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AUXILIARY MEETING


USCG AUXILIARY MEETING


August 8, 2017


Time: 7:00 p.m.


Location: CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127


USCGAUX EVENTS:

July 22, 2017 - Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region Maritime Archaeology Symposium

July 7, 2017 - Change of Command Ceremony, 10:00 a.m., Location: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Victor Pier

July 11, 2017 - Monthly Meeting at Applebee's, 6:00 p.m.

August 8, 2017 - Monthly Meeting, 7:00 p.m., CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127

2017 National Safe Boating Week Snapshots

2017 National Safe Boating Week Snapshots





Saturday, 22 July 2017

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Participates in Guam's 73rd Liberation Parade

We are pleased that the Guam Flotilla 140-02-24 joined in the celebration of Guam's 73rd Liberation Day Parade on July 21, 2017 in Hagatna, Guam.  Biba Guam!  Biba USCG Auxiliary!  Enjoy the following snapshots!









Thursday, 20 July 2017

REALIZING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORLD WAR II UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM - July 22

The Guam Museum, Guam Preservation Trust, UOG Anthropology, and UOG Sea Grant programs invite you to

REALIZING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORLD WAR II UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM.

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Guam Museum, Hagåtna
Fee: Free!

The Pacific Ocean contains a wealth of unique heritage. Beneath the depths of these waters are traces of human existence that span thousands of years and testify to the special human interaction with the coast and sea. This heritage includes ancient sunken villages, fish traps, sacred cultural sites, historical shipwrecks and aircraft, and "intangible" heritage related to voyaging, navigation, and utilization of the marine environment.

World War underwater cultural heritage in Asia-Pacific includes 3,800+ shipwrecks and aircraft, many of which tourists dive. These sites can also be "sacred" given that they can include human remains. They can also contain oil and munitions that may cause concern, particularly if sites are deteriorating.

This seminar includes a panel and specialized talks about the wonderful world of diving World War shipwrecks in the Asia-Pacific region and issues related to research and management.

For more information contact Marie Auyong (UOG Sea Grant) at auyongm@triton.uog.edu.

SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:00-11:00am: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology Panel. Nine presenters (eight listed below and a field school student) will provide a 5-min summary of his/her topic and answer questions .

11-11:30 am: Refreshments

11:30 am: "Underwater cultural heritage in the Philippines, including World War II shipwrecks." Bobby Orillaneda (Maritime Archaeologist, National Museum of the Philippines)

11:55 am: "Managing World War II underwater cultural heritage in Indonesia: Progress, challenges and opportunities." Zainab Tahir (Maritime Archaeologist, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia)

12:20 pm: "Underwater cultural heritage management in the Republic of Palau." Sunny Ngirmang (State Historic Preservation Officer, Republic of Palau)

12:45-1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm: "Three-dimensional interpretation of World War II sites in Saipan."
Dr. Kotaro Yamafune (Maritime Archaeologist, President of APPARATUS, Japan)

2:10 pm: "Management strategies for underwater cultural heritage sites." Vicki Richards (Manager for Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum)

2:35 pm: "Cast iron shipwreck cannon: Recovery and conservation." Jon Carpenter (Conservator, Western Australian Museum)

3:00 pm: Refreshments

3:20 pm: "Assessing artificial reefs and the natural environment." Kalle Applegate Palmer (High Tech High, California)

3:45 pm: "World War underwater cultural heritage in Chuuk and Guam." Dr. Bill Jeffery (Assistant Professor, UOG)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - Aug. 8

Monthly Meeting - August 8, 2017 
7:00 p.m., CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie for $3

Fellow Auxiliarists ,

All Coast Guard active duty, reserves, and C.G. Auxiliary members are invited to view the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie for only $3.00 per person on Friday, June 23 (co-incidentally, Friday the 23rd is also the 78th anniversary of the founding of the C.G. Auxiliary). The movie is being shown at the Movie Theater on Naval Station and will begin at 1100; so, if you go, plan to arrive a little before that time.  You will need a valid AUX ID card or other military ID to be admitted to Naval Station, and any family member that wishes to accompany you will also need a valid ID.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

National Safety Month Water Safety Display - June 30

The National Safety Month Water Safety Display event will be held 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the NEX.  Please contact LTJG Larla Brown at 355-4951 or 688-0796 for more information.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Vessel Safety Check Snapshots - May 27

Thank you to all USCG Auxiliarists who volunteered their time to assist with our VSCs on May 27, 2017 at the Agana Marina, as part of our 2017 National Safety Boat Week celebration.  Enjoy the following snapshots!

Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FSO-PA/CS; Hilda Duncan, FSO-VE; Cynthia Blas, Member; and Dan Berman, Member.




USCG Auxiliary Awards Duncan, Sajnovsky, and Egna

Congratulations to the USCG Auxiliarists who received awards for their service on May 9, 2017. Kudos to Hilda Duncan, FSO-VE; Bob Sajnovsky, FSO-MT; and Harvey Egna, FSO-PE!


Pictured L-R:  Paul Sablan, FC; Hilda Duncan, FSO-VE; and LTLG Larla Brown, Incident Management Division Chief & Auxiliary Liasion Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam.

Pictured L-R:  Bob Sajnovksy, FSO-MT and LTLG Larla Brown, Incident Management Division Chief & Auxiliary Liasion Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam.

Pictured L-R:  Harvey Egna, FSO-PE and LTLG Larla Brown, Incident Management Division Chief & Auxiliary Liasion Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

2017 National Safe Boating Week Display Event at the Agana Shopping Center - May 21

Kudos to the participating agencies/organizations that gathered together in celebration of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week on May 21, 2017 at the Agana Shopping Center.  The agencies/organizations include the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Guam Police Department, Guam Fire Department, Guam Customs and Quarantine, Guam Homeland Security, NOAA, NOAA Weather, Guam Department of Agriculture, Guam Water Kids, Underwater World, and Coral Reef Marine Center.  Together, we can lower the incidence of boating accidents and ocean paddling fatalities!  Enjoy the following NSBW snapshots:

NOAA Weather with USCG Auxilarists.  Pictured L-R:  Chip Guard, NOAA Weather; Hilda Duncan, FSO-VE; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FSO-PA/CS; and Jodie Nelson, VFC.

Guam Department of Agriculture with USCG Auxiliarist FSO-PA/CS

Guam Customs and Quarantine with USCG Auxiliarist FSO-PA/CS

Guam Fire Department setting up their rescue jet ski display

Guam Fire Department is all set and ready for the 2017 NSBW display

Guam Police Department is geared up for the 2017 NSBW display

Guam Fire Department is all set and ready for the 2017 NSBW display

Guam Homeland Security is prepared to inform the public on water safety during the 2017 NSBW display

Guam Water Kids is excited to share its program during the 2017 NSBW display

Coral Reef is all set and ready for the 2017 NSBW display

Senator Telena Nelson presents Legislative Resolution No. 63-34 (COR) in celebration of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week 

NSBW Presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Jodie Nelson, USCG Auxiliary VFC; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, USCG Auxiliary FSO-PA/CS; and Senator Telena Nelson.


Legislative Resolution No. 63-34 (COR) in celebration of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week

Legislative Resolution Presentation.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, USCGAUX FSO-PA/CS and USCGAUX Flotilla Commander Paul Sablan 

GHS AmeriCorps volunteers are motivated to inform the public of the importance of boat safety.

NOAA Weather and USCG Auxiliary are all smiles during the 2017 National Safe Boating Week display event 

USCG, Guam Homeland Security, and the USCG Auxiliary are ready for the 2017 National Safe Boating Week Display event on May 21, 2017 at the Agana Shopping Center.

USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check - Feb. 20 at the Agat Marina








Legislative Resolution No. 63-34 (COR) for 2017 NSBW; Presented by Senator Telena Nelson


Friday, 19 May 2017

Participating agencies witness the proclamation signing of NSBW - May 19

Proclamation Signing for the 2017 National Safe Boating Week on May 19, 2017 at the Governor's Conference Room in Adelup

Friday, May 19, 2017 brought various safety law enforcement agencies together in celebration of the 2017 National Safe Boating Week.  Kudos to the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Guam Police Department, and Guam Fire Department for showing strong support during the proclamation signing of the NSBW.  Other instrumental agencies/organizations/companies that will be joining us at the annual NSBW Display event on May 21, 2017 at the Agana Shopping Center include the following:  Guam Customs and Quarantine, Guam Homeland Security, NOAA, NOAA Weather, Guam Department of Agriculture, Sea Grant, Guam Water Kids, and Underwater World.

Proclamation signed for the 2017 NSBW


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

HAZWOPER Training- May 23, 31 & June 6

The Sector IMD staff will be conducting HAZWOPER Training on the following days: May 23, May 31 and June 6.  This an 8-hour course that is required annually for all hands.  The IMD staff will be using these courses to train additional instructors, so having full classes for each session will maximize their efforts and significantly benefit the trainees. Course materials are limited for each session.  If interested, please contact BMC Timothy Burns, USCG Sector Guam, Planning/Force Readiness, RFO & Training, at 1-671-355-4891 - desk or 1-671-689-9804 - cell.

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - June 13

June 13, 2017
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Free Vessel Safety Checks - May 20 & 27

May 20:  Free Vessel Safety Check, Agat Marina - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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May 27:  Free Vessel Safety Check, Agana Marina - 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

SAVE THE DATE - Change of Command Ceremony - JULY 7, 2017

United States Coast Guard Sector Guam Change of Command Ceremony will take place, wherein CAPT James Pruett will be relieved by CAPT Christopher Chase.

Time: 10:00 am

Location: U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, Victor Pier

BASE ACCESS SECURITY REQUIREMENT:
If you plan to attend the Change of Command and you do not have base access, please complete the required security form(s).  The information you provide will expedite your access into Naval Base Guam.

U.S. citizens, please complete Form A.  For non-U.S. citizens, please complete Form B, visitor information.  Email Charles.m.cummings@uscg.mil or fax (671) 355-4831 your completed form by close of business 22 June 2017 for further processing.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LT Charles Cummings or call (671) 355-4818.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Calling All Coast Guard Active Duty, Reserve, and Auxiliary Guam Divers

As one of his last dives on Guam, CAPT. Pruett has chartered a MDA dive boat.  The dive will be on June 23rd, leaving the dock at 1330.  If weather permits, planning will entail doing Blue and White (just outside the mouth of Apra Harbor to the right) and the American Tanker Dive.  

For those who are interested in joining CAPT. Pruett, and to help celebrate Coast Guard Guam, please advise.  We are limited to 25 divers, and a few extra observers who do not want to dive but want to go on the trip.  You will need to be advanced dive certified as the dives involve depth beyond 60 feet.  The cost per diver is $35.00 plus tanks.  Snacks/food and champaign will be provided.

RSVP Date:  9JUN17.  RSVP call Triciapruett@aol.com.  Spouses/significant others are invited. 
Space is limited so please RSVP earlier then later.
This is not a required event and is meant to be an opportunity for fun and camaraderie.

Auxiliary assistance is needed from Coast Guard Sector Guam, Station Apra Harbor, and the Cutter Fleet

Auxiliary assistance is needed from Coast Guard Sector Guam, Station Apra Harbor, and the Cutter Fleet. There are lots of great opportunities to get involved. Please stay tuned for updates.

Everyone is highly encouraged to attend the next Auxiliary Meeting, Tuesday 09 May 1900 at UOG where your CG Active Duty Aux Liaison will be there to go more in depth over some of the positions available and take any of your questions, comments and concerns.  Please let LTJG Larla Brown or ENS Lia Miller know if you have any inquiries or need assistance.


Click here for more information on positions/opportunities that are available.


Point of Contact:
LTJG Larla Brown
Incident Management Division Chief
Auxiliary Liaison Officer
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam
C/o U.S. Naval Forces
Victor Pier, Bldg 1
Santa Rita, GU 96915
(office): 671-355-4951, (cell):   671-688-0796

Friday, 5 May 2017

NEWS RELEASE: National Safe Boating Week

May 20 through 26, 2017 is National Safe Boating Week. The volunteer membership of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Guam Flotilla 140-02-24, together with the United States Coast Guard, Guam Police Department, Guam Fire Department, Guam Customs and Quarantine, Guam Homeland Security, NOAA, NOAA Weather, Guam Department of Agriculture, Sea Grant, Guam Water Kids, Underwater World, and local marine dealers want to remind local boaters to have the proper gear, and when it comes to life jackets to always, “Wear It!”

The public is invited to attend the celebration of Guam Safe Boating Week, part of the 2017 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Sponsored jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard, USCG Auxiliary, and the National Safe Boating Council, the safe boating activities are designed to increase the awareness of safety for boaters and water enthusiasts.  This campaign will kick-off with a Proclamation signing on May 19, 2017 issued by the Lt. Gov. Raymond Tenorio.

A legislative resolution introduced by Senator Telena Nelson will also be presented during the annual National Safe Boating Display at the Agana Shopping Center on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  The display will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and feature safety equipment and capabilities of each participating agency. 

In an effort to promote safe recreational boating, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will continue its volunteer service by providing safe boating information.  Those interested in a free vessel safety check may also contact the USCG Auxiliary.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary assists the Coast Guard in many of its missions. For more information, visit http://uscgauxiliaryguam.blogspot.com or e-mail the Guam Flotilla National Safe Boating Week Activities Chairperson, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at uscgauxiliaryguam@gmail.commnrivera1@yahoo.com

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Regatta Patrol - April 30

A regatta patrol is planned for Sunday, April 30, 2017 beginning at 1100 and lasting until around 1500. Any interested Auxiliarist is welcome to join, but please let R. Sajnovksy, FSO-MT, know before April 25, 2017.  Room is limited, so the early sailor gets the berth.  

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Cormoran Patrol - April 7 Snapshots

On April 7, 2017, the Cormoran Patrol marked the 100th anniversary of sinking/scuttling of German warship, SMS Cormoran II, in Apra Harbor.  The weather was perfect!  Enjoy the following snapshots!