MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard Address

WASHINGTON — The commandant of the United States Coast Guard will deliver the annual State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.

WHO: Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Adm. Linda L. Fagan
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2024
WHERE: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C., 20003

Fagan will provide an update on the current state and vision for the Service during a livestreamed event on Capitol Hill in front of senior leaders, partner agencies and government officials.

She will focus on the continued demand for Coast Guard operations around the world, and how the service is addressing personnel gaps and maintenance challenges to ensure workforce and mission readiness.

Fagan will highlight the Coast Guard’s role in protecting the Marine Transportation System from evolving threats, the Service’s use of new technology and systems, and the importance of new Coast Guard assets and facilities to support national security.

She will also discuss improvements made to recruiting, talent management and the importance of strengthening Service culture.

This event will be livestreamed at:



The event will also be posted on the Coast Guard website here:

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The Digest of Auxiliary Activity

To: All Auxiliarists 

Dated: 13 MARCH 2024

Admissions Auxiliary Personnel Security (PERSEC) is Not an Authorized Coast Guard Auxiliary Program


              I understand that some members of the Auxiliary have been involved in activities under the program name “Admissions Auxiliary Personnel Security Program” or “PERSEC,” believing that it is an authorized Auxiliary Program.  That program is NOT an authorized Auxiliary activity.  Any member involved in that program must immediately cease and desist participation, taking no further action of any kind in support of that program.  If you were involved in that program and have any questions, please direct them to Commodore Richard Mihalcik, ANACO-AS at

Very respectfully,

Agostino “Gus” Formato, National Commodore

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Whistle and Paddle Tip Reflector Kits Available

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Association and the Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Directorate have received a grant to buy whistles and paddle tip reflectors for outreach to canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) enthusiasts. These items will soon be available through the Auxiliary National Supply Center (ANSC).  Because they are grant-funded, their use must be tracked. To ensure effective tracking, requests for whistles and paddle tip reflectors must be submitted through the Google Form ( Once received, requests will be sent to ANSC for distribution. If you have any questions regarding the whistles and reflectors kits, you can submit them through this form.

              The SOP for the whistle and paddle tip reflector kit distribution can be found on the B Directorate website ( or here: Whistle and Paddle Reflector Kit Distribution Standard Operating Procedure 2024 (Reflector and Whistle SOP 04 JAN 23.pdf).

Training Success

It’s time for the annual workshops!

Annual workshops for operations are being offered online and at DTRAIN.   If you wish to attend one of the workshops online, please select the appropriate link for the session desired below.   Please Note: Annual TCT training is required for all operations including Telecommunications (TCO) team members. The annual Telecommunications workshop is highly recommended but not required. If a member is in REYR because they missed last year’s Telecommunications (TCO), it is required to take this year’s to be removed from the REYR status.   Required Annual Team Coordination Training (TCT) Workshop ONLINEPick One. Please register for Annual TCT Training Workshop on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at:

Please register for Annual TCT Training Workshop on Tuesday, March 19, 20247:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at:   For the latest local offerings for the Annual Operations Workshops, check with your FSO/SO-OP leaders.
Telecommunications (TCO) Refresher Workshop ONLINE – Pick One Please register for Annual Telecommunications-TCO Refresher Workshop on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT at: Please register for Annual Telecommunications-TCO Refresher Workshop on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT at:   Getting TCO Qualified If you are interested in becoming Telecommunications Officer (TCO) qualified, check this out.
These offerings are also available LIVE at Spring District Training, 5, 6, & 7 April   It’s our annual Spring Training event and with the District Board Meeting  and the Annual Awards Banquet. So much to do! So many fellow Auxliarists and Active Duty members to meet—from across the entire District. The Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Gus Formato and the USCG District 5 Chief of Staff, CAPT Mary Ellen Durley are attending along with other distinguished guests. It’s THE one event you really don’t want to miss!   Click for complete info on D5NR Spring DTRAIN 2024   Reservation & Registration Deadline is almost here!