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Latest Content Change News (most recent listed first)
- August 21, 2015
Start some long-overdue updates (links, AOMS)
- September 17, 2012 Correct
some embarrassing old links
- July 31, 2012
Macintosh OS X Mountain Lion uses same instructions
- September 30, 2011
reviewed and updated hyperlinks
- September 6, 2011 update POMS sections for Post-August 2011 operation
- September 11, 2010 update/merge
"POMS under Mac OS X" text
- July 6, 2010
reflect retirement of Aux E-directory (and insert replacement link)
- June 14, 2010
corporate ownership material added (redundant to AOPM)
- April 8, 2010
links, department name, forms updates
- January 6, 2010
2010 Operations Workshop & TCT Refresher; new 7029 form
- November 16, 2009
Many links updated; new national SAR Policy Addendum
- June 8, 2009
Currency and ICS FAQs updated
- April 18, 2009
2009 QE Workshop materials
- March 16, 2009
Update visitor/added transfer certification processes
- March 5, 2009
Radio Facility inspector list, various form dates
- February 21, 2009
POMS Windows Installation has pictures added
- January 1, 2009
Refresher and Ops Workshop material for 2009 added
- October 15, 2008
POMS pages updated
- September 30, 2008 Radiotelephone
Communications Instruction added
- June 25, 2008 Auxiliary Claims
Handbook document added
- June 20, 2008 AP
member section in FAQ corrected to current policy
- May 2, 2008
Some PWC references added
- April 19, 2008
Radio document downloads updated
- April 11, 2008 Radio information
retracted to just be facility related
- March 25, 2008 QE Time Reporting
material added, radio material added
- March 16, 2008 2008 QE Workshop
- March 11, 2008 Ops
Policy exam question pool/answers added
- March 1, 2008
Narrowband VHF page added
- February 29, 2008 TCT
Refresher and Ops Workshop material for 2008 added
- February 26, 2008 POMS
for Macintosh updated
- February 17, 2008 Radio Facility
Inspector list updated for 2008
- January 27, 2008 POMS
for Windows updated
- January 6, 2008
Page added for January 2008 conference sessions
- December 31, 2007 narrowband
VHF radio information added
- October 29, 2007
updates to radio facility page
- October 18, 2007
radio facility page brought up in navigation level
- October 1, 2007
links revised for updated CG Directives website
- September 12, 2007 new Crew and
- September 10, 2007 DIRAUX surface
and radio facility callsign documents
- August 16, 2007
POMS Windows installations updated
- May 6, 2007
new Surface Facility inspection form
- April 7, 2007
More facility equipment help added
- March 17, 2007
Member downgrade/relinquish information added
- March 14, 2007
Radio facility inspection information added
- March 4, 2007
Sector SENE session documents
- February 17,2007 ICS
- February 13,2007 ALAUX
message on ICS
- January 23,2007 AUXDATA
- January 21 & 25,2007 Facilities page update
- January 20,2007 POMS page update
- January 19,2007 Querying online exam results,
- January 16,2007 TCT refresher vs 5 year TCT
- January 9-11,2007 New
- January 8,2007 Content
additions and updates
- January 2,2007 POMS&Facilities pages split
- December 27,2006 last form removed due to
- December 15,2006 Aux Ops Policy Manual
- December 9,2006 New Aux Boat
Crew Training Manual
- October 3,2006 Patrol Order Payment info added
- September 12,2006 Notice of upcoming ABCTM changes
- August 19,2006 Crew/Coxswain
- May 15,2006 Multiple Owner Assent Form
- April 24,2006 Numerous
- April 5,2006 Sectorization items added
- February 21,2006 Crew/Coxswain checklists
- February 17,2006 ICS, POMS & Facilities pages added
- February 1,2006 SAR Addendum manual now
- January 20,2006 Policy caveat posted (e.g. HQ
- January 15,2006 Minimum Crew memo posted
- January 13,2006 Policy page added with MSAP
- January 10,2006 Mentor Corner, Training,
- January 2+3,2006 QE
section and material added
- December 31,2005 Mission Activity Form
link description updated
- December 4,2005 District Conference
Remove as many POMS items as found
Complete broken link check not yet done
Update a number of old links
Macintosh OS X Mountain Lion release uses same instructions for POMS
as previous releases.
Reviewed and updated hyperlinks throughout site.
Update text and files for Post-August 2011 POMS operation on both
Windows and Macintosh.
Update text (editorial, not content) on POMS
under Mac OS X page.
Aux E-Directory links replaced with auxofficer.cgaux.org links
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.
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
Many links updated as other websites changed location or
- Addendum to National SAR
Policy edition newly released
- Maritime SAR Assistance Policy (MSAP)
document updated from SAR Addendum
Currency FAQ updated (removing 5 year
to 3 year transition information)
ICS FAQ updated
Training page updated with revised USCG
websites and ICS information
Added 2009 QE Workshop materials to QE Corner
certification process, only coxswain must go through D1NR checkride
certification process, paralleling visitor process.
POMS windows installation updated with
pictures to avoid common installation errors (previous text was
correct, but often ignored or misread).
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.
document added, with link on Downloads
page navigation (top links) reorganized to indicate BCQP direct
references, surface operations references, and telecommunications
Radio Facilities page updated for
reference to Chief Director's notice on Telecommunications Operator
PWC Operator Qualification Guide link added to
PWC Facility Inspection and Offer for Use form link added to
PWC program summary added to Programs
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.
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
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.]
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.
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.
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
Newly-revised (January 2007) Coxswain SAR Guide posted in several places.
Qualification Guides released, effective January 1, 2007. New links
posted on the Downloads page.
Summary of differences not yet posted.
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
qualification underway check ride PDF files now posted on
Mentor Corner page (thanks to
G-3PCX-2 for providing).
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
POMS & Facilities page
split into separate POMS page,
Facilities page (in anticipation of
some other content to come). Suggestions page folded into
page (since both are now member-email actions, rather than form
Chief DIRAUX requesting
submissions for changes to Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual (on
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)
New major revision of
the Auxiliary Boat Crew Training Manual released. Changes here on
multiple pages (particularly Downloads,
Policy, Mentor 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
lists updated (DO security no longer needed)
Policy topics added
(Sector Identification, Visitors, PSI process change)
Management manual reference added to Downloads
page. Some form text
updated for newer revisions.
now has lengthy section on common facility inspection problems that
can be prevented by members.
Facilities" added to hold information about common misperceptions
and issues with surface facility inspections, AUXDATA member
qualification information, patrol order requests, and patrol order
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.
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
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.
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.
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.)
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