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					                                                    United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

            Report to the Commandant
Items of interest reported by District Commodores




                                          July 2007


                                     ATLANTIC EAST


District 1, Northern Region

1. On June 30, Flotilla 11-1 at Jackknife Beach, Chatham, MA organized and carried out a
Paddle Symposium that was attended by over 24 Auxiliary members and 7- plus members of
the kayaking community, Five informational stations were set up to provide information on
ATONS, rules of the road, weather, essential equipment, basic paddling skills, hypothermia
and other water safety issues. Professional kayak and canoe instructors Dick Hilmer, an
Auxiliary member, and Richard Ormond of the American Canoe Association conducted
informational and hands-on sessions. Matt Belsen, Coast Guard District Public Affairs, and
Chief Ann Priestman, representing Mr. Al Johnson of the Office of Recreational Boating
Safety, were on hand to discuss safety issues with participants. Environmental Police, from the
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, demonstrated safety equipment and
conducted small group Q&A and discussions

2. Fred Beaulieu, ADSO Communications, reports that Divisions 3 and 12 continue the
weekly training with VHF net operations. Auxiliary Radio Londonderry participated in the
National HF/SSB activities on 23 and 24 June in conjunction with the annual Amateur Radio
Field Day and also participated in the SHARES Net on 3 July. Watch standing hours for May
and June were; Sector Boston17, Station Point Allerton 147 and Air Station Cape Cod 64, a
total of 228 mission hours.

3. Auxiliarist Rob Leiden, ADSO Communication reports Division 11 had the following
watch standing during June: 64 hours at Sta. Woods Hole, 186 hours at Sta. Provincetown and
45 hrs at Cape Cod Canal Station. The Division 7 Communication Staff Officer, in preparation
for emergency operations, is collecting Radio Facility data to update his database. In
preparation for support of the Coast Guard in cases of heavy weather or terrorist threat,
Division 12 participates with Division 3 in weekly VHF net.

4. Flotilla Commander 35 Jeff James reports that the Sea Partners mission at the Salem New
Hampshire Relay Race to Fight Cancer as a success. Auxiliarist Sheryl James gave out over
200 packets of material at the Auxiliary booth while CPO Langdale, Auxiliarist Stephen Arena
and Jeff James utilized PFD Panda and operated Coastie at the relay race for the large crowd in



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attendance. This is one of Salem, New Hampshire’s, major events of the year and the
Auxiliary has been invited to participate again next year.

5. The Ocean Survey Ship Bold visited Newport RI on 5 July and was featured in a PA event
conducted by Auxiliarist Jim Collinson and PO1 Lafond, Northern New England Sector Sea
Partners Coordinator, EPA members and Army Corps of Engineers employees. Members of
the general public in attendance received information on sea life in Narragansett Bay and
pollution issues.

6. Recently two commuter boats, the Massachusetts and the Laura, collided near the long
Island Bridge. Auxiliarist Paula Marcangelo, a division public affairs officer and a civilian
employee at 1CGD, was aboard the Massachusetts en-route from Hingham to Boston when the
collision occurred with the Laura that was transiting in the opposite direction. Ms. Marcangelo
and CDR Tom Miller of Sector Boston distributed PFDs and assisted in providing for safety of
passengers. After the Massachusetts returned to Rowe’s Wharf, Auxiliarist Jay Prior who was
working in the CGD1 PA office, went aboard the Massachusetts to take video of the vessel and
subsequent press release appeared on the Channel 4 CBS news at noon


District 1, Southern Region

1. Thirty-four Auxiliary instructors and trainers conducted a 10-day course designed for police
officers who work at Port Authority run airports such as Kennedy and LaGuardia. The
classroom portion consisted of America’s Boating Course and Basic Coastal Navigation. On
water instruction involved boat handling, navigation, area familiarization, communications and
basic Search and Rescue. Overall, the training generated in excess of 960 Auxiliary mission
hours and 40 Port Authority and Police students completed the course.

2. On June 25, Auxiliarist Eric Franke assisted Sector New York during a boarding of the
Chinese merchant vessel Teng He. Eric served as an interpreter and assisted in gathering
information for the boarding team that contributed to the success of the boarding.

3. DISTRICT aviators competed 107 observation patrols with 49 over Sector Long Island
Sound, 35 over Sector New York and 23 over the upper Hudson, which included Sectors New
York and Northern New England. In addition, they flew three logistics flights.

Fifth District, Northern Region

1. LCDR Sean Carroll chose Auxiliarist Krista Tinney, Division 3 Captain, to be a facilitator
at Sector Delaware Bay, PA, for their awards board. Krista ran an effective meeting focusing
on;
     Standards for award level
     Processing for nominating, reviewing, and processing awards
     Quality of writing




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Krista has also taken over as ASC (Auxiliary Sector Coordinator) for the Sector. As she is a
constant fixture at the Philadelphia CG base, she will be an effective “go to” member to ensure
that Auxiliary units are meeting the needs of the Sector.

2. After Coast Guard Recruiting Office Philadelphia lost two employees because of budget
cuts, Dan Murphy, Division 10, helped with general office support. Dan is recruiting
additional sustainable Auxiliary help to free up the recruiters during the summer months for
other necessary tasks. In another locale, Auxiliarist Robert Schneider, a supporter of the
recruiting office Harrisburg, PA, has put in over 140 hours of recruiting work this year.

Fifth District, Southern Region

1. Members of Division 7, Upper Chesapeake, under orders on a logistics mission, traveled to
Smith Island, Maryland to teach the children, and a few adults of Smith Island a Boating Safety
Course. They taught 29 students that ranged in age from eight to 35 years of age, and even
though there were a number of young children, the class experienced a 60 percent pass rate.
The class was a wonderful experience and was well received by the Smith Islanders.

2. Flotilla 62, in Sector Hampton roads, took part in Heritage Day sponsored by the City of
Deltaville, VA. The event is a street fair and the flotilla was invited to attend and conduct a
PFD exchange program. Bob Cerullo, who obtained a grant for the PFD exchange project had
two live segments on 104.9 FM radio to promote the PFD exchange, upcoming ABC classes
and VSCs. Over 30 PFDs were exchanged making this a very successful event.


Seventh District

1. At the request of ANT Ponce, Division 4, in Sector Jacksonville, conducted a PATON
sweep where over 200 PATONs were identified by Lat/Long and photographs. An Auxiliary
member is assisting ANT Ponce data entry and maintenance. For another event, the Division
supplied vessels and personnel to cover the picket lines for launch of Atlantis. In operational
support of this mission there were 13 vessels and 38 Auxiliary members, who logged 410
support hours.

2. Division 10 Savannah continues to provide four operational facilities each week to assist
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah with its training program for hoist operators and rescue
swimmers. Also, the division provides three facilities to assist Marine Safety Unit (MSU)
Savannah with patrolling the Savannah Harbor and Ports. In addition, several times during
June flotillas were called upon to complete special assignments and provided Auxiliary surface
facilities for special security testing, escorting a cruise ship, providing a platform for MSU
representatives and members of the press to view the liquid natural gas terminal facilities at
Elba Island.

3. Members of Division 14, Jacksonville, FL completed required training on harbor safety and
security patrols by Sector Jacksonville. The division also received a request from US Customs



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and Border Patrol (CBP) to assist in spotting vessels that should have reported into CBP when
arriving from foreign ports. Division Member Training Officer Bob Pape organized the
training of coxswains as Assistant Pollution Investigators such that proper environmental
surveillance may be added to harbor patrol.

4. On the afternoon of June 23, while on Regatta Patrol near Sarasota, FL, a Flotilla 82
Operational Facility was directed by Station Cortez to investigate the report of an overturned
boat and persons in the water. Fifteen minutes later, the crew found a pontoon boat broken in
half and in danger of drifting into the busy Inter Coastal Waterway. Three persons were in the
water between the pontoons, none of whom was wearing a PFD. The facility was maneuvered
alongside the wreckage and the crew rescued the people in the water that included an
exhausted 82-year-old man. No one required immediate medical assistance and all were taken
to a nearby marina. The Auxiliary Coxswain was Roy Bellas and his crew consisted of Donald
Bouquet, Allegria Bouquet and Jonathan Laronge,

5. Flotilla 91 member Auxiliarist Daniel Eaton is setting a high standard serving as Public
Affairs Officer for both Flotilla 91 and Division Nine. During the month, he gave several live
radio and television interviews on the importance of America’s Waterway Watch that included
sessions with reporters from NBC-2 and ESPN Radio. Another interview on June 29 aired on
the early and late evening news shows of the Fort Myers affiliates of Fox Broadcasting, ABC
and CBS. During June he also placed a highly successful PFD coloring contest in a local
newspaper, arranged boating safety information tables at area branches of Fifth Third Bank,
and conducted a Boating Safety Booth at a Fort Myers Miracle baseball game. In addition, he
raffled PFDs at that game to obtain leads on people who might attend public education
offerings.

6. In early June, Division 11 held its third “E for Excellence Weekend” at CG Station Sand
Key, FL. During the weekend, Auxiliary coxswains and crewmembers who have earned the
Operational Excellence Award augment the station’s regular duty crew and evaluate additional
members for the Operation Excellence Award. Over the weekend division crews responded to
five search and rescue incidents with one of the cases lasting until 0400. Auxiliary members
also handled the station’s radio watches on Saturday and Monday morning.

7. Vessel facilities and aircraft from Division 15 in northwest Florida, and personnel from CG
Station Yankeetown participated in a joint search and rescue training exercise on June 16.
Labeled the Red Baron Exercise, the program tested participant’s search planning, rescue and
communication skills. Involvement of Station Yankeetown added a sense of realism to the
exercise and provided the Station’s personnel with a unique training opportunity. The station
has requested additional joint training opportunities and the division is taking steps to arrange
that.

8. Flotilla 15-8 received approval to collect samples of Red Tide algae beyond 10 miles from
shore as part of an on-going study led by Florida State University scientists. Working with CG
Senior Chief Benton and FSU faculty, Flotilla 15-8 is the first of several flotillas in Division 15
to qualify to collect Red Tide samples.



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9. Working with CG Air Station Clearwater, Division 5 Auxiliary Air Pilots Bill Ray and Don
Albanese, along with crewmembers Ray O’Connell and Ward Riedel, were instrumental in
locating a distressed vessel and diverting a Good Samaritan to provide assistance. The work
by the Auxiliary Air facility eliminated a need for the Air Station to dispatch a C-130.


Eighth District Eastern Region

1. Twenty six members of the Region participated in the Spill of National Significance
(SONS) exercise June 19-21 in Evansville, IN and Paducah, KY. SONS is a periodic exercise
required to be conducted as part of the National Contingency Plan (NCP). Our members
served in many capacities, including a member of the Unified Command, Security for the
Command Post, communications support, surface crews, air crews, photography, admin
support and exercise evaluation. The Region is in the process of developing an emergency
response plan to complement the plans of Sector Ohio Valley and its subordinate units. Key
Auxiliary members who contributed to the success of Auxiliary planning and participation in
the exercise were John Ellis, District Section Chief of Prevention; George Groene, District
Staff Officer of Operations; and Dave Stroup, District Staff Officer of Communications.

2. Divisions 5 and 6 are executing a very ambitious program to augment MSD Cincinnati and
have 12 members who contribute 21 workdays per month. They provide telephone and admin
support, assistance in getting active duty and reservists qualified to tow disabled vessels with
the unit’s 25 ft RIB, inventory of unit’s oil spill readiness equipment and the usual marine
event/regatta support.

3. The District Section Chief of Prevention, John Ellis, works one day a week in the Sector
Ohio valley Contingency Planning and Readiness Department and he is working to complete
his PQS as an Auxiliary Contingency Planning Specialist.

Eighth District Coastal Region

1. Division 1 (Florida Panhandle) continues participation in the Florida State University Red
Tide study that is providing valuable data for researchers and the state/federal partners.

2. Division 2 (New Mexico & Southwest Texas) working with the Army Corps of Engineers
and the New Mexico State Parks to address boating safety issues and there have been no
boating fatalities on the State’s lake thus far this year.

3. Following the hurricane season of 2005, Division 3 (South Alabama and South Mississippi)
continues to make good progress in recruiting new members. The flotillas continue to rebuild.
The Division Captain recently spent two days working with the Coast Guard on the Mississippi
Coastal Waters restoration by monitoring and reporting clean up efforts. There are still
waterways that are not passable.




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4. Division 4 (Southern Louisiana) is working with the New Orleans Fire Department on a
program to present boating safety classes to members of the department (some 583 people).
The Fire Department acquired 23 sixteen-foot flat bottom boats and its people need to be
trained on boating safety. Recently three people died on a lake northwest of Lake
Pontchartrain and none of them was wearing a PFD. The division is working with Station New
Orleans and local law enforcement agencies to develop greater visibility and enforcement in
several high risk areas.

5. Division 6 (Southeast Texas and West Louisiana) recently held a special training day to
prepare for the annual certification requirements. A desk-top exercise in the morning lead
members to formulate a plan of action and provided a positive TCT activity. Four facilities
were underway in the afternoon on Lake Conroe with mentors on board to provide guidance to
coxswains and crewmembers.

6. Division 7 (South Central Texas) is being affected by recent rains. Because of to high water
and debris, area lakes are closed to boaters. No members so far have been forced out of their
homes or experienced damages due to high water.

8. Division 10 (Northeast Texas) is also being adversely impacted by the rain in the Dallas-
Fort Worth areas and activities planned for Lake Texoma and Lake Ray Roberts had to be
cancelled due to high water. With both lakes at flood stage, all marinas are closed and boating
activities are not expected to resume until sometime in August.

Eighth District Western Rivers

1. Division 15 worked with Sector Lower Mississippi River during SONS07. The Division
tested its new emergency calling tree procedure and the Memphis, TN flotilla spearheaded the
effort by taking on several duties assigned by sector.

2. At the request of the Corps of Engineers, both Sector Lower Mississippi and Division 15
were contacted for to support to the “Off Shore Power Boat Race” on Greer’s Ferry Lake.
Twenty-nine members with 11 operational facilities worked the event.

3. Six members supported the Arkansas Forestry Commission with their “Annul Fire Boat
School” which was held in the Little Rock and on the Arkansas River. Events included a Coast
Guard overview, fire boat on the water training, towing procedures, and how to properly lock
through the Arkansas Dam

4. The flotillas of Division 16 have sent 10 care packages to the Coast Guard Cutters and a
shore site overseas in the war zone and plan on sending many more before the year is out.

5. For the Memorial Day push on Lake Texoma, near the Oklahoma/Texas border, Division 16
boat crews worked with Coast Guard units from Sector Ohio Valley and Houston-Galveston.
As the Coast Guard made law enforcement contacts, Division 16 members performed towing
tasks and crowd control for the stops that occurred.



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6. Division 33 completed inspection of two-thirds of its assigned ATONS by July 1st. In a
less routine mission, the division supplied an operational facility and crew to assist three Coast
Guard inspectors from Washington, D.C. During the evening and nighttime, the inspection
team conducted a river front assessment of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant on the
Missouri River.

Ninth District Eastern Region


1. The un-inspected passenger vessels program, new to 9ER, is doing very well with 32
exams were completed. The last phase of training took place in Clayton NY, located on the St.
Lawrence River. The next division to be trained is Division 4, Rochester NY on Lake Ontario.

2. With the need to inform boaters of new procedures for reentering the U.S., the Customs and
Border Protection agency asked the Coast Guard for help. Utilizing a pamphlet from the CBP
both the CG and the Auxiliary used the pamphlet at major boating events such as Harborfest in
Oswego and Canalfest in Rochester and Buffalo, all in New York, to quickly inform boaters.
In addition, the Auxiliary used the pamphlet while conducting Vessel Safety Checks and
Public Education classes. Between active duty Boarding Teams, PA events and Auxiliary RBS
missions, 3,000 pamphlets have been distributed.


Ninth Central Region
1. OPFAC 313136, skippered by Joe Gregoria, was on patrol in Station Belle Isle's AOR
when they saw a 26-foot vessel which appeared to be stuck in reverse, trying to dock. A
passenger on the swim platform fell into the water and was under water for a few seconds. The
crew of the 313136 was set on two different docks to recover the PIW and assist in mooring
the disabled vessel. After recovery, a first aid assessment of the PIW was completed.

2. Flotilla 85 conducted a weekend of operational training on their new 23-foot Safe Boat
which replaced an old 25-foot UTLT. Personnel from Sector Sault Ste. Marie conducted the
training

3. AUXAIR 4536L pilot Glen Florence was on a MOM patrol with observer Art Whelan when
they were diverted to assist in a SAR case on the Anchor Bay area of Lake St. Clair. After
running several search patterns supplied by Sector Detroit, they were instructed to finish their
MOM patrol. The search, which also involved a CG helo, was unsuccessful but all involved
units, under the coordination of Sector Detroit, worked together well

4. Division 10 completed their VHF radio net test on 26 June. Work is now being done to
identify overlaps and gaps in coverage so that call outs can be accomplished more efficiently.




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5. DSO-OP Don Pryjkmak has developed an Excel shell using Google Earth that enables a CG
Command to locate CG Auxiliary assets (land mobile, fixed radio, boat, or airplane) that are
closest to a given area. The program was developed in response to MSO Toledo's request to
find a means to identify the closest eyes and ears to an area of interest (marine pollution event,
etc.)


Ninth Western Region

1. Including the RBS missions that are a focus of the District Commodore, Division 3 flotillas
have supported all of the Auxiliary core missions. In addition, Division 3 has either lead or
participated in several area-wide and district initiatives. Highlights include: Chicago and
Rosemont area boat shows, National Safe Boating Week events, Armed Forces Day display at
Navy Pier (Chicago), Color Guard at Chicago Bulls basketball games, Chicago Memorial Day
Parade, several local Memorial Day parades, a Bass Pro Shop Lifejacket Fit to Wear event,
participation in SONS07, several Blessing-of-the-Fleet events and weekly Chicago fireworks
displays

2. The Beaver Island expedition is a unique operation that provides radio support during the
Chicago to Mackinaw Race. While facilities, including PWCs, from Division 3 provide
assistance with the race start, several members set up a radio facility on Beaver Island
(Michigan) to assist with communications relays and provide support to the Coast Guard in
emergency situations, if needed. In addition, Division 20 has been a great help in providing
information, coordinating help, and being a liaison with the local Coast Guard stations.

3. On a recent patrol at the Rhythm & Booms 4th of July celebration, an Operational Facility
was hailed from an anchored sail boat who said they had a two year old boy suffering from a
seizure and a 103.5 temperature; and they had a fouled anchor. The boy was stabilized below,
but was in need of immediate attention. After calling for EMTs and assistance from a Dane
County Sheriffs’ Boat, the 2-year-old was transported to EMTs on Warner Park dock,
approximately 1,500 yards away.


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District Eleven, Northern Region

1. On July 4, an operational facility on the American River answered a request for assistance
on Channel 16. Arriving on scene, the Auxiliary crew observed several hundred boats rafted
up and people partying. After a few minutes on scene, the Auxiliary crew discovered a woman
had been struck by a propeller. The Auxiliary crew administered basic first aid, contacted
CGSTA Rio Vista, and transported the woman approximately one mile to an EMS access
point. They were escorted there by the Sacramento Police Boat, and met at the ramp by the
Sacramento Fire Department, which then transported he victim to a hospital in Sacramento.




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The Auxiliary crew consisted of Coxswain Ed Sweeney, and crewmembers Leanne Sweeney
and Steve Allen,

2. On 9 June, the commercial fishing vessel Kingfisher capsized in the Pacific Ocean outside
Crescent City Harbor. A CGAUX crewed 25-foot SAFE Boat picked up the cold, wet
fisherman and brought them to a dock where they were met by county EMTs. The Coxswain
was Patrick Bailey, with crewmembers James Murphy and Alan Porteous.

3. The next day a call came in to assist Kingfisher again. It was upright but had taken on too
much water to tow. The CGAUX 25’ SAFE Boat assisted by using a water pump and
dewatering the Kingfisher so the boat could be towed in without sinking. The Coxswain was
Patrick Bailey, with crewmembers James Murphy and Thom O'Connor.

4. In Stockton, CA, during late May, a press conference was held to promote the wearing of
life jackets. Media coverage included four television stations, a radio station and four news
papers. COMO Vic Connell, DCO 11NR; Ed Sweeney, DSO-PA; CAPT David Swatland,
Deputy Commander, Sector San Francisco; and Actress Christa Miller (Scrubs, Drew Carey
Show), participated in this event.

5. A Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Campaign to promote life jacket wear mirrors the national
“Wear It,” underway across the country. To personalize the local Sacramento Delta campaign,
the theme is “Wear It California!” Promotion activities will include radio advertising, events,
signage at boat ramps and marinas, celebrity appearances, and a customized “Campaign Tour
Boat” crewed by trained staff. The boat will cruise the Delta throughout the summer months
and distribute life jackets and safety messages to boaters. More information can be found at
www.WearItCalifornia.com.

6. While fighting a forest fire near Lake Tahoe, CA, Department of Forestry helos were
experiencing problems obtaining water from the lake to fight the fire because recreational
boaters were getting in the way. At the request of CGSTA Tahoe, the Auxiliary to set up a
safety zone, with patrols, to provide an area with safe access to the water for the helos.

District Eleven, Southern Region

1. On June 23 and 24, the ADSO-CM/HF coordinated a test of the Auxiliary’s ability to
deploy as many as 40 or 50 CGAUX High Frequency Communications stations across the
country and operate them for a period of 24 hours. To explore whether the CGAUX HF
Contingency Communications Net (C3N) can provide an alternative to the CGMS path for
message traffic between Districts, Sectors and CGHQ the CHDIRAUX originated a formal
message addressed to sectors and others. The test message was sent via email to a field
deployed HF station (AUXRADSTA NF114AG) located at ISC San Pedro. A second station
(NF114BC) was then designated as the delivery station to Sector San Diego, Sector LA/LB,
the AUX Commodore and AUX Vice Commodore for 11SR. This was conducted as part of




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the ARRL Radio Field Day, operating from portable power and portable antennas placed
across the parade ground at the ISC.

District Thirteen

1. Following the successful operation Memorial Day weekend, the D13 CG Auxiliary,
working with Sector Seattle, returned to Wanapum Lake in eastern Washington to perform a
recreational boating safety awareness and enforcement campaign. Though challenging in this
remote area, communications were established and maintained on-scene for the Sector Seattle
Command Center, Sheriffs’ offices, WA State Patrol and all deployed boat crews. In addition,
two boating safety booths reached over 1,000 recreational boaters. Contacts were made with
residents in hopes of developing an Auxiliary detachment or flotilla in the area. The coverage
was provided by Auxiliary members, each of whom had to drive over 100 miles one-way.

2. Sector Portland, during an upgrade for Rescue 21, moved their data and communication
infrastructure during the last week of June 2007. Auxiliary resources provided radio-
monitoring support at three hi sites and cell phones were used to relay traffic back to Sector
Portland during this period.

District Fourteen

1. Ten new members of Flotilla 140-03-19 in Hilo, HI received their Auxiliary member
numbers in June. This doubled the membership of this small flotilla that covers the eastern
half of the Big Island and is currently active in air operations, public education, vessel exams,
and support to the regional examination center in Honolulu. With this influx of new
members, the flotilla expects to expand its cooperation with the CG Cutter Kiska, home ported
in Hilo
2. The Kona Flotilla 140-03-13 which operates the only USCG surface facility on the entire
west coast of the Big Island, UTL 234755, has been instrumental in spreading the recreational
boating safety program along the Kona Coast. Unfortunately, during its recent RFO, UTL
234755 was placed in Charlie status. It has now been announced that the boat will not be
returned to the Kona and there will be no replacement. This will leave the most active Hawaii
coast for sport fishing and water sport contests without adequate response platforms.
3. Flotilla 140-03-15 on Kauai conducted an ABC course for eight employees of the Kauai
Dept of Natural Recourses on 4 June, completing a project started in May. The flotilla
presented boating safety courses to 30 Cub Scouts on 12 June and an ABC course to the public
on Saturday 9 June. On 23 June an Auxiliarist gave a talk on PFDs to 200 participants at the
annual Port Allen Fishing Derby. And finally, on 30 June, the flotilla participated in the 10th
annual Family Ocean Fair at the Kilauea Lighthouse where they provided knot-tying
demonstrations and gave out safe boating literature to over 2,800 people.




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District Seventeen

This year the Auxiliary participated at Sector Anchorage as part of the ICS team for Northern
Edge 2007 Alaska Shield. Auxiliary members handled telephone, fax, and non-secure radio
communications at Sector Anchorage, 0600 to 1800 hours. Before performing duties, the 12
ICS-qualified members were required to obtain authorization for access to the HSIN computer
system and the Coast Guard computers. Division Captain Sig Murphy and Cathy Sterling the
Auxiliary POC coordinated the Auxiliary efforts


WEM
7/29/07
FG
7.30.08                                               Very respectfully,



                                                      Steven M. Budar
                                                      National Commodore




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