Never been to a DTRAIN?
Well! There has never been a better time to attend your first! District Training Events are a unique opportunity to get to know first-hand about all that the Auxiliary has to offer. Even more importantly, you’ll get to know fellow Auxiliarists from across the entire District and from all levels of the Auxiliary—from brand new members to District and National Officers. This is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and catch up with shipmates.
Old Hand at DTRAINs?
You know that the District training is first-rate, and the food and meals are great, but you also appreciate that some of the very best memories and personal exchanges happen outside the classes and between the sessions. Come back to DTRAIN to renew your friendships and make new ones—nothing beats being with like-minded folks in person.
From Friendly Informality to Longtime Traditions
Friday afternoon (1300hrs) is the Fifth District-Northern Region Board Meeting where the business of the District is done. The meeting is open to all members and it gives you an introduction to what it takes to run one of the premiere volunteer maritime services.
In the evening we have Friday Fun Night—this time tropical-themed party where everyone enjoys just being themselves with great food and drink, contests and prizes. Get out your sandals, shorts—Hawaiian-style shirts are encouraged! Rumor has it that COMO Joe would like to make the Hawaiian shirt an approved Auxiliary uniform item.
Saturday evening is the Commodore’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony—a formal event with speakers and presenters from both Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard and the Auxiliary. The incoming Executive Committee (EXCOM) Members will be “frocked” with the shoulder boards of their elected offices placed on their shoulders. Awards are also presented to members with ceremony befitting each well-earned award.
For fellowship be sure to stop by the All-Member Hospitality Suites Friday and Saturday Nights.
Meet and Greet
DTRAIN is the perfect opportunity to get to meet and get to know our new Director of Auxiliary, Commander Chad Morgan and our new Assistant Director of Auxiliary and Operational Training Officer, CWO4 Mickey Price. Members of the DIRAUX Staff will be in attendance for you to get to know the Team that serves our members so well. We will also have guests from USCG Sector Delaware Bay and U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Headquarters, Portsmouth, VA. We are also expecting to have VIP Auxiliary guests from Atlantic Eastern Area and Auxiliary National Staff. More info to follow.
FROM THE DISTRICT CHIEF OF STAFF
Time for us to again have fellowship, train with fellow shipmates, and plain have fun! After years of missed DTRAINs, we finally get a chance to see each other face-to-face and enjoy a weekend together. You will get to meet the new D5NR Director of Auxiliary, CDR Morgan and our new Operational Training Officer, CWO4 Price. You will hear from the U.S. Coast Guard Active Duty about exciting new opportunities for D5NR Auxiliarists at our Saturday dinner. We will have special awards for members and a Fun Night Friday night!
We hope to see you there!
Kurt P. Sarac, Sr.
D5NR District Chief of Staff
Fifth District-Northern Region
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary