We hope you are excited by the prospect of sailing on the newest major cutter in the fleet. Our crew is entrusted to carry on Elmer Stone’s legacy and we look forward to living up to his reputation of excellence. As we work to bring STONE to full operational status, we are reminded of Elmer Stone, who, as the first Coast Guard aviator, paved the way to developing the Coast Guard’s aviation program. Over the next year, we will complete various system installations, training evolutions, operational testing, and evaluations.
PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS:
Attn: (Your name) USCGC STONE
1050 REGISTER STREET
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29405
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2000 Bainbridge Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER (FLETC) - PIER PAPA
QUARTERDECK PHONE #: (843) 743-8752
UNIT FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/USCGCStone
UNIT POINT OF CONTACT (POC):
Until you are assigned a sponsor, you may contact YN1 Jason Manning, at Jason.C.Manning@uscg.mil.
Your assigned sponsor will reach out to you upon initial receipt of orders. That person will be your primary point of contact on STONE and assist with the initial Check-In process. Once onboard you will have the opportunity to establish a formal mentor relationship with a more senior crewmember; the mentor program is voluntary.
Command Ombudsmen: Mrs. Lizzie Long
Upon receiving orders, you will be provided an Ombudsman Family Check-In Form which you can send to the Command Ombudsmen. (Email address above)
Of the Coast Guard’s white-hull cutter fleet, the National Security Cutter (NSC) is the largest and most technologically advanced ship in the Coast Guard. With robust command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment, stern boat launch and aviation facilities, as well as a long operational range/endurance, the NSCs serve as afloat operational-level headquarters for complex law enforcement and national security missions involving multiple Coast Guard and partner agency participation.
TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT:
Primary responsibilities of an SA/SN will be qualifying in Lookout, Helmsman and damage control procedures and may include Helicopter Tie-down and Cutter Rescue Swimmer qualifications. They will also participate in operations of the Deck Division, such as small boat maintenance, painting, general cleaning, boat crewmember, line handler and mess cooking.
TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT:
Primary responsibilities of an FA/FN will be qualifying as an engineering watchstander, performing maintenance and repair of mechanical systems (Main Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems), qualifying in damage control procedures, mess cooking, general cleaning, and small boat engineer.
INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN AND FA/FN:
You will qualify in both Basic and Advanced Damage Control, Gangway Petty Officer of the Watch (GPOW), and Security watchstander. While inport, you will stand duty in a 1-in-3 duty rotation (one day of 24 hour duty every three days) until fully qualified.
*Once you are qualified the inport watch rotation normally becomes 1-in-5 or better.
UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN:
You will qualify as Lookout & Helmsman and possibly Quartermaster of the Watch (QMOW), Small Boat Crewman and possibly Boarding Team Member.
UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN:
You will qualify as Inport Security Watchstander, wich is typically 1:5 or better depending on the number of qualified personnel.
SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING AFTER HOURS:
If arriving by air at Charleston International Airport, taxi service is available. The airport is 11 miles and approximately an 18-minute drive from the FLETC. This is reimbursable for those traveling under orders. Duty Drivers are also available for pickup. For assistance, please call the Quarterdeck.
Report to STONE’s Admin (YN/SK) Office.
SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING IF UNIT IS UNDERWAY:
If arriving by air at Charleston International Airport, taxi service is available. The airport is 11 miles away and approximately an 18-minute drive. This is reimbursable for those traveling under orders.
The FLETC Visitor’s Center is located at Building 642 on Chaffee St, North Charleston, SC 29405. When using a GPS use FLETC’s physical address: 2000 Bainbridge Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405. Upon arrival, you will see signs for FLETC Visitor Center located on the right as you approach FLETC’s main gate.
CHECKING IN: Members must first check in with the Registration Desk at the Visitor's Center in Building 642 upon arrival. The Visitor’s Center is open 24 hours every day of the week. Crewmembers must have orders and a valid Common Access Card to be added to the FLETC approved access list. The FLETC Registration Desk phone number is: (843) 740-3276.
Coordinate with YN1 Manning to establish expectations and receive instructions on how to proceed.
AMOUNT OF PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE:
E-6 and below berthing areas are equipped with a single head and limited to either four or six person capacity. There are no more than two racks in height. There is limited personal storage space in berthing areas, which includes one gym locker and a lock box, storage space beneath the bottom rack, and a sea bag locker. Each berthing area is equipped with a TV and workstations. All single personnel E-3 and below are required to reside onboard the cutter until fully qualified. Once qualified, members will have the option to live in government barracks in Goose Creek.
NORMAL WORKDAY UNIFORM:
Operational Dress Uniform
UNIFORM TO REPORT IN:
Tropical Blue with Combination Cover
SUMMER: 88 WINTER: 43
UNIT MUTUAL ASSISTANCE REP NAME & PHONE #:
CGMA Officer: ENS J. Schellman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
CGMA Officer: ENS S. Bolin, at Samantha.email@example.com
TYPES OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AVAILABLE IN THE AREA:
College of Charleston
Trident Technical College
Charleston Southern University
NAME OF NEAREST CITY AND DISTANCE:
The Charleston region is made up of a wide array of diverse cities and towns. The city of Charleston is divided into areas such as West Ashley and Daniel Island that appear to be their own municipalities, but are not. Other cities are North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek & Summerville.
NAME OF NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY AND DISTANCE:
Charleston Air Force Base
101 W Hill Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29404
Charleston Naval Weapons Station
110 NNPTC Circle, Goose Creek, SC 29445
Coast Guard Sector Charleston
196 Tradd St, Charleston, SC 29401
LOCATION OF NEAREST EXCHANGE AND COMMISSARY:
Sector Charleston Exchange, 15 minute drive from FLETC. The Commissary at Charleston Air Force Base is 11 miles from FLETC. The Naval Weapons Station at Goose Greek also has a commissary, exchange and clothing locker/uniform shop.
RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN THE AREA:
Lay Leaders are designated onboard to carry out religious services while STONE is away from homeport. STONE is also supported by the Sector Charleston Chaplain, LT Patrick Williams, at (843) 296-1762, and the LANT AREA Operational Chaplain, LT Jason Christafaris, at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 544-6282.
ALTERNATE POC IF SPONSOR IS NOT AVAILABLE:
If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by others, please contact the Command Senior Chief. MKCS Joshua Faucher, Email: Joshua.email@example.com, Phone: (843)746-7712
COMMON DESTINATIONS OF DEPLOYMENTS:
Common destinations include the ports of the Eastern Seaboard, Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific. Domestic destinations may include: Mayport, FL and Norfolk, VA. Foreign destinations include countries like Aruba, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.
MEMBERS WITHOUT DEPENDENTS
IS MESSING AVAILABLE: Yes
TYPICAL HOUSING ASSIGNMENT FOR A SINGLE NON-RATE:
All E-3 and below crewmembers without dependents will be required to live aboard STONE until fully qualified or unless otherwise directed by the Executive Officer. Once fully qualified, members will be assigned to the unaccompanied barracks at Base Charleston.
LAST MODIFIED: 29AUG2023