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
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

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.

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