This is the official page of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter FORWARD (WMEC-911) based out of Portsmouth, Virginia.
So the question is how much time do you have to wait in line on election day? We are expecting a record turnout as a result of largest American population ever, we have the largest number of registered voters ever. We have the most people dissatisfied with politics ever and in some states politicians have closed voting locations.
Every county, city and state has voting locations open to all voters in their cities and counties NOW!!!
Early, in person voting or absentee ballot drop off available NOW!!!
Early voting is strictly regulated and the vote is counted and saved for final tabulation on Nov 3rd. No totals are available until polls close election day.
Additionally, I have checked the weather on November 3rd, it's going to be raining, snowing, windy and uphill both directions...
Your friendly poll worker giving tips for a happy and satisfying voting experience...
On this night ... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
Never forget ❤️🇺🇸💙
You're not alone...
DEERS is having scheduled outage for maintenance this Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. to Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. ET. This may impact your ability to fill prescriptions at retail pharmacies and access to milConnect, TRICARE Online (TOL), and MHS GENESIS. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xG2mQ
Just in from the First Class Mess...
Please be alert to changes
The Cruise Director just announced a sail away party on the Lido Deck, time tbd...
We will be live streaming tomorrow’s change of command ceremony at 1000 EST
Check out the video from today’s award ceremony. Fair winds and following seas to our departing crew members!
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into most summer camp plans for kids. So, here at Blue Star Families, we're kicking off our inaugural virtual Blue Star Summer Camp to help keep your elementary-aged #milkids (6-11 years old) engaged, busy, and active this season, even while social distancing!
Register today to join us for four weeks of fun, which will include virtual field trips, self-directed activities at home, and campfires! https://bddy.me/3equZQS
Check out the video from today’s recognitions. Fair winds and following seas to all our departing crew members! (I apologize for the shaking, shaking stops at 43 seconds)
Unfortunately due to inclement weather, today’s livestream has been cancelled.
Tune in tomorrow at 1100 (11:00 EST) on Facebook Livestream as we recognize some of our departing crew members
Thank you for joining us as we recognize some of our departing crew members!
Tune in tomorrow at 1300 (1:00 PM EST) on Facebook Livestream as we recognize some of our departing crew members
Congratulations to SN Barkley on being selected for Lead Seaman
Congratulations to SN Rockey on the advancement!
Congratulations to SN Aldoph on the advancement!
Beautiful day for some swimmer training
The crew enjoyed some well deserved downtime
Small boat operations
The feast of all feasts! The wardroom cooks dinner for the crew
Congratulations to ENS Hackett and ENS Davis on receiving temporary cuttermen pins!
Fair winds and following seas to FN Bandos! Bravo Zulu and good luck in A school!
Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward's post
Forward Family this just in about homeschooling assistance. Application websites below.
Effective immediately, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) has established a new Supplemental Education Grant program for members with dependents in primary or secondary school (grade/high school) whose schools have been closed for the duration of the virus. All CGMA clients are eligible (active, reservists, civilian employees, auxiliarists, etc). The grant is limited to $500 per client family. It is a reimbursement for school supplies purchased due to the closing of their school. Eligible purchases are ‘perishable’ supplies such as paper, pens, printer ink, scotch tape, notebooks, etc. Also included are the purchase of books, learning software, educational software, software exercise books (math, vocabulary, etc.) memberships to virtual museums, etc. It does NOT include electronics such as computers, tablets or calculators, or other ‘non-perishable’ items. The receipts must be specific as to what was purchased and must be dated between 1 February 2020 and 1 June 2020. The program expires on 30 June 2020.
Learn more about this program and additional assistance offered by CGMA here: https://www.cgmahq.org/homePage/covid19.html
Busy time at sea... helo ops
Covid 19 Travel Restrictions Update.
There was a recent change to leave and leisure travel for USCG members per ALCOAST 84/20. Leave travel within the U.S., including territories, to areas experiencing sustained community transmission is prohibited, including leave that was previously approved. You must consult with local health authorities and your supervisor to determine if sustained community transmission is occurring. If you are currently in an area with sustained community transmission, contact your supervisor for guidance. See https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/ for more information. This is a developing situation, please keep yourself informed, and let your supervisor know if you have travel plans.
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