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…

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…

Auxiliarists in Approval Pending (AP) Status

A Message from the National Commodore Fellow Auxiliarists,  As most of you are aware, the time it takes to process new member PSI packages at SECCEN has slowed to the point where the backlog of unprocessed packages has doubled over the last 12 months.  There are several factors that have contributed to this situation; most…

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,…

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…

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…

CHANGE IN AUXILIARY AVIATION MAINTENANCE POLICY

A new policy for Auxiliary Aviation (AUXAIR) facility maintenance has been approved as of 22 January 2015.  This new policy replaces the manufacturer’s recommended time-between-overhaul (TBO) policy that has been in effect since 2006 with one based on “engine condition maintenance.” This new AUXAIR aircraft maintenance policy relies on annual FAA-standard inspections and inspections after every…