TRACEN Petaluma

Reporting to TRACEN Petaluma

Address: 599 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Make all transportation arrangements early. Students should plan to fly in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  The next best and authorized option is to fly into Santa Rosa (STS). The airport shuttle from SFO to Petaluma is out of service indefinitely due to COVID-19. Students flying into SFO must take the Marin Airporter (link to book a ticket: www.marinairporter.com phone: 415-461-4222) to Hamilton Field (Novato). From Novato or the Santa Rosa airport, students should secure a taxi or rideshare (i.e.: Uber or Lyft). It is imperative that students verify with their taxi or rideshare driver prior to their transport to base, that the driver has the following required documents to gain access to the base: valid REAL ID, registration, and insurance. Drivers who do not have the required documents will NOT be granted access to base and students will be dropped off at the front gate and will be required to walk to their final destination.

Bring sufficient uniform items to meet the requirements of the school you are attending. A full sea bag is required for “A” School students. Facial coverings are required for all students. (Color of authorized masks while in uniform: white, black, navy blue).

Bring sufficient cash or other monetary support.

Bring a light jacket or sweater. Even our summer evenings are usually rather cool.

Students are encouraged to bring their own sporting equipment, especially those staying for a long period of time, for activities such as biking, softball, baseball, tennis, skateboarding, etc.

Students are allowed to have personal phones and TV’s in their rooms. However, you must bring these items with you or purchase them here.

Towels are not provided in the barracks. Students must bring or purchase their own.

Pack judiciously. Storage space in the barracks is limited.

TRACEN PETALUMA ADDRESS

599 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

 

Make all transportation arrangements early. Students should plan to fly in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  The next best and authorized option is to fly into Santa Rosa (STS). 

The airport shuttle from SFO to Petaluma is out of service indefinitely due to COVID-19. Students flying into SFO must take the Marin Airporter (link to book a ticket: www.marinairporter.com phone: 415-461-4222) to Hamilton Field (Novato). From Novato or the Santa Rosa airport, students should secure a taxi or rideshare (i.e.: Uber or Lyft). 

It is imperative that students verify with their taxi or rideshare driver prior to their transport to base, that the driver has the following required documents to gain access to the base: valid REAL ID, registration, and insurance. Drivers who do not have the required documents will NOT be granted access to base and students will be dropped off at the front gate and will be required to walk to their final destination.‚Äč

 

TRACEN PETALUMA ADDRESS
599 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Driving Directions from San Francisco (work in progress, please use search engine until a direct link is available)

Driving Directions from Santa Rosa ((work in progress, please use search engine until a direct link is available)


Petaluma is located about 40 miles North of San Francisco and 20 miles South of Santa Rosa.

  • Take Highway 101 to Petaluma
  • Exit at East Washington Street
  • Head west on East Washington Street about 10 miles to Tomales Road. Note: East Washington Street becomes Bodega Avenue after it passes through Petaluma. A sign is posted at the intersection of Bodega Avenue and Tomales Road with the words "Coast Guard Training Center" and an arrow indicating the correct direction.
  • Turn left on Tomales Road. Proceed about one mile to a flashing amber light. Turn left (at the light) into the Training Center entrance. The address is 599 Tomales Road, Petaluma, CA 94952.
  • Report to the Training Center Police Department just inside the main gate to register your car, ask questions and to receive directions to your barracks.

While aboard TRACEN Petaluma you must have in your possession the following items in order to register your vehicle:

  • Proof of Auto Insurance. You are required to have liability coverage on your vehicle. If you do not have proof of insurance in your possession or do not have insurance you will not be allowed to drive your vehicle on or off the base. You will be required to park your vehicle next to the base police building until you can show proof of insurance. The state of California requires you to maintain insurance to drive, that includes vehicles registered outside of California.
  • Vehicle Registration. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name, but your name must appear on the insurance policy. If you are driving a rental car you will need a copy of the Rental Car Agreement.
  • Military ID and Driver's License.

Motorcycles

If you are driving a motorcycle to Training Center Petaluma, the following is required:

  • Proof of completion of a certified State or National Motorcycle Safety Course;
  • Valid State driver's license with motorcycle endorsement;
  • Headlight on while driving;
  • Motorcycle shall be equipped with rear-view mirrors;
  • Driver and passenger must wear a DOT approved helmet properly fastened under the chin;
  • Properly worn impact or shatter resistant eye protective device; and
  • Glasses, goggles, or a full face shield attached to the helmet - Windshield or fairings are NOT adequate eye protection.

Motorcycle drivers and passengers are strongly encouraged to wear the following:

  • Leather footwear with over-the-ankle coverage;
  • Leather, full-fingered gloves, trousers, and long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and
  • High visibility (retro-reflective) outer garments

Students:

Unless directed otherwise by Lodging Staff, check in at the Horsley Hall Quarterdeck.

Directions: from the Main Gate, enter the base on Pennsylvania Ave. and continue to the second stop sign (Colorado Ave.) and turn left. Follow Colorado Ave. to just past California Ave. and turn left into the Horsley Hall parking lot.

Note: Students should not release their taxi or rideshare until they reach their final lodging facility.

C-School Barracks Note: If you are attending C-School you will be staying at Harrison Hall, Mace Hall or H-Complex which are cost barracks. Please verify with your Yeoman and/or ETQC that your orders reflect this entitlement.

Note: Prior to executing your travel, make sure you have a travel card, and bring it with you when you report for your C-School.
 

Permanent Party:

Permanent party members being assigned to TRACEN Petaluma should report to their supervisor and the Customer Service Center (CSC). All permanent party members should call the CSC prior to reporting (during COVID).

Note: Please be aware that due to COVID-19, the reporting process for permanent party has changed:

CSC Hours of Operations:
Walk-ins: 0800 – 1130
Appointment only hours: 1230 – 1600

Note: Appointments via phone and screen sharing are recommended, please call the customer service desk at x7394 to schedule. 

Note: There is no armory storage facility at TRACEN Petaluma, students may not bring weapons, ammunition, or gunpowder on board.

Assignments will be arranged by school, course, and gender.
  • Horsley Hall WiFi Available in common areas
In room Internet access available (call MWR)
3-4 Man rooms with private head

   Horsley Hall

Horsley Hall

  • Steadman Hall WiFi Available in common areas
In room Internet access available (call MWR)
3-4 Man rooms with private head

   Steadman Hall

Steadman Hall

C School Students

Barracks (Cost)

  • Harrison Hall - $30-$55 per night Rate depends on rank,
    single or double occupancy WiFi available common areas,
    1-2 Man rooms with private head

  Harrison Hall 

Harrison Hall

  • Mace Hall - $30 per night
  • WiFi Available in all common areas
    1-2 Man rooms with community head

  Mace Hall 

Mace Hall

  • H-Complex - $25 per night
  • WiFi Available in all common areas

  Building 124 (H-Complex)

Building 124

  • Steadman Hall East - $30-$50 per night
  • Rate depends on rank, single, or double occupancy
    WiFi available common areas, modems in rooms 1-2
    Man rooms with private head

 Steadman Hall 

Steadman Hall East

Room Furnishings

All barracks rooms are furnished with beds, a desk, a locker
and a small dresser for each resident. Based on this limited
allotment of furniture, it is recommended that you pack sparingly.

 Barracks Room 

Two Man Barracks Room

 

Towels and Towel Service

There is towel service within all class "C" School berthing

Washing Machines

Washing machines and dryers are available free of charge in the barracks. Laundry soap is not provided, but is available on base at the Coast Guard Exchange. 

Other Items to Bring

A lock for your locker, shower shoes (flip-flops) for the bathroom, and Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers to store any dry food you may purchase while attached to your school. Please note that open containers in your room are not permitted. Please secure the containers with the lids when not in use.

Base Cable/Internet

Free WiFi internet access is available in all the common areas in each barracks building. High-speed Internet and Cable TV is available for purchase in Horsley Hall and Steadman Hall for “A” School students. Please contact the MWR Office for more information and fees.

WIFI is available in the Consolidated Club / Two Rock Pizza during their regular business hours.

The library includes a full-service PC multimedia center with internet access, scanning capability, and free printing.

Please call the MWR for more information and information on hooking up in-room internet and cable access (for Horsley Hall and Steadman Hall only).

  • "A" Schools
  • CS

    School Chief: CSCM Richard Faria 707-765-7007
    Assistant School Chief: CSCS Kevin Ball 707-765-7815

  • ET

    School Chief: ETCM Michael King 707-765-7991
    Assistant School Chief: ETCS Tom Stout 707-765-7006

  • HS

    School Chief: HSCM Deborah West 707-765-7487
    Assistant School Chief: HSCS Eugene Porterfield 707-765-7046

  • IT

    School Chief: ITCM Nia Stemley 707-765-7285
    Assistant School Chief: ITCS Neil Garrand 707-765-7038

  • OS

    School Chief: OSCM Luke Cutburth 707-765-7086
    Assistant School Chief: OSCS David Warfel 707-765-7198

  • SK

    School Chief: SKCM George Bou 707-765-7870
    Assistant School Chief: SKC Charles Ijima 707-765-7128

  • YN

    School Chief: YNCM Seth Cockram 707-765-7105
    Assistant School Chief: YNC Matthew Sharp 707-765-7717

Upon arrival to TRACEN Petaluma your participation in the Petty Officer Indoctrination Program will be mandatory. During this phase of your training your off-base liberty must be earned and will be granted on/or about day 10.

The Petty Officer Indoctrination Program prepares students to be successful in "A" School and clearly defines your expected behavior while in training at TRACEN Petaluma. It is the first step toward becoming a Petty Officer in the Coast Guard.

Your indoctrination schedule will include events and classes during the day, evenings and weekends. Classes include (but are not limited to) apprentice leadership program (ALP), TRACEN Petaluma resources and activities, substance abuse free environment (SAFE) training, LAMS, IDP/finance lecture, inspections and a fitness assessment.