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District 11 North Training Conference

Steve Perez, winner of award for most vessel safety checks for 2013

Steve Perez, Auxiliary member of North Shore Flotilla 1 was awarded the Outstanding Performance Award at the annual District 11 North Training Conference held in Sacramento on March 14-16th. Perez performed 570 Vessel Safety Checks in 2013. Vessel Safety Checks are an integral part of the many missions the Auxiliary conducts. A Vessel Safety Check is a voluntary inspection of a recreational boat. Our goal is to help recreational boaters have the appropriate safety equipment on their boat and to point out any potential hazards that might jeopardize their day on the water. Congratulations Auxiliarist Perez for a job well done!

Reno Auxiliarists John Boyne (L) and Leon Borden (R) attended the annual District Training Conference in Sacramento

John Boyne (L) and Leon Borden attended the annual District Training Conference in Sacramento. Boyne is the Vice Flotilla Commander for the Reno Flotilla 3 while Borden, also a member of Reno Flotilla 3, is the Sierra Division Commander. The annual training conference is an opportunity for Auxiliarists to take class room instruction in the many facets of Auxiliary responsibilities such as Operations, Vessel Safety Checks, and Recreational Boating Safety.

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District 11 North Helicopter Operations Training at Station Tahoe

Helicopter Operations Event at Station Lake Tahoe October 2012Sierra Division 11 Auxiliarists had a chance to discuss the capabilities of a Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter during a training session at Station Tahoe on October 17th. Auxiliarists (left to right), Bill Stolz, Jack Leth, Coast Guard Pilot Ian Culver, Dee Walter, Dee Dee Kincade and Tom Henderson learned about the rescue helicopter from the crew that flew over from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. For more information, see this blog posting.





Change of Watch Highlight Video November 2012

Change of Watch 2012 Highlight ReelOn November 3rd, Auxiliarist Dee Walter from Reno Flotilla 3 presented her highlight video of the many events done by Sierra Division 11 this last year. Click here to view the video.







Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Wins Phifer Award

Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe Wins Phifer Award

Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe was awarded the 2012 Phifer Award which is presented annually to the Small Boat Coast Guard Station that has the best interaction with Auxiliarists. Read more about the award at link.










Pyramid Lake Safety Patrol February 2012

Capsized Boat in TowOne of the primary missions of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is Search and Rescue. This article details the story of a capsized boat at Pyramid Lake during a winter fishing tournament. Fortunately the fisherman survived thanks to some nearby Good Samaritans. Read more about this rescue at link.






Tugs and Towed Vessels


Coast Guard Navigational Rules are clear as to lighting and markings that these vessels must display. Click here for a discussion of these rules.




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This page contains links to pages for information on uniforms and other items.

Uniform Information  
  ODU Uniform
  Tropical Blue Uniform
  Uniform Procurement Guide (Everything you need to know about Auxiliary Uniforms)
New Member Information  
  Auxiliary New Member Course Exam
  Operational Specialty Course Examination Answer Sheet (ANSC 7010)
Note: This is also used for the New Member Course Exam
  Auxiliary New Member Course
  New Member Enrollment Application
  Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual (August 2011 Edition)



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