Tracking Auxiliary Mandated Training (AUXMT)

AUXMT Weekly Reports Now On Line All members are required to complete ten training topics by the end of 2016, or within one year of enrollment, depending on base enrollment date.   These are the “mandated training” sessions discussed in ALAUX 010/15 from the Chief Director this past June (http://wow.uscgaux.info/Uploads_wowII/095-45/CHDIRAUX___03_June_2015.pdf) .  Further details are available at:…

Putting AP Members to Work

So You Have Joined The Coast Guard Auxiliary – Now What? You are a member in AP Status. What can you do? First understand everything we do is governed by Federal law and the Commandant’s Instructions for the Auxiliary. Auxiliarists in Approval Pending (AP) status still have huge opportunities to train and qualify in virtually…

Know the Rules in the Auxiliary!

New, Annotated AUXMAN – Understanding the regulations and the latest information The Auxiliary, like any other organization, has rules, and with our complex activities, there are plenty of them; so many that it is sometimes hard to keep track of where and why they exist. The Auxiliary Manual is our administrative rule book, detailing how and…

Auxiliary “Communities of Interest” Launched

The new on-line moderated forums, the Auxiliary “Communities of Interest” have now been launched.  Just as our Flotilla, Division, and District events bring us together to share best practices and discuss challenges, these new forums allow us to extend our communities across the Nation, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to become more effective…

Auxiliary Paddle Craft Program Launched

AUXILIARY PADDLE CRAFT (AUXPAD) PROGRAM  The Coast Guard Auxiliary National Paddle Craft program (AUXPAD) has been officially released for adoption by Districts.  This program Instruction provides the guidance for development of AUXPAD programs in regions where it is authorized by District Commanders. This program was developed in a cooperative effort among Auxiliary leadership, national staff,…

CG Mutual Assistance Program – “We Look After our Own.”

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) recently announced a number of new assistance programs and an increase in the dollar amount for its Supplemental Education Grant.   CGMA is the Coast Guard’s own financial relief organization, offering help to any in the Coast Guard community facing financial need. Last year, Auxiliarists received over $41,900 in assistance. CGMA’s…

Deckplate Training Available for Flotilla Members

Showcase Deckplate Training at your flotilla meetings! The Training Directorate has posted the first in a new quarterly series of flotilla training modules on the National Web site, to help flotilla commanders develop the strong leader in every flotilla member. The National Commodore and the National Executive Committee (NEXCOM) expect that every flotilla will make use…

Auxiliary Uniform Changes

Each of us takes pride in wearing the Auxiliary uniform. The Coast Guard conducts an ongoing process to evaluate uniform policy and recommend changes to the Commandant. The Commandant approved a number of recommendations of the Uniform Board and these changes were released to the Auxiliary in an ALAUX on 22 Dec 2014. Two of…

Know Your National Commodore –

COMO Mark Simoni has been an Auxiliarist for over 23 years, first joining Flotilla 24-05 in Saginaw, Michigan in 1991. He recalls he joined the Auxiliary after receiving a tow after becoming disabled on Lake Huron. He was most impressed with the close quarters boat handling and side tow skills of the Auxiliary crew that…