Entries by Doug Hoffman

RM/TCT or TCO Workshop

You can still attend the Risk Management/Team Coordination (RM/TCT) Annual Workshop or the Telecommunications (TCO) Annual Refresher Workshop There is one online session each available. Select the link(s) below to register for the session(s) that work best for you. This a great opportunity to pick up these annual workshops. Training Invitation for TCO Annual Refresher […]

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 Shipmates:               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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

(Virtual) NTRAIN 2024:  Follow the Action on YouTube

You can view the following NTRAIN 2024 National meetings by clicking on the link or scanning the QR code below: Link:  YouTube:  US Coast Guard Auxiliary National Events or the QR Code: Very Respectfully, Agostino “Gus” Formato, National Commodore United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Auxiliary Culinary Assistance

Fellow Division 19 Auxiliarists, Do you like to cook? Want to augment the Coast Guard services?  Then the Auxiliary Culinary Assistance (CA) Program might be for you. There is a significant need for additional CAs to support both Coast Guard and Auxiliary operations. Here are some resources which you can explore to learn about the […]


Fellow Auxiliarists, Join me in wishing a Happy 83rd Anniversary to the Coast Guard Reserve! Since 1941, the dedicated men and women of our Reserves have consistently responded to the call in times of war and emergencies. They have been deployed worldwide to defend our nation and mobilized nationally to safeguard the American people. Being […]


National Operations Workshops. The Surface Workshop is required for 2024. The Air Operations workshop is an element of the annual Air Station Safety Workshop.  The Telecommunications Workshop is strongly recommended for 2024. Like 2023, the National Operations Workshops (Surface/Air/Telecommunications) may be completed via webinar. The workshop training material(s) must be delivered by an Auxiliarist qualified […]

N-TRAIN 2024 Will be Held Virtually

Good Day Shipmates, There are several reasons why your Auxiliary Leadership determined that the only course of action that makes sense is to shift N-TRAIN 2024 from an in-person to a virtual event. On 18 JAN 2024 the House and Senate passed a third continuing resolution (CR) for fiscal 2024. That CR avoided a partial […]