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"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 NOTICESTop Of This Page

               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

 

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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.

Objectives:

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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.

The Civilian Orientation Online Course is targeted for new employees at all grade levels but may be used by all for a reference or refresher. New employees are required to complete the training within the first 30 days of employment. The course takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

It covers the Coast Guard's customs, courtesies, ranks/rates, missions, assets, units, organizational structure, history, personnel system, and more.

 


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                            2007 VE DecalVE/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

 2008 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:

http://safetyseal.net/pdf_files/vscdecalfm08.pdf
 

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2008 Instructor Workshop


The 2008 Instructor Workshop is now available on the E Department Library.
The workshop is required for all Instructors for 2008. A qualified Instructor or
Member Trainer may implement this Workshop at any level. The length of the
Workshop should require 30 - 35 minutes for presentation.Top Of This Page
 
Click here for AuxPlusPE
 
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'A' Department Launches New 2008 Digital Photography Course

The Training Branch within the Department of Marketing & Public Affairs (A) has developed a new online Introduction to Digital Photography Course replacing the old Basic Photography course. The new course covers Light, Digital Cameras, Composition, Flash and Studio, Caption Writing, and Image Editing. Register for the new course at the USCG Auxiliary Virtual Classroom.
 

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List to Determine Latest Revision of Training CoursesTop Of This Page
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".

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C - Schools

C-School listings (AUXLAMS, ASOC, and AMLOC courses

are included in the list) and the  class dates are available.

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Operational Specialty Courses

AUXCOM - Auxiliary Communications

Course and Instructor Guide

 

AUXPAT - Auxiliary Patrols

Course and Instructor Guide

 

AUXSAR - Auxiliary Search & Rescue

Course and Instructor Guide

 

AUXSEA - Auxiliary Seamanship

Course and Instructor Guide

 

AUXWEA - Auxiliary Weather (Power Point)

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8

Cloud photo gallery
Severe thunderstorms
Wind directions and weather

Study Guide

 

AUXNAV - Auxiliary Navigation

Material Can be found over In the public education section listed as Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation
Click here to see the Public Education Classes

 

The Following PowerPoint presentations are intended to assist you in studying for Operations Specialty Courses. They are not the actual AUXOP Courses.
 

   AUXCOM - Communication

   AUXNAV- Navigation

   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.

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Non-AUXOP Courses

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES COURSE

Passing the APC is one of the requirements for an elective office position in the flotilla.

The updated Instructor and Student Guides are now available.

 

 

Auxiliary Instructor

Training Course (Part A, Part B)

Instructor GuideTop Of This Page

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Exam Gateway : Online Auxiliary Testing Site

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Coast Guard Institute: Correspondence Courses

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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.

  Electronic Communications Course

  Influencing the Spectator FleetTop Of This Page

  Program Management

  Rules of Order

   Department of Homeland Security publications

           The National Strategy for Maritime Security

            Good Security Habits

            Real-World Warnings Keep You Safe On-line

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United States Power Squadrons

Peekskill Sail And Power Squadron  USPS Boating Safety Courses

 

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New Member Training Program Available
A new “Value-Added” program from the National Training Department
 is now available for members. 
 
 New Member Integration – The First Six Months 
 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.

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MANDATORY  ICS TRAININGTop Of This Page
 
                 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:

ICS-100   ICS-200 , IS-700 and IS-800 courses.


      
  
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Seminar CoursesTop Of This Page

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 guideTop Of This Page

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

 

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Member Rewards

 

 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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CLICK ON THE LINKS  BELOW  TO  SEE  MORE  RELATED SITES.

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Hudson River Launch Ramps                                 Links                         PFD Tools

Uniform History                                                     USCG Aux Aviation    USCG Aux Diversity Statement

USCG AUX History                                                 USCG AUX PROGRAMS  What is a Warrior?

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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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