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10/05
The Uniform Distribution Center has an abundant supply of ODU's available
in all sizes.  Their phone number is 800-874-6841.  It appeared at the
National conference that many Auxiliarists were not aware of the variety of
sizes and availability the UDC offered.

9/24  Subject: A and C Schools

Good Afternoon Directors and OTOs,

Auxiliarists may apply to any Coast Guard residency training including any, C-school, A-school, LAMS, etc.  If any Auxiliarist send in a STTR for a non Aux course (one where the course ID does not begin with AUX) please put in the ETR and let the program manager make a decision about who to send.  If an Auxiliarist wants to attend an A-school the process is a little different.  If there is an operational need for an Auxiliarist to attend and seats are open it is possible for them to attend.  Please ensure the Auxiliarist is qualified (security clearance, etc.) and fax the STTR to me. I will see if funding is available.  Thanks for your support.MJO

Michael J. O'Brien, EIT
Lieutenant Junior Grade, US Coast Guard
Commandant (G-OCX-1)
2100 Second Street SW, Room 3501
Washington, DC 20593-0001

mo'brien@comdt.uscg.mil
Ph. 202-267-1011
Fax 202-267-4409

 

9/14      Anyone interested

 LT Scott White, the new Sea Partners Coordinator for Sector New York has requested Auxiliary support for the events listed below.  Members planning to attend should forward that information to me the DSO-MSE (tdcadwalalder@earthlink.net) so that I can keep Lt. White informed of the level of auxiliary participation.  I know that you will make a good effort.        
Thomas Cadwallader, DSO-MSE 1SR 

To all;
Coast Guard Sector New York has been invited to three upcoming public water education events.  They are designed to  encourage public educational opportunities to understand that protecting our water resources, through sound science and broad public awareness, will help make these resources available for generations to come.  I have a fax for each event but hope to have e-mails from all three by this afternoon.

1.  Friday, Sept. 23rd - Make a Splash with Project Wet (Water Education for Teachers)Union, NJ  Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, 1120 Commerce Ave, Union, NJ 07083     0900 - 1130

Four hundred elementary students join nearly 50,000 others nation wide as they learn the importance of ground water and how to protect the future of our nation's waters.  About 100 fourth graders will run through our work station, 20 at a time, at 25 minute intervals.  Depending on the weather, we could work in the school yard on a table/tables in front of a CG response vehicle.  If, inclement, it will be held in a classroom.  The oil sample kit makes a good prop with kids..

 One or two people with oil sample kits could interact using oil sample kits as a prop to demonstrate some of the methods we use to protect our waters.

 Contact:  Mary Ann Sinnott or Linda Regal at (908) 206- 6100.  I have copies of a fax I can distribute but expect an e-mail tomorrow.

 2.  Saturday, Sept 24th - National Estuary Day at "Little Neck Bay Festival"
Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, Queens 11363 11363-1890    1000-1500

One day festival celebrating Long Island sound and Little Neck Bay Estuaries.  This could be done as above.
Contact:  Aline (718) 229-4000 (press 0, ask for Arline) 

3. Friday, Sept. 30. - Estuary Day 2005 - at the Peterson Center in Elizabeth, NJ (I will get exact address)  0800-1430 Sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NY Division and Kean University Department of Geography and Geology, and the Arthur kill/Elizabeth watershed.  The goal is to educate the future environmental stewards to the importance of the land/water relationship and their role in maintaining the local estuary.  We have been invited by the Corps to showcase our role in the New York and New Jersey Harbor Estuary with an interactive work station in the town center..  This will be an opportunity to educate more than 120 students from three area schools. 

Contact: Carolyn Vadino, USAC at (917) 790 8306.
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9/1
For Safety's Sake Volume IV 2005

Volume IV for 2005 of For Safety's Sake was published on September 1st 2005. You can download is information packed issue from this URL now:  
http://safetyseal.net/newsletters/ve-mdv/fss05-04.pdf

Some of the articles in this issue are Program Visitors: A special breed of Auxiliary educator, The Cost of Apathy, Fire Extinguishers, Marine Radio, Vessel Outreach Program, Setting Meaningful Goals, Pass It On and much more! Download your copy today and print it out and share it with other members of your Auxiliary Flotilla or USPS Squadron.

Read past issues of our newsletter by visiting
http://safetyseal.net/index3.asp and select the Newsletters button

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8/24
The Summer issue of Over The Bow is out on the web! http://www.cgaux1sr.org/PDFs/Summer%202005.pdf

8/24
Div 11 had some good coverage in the current ed. of Over The Bow. Go see it. Pictures and all.


8/22

V-Department Workshop Make-up Available On-Line --

Historically, Auxiliary workshops have been delivered in a classroom environment. This approach allows for interaction of the students and instructors and provides a relevance to the local area of operation.

To enhance our delivery capabilities the 2005 V-Department Work is being offered on line at
http://safetyseal.net/workshops/workshop/. Participants will receive completion credit by completing the enrollment form at the end of the review. Questions relative to the workshop material can be posted on the web sites "Q & A" link.  Source: [Peter J. Urgola, DC-V]
 

8/15
TCT workshop given on September 24 at Station Shinnecock.
This workshop will start at 0900 and continue until 1700hrs

8/1

Subject: ABC Class

This email is being sent to Auxiliary members who may require a boating class.  Victor Kleinman, SO-MT, will be giving the America's Boating Course on Thursday, August 11 at 1700 hours.  Location to be announced.  The cost of the class will be $75, which includes all course material.
 
Please remember that you cannot participate in any auxiliary program unless you have successfully completed a boating safety course.
 
Please let me know if you plan on taking this course.
 
Thank you.
 Victor



7/19
AUXILIARY OPERATIONS POLO SHIRT AVAILABLE -014/05

1.  The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt is now available for ordering through the Auxiliary Center (AUXCEN).  All orders must be processed through
AUXCEN to ensure continuity.

2.  The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt is an alternative to the Coast Guard Working Blue Uniform Shirt and the Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) Shirt,
including cases when worn as a hot weather outfit.  No logo, patches, insignia, nametapes, nor nametags of any type may be worn on the polo shirt.
Only the embroidery prescribed below is authorized.

3.  Appearance:  The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt has USCG AUXILIARY embroidered in white on the left front side, and the Auxiliarist's LAST NAME
embroidered in white on the right front side.  The shirt is dark blue, has no pockets, and is made of 100% combed cotton.

4.  Costs:  Sizes small (SM) through extra large (XL) cost $32.50 each Double extra large (XXL) cost $35.00 each.  Triple extra large (XXXL) cost
$38.00 each.  The quantity of shirts ordered will determine the shipping and handling fees.

5.  Placing Orders:  The embroidery vendor will send shipments directly to the shipping address using UPS...so a shipping street address is required
for delivery (i.e. - do not provide a post office box address).  You may order the Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt directly from the AUXCEN using the
special Operations Polo Shirt Order Form, a copy of which is available for downloading from the AUXCEN web site (
http://www.uscgaux.org/~auxcen/auxcen/OpsOrdeForm.pdf ). You can also send an e-mail request for an electronic copy of the form to
auxcen@sbcglobal.net.  (If you request the form by e-mail, please ensure that you include your District and Flotilla number as well as your EMPLID
number). 
The form can be submitted two ways.  Print out the form, ensure that all of the information is included, then either:
      
a.  mail it along with your check, money order or VISA/MasterCard
information completed to:
                Coast Guard Auxiliary Center
                9449 Watson Industrial Park
                St. Louis, MO  63126
                or
      
b.  if using a VISA/MasterCard as payment, you may fax the form to AUXCEN at (314) 962-6804.

6.  The Auxiliary Operations Polo Shirt will be incorporated into the next change to the Auxiliary Manual.

7/19
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Subj:    ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS FOR YOUR REIMBURSEMENTS - 013/05

1.  Your help is requested in reducing Coast Guard costs of reimbursing you for orders.  The Department of Homeland Security is pushing a mandate to
require all payments made by the CG Finance Center to be accomplished electronically.  The cost of an electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a
fraction (approx 1/100th) of what it costs the Coast Guard to mail you a check.  I personally urge you to assist in this fiscally responsible
endeavor to make the best use of our limited Coast Guard funding.

2.  Currently, 69% of payments made through the Patrol Order Management System (POMS) are done electronically and this system has proven to be
efficient and reliable.  Moreover, other Coast Guard personnel (Active, Reserve, Civilian Employees) have been required to have their pay deposited
electronically for about the last 20 years.  Understandably, some of you are reluctant to apply for EFT for various reasons.  I ask that you reconsider
your position based on today's technology, the Coast Guard's superior computer system security measures, and the overwhelming success of EFTs in
general.  The fear of identity theft is often a leading reason for apprehension, as well it should be!  We hear too often about high tech
thieves who prey on their unsuspecting victims.  I'm not asking you to be foolish in your actions.  You are very wise to be leery of internet scams
and computer hackers.  But did you know that you can sign up for EFT without joining the world of cyberspace or subscribing to an on-line service?  You
don't even need a computer!  If you have a bank account then you are eligible to be included in payments via EFT.  They are fast, secure and much
less costly than issuing a check.

      3.  Our goal is 98% participation by October 1, 2005.  I think we can exceed expectations by acting quickly and getting maximum participation
within the next 2 to 4 weeks!  Here is another opportunity for you to make a significant contribution to the United States Coast Guard.  Please consider
taking this simple but effective step toward outstanding stewardship of public funds.  EFT enrollment forms are available in Appendix G of the
Auxiliary Manual (page G-56) and in the Forms section of the Auxiliary web site (http://www.cgaux.org/cgauxweb/home_frame_955a.htm, form FMS-2231).
Enrollment forms should be faxed to the Finance Center at (757) 523-6769.
You can also enroll on-line at the Finance Center website www.fincen.uscg.mil/aux_info.htm).

 

6/21
 The spring Issue of "Over The Bow" is now available on-line at: http://www.cgaux1sr.org/PDFs/Final%20OTB-1.pdf

6/19
FYI,            Flotilla 11-02 is
scheduling a Brunch to be held at TGIF (off Emmons ave.) on July 10, 2005,
 There will be continuous appetizers served between 1400hrs. and 1700hrs. Thatís 2pm to 5pm. A cash bar will be available.
. Invite your friends, family boyfriend, girlfriends whomever. Cost will be approximately $20.00 per.

  RSVP by June 30th. to either   xxxxxxxxx or YAW21380@OPTONLINE.NET  Victor   FC

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6/1
FYI, FOR ALL MEMBERS WANTING TO TAKE TCT 
I need from you via e-mail ASAP
1) Name
2) ID number
3) Date enrolled
4) You must have ID card
5) You must wear a uniform: working blue or Tropical blue long
6) THIS IS A COMMITMENT
Victor Kleinman so-mt
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0361 DM Brian Markman [Brian.Markman@radioshack.com ]
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 12:02 PM
Subject: Flotilla 11-02
dinner event
[cancelled, see other TGIF function]

As we discussed in our last Flotilla meeting I am trying to organize a social night out for Sunday June 26 th  at 7pm. The restaurant is called "Downtown Atlantic" and is located on Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond streets. www.downtownatlantic.com

 After you look at the website  I think that you will find it will be a great night out! They also have a "live" jazz band that plays from 7pm until 10 pm. Since the owner is a friend of mine  I was able to negotiate a price of $50 per person for the dinner which includes tax and gratuity as well as the following:

Unlimited Wine, Beer or Soda
Family Style Appetizers such as Fried Calamari, Crispy "Mahjong" Shrimp Rolls, Tomato/ Mozzarella anti pasta to name a few.
Main Course choice of Chicken, Fish, Steak or Pasta dish
Coffee, Tea and desert.  

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Those interested will need to pay in advance at the next Flotilla Meeting on June 16th as the restaurant has "limited" seating and we need to guarantee those that are attending. If you are not drinking liquor there will be no other out of pocket expense.

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From:
0361 DM Brian Markman [Brian.Markman@radioshack.com ]
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 11:44 AM
Subject: Looking for Volunteers

I am looking for volunteers for Saturday June 18th from 11 am to participate in an event in Merrick Long Island.

The event will be sponsored by RadioShack that is called "STREETSENTZ". The program is an identification kit for children, we will be "fingerprinting" and taking pictures which will go onto a card that parents will keep in the event that a child goes missing.

It would also be an opportunity for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to promote "Water Watch" and "Safe Boating" if we get a few volunteers.
Please forward this to the flotilla I can make arrangements for a successful event. Thanks!

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6/4

ELECTRONIC PASSPORT STATEMENT
Early in 2005, the U.S. Department of State will begin issuing a new type of passport containing an embedded
electronic chip and called an "Electronic Passport". The new passport will continue to be proof of the bearer's
United States citizenship and identity, and will look and function in the same way as a passport without a chip.
The addition of an electronic chip in the back cover will enable the new passport to carry a duplicate electronic
copy of all information from the data page. The new passport will be usable at all ports-of-entry, including those
that do not yet have electronic chip readers.
Use of the electronic format will provide the traveler the additional security protections inherent in chip
technology. Moreover, when used at ports-of-entry equipped with electronic chip readers, the new passport will
provide for faster clearance through some of the port-of-entry processes.
Issuance of this new passport will be phased in during an 18-month period. It is expected that by mid-2006
nearly all U.S. passports will be issued in this new format. The new passport will not require special handling or
treatment, but like previous versions should be protected from extreme bending and from immersion in water.
The electronic chip must be read using specially formatted readers, and is not susceptible to unauthorized reading.
The cover of the new passport will be printed with a special symbol representing the embedded chip. The symbol
"LOGO IMAGE" will appear in port-of-entry areas where the electronic passport can be read.
 
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Aviators,
FYI.
Robert Shafer Division Chief, Air Operations U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary  [e mail ]
U.S. pilots to need passports for flights to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean Birth certificate may no longer be enough
Pilots accustomed to flying over the border to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean and using a birth certificate to prove U.S. citizenship on their return to the United States could soon need a passport instead. The change will be especially significant to the many pilots who regularly use GA aircraft for travel to these convenient business and pleasure destinations.
A proposal announced today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department would require anyone reentering the United States from any foreign country to carry a valid passport. The program, called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, is currently the subject of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to give the public time to comment.
The measure grew out of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, also known as the 9/11 Intelligence Bill, which mandated that DHS and the State Department develop and implement a plan to require anyone entering the United States to present a passport or other secure document.
Getting a passport is not difficult, although it can take several weeks to process, so it's a good idea to plan ahead. If you've never held a U.S. passport before, you must apply in person at one of the 6,000 facilities located around the nation. You can expect to pay $97 in fees and wait six weeks for your new passport to arrive, although an expedited two-week service is available for an additional charge. For a complete list of requirements and all the details about how to get or renew a passport, please see "AOPA's Guide to Obtaining a U.S. Passport for International Travel."
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative would be implemented in phases, with the first deadline set for December 31 when all citizens of the United States, Canada, and Bermuda traveling from the Caribbean and Central or South America will need a passport to reenter the United States. One year later, December 31, 2006, the requirement will be extended to all citizens of the United States, Canada, and Bermuda who are reentering the United States from Canada or Mexico. The following year, December 31, 2007, the rule will be expanded to include all persons traveling in the Western Hemisphere who are returning to the United States. April 12, 2005
 

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5/25
FYI,  I have some members that have a brand new boat Location Hampton Bays. They would like a seasoned boater to accompany them on the trip 
To Gateway Marina.  Could be a nice day trip.  Anyone interested get back to me Either by e-mail or 718-258-7687  Victor SO-MT
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Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 7:33 AM
Subject: [1SR-L] UPDATE No. 2-
Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement(SBCLLE)-041/05
 This Mailing List is a One-way list from the Director to the Membership. Questions about it content needs to be routed though the appropriate Chain
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 TO:  ALAUXDIST1SR
 FM:  CDR J. M. Felker

 Enforcement(SBCLLE)-041/05
 1. The response to the call for volunteers for the second SBCLLE has been very respectable.

 2. The course dates are: June 6 to June 17, M-F.  Some sessions are 0800 - 1400, others are 1400 - 2000.

 3. I wish to clarify some information.

 A. This is a District Wide event, open to all Instructor's, Boat Crew, AuxCom Qualified and Coxswains.  You may volunteer for one
 session (8 hours) or multiple sessions (they don't need to be sequential).

 B. We will attempt to utilize as many people as possible.

 C. All volunteers will be vetted through my office.

 D. We are still in need of Facilities.  These boats need to be under 26' and greater than 16'.  I prefer open console or walk-a-round.
 Engine type is not an issue.  Boats should be available for either the first, second or both weeks.  Boats (and crews) will be under orders.  All
 boats are kept under 24 hour direct observation or behind security fences with 24 hour observation.

 E. We need AuxCom Qualified individuals to run our Net Control. We can also use some handhelds (AUXNET frequencies) for those Crews that
 don't have AUXNET capabilities. Those individuals wishing to volunteer, please contact  

previous message:

1. THE CORRECTED DATES FOR: The Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement (SBCLLE) will begin on 6 June and run M-F ending on 27 June 2005.
2. The Course, the second given for the Port Authority Police Department, will be held at John F Kennedy Airport.
 http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/small-boat/index.html
 2. Please refer to ALAUXDIST1SR number 038/05 for full details here: http://list.cgaux1sr.org/pipermail/1sr-l/2005-May/000179.html

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5/9  [See passports in News' too]

Aviators,
FYI.
Robert Shafer Division Chief, Air Operations U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary
734-692-3434
313-706-0840 Cell
DVC-OA@AUXAIR.US
U.S. pilots to need passports for flights to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean Birth certificate may no longer be enough
Pilots accustomed to flying over the border to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean and using a birth certificate to prove U.S. citizenship on their return to the United States could soon need a passport instead. The change will be especially significant to the many pilots who regularly use GA aircraft for travel to these convenient business and pleasure destinations.
A proposal announced today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department would require anyone reentering the United States from any foreign country to carry a valid passport. The program, called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, is currently the subject of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to give the public time to comment.
The measure grew out of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, also known as the 9/11 Intelligence Bill, which mandated that DHS and the State Department develop and implement a plan to require anyone entering the United States to present a passport or other secure document.
Getting a passport is not difficult, although it can take several weeks to process, so it's a good idea to plan ahead. If you've never held a U.S. passport before, you must apply in person at one of the 6,000 facilities located around the nation. You can expect to pay $97 in fees and wait six weeks for your new passport to arrive, although an expedited two-week service is available for an additional charge. For a complete list of requirements and all the details about how to get or renew a passport, please see "AOPA's Guide to Obtaining a U.S. Passport for International Travel."
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative would be implemented in phases, with the first deadline set for December 31 when all citizens of the United States, Canada, and Bermuda traveling from the Caribbean and Central or South America will need a passport to reenter the United States. One year later, December 31, 2006, the requirement will be extended to all citizens of the United States, Canada, and Bermuda who are reentering the United States from Canada or Mexico. The following year, December 31, 2007, the rule will be expanded to include all persons traveling in the Western Hemisphere who are returning to the United States. April 12, 2005
 

 

 

 


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