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Winter Patrol at Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Winter patrols at Pyramid Lake always present unusual challenges. Aside from the cold water, winter storms present other circumstances for Auxiliarists on patrol. North Shore Flotilla 1 Coxswain, Dee Dee Kincade (L) and Reno Flotilla 3's Crew, Dee Walter (R) patrol at Pyramid Lake during the annual President's Day Fishing Tournament. The biggest problem that day was wind. The patrol ended early as the wind speed increased later in the day.
Kincade and Walter are wearing new dry suits issued to them by the Coast Guard Station at Lake Tahoe. These dry suits are specifically designed for women. Prior dry suits were designed exclusively for men. Kincade and Walter commented that the new suit design is greatly improved. The suits are lighter in weight, but still function well in the winter cold.
This photo was taken looking at the "Needles" in the northern part of Pyramid Lake. During oncoming weather, this blowing dust is an early warning indicator of a coming storm. Smaller boats with low free board are advised to return to shore when this warning sign is visible.
District 11 North Helicopter Operations Training at Station Tahoe
Sierra 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
On 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 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
One 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.
This page contains links to pages for information on uniforms and other items.
|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)|
- Division 11 Meeting, February 22nd,
Grandma Hatties, Carson City 11:00 AM