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Welcome to District 11 Southern Region

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Commodore Bert Blanchette
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Details Available! dtrain.d11s.org
January 8-10, 2016

"I'm always in awe of you Auxiliarists. You work for free and love what you do. I can't tell you how many times I've had the CG Aux help me out during the course of my career. You are indeed a national treasure!" Vince Patton, Master Chief USCG, Ret.

Who We Are

Since 1939, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have volunteered millions of hours in support of the U.S. Coast Guard and the recreational boating public.
We are the uniformed civilian volunteer arm of the Coast Guard.
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Our Missions

Recreational Boating Safety - consisting of our many boating safety classes, distributing boating safety information to the public, providing free vessel safety checks, and doing safety patrols on land, water and in the air.
Support of Maritime Homeland Security and other maritime safety challenges that have emerged in recent years.

December Trivia Contest
Full DTrain Registration Prize

Answer the five questions and send your answers to auxblanchette@earthlink.net State the answer, the reference manual, book, guide, etc. Page and Paragraph.

The answer format is:

____ Manual, page ____ Item___ or ____ Manual Section ____ pg. ______ or____Guide. Page ___ ________Book_______ edition. page _____ or ____ Page ____ copy and paste the answer paragraph or sentence

Submit your answer email to auxblanchette@earthlink.net AFTER 0900 10 DEC. The 5th complete correct answer email (based on email time) will be the winner.

The winner will receive a full registration including Luncheon and Banquet meals (not hotel).

1. Translate the following Acronyms


2. Can the use of Acronyms restrict communications within a unit?

3. What is the Acronym for the following?

a. National Commodore
b. Travel Order Number
c. Review Year

4. What is a SAMA and why is it important to Facility Owners?

5. Should you be proud that you won the ISAR?

New Member Passport Now Available

A special document called the New Member Passport has been developed to assist new members with key tasks. These tasks will encourage the new member to learn the essentials of the Auxiliary and find a qualification and role they like. It is available here: http://d11s.org/documents/Member%20Passport.pdf

DTRAIN 2016 Planning Underway

The District Training Conference planning committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting program of sessions and fellowship this January. This video shows some of the highlights and benefits of previous DTRAIN weekends. Use the share icon in the video window to post it to your social media!

D11SR Needs a Few Good Pilots and Planes!

Air Station LA and Sector San Diego have both expressed a desire to expand the AuxAir program in their AOR. We need two more aircraft in Air Station LA's AOR and one or two in Sector San Diego. The good news is that the onerous TBO rules have been thrown out and replaced with more reasonable ones. Basically aircraft facilities must have 100 hour inspections and an oil analysis. Approved progressive maintenance programs are also permitted. As for pilots, the more qualified the better. While our Operations Manual allows for Private Pilots to be active in AuxAir, we're looking for and will give priority to pilots with advanced ratings such as Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII and ATP. If you are interested please contact Eugene Korney, DSO-AV at (310) 614-6739 or pirep47@yahoo.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Trivia for October 2015

  1. What items must the director forward to order issuing authorities, as it applies to all facilities and special purpose facilities, within an AOR?
  2. Surface Vessels must report OPS Normal and Position every _____ minutes?
  3. Helicopters and SEFW must report OPS NORMAL and position every_______ minutes.
  4. MEFW has the same reporting requirements as in question 3?   Agree or disagree
  5. Auxiliary reporting requirements are different than the Coast Guard Units requirements to eliminate confusion.   True or False

(Previous trivia answers!)

  1. Commandant of the Coast Guard: Aux Manual page 6 Item 10
  2. Coast Guard Academy Director of Admissions: Aux Manual Section B pg 2-5
  3. Correct as presented. Coast Guard Uniform Guide. Back Page
  4. Winds to 33 knots: Small Craft Warnings, Winds from 34 to 47 knots: Gale Warning, Winds from 48 knots and above Storm Warning, Winds over 64 knots and above Hurricane Warning. Piloting and Dead Reckoning 2nd edition. H.H Shufeldt and G.D. Dunlap page 67
  5. True Bearing 299. 230+6W= Mag Heading 224, 15 E Variation=True Heading 239, Relative Bearing 060 = 299 True Bearing. Page 43 Coastal Piloting Eppink