Outdated Marine Flare Disposal

Disposal of Unwanted/Outdated Pyrotechnic Devices Auxiliarists are sometimes asked to accept out-of-date or otherwise unwanted  pyrotechnic  devices for disposal.  Accepting such materials for disposal is not an authorized mission for the Auxiliary and may result in individual Auxiliarists taking possession of unstable and hazardous materials and becoming personally responsible for their disposal. Although some municipal…

NACO Message on Clearing Backlog of Auxiliary PSI Investigations

NACO  Message to All Hands Clearing Backlogged Auxiliary Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) and Establishing New Provisional Membership Procedures   The National Commodore sent a message on May 9, 2016 to notify all Auxiliary members of efforts underway to clear the backlogged Auxiliary PSIs (a/k/a, “background checks”) submitted by new members over the past two years,…

NOAA Terminates Chart Updating Website

Navigation Systems Information NOAA terminates the Chart Updating website    As of April 19, 2016 the USCG Auxiliary Chart Updating Reporting Webpage (CUWeb) has been shut down permanently.  NOAA’s letter to the Auxiliary explains that because of increasing levels of federal IT security both the Auxiliary and US Power Squadron websites have been identified as security…