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
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam
C/o U.S. Naval Forces
Victor Pier, Bldg 1
Santa Rita, GU 96915
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.
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)
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.
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.
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. EmailCharles.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. 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.
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Aloha, Hafa Adai, Talofa! We are collaborating with Sector Honolulu instructors to offer two training topics at DTRAIN this year - AUX Port Assessment (local) and Uninspected Commercial Passenger Vessel (national) Qualifications. Sector Commanders have identified a need for Auxiliary assistance in these specific mission areas - if you are looking to assist the Coast Guard directly with Incident Management and Prevention missions, this is a great opportunity!
*** AUX Port Assessment Qualification can be pursued only by members that completed the AUX Assistant Pollution Responder training. The Sector is using that as the foundation for their local AUX Port Assessment qualification. Other members who are interested in the topic but did not attend last year's Pollution Responder training may attend if space is available with DIRAUX permission.
If you completed the training last year, and wish to pursue Port Assessment qualification, request you respond to email@example.com no later than March 12, 2017. DIRAUX will fund at a minimum one member from each flotilla in Division
3. If a flotilla does not have a representative then DIRAUX will randomly select from other candidates that are not selected during the first round.
*** AUX Uninspected Passenger Vessel Qualification training will be selected from members that complete the following pre-requisites and submit proof to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 12, 2017:
1. ICS 100 (online)
2. ICS 200 (online)
3. ICS 210 (online) or 300 (classroom)
4. ICS 700 (online)
5. ICS 800 (online)
ICS Training available at: https://training.fema.gov/is/
6. Introduction to Marine Safety and Environmental Protection (IMSEP)
IMSEP available at:
*** You must have completed your Mandated Training in addition to the above pre-requisites otherwise you cannot receive travel orders to attend. Please see your flotilla commander or FSO-MT with any questions on how to obtain training.
Hope to see you there!
LCDR Nicole Auth
Director of Auxiliary and Boating Safety
US Coast Guard, Fourteenth District (dpa)
300 Ala Moana Blvd, 9-207
Honolulu, HI 96850
General Voicemail: 808-535-3434
Patrol will be held February 12, 2017 starting at 0700 from Sumay Cove Marina. Anyone interested in earning a boat crew qualification may participate, but space is limited. If you’re interested, contact R. Sajnovsky by 2000 Friday, 10 February (8:00 PM). Members should be back at the dock by 11:00 a.m. or so.
There will be a Search, Co-ordination, Execution (SC&E) course offered by a team of active duty Coast Guard from February 7-10, 2017. The course will take place at the Civil Defense facility in Agana Heights form 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is an intense course of study with exams on theory, and practice labs on plotting search patterns. Those interested must let him know no later than Sunday, January 29, 2017.
TCT/ORM classes will be given at Sector Guam Training facility on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Classes begin at 8:00 AM and go to 4:00 PM. Any Auxiliarist interested in Boat Crew qualification or becoming involved with any Coast Guard Active Duty missions are required to take this initial course and an annual 1 hour refresher. Contact R. Sajnovsky if you are interested in attending.