retiree newsletter in print form as the newly published Long Blue Line magazine.  If you haven't yet received your magazine, it should be arriving soon, but you may want to verify your mailing address by accessing your Direct-Access Self-Service account at:, "View/Change Mailing Address."   Please also click on "Change My Delivery Options" and ensure the block labeled "I elect to receive the Retiree Newsletter by mail" is checked.  If you encounter difficulties and need further assistance, please contact CG PPC, Retiree & Annuitant Services at: 866-772-8724, or by e-mail at: 


We send you this news on the 105th Anniversary of the founding of the modern Coast Guard. On January 28, 1915, the bill was signed into law merging the United States Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Lifesaving Service into the United States Coast Guard. That is the cover story for the magazine!


You will be happy to know that the Long Blue Line is also available online at Please note the .org suffix in the web address. 


If you would like to find out more about the future National Coast Guard Museum, visit

Bob Hinds, MS

Retiree Services Program Manager

USCG Commandant (CG-1335)

Office: 202-475-5451


USCG CWO4 (Ret), Honorary CG MCPO