Kids’ Triathlon Monster Edition- October 26th

USCG BORINQUEN MWR Kids Fall Triathlon (running, biking and swimming)

Registration fee $15  to Thursday October 3rd.

Late registration fee $20 until Thursday, October 10th.

No registrations accepted after Thursday, October 10. Limited shirts quantities and sizes, 100 spaces available. Registration includes a microfiber shirt, a medal and the awards ceremony party for the participants.

Age brackets will be color coded: 14-18, 10-13, 7-9, 4-6.

Location:                  Community Center parking lot, pool and Cliff Rd.

Time:                         8:00 am followed by the rest

Audience:                Active duty and all MWR authorized patrons dependents ages 4-18

Contact:                   Recreation Assistant: Coralys Cortes 787-890-8400 ext. 8894

coralys.uscgmwr@gmail.com

                                 Events Planner: Marielys Acevedo 787-890-8400 ext. 8894

                                 mwreventplanner@gmail.com

 

Triathlon Course description could have some changes.

Course description ages 4-6

Course description ages 7-9

Course description ages 10-13

Course description ages 14-18

Color Run information

Good morning BQN residents!!

Due to the COLOR RUN on Saturday (SEPT 21st) some streets in our community will temporary close. Please be aware that during this short time traffic will be affected, we ask to plan ahead if you need to leave/arrive around event times.

ALL OF CLIFF, HOOK, 5TH ST, CIRCLE F, 6TH STREET – ALSO, WING FROM 6TH ST TO N.E. AND ALL OF N.E. WILL BE CLOSED FROM 0800-1100* (OR LAST RUNNER).

*Previous run have been done by 10am –

PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF THE SECURITY STAFF IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DRIVE AROUND DURING THE EVENT.

Enjoy the RUN…!!!!

Charity Color Run

This Coast Guard Mutual Assistance fundraising event will be the closing-out event for the CGMA fundraising campaign running from August 15th through September 21st . This year’s theme, “Helping your own” aims to provide assistance for Coastguardsmen and their families during times of disaster, financial hardship or in the pursuit of higher education.

All are welcome to attend, and the entry fee for the event will be a donation. Entry fee: Suggested Donation. Participants can donate at MWR, or with CWO2 Collins (Admin), HS2Milligan (Medical) or LTJG Deza (Supply). There will be color packets available with a donation. Suggested Attire: White shirt, and your wackiest accessories. Sign up ONLINE!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

BORINQUEN HOUSING – 0800 TO 1100

Here’s the link for Participant sign-up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4eaeaa2aa4fc1-cgma
And here’s the link for Volunteer sign-up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4eaeaa2aa4fc1-color
You can join our facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/672098489952453/

Coast Guard Day – Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Coast Guard Day Celebration – August 2nd, 2019
 
Coast Guard Active duty, Reservist, Employees of Air Station Borinquen and Base Detachment Borinquen (WS, GS, NAF) Exchange Employees of The Aguadilla Coast Guard Exchange. For questions about the event & admission please send us an email to mwrbqnpr@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Parador Villas Del Mar Hau (GPS coordinates listed below)
TIMES/DURATION OF EVENT:
0900 – 1600

PRICE TO ATTEND EVENT: Entrance onto the property is FREE for all authorized patrons listed above, their dependents, extended family members and guests. However, only authorized patrons and their dependents will be provided a VIP wristband, which will give them free access to the pool, sports courts and to eat free of charge at the times listed above. We kindly ask that you do not remove the VIP wristbands throughout your stay.
EVENT ENTRY:
When you arrive at the main entrance (GPS coordinates provided below) you MUST tell the guard that you are there for the CG Day Event or else you will be asked to pay a $10 entry fee.
CHECK-IN:
All authorized patrons shall check-in at the table set up by the entrance of the venue. This is where we will account for you and your dependents in order to provide the venue with an accurate count of attendees. We will then provide the VIP wristbands.
PARKING:
Follow the “CG Day Parking” signs. Do not park in the concrete parking area. The actual parking area will be on the grass. The concrete parking area is for hotel guests only.

BREAKDOWN OF TIMES:
0900: members are welcome to find a spot on the beach or a table on the deck of the restaurant: “Olas Y Arena”
1030: sandwiches, juices & fresh fruit will be served and there will also be snacks for the kids at the beach
1300: main meal will be served to consist of: fajitas style chicken, roast pork, rice w/cilantro, salted potatoes, house salad & Greek salad
1400: cake will be served
1600: conclusion of the event
AUTHORIZED PATRONS: The following members will receive wristbands…
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen & Base Detachment Borinquen Active duty and Reservist members + their dependents (spouse, children)
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen & Base Detachment Borinquen GS civilian employees + their dependents (spouse, children)
Aguadilla CG Exchange employees + their dependents (spouse, children)
Extended family members and guests are more than welcome to attend but they will have to purchase food separately from the restaurant (Olas Y Arena) or drinks at the cash bar. They will not receive a wrist band as explained below.
PRICE TO ATTEND EVENT:
Entrance onto the property is FREE for all authorized patrons listed above, their dependents, extended family members and guests. However, only authorized patrons and their dependents will be provided a VIP wristband, which will give them free access to the pool, sports courts and to eat free of charge at the times listed above. We kindly ask that you do not remove the VIP wristbands throughout your stay.
DESCRIPTION OF EVENT:
This year’s Coast Guard day celebration will be held at Parador Villas Del Mar Hau in Isabela, which will give members access to Montones Beach. (So don’t forget to bring sunblock, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas.) There will be activities (listed below) for both adults and children alike. Members are free to arrive at 0900 and stay until the end of the event, which will be at 1600. Parking will be marked with a sign showing members where to park.
ACTIVITIES:
Music/DJ, VolleyBall, Strength Test, Hula-hoop, Tug of War
LOCATION:
-The GPS coordinates to the locations listed below have been verified to work on multiple navigation apps….
-Main entrance: 18.512515, -67.066584
-Parking lot: 18.512794, -67.064601
-Main gathering area (where food will be served): 18.513493, -67.064719
-Montones Beach: 18.513966, -67.064932

-Pool: 18.512598, -67.065635

IMPORTANT RESOURCES!

Your official point of contact – unit ombudsman: Coast Guard ombudsmen are appointed by unit commanding officers to serve as official liaisons between the command and unit families. Ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral services, and act as advocates for family members. If you haven’t already, contact your ombudsman through the Coast Guard Ombudsman Registry. It’s important that your ombudsman knows how to reach you and that you know how to reach them!

** Our Official Ombudsman is: Nicole Hammond **

Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS): Enrollment in DEERS is required to receive military benefits. Learn more about DEERS enrollment, required documents, and how to locate an ID card facility here.

** We have an ID card facility in the Hangar **

TRICARE: Once enrolled in DEERS, marriage is a qualifying life event providing TRICARE eligibility. Learn more about your benefits, options, and enrollment requirements here. (You can only enroll in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select or switch plans during open season or after a qualifying life event.)

** We have a Tricare Specialist inside the Medical /Pharmacy building, in housing **

Extra Vision Coverage (if needed): Vision plans through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) are in addition to TRICARE vision coverage and provide more robust/comprehensive vision coverage (if needed).

TRICARE Dental Program: The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary, purchased a dental insurance plan that requires separate enrollment.

Coast Guard Health Benefits Advisors (HBA): HBAs are available to assist with TRICARE benefit information, billing issues, referrals/authorizations, access to care issues, eligibility and enrollment assistance, medical, dental, and pharmacy concerns, etc. You can contact them at 1-800-9-HBA-HBA (1-
800-942-2422) or CGHBA@uscg.mil.

Moving Resources: Have you recently received orders or are you excitedly (perhaps anxiously) awaiting news of where your Coast Guard adventure will take you next? There are a variety of programs and resources to support you along the way.

Spouse Employment: If you’re seeking employment, there are programs and resources to support you, including LinkedIn Premium! Additionally, the Family Child Care (FCC) Program provides thriving business opportunities for eligible Coast Guard spouses!

Coast Guard Work-Life Programs: Work-Life offers a variety of helpful support programs, including a scholarship program, adoption reimbursement, and a child care program!

Special Needs Program: Through the Special Needs Program, efforts are made to ensure that members with special needs dependents are assigned to duty stations where medical and community services are accessible and available. For this reason, enrollment in the special needs program is mandatory for active duty service members, Public Health Service (PHS) officers serving with the Coast Guard, and reserve members on active duty for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed
with medical, psychological, physical or educational special needs. Special needs span a broad range of conditions from asthma/allergies, to wheelchair use, to Individualized Education Plans – contact your family resource specialist to determine if enrollment is required.

Resiliency: I can’t tell you that the days will always be easy – life is full of ups and downs, but hopefully, those trials and tribulations will make us stronger in the end. Learn more about “living your best Coast Guard life” and the resources available to support you here.

Deployment: Time – it’s a funny thing, isn’t it? Sometimes passing too quickly. Sometimes too slowly. It never feels more evident than when you’re facing or experiencing time away from the one that you love. Check out these deployment tips and resources!

Sea Legs: The Family Member’s Guide to the U.S. Coast Guard provides information to help support a smooth transition into military life.

Assignment Process: Nothing impacts Coast Guard life and a service member’s career quite like the assignment process. Learn more here!

Spouse Clubs and Associations: Connecting with other Coast Guard spouses can provide camaraderie and a great support system. The National Council of Coast Guard Spouses’ Clubs provides a helpful club directory

** We have a Spouse’s Club Page here in Borinquen **

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA): CGMA is the official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard and provides emergency and disaster financial assistance, education programs, and family support assistance.

USCG HSWL app: For those looking for information about the support programs and services available to Coast Guard military and civilian personnel, family members, and retirees – there’s an app for that!

CG SUPRT website and app (available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play): CG SUPRT provides resources and referrals, non-medical counseling, health coaching, personal financial wellness, legal services, education and career counseling, and online tools and information. The access password is: USCG

 

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE : https://compass.coastguard.blog/2019/05/28/dear-coast-guard-family-tips-and-resources-for-new-spouses/?fbclid=IwAR1qRPJBMP_PgsGDuU0eVfWnoT3gqvEZ0KtyTsHObETu4a6NiW19TpOLZ3c

FOR MORE INFORMATION LIKE THIS, VISIT THE COAST GUARD OFFICIAL BLOG: https://compass.coastguard.blog

Memorial Ride this Monday

Good morning Heroes of Borinquen,

All Gave Some…Some Gave All

On the 17 May 2019, we lost a shipmate to a fatal motorcycle accident.

Did you know LCDR Molly Waters donated her organs “So Others May Live”

https://coastguardnews.com/honor-walk-coast-guard-honors-commander-molly-waters/2019/05/21/
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/18/coast-guard-commander-dies-injuries-motorcycle-crash.html

They are gathering the horses on base Memorial Day at 0900.

They will meet in housing in front of the indoor basketball court ready to ride.

They Ride for our lost shipmates, battle buddies, swabbies, zoomies, rotor heads, and grunts.

They will be riding down the coast, through the towns and pass the Atlantic Garden Veterans Cemetery

They will have a safety brief and bike check before kickstands up

A wise man once said when we use the word They…reflect and contemplate…Who is They?

They is You

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/hswlsc/SafeEvHealth/Shore_Branch/motorcycle/SitePages/Home.aspx

 


MWR Youth Sports had the Inaugural Flag Football Season

MWR Youth Sports had the Inaugural Flag Football Season. We want to thanks our BORINQUEN GIANTS, RAMEY SAINTS, THE YETIS AND THE ORCAS team players, coaches and referees for a phenomenal season. See you in the next one!

 

Summer camp 2019

Air Station Borinquen Youth Program

Summer Camp 2019

  1. Ages:6 – 15
  2. Sessions:
    1. First: June 19, 2019 – July 19, 2019
    2. Second: July 22, 2018 – August 20, 2018
  3. Time: Mondays – Fridays from 8:00am – 4:00pm (5:00pm extra hour option)
    1. Extra Hour (after regular schedule) – $10.00 per kid
  4. Rates Vary by rank/pay grade:
    1. Half day / One session / Both sessions
  • 95 / 180 / 350 – E2-E6 & NAF1
  • 105 / 200 / 400 – E7-E9, W1-W3, O1-O2, GS1-GS6 & NAF2
  • 120 / 225 / 445 – W4-W5, O3-O5, GS7-GS9 & NAF3
  • 135 / 250 / 505 – O6, GS10-GS13 & NAF4 – NAF5

**$10.00 Registration Fee per child**

**10% off from total when enroll 2+ kids**

  1. Summer Camp includes activities like:
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Water/Pool Fun
  • Sports & Recreation Games
  • Summer Learning
  • Weekly Field Trips

**Field trips may require a minimum fee.**

  1. ONLY LUNCH (from our Community Center) will be provided during both sessions of Summer Camp.

** For more information and/or registration forms stop by the Youth Center (107 NE), contact e-mail bqn.youthprogram@gmail.comor stop by MWR Office. **

 

 

Register to request more information on the program here: https://forms.gle/DjdMDuTc3DJcwnWu5