IMPORTANT


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

AUXILIARY MEETING


USCG AUXILIARY CHANGE OF WATCH (COW) MEETING -


December 12, 2017


Dinner Time: 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.


Location: Applebee's, Tamuning


USCGAUX EVENTS:

December 9 - Coast Guard Children's Holiday Party, 1100-1400, NBG Community Center

December 14 - Coast Guard Holiday Party, 6-11 p.m., Westin Hotel, Tumon

December Change of Watch - TBA

Dec. 17, 20, 23, 26 - TSA Volunteer Opportunity

November 8 - TCT Course

September 30 - Dues Deadline

September 19 - TCT Course

September 16 - Coastal Cleanup, Piti Santos Memorial Park

August 4 - Coast Guard Day Picnic, 10:00 a.m., Gab Gab Beach

August 3 - Active Shooter Security Exercise - Sector Guam on Naval Station no later than 0700

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Enjoy this special holiday with your loved ones, and be sure to thank those who have touched your life and made a difference. May God bestow upon you abundant blessings on this day and always.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Condolences for the Blas Family

John Torres Blas, 1937-2017

The USCG Auxiliary Guam extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of USCG Auxiliarist John Torres Blas.  He was a member of the Guam Flotilla 140-02-24 since 1995.  Blas left this Earth on November 13, 2017 at the age of 80.  He was active in our Operations for many years.  

Fellow Auxiliarists may pay final respects to Blas on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Rita, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  A mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:00 noon and his remains will be interred in the Veterans Cemetery in Piti following the service.

We will miss you, John.  Fair winds and following seas.  You will always be remembered.  May you rest in peace.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - COW - Dec. 12

USCG AUXILIARY Change of Watch (COW) Dinner

December 12, 2017

Dinner Time: 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Applebee’s, Tamuning

USCG Auxiliary Awards Duncan, Sajnovsky, and Sablan

Congratulations to the USCG Auxiliarists who received awards for their service on November 14, 2017. Kudos to Hilda & Bob Duncan ✚, FSO-PV; Bob Sajnovsky, FSO-MT; Cynthia Sajnovsky, FSO-SR; and Paul Sablan, FC!





Congratulations Newly-Elected Flotilla Officers!

Congratulations to our newly-elected FC Jodie Nelson and VFC Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera!  We look forward to an exciting year with the flotilla!

Jodie Nelson
FC


Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera
VFC, FSO-PA/CS

Monday, 13 November 2017

2017 Coast Guard Children's Holiday Party - Dec. 9

The Coast Guard Children’s Holiday party will be held on 09 Dec2017 from 1100-1400 in the NBG Community Center.  The invitation is open to all Auxiliarists and their families.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for a male Auxiliary member to dress up as (Island) Santa as well as 3 volunteers to assist with Arts and Crafts and Bounce House Supervision.  LT Eugenia Leonard is the POC and can be contacted via e-mail at Eugenia.L.Leonard@uscg.mil.


Friday, 10 November 2017

TSA Volunteer Opportunity - Dec. 17, 20, 23, and 26

For those Auxiliarists interested in volunteering as a role player at the airport, there will be volunteer opportunities with TSA on the following dates:

December 17, Sunday - Male (Graves)  0300 hrs
December 20, Wednesday - Male or Female (Days) 1430 hrs
December 23, Saturday - Male (Swings)  1800 hrs
December 26, Tuesday - Male or Female (Graves) 2400 hrs

Point of contact is ME2 Brian Head, Boarding Officer/LEI/LEDO, Sector Guam Enforcement DIV, Work: (671) 355-4838, Cell: (671) 864-7004

December Change of Watch - Stay Tuned

The Annual USCG Auxiliary Change of Watch (COW) meeting will be discussed during the November 14, 2017 meeting.  Stay tuned!

Election Meeting - Nov. 14

Please exercise your right to vote at our next USCGAUX meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Rm. 104, CALS Building, University of Guam. Every vote counts! We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Happy Veterans Day!


To all of those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, so that we may have the freedom that we enjoy, we salute you! *HAND SALUTE* God Bless you all, and God Bless the USA! HAPPY VETERANS DAY!



Image source:  Jerry Trimble Helicopters

Monday, 16 October 2017

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - Nov. 14

Monthly Meeting - Nov. 14, 2017 
7:00 p.m., CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 104

Monday, 2 October 2017

Coast Guard Holiday Party - Dec. 14

Mark your calendar for the USCG's Holiday Party on December 14, 2017 at the Westin Hotel.


November 8 - TCT Course

Mark your calendar for the TCT Course on November 8, 2017.

Sept. 30 Dues

The dues deadline was September 30, 2017, so please be sure that your membership is current.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Coastal Cleanup Snapshots

Thank you to all of you who took the time to help us in our annual coastal cleanup on Sept. 16.  Enjoy the following snapshots.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Sajnovsky Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Congratulations Bob Sajnovsky on being awarded the 14th District Lifetime Achievement award at the September meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii!  The long canoe paddle award he received reads, "for a lifetime of service and dedication to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary."  The presentation was made by 2 Star Commodore, Pacific Commander Gates.  Sajnovsky first enrolled in July 1977 40 years ago.   He continues to be an instrumental Auxiliarist who is always ready to make an impact. 




USCGAUX Meeting - Oct. 10




USCG AUXILIARY MEETING



October 10, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.



Location: Carmen's Restaurant

Monday, 11 September 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Aug. 16 Patrol Snapshots

The USCG activity duty members and Auxiliarists patrolled the Agat Marina on August 16, 2017. Kudos to all!


Aug. 12 Patrol Snapshots

The USCG Auxiliary patrolled the Agat Marina and Apra Harbor on August 12, 2017.  Kudos to the Auxiliarists who joined in the event!



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - Sept. 12

Monthly Meeting - Sept. 12, 2017 
7:00 p.m., CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127

Sunday, 6 August 2017

USCG Auxiliarists Participate in Active Shooter Security Exercise

USCG Auxiliarists participated in an active shooter security exercise on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Sector Guam on Naval Station.  They actively role played in the exercise, and makeup, such as fake blood, was applied to them to assimilate real-life casualties.  

Friday, 4 August 2017

Coast Guard Day Picnic 04 Aug Snapshots

USCG Active Duty, Reservists, and Auxiliarists celebrated the 227th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Gab Gab Beach in Naval Station, Guam.   Congratulations Team Coast Guard!  Semper Paratus!





Saturday, 29 July 2017

Coast Guard Day Picnic 04 Aug 2017

Good morning Coast Guard Forces Marianas,

As we approach our services 227th birthday, I would like to invite all Sector, Station, ESD and Cutter personnel along with your dependants to join Captain Chase in celebrating yet another significant milestone in Coast Guard history at Gab Gab Beach on August 04, 2017 at 1000.

The Morale Committee will provide a wide variety of menu items to include: cheeseburgers, hamburgers, marinated short-ribs, hot dogs, chips, water, soda and juice drinks for the kids. Additionally, if you were able to make the picnic after Liberation Day, you likely tried an extremely tasty and tender smoked pig prepared by CWO Wong, MSTC Wade, MST1 Riley, and MST2 Gribbon. If you were unable to try this delicacy after the parade, you're in luck because they have all agreed to bless us with the taste of heaven once again!

The Morale Committee has agreed to fund the purchase of the "protein" but are requesting families bring a side dish to help supplement the menu. I will place a signup sheet in the Sector coffee mess to prevent multiple people from bringing the same dish. Please sign up your favorite dish so we can ensure we have enough food for everyone.

We have reserved a water slide and a bounce house for the kids (and LCDR Graham). In addition to these inflatable safety hazards, we anticipate having a variety of games available such as corn-hole, tug-of-war, and volleyball for everyone to enjoy.

We have reserved all four pavilions and the adjacent space at the far end of the beach near the volleyball court. As you are all aware this event will be right on the beach, so please bring sufficient sun screen to protect yourselves and your families. Please bring your bathing suit and any beach equipment you want to use and let's have a fun and safe day! If you are new to the island, this particular location at Gab Gab Beach offers access to some of Guam's best snorkeling sites, pristine ocean swimming and beach volleyball for all to enjoy.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

LT Tim Williams
Intelligence Officer
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam
C/o U.S. Naval Forces
Victor Pier, Bldg 1
Santa Rita, GU 96915
(W) 671-355-4993
(C) 671-689-4993

Friday, 28 July 2017

Active Shooter Security Exercise - Aug. 3

Auxiliarists will report on Thursday, August 3, at Sector Guam on Naval Station no later than 0700. Be prepared to spend most of the day participating in the exercise.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Active Shooter Training - July 26, 0900-1300, Naval Base Theatre

The Planning Department has scheduled a mandatory all hands Active Shooter
training that will include:

1. Guam Police Active Shooter for Victims conducted by Officer John Aguon.
2. FBI Active Shooter for Tactical Response conducted by Mr. Mark Garcia.
3. Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) conducted by LTJG Larla Brown.

If you have any questions, pls. direct your questions to Mr. Jeff Barone at
(671) 355-4863. 

v/r,
Kim A. Harris
Executive Assistant
Coast Guard Sector Guam
(671) 355-4800

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.