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…

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…

Reminder on Carriage of Arms by Auxiliarists

National Commodore Mark Simoni recently issued a reminder to all Auxiliarists about the policies on Auxiliarists carrying arms. “In response to the recent Chattanooga, TN lone wolf attack upon the Recruiting Center and Naval Detachment, many citizens across the country are forming “protection rallies” and some are appearing outside government facilities bearing arms to express…

Personal Vehicle Decal Program Ended

The Coast Guard announced termination of the personal vehicle decal program in September 2014. If not already removed, all Coast Guard-issued vehicle decals, including those issued to Auxiliarists as described in section 5.O.3. of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual must be removed from personal vehicles and destroyed immediately. Access to Coast Guard and DoD facilities requires proper…

Parasail Awareness and Flight Safety

PARASAIL AWARENESS AND SAFETY OF FLIGHT The Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin alerting the boating and aviation public to specific hazards relating to parasail operation. These hazards concern safety of flight issues when aircraft operate in the vicinity of vessels conducting parasail operations. Auxiliarists should be aware of these safety concerns…