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This page displays an up-to-date listing of content changes to this Web site. Click here for a technical site change log (not likely to be of interest to most visitors).

Latest Content Change News (most recent listed first)

August 21, 2015

  • Remove as many POMS items as found
  • Update Downloads
  • Complete broken link check not yet done
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September 17, 2012

  • Update a number of old links
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July 31, 2012

  • Macintosh OS X Mountain Lion release uses same instructions for POMS as previous releases.
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September 30, 2011

  • Reviewed and updated hyperlinks throughout site.
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September 6, 2011

  • Update text and files for Post-August 2011 POMS operation on both Windows and Macintosh.
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September 11, 2010

  • Update text (editorial, not content) on POMS under Mac OS X page.
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July 6, 2010

  • Aux E-Directory links replaced with auxofficer.cgaux.org links
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June 14, 2010

  • although included in the Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, special text and an extracted sample of Appendix A added for inspections/offer for use of corporate owned surface facilities.
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April 8, 2010

  • numerous links updated due to other sites reorganizations
  • various ICS-210 items updated (deadline passed, no longer phase-in)
  • Operations Department name updated to Response Department
  • new 7030 Member Activity Log form available
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January 6, 2010

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November 16, 2009

  • Many links updated as other websites changed location or organization
  • Addendum to National SAR Policy edition newly released
  • Maritime SAR Assistance Policy (MSAP) document updated from SAR Addendum
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June 8, 2009

  • Currency FAQ updated (removing 5 year to 3 year transition information)
  • ICS FAQ updated
  • Training page updated with revised USCG websites and ICS information
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April 18, 2009

  • Added 2009 QE Workshop materials to QE Corner page
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March 16, 2009

  • Revised "Visitor" certification process, only coxswain must go through D1NR checkride
  • Added "Transfer" certification process, paralleling visitor process.
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March 5, 2009

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February 21, 2009

  • POMS windows installation updated with pictures to avoid common installation errors (previous text was correct, but often ignored or misread).
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January 1, 2009

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October 15, 2008

  • POMS pages updated with editorial changes. Note that Citrix XenApp for Hosted Apps Version 11 can't be used yet due to a system startup question that would be asked of all users every start, so the Citrix version here stays at 10.150.

  • Encryption scripting technology implemented to allow ready use of email links without significant risk of spam harvesting.

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September 30, 2008

  • Radiotelephone Communications document added, with link on Downloads page.

  • Downloads page navigation (top links) reorganized to indicate BCQP direct references, surface operations references, and telecommunications references.

  • Radio Facilities page updated for reference to Chief Director's notice on Telecommunications Operator qualification.

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June 25, 2008

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June 20, 2008

  • AP member section of FAQ updated for August 2007 revised AP policy

  • link to CHDIRAUX policy document provided

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May 2, 2008

  • PWC Operator Qualification Guide link added to Downloads page.

  • PWC Facility Inspection and Offer for Use form link added to Downloads page.

  • PWC program summary added to Programs page.

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April 19, 2008

  • Available downloadable radio-related documents put in a composite list at the bottom of the Radio Facilities page.

  • Communications Watchstander Qualification Guide added to Downloads page.

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April 11, 2008

  • All radio information retracted except for just radio facility related material.

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March 25, 2008

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March 16, 2008

  • Presentations and handouts from the 2008 QE Workshop posted on the QE Corner page.

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March 11, 2008

  • CHDIRAUX files for Ops Policy/MSAP examination questions and answers added to Training page. (These files differ from those on the CHDIRAUX surface operations page in that these PDF files will allow extraction to prepare local training materials.)

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March 1, 2008

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February 29, 2008

  • Downloads page updated with 2008 TCT Refresher and 2008 Operations Workshop (optional). Note that the date on these documents nationally is 2/28/2008, but it is unknown if there is content change from editions posted earlier.

  • Facilitator requirements for either TCT Annual Refresher or Operations Workshop verified with national Operations Department. Facilitator does NOT have to be Auxiliary instructor-certified, although that is recommended.

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February 26, 2008

  • POMS for Macintosh updated with Citrix 10.00.600 (Universal binary for both PowerPc and Intel architecture)

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February 17, 2008

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January 27, 2008

  • POMS for Windows updated for Citrix 10.150 version.

  • Mail list manager back online after problematic version upgrade.

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January 6, 2008

  • Page added (linked from the Radio Facilities page) containing reference information (speakers, links, PDF presentations) from the Communications Session at the January 2008 District Conference.

  • Protected document sections include specific requirement that individual users must maintain basic information security on their PCs.

  • Protected document sections include reference to Department of Homeland Security directive regarding "For Official Use Only" (FOUO): Management Directive MD11042.1. There is no "For Official Use Only" information stored on this website. Please advise the webmaster immediately if any "For Official Use Only" documents are found here. [Note that Privacy Act of 1974-controlled documents are not handled as "For Official Use Only" but have their own handling requirements.]

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December 31, 2007

  • PDF document on Narrowband VHF (including equipment suggestions) added to Radio facility page, and to radio section on Facilities page. Narrowband VHF capability is available to all facilities (surface, aviation, radio).

  • The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recent grant gratefully acknowledged on the Radio Facility page.

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October 29, 2007

  • Radio facility page updated. Material added on locating and contacting the DSO-CM for questions. Some photographs added. Other editorial updates applied.

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October 18, 2007

  • Radio facility page brought to same navigation level as surface facility page.

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October 1, 2007

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September 12, 2007

  • new Crew and Coxswain checklists that emphasize candidates reporting ICS results to Cape Cod office for AUXDATA entry

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September 10, 2007

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August 16, 2007

  • POMS Windows installation text and zip file updated (Citrix 10.1.55386)

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May 6, 2007

  • text for surface facility inspection form updated to reflect April 2007 form update.

  • Facilities page updated based on common field errors to better clarify equipment answers.

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April 7, 2007

  • Facilities page updated to include common omissions or errors in Facility (Section VI) and Operational Facility (Section VII) equipment sections. As a convenience, where to get some of these items are listed.

  • Radio Facility page updated to include allowable radio equipment information.

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March 17, 2007

  • FAQ updated to have downgrade/relinquish certification information.

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March 14, 2007

  • Radio Facility inspection information added at this page.

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March 4, 2007

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February 17, 2007

  • ICS FAQ updated with additional information for non-surface qualified members (such as elected leaders and staff).

  • Discussion Forum removed due to lack of use and maintenance requirements.

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February 13, 2007

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January 23, 2007

  • POMS page updated to reinforce that coxswains have no special action to take due to the temporary AUXDATA workaround to allow coxswains to accumulate both crew and coxswain hours for annual currency requirement (the temporary AUXDATA workaround requires that the IS entry point modify how they enter coxswains participating as crew).

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January 21 & 25, 2007

  • Facilities page significantly updated, with section-by-section assistance on completing the operational facility inspection form.

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January 20, 2007

  • POMS page significantly updated, with various topics and information on what is put on your computer, and how to install (for both Windows and Macintosh).

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January 19, 2007

  • Training page updated to provide information on how to query online examination results directly from the National Testing Center, and reinforcement that the coxswain candidate Operations Policy Exam is entirely handled between the candidate and their mentor (no AUXDATA entry or DIRAUX handling).

  • Newly-revised (January 2007) Coxswain SAR Guide posted in several places.

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January 16, 2007

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January 9-11, 2007

  • Crew and Coxswain Qualification Guides released, effective January 1, 2007. New links posted on the Downloads page. Summary of differences not yet posted.

  • Crew and Coxswain checklists updated for new Qualification Guides (including a check for using the new Guides for all signatures).

  • Training page updated for information on taking the coxswain task Operations Policy written examination.

  • USCG HQ has announced through the IS chain that tasks are being waived for 2006 (presumably because AUXDATA has already been modified for the new currency policies). Those that are missing tasks only will not be put into REYR. Currency FAQ updated with this information.

  • Crew and Coxswain initial qualification underway check ride PDF files now posted on Mentor Corner page (thanks to G-3PCX-2 for providing).

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January 8, 2007

  • January conference presentation added to Mentor Corner page. 2007 TCT Refresher Training links added to Downloads page, and summary added to Training page. Other documents updated to reflect 3-year currency cycle. Numerous other minor updates to content. ICS FAQ update for IS-210 course content description. Currency FAQ update for 2 QE signature question.

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January 2, 2007

  • POMS & Facilities page split into separate POMS page, Facilities page (in anticipation of some other content to come). Suggestions page folded into Problems page (since both are now member-email actions, rather than form submissions).

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December 27, 2006

  • last form removed (Problem page), replaced with email instructions. Spammer bypass of form submission checks forces this.

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December 15, 2006

  • Chief DIRAUX requesting submissions for changes to Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual (on Policy page)

  • Complete list of small boat stations (by Sector) added to QE protected documents section (although most data is public, erring on operational security side on the aggregation of this data for now)

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December 9, 2006

  • New major revision of the Auxiliary Boat Crew Training Manual released. Changes here on multiple pages (particularly Downloads, Policy, Mentor Corner, QE Corner)

  • Map of QE Locations updated for 2007.

  • Some PDF documents resaved in greatly smaller forms (no change to visible document)

  • PSI policy text updated given that ALL valid members have submitted OS packages now.

  • December 2 QE Workshop material posted on QE Corner page.

  • ICS FAQ updated (with the passing of 30 June date)

  • Currency FAQ added

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October 3, 2006

  • Information on Patrol Order Payments added to POMS-Facilities page.

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September 12, 2006

  • Notice of upcoming Auxiliary Boat Crew Training manual placed on several pages.

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August 19, 2006

  • Crew/Coxswain checklists updated (IS-100, IS-700 now required for all certification). Coxswain NavRules clarified as Series 70 examination.

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May 15, 2006

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April 24, 2006

  • Crew/coxswain check lists updated (DO security no longer needed)

  • Policy topics added (Sector Identification, Visitors, PSI process change)

  • Operational Risk Management manual reference added to Downloads page. Some form text updated for newer revisions.

  • POMS&Facilities page now has lengthy section on common facility inspection problems that can be prevented by members.

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April 5, 2006

  • Sectorization Federal Register Notices added to Downloads page.

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February 21, 2006

  • Crew and Coxswain checklist aids updated with ICS/NIMS requirements for certification after 6/30/06.

  • National FAQ on ICS link added to Downloads page.

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February 17, 2006

  • New page "POMS & Facilities" added to hold information about common misperceptions and issues with surface facility inspections, AUXDATA member qualification information, patrol order requests, and patrol order processing.

  • New page "ICS/NIMS F.A.Q" added outlining requirements for ICS/NIMS training for those in surface operations. Training page updated in ICS/NIMS training. Other pages updated for relevant links.

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February 1, 2006

  • The USCG SAR Addendum manual is now available with Change 1 (dated January 10, 2006) integrated into the text. This renumbers the MSAP section to 4.1.

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January 20, 2006

  • Auxiliary Operations Policy is set by Headquarters through the Chief Director G-PCX. Changes can occur well prior to any formal document change notice being published of accumulated changes. A caveat has been added to the Policy page and to the Downloads page to remind members that there could be important modifications not reflected in the published Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual.

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January 15, 2006

  • D1NR Minimum Crew policy posted on Policy page (set 1 Oct 2005, but never well distributed to coxswains or crew)

  • Notice of Change 1 (10 January 2006) to the USCG SAR addendum posted; updated manual is not yet available via the USCG online directives system (it exists elsewhere, just not on the service-wide official distribution mechanism).

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January 13, 2006

  • Policy page added, to emphasize Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual for all and provide emphasis to the Maritime SAR Assistance Policy (MSAP) that is so critical for coxswains.

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January 10, 2006

  • Mentor Corner page added, along with an FAQ on Mentors.

  • Training page updated with Coxswain NavRules information, and some minor ICS text additions.

  • Links page added to hold many links accumulated (like Newsletters and Workshops) that had no other home here.

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January 2+3, 2006

  • QE Corner page added, with reference material for D1NR QEs and others that is not found elsewhere on the web. QE F.A.Q. created.

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December 31, 2005

  • Mission Activity Form was updated on national web page, revision and description updated here. (Download link gets the most recent form in any case, even if description here isn't updated.)

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December 4, 2005

  • The 2006 QE Workshop, required for all QEs, will be held at the January district conference in Newport, RI on Saturday morning, January 7, 2006.

  • A QE/Mentor session will be held at the conference Saturday afternoon, discussing/simulating crew and coxswain check ride scenarios (bring your questions/horror problems/suggestions!)

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