NACO Announces 2017-2018 National Staff Appointments

NACO(e) Richard Washburn announces appointments for 2016-2018 Commodore Washburn would like to thank all Auxiliarists who recently applied for 2016 – 2018 ANACO or Director positions. There were a record number of resumes submitted from highly qualified Auxiliarists, making the selection process extremely difficult. All candidates were interviewed and considered for the positions they sought.…

National Elections Held at NACON 2016

Auxiliary National Commodores Elected On Friday, August 26, elections were held at the Auxiliary National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The National Leadership team for the 2017-2018 term was elected by the Auxiliary National Bridge.  Our leaders for this coming term are: National Commodore (NACO) – COMO Richard A. Washburn Vice National Commodore (VNACO) – COMO…

Secretary Johnson Announces New DHS Mission Statement

“With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.” The Secretary of Homeland Security has released a new mission statement that is intended for all DHS components and the approximately 226,000 personnel across the entire Department.  The above message is a result of thoughts contributed by many members from…

New Telecommunications Program Standards Announced

New Standards for Operations Approved and Published  The Office of the Chief Director of Auxiliary has released a new set of Auxiliary Communications Program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). This set of SOPs provide descriptions and requirements of the Auxiliary Communications Program (ACP) along with a collection of guidelines for the conduct of specific Auxiliary communications…

Changes in Cuba Travel Regulations

Changes in Cuba Travel.  The Coast Guard announced in March, 2016 that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Cuba.  This change is detailed in the Federal Register at:  http://www.regulations.gov/ , using the link: USCG–2016–0201.

Response Directorate Workshops for 2016 Posted

2016 Response Workshops Posted On-Line The Response Directorate has created three workshops for 2016, for members involved in operations. Surface Operations: The optional 2016 Surface Operations Workshop has been published and includes important information and reminders regarding: Surface Safety, Mishap Reporting, AOM, new PPE requirements, Coxswain and Crew responsibilities and Cell Phone use. Telecommunications: A new…

Member Financial Assistance

National Commodore Mark Simoni has released a message to all Auxiliarists about the availability of financial assistance to members injured while assigned to duty. “All Auxiliary members should be aware that financial assistance may be available to members who are seriously injured while assigned to duty and suffer a financial hardship because of those injuries.   Members…