UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY UNOFFICIAL NEWSLETTER
BOAT CREW FACT SHEET
"WHATEVER YOU DO, YOU NEED COURAGE. WHATEVER COURSE YOU DECIDE UPON, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE WRONG. THERE ARE ALWAYS DIFFICULTIES ARISING, WHICH TEMPT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR CRITICS ARE RIGHT. TO MAP OUT A COURSE OF ACTION AND FOLLOW IT TO THE END REQUIRES SOME OF THE SAME COURAGE THAT A SOLDIER NEEDS. PEACE HAS ITS VICTORIES, BUT IT TAKES BRAVE MEN TO WIN THEM." RALPH WALDO EMERSON
IMPORTANT MEMBER TRAINING NOTICES
2008 Operations Workshop
Intended to provide guidance for Districts, Divisions, and Flotillas to update their members on Operations programs for 2008, the workshop is presented in two parts:
Operations Workshop 2008 Facilitator Slide Notes
2008 Operations Workshop PowerPoint Slides
2008 One Hour Required Annual TCT Workshop
2008 TCT Power Point Presentation
2008 Mandatory Annual Sexual Harassment Workshop
The Coast Guard now offers the Mandatory Annual Sexual Harassment Workshop on-line through the Learning Portal located at http://learning.uscg.mil/ or directly at Sexual Harassment Prevention
The Sexual Harassment Awareness e-learning asset is a self-paced, interactive lesson with tracking capabilities to demonstrate test completion and time on task. The lessons set provide awareness to all Coast Guard personnel to ensure business is conducted in an environment free of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Coast Guard Indoctrination
For new members there is a wonderful on-line Coast Guard Indoctrination course on the Coast Guard E-learning website.
Although it is designed for the regular and reserve members of Team Coast Guard, it gives practical information and practice in the following areas:
Civilian Orientation Training
The Civilian Orientation Training is another great course for both new and experienced members.
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VE/PV Workshops for 2008
VE/PV Workshops for 2008 may be downloaded here or you can also order a CD from ANSC. The V Department 2008 Workshop CD is ANSC 2001A. The 2008 V Workshops are not mandatory but are encouraged to keep our members up to date in the VE and PV areas.http://safetyseal.net/workshops
Vessel Safety Check Decals Now Available
The Auxiliary National Supply Center (ANSC) has received an initial supply of 2008 Vessel Safety Check decals.
Download the order form from:
2008 Instructor Workshop
'A' Department Launches New 2008 Digital Photography Course
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Latest Revision of Training Courses
Have you ever wondered if the program qualification guide, AUXOP course book, or exam you are about to use is current and aligned with the material you have studied? Wonder no more. Visit the National Training Department and on the left side of the home page select "Current Documentation Revision List".
C-School listings (AUXLAMS, ASOC, and AMLOC courses
are included in the list) and the class dates are available.
Operational Specialty Courses
are intended to assist you in studying for Operations Specialty
Courses. They are not the actual AUXOP Courses.
AUXCOM - Communication
AUXPAT - Patrol
AUXSAR - Search and Rescue
AUXSEA - Seamanship
PROCTORED ON LINE EXAMINATION PROCEDURE CHANGE
NTC has made it easier for members to register to take a proctored on line exam. The new student registration page is at - http://cgexams.info/testing/AuxopExamRequest.asp . You will note that we have created a pick list of proctors. These are the proctors who have registered. Once a proctor has registered they will automatically show up on the pick list. If your Flotilla proctor is not listed, they can register at http://cgexams.info/testing/ProctorRequest.htm . Each District sets the rules as who is appointed a proctor. NTC receives as list of appointed Proctors from each District DIRAUX, which is used to verify members registering as proctors. Once a Proctor has registered they will show up in the pick list for members to pick when registering for an exam.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES COURSE
Passing the APC is one of the requirements for an elective office position in the flotilla.
Exam Gateway : Online Auxiliary Testing Site
Coast Guard Institute: Correspondence Courses
Value added training
This Value Added Training (description) section has been developed for Auxiliary members looking for supplemental information to aid them in their Auxiliary programs.
Department of Homeland Security publications
New Member Training Program Available
A new “Value-Added” program from the National Training Department
is now available for members.
This program is a self-paced program that helps members to understand the
difference between orienting a new member and integrating a new member into the flotilla.
The program then offers a simple team-based process to ensure that new members feel welcome,
valued and supported in the critical first six months of membership.
If retaining new members is important to you, check out this new program.
All Crew Candidates must also pass ICS 100
and 700 before operational
signoffs can take place.
Coxswains must complete modules ICS 200
and 800 as well.
Click on the links below for more information:
Incident Command System:
The FEMA training site has at E-training including:
Single Session Seminars
ABC America's Boating Course
GPSFM GPS For Mariners
HRNC How to Read a Nautical Chart
SIC Suddenly In Command
PWC Personal Watercraft Safety Course
Waypoints Boating Safety grades 4-6
Boating Fun Boating Safety grades K-3
Youth IG Waypoints/Boating Fun Instructor Guide Both courses in one guide
Multi Session Seminars
BS&S Boating Skills and Seamanship 13 Lessons
LGS Let's Go Sailing 4 Lessons
B/ACN Coastal Navigation (Basic & Advanced) 6 / 12 Lessons
Your service in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is valued and has its rewards! Do you know all the benefits you are entitled to? For the complete story on your Member Benefits, click here
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We Need You -- The Coast Guard Auxiliary is called upon to provide essential services to the Coast Guard as they focus more heavily on their military missions. We need all the help we can get. You needn't own a boat or be an experienced boater, since our missions are wide-ranging. For information about Auxiliary missions and the Auxiliary in general, go to our Join the Auxiliary web page. You will find there a form through which you can ask that a local Auxiliarist make contact with you to explore the ways in which you can assist Team Coast Guard.
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