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District 8WR What's New!

Candidates for Office

Pursuant to Article 7.1 of our district's standing rules, the attached is a
list of members
that submitted a Letter of Intent to run for office. These
candidates meet the requirements to run and, if elected, hold office. This
list has also been vetted by DIRAUX.

Briefings Posted

June 2014 Change of command briefings Sectors Upper and Lower Mississippi have been posted to the officer's report page in the Members Only section of the website.

Ops Department Clarifications

The Ops department has published several clarifications regarding orders for trailering, fuel reimbursement and radio facilities. Read these clarifications here.

D-Train Registration Changes

Due to changes set by the hotel, there have been changes to the menu for D-Train Fall 2014. If you have already completed your registration, please redo it with the revised form on the D-Train page..

 

Small Craft Advisory Publication

Tue, 08 Jul 14  

The Small Craft Advisory publication is for and about the nation's boating law administration professionals. Published bimonthly, the award-winning magazine utilizes news articles, features, standard columns and news briefs to highlight successful recreational boating safety programs, organization activities, professional news, legislative updates, upcoming events and other recreational boating-related safety, education and law enforcement matters. The latest edition is now available at http://nasbla.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3300.

D-Train Registration, Agenda and Training

Registration for D-Train is now open and available on the D-Train web page. The meeting agenda and preliminary training schedule have also been posted there.

CGMA Report

Annual Report for CGMA
This is just a brief email to forward the 2013 Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Annual Report.
Direct financial assistance, loans and grants, in 2013 totaled $3.86 million. That included $721,000 in education assistance and $58,000 in adoption loans and grants. Another $65,000 went toward resource programs: financial counseling, loan origination fee reimbursements for student loans, layettes (newborn baby supplies), respite for fulltime caregivers with special needs family members. New initiatives in 2013 included implementation of the new adoption grant program and funding the financial portion of the Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshops.
With net assets of $28 million, CGMA ended the year in a good position to continue providing a network of support and assistance to the Coast Guard family worldwide.
The CGMA 2013 Annual report is also available for viewing on the CGMA Web site:
http://cgmahq.org/Financial/AnnualReports/2013.pdf
Ron Wolf
Director of Administration
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

SAR Reporting Sector LMR

Mon, 30 Jun 14  

 The e-mail address for submitting SAR form 7034 to Sector Lower Mississippi River is stl-dg-seclmrcc@uscg.mil.  This e-mail address is published to the following District 8WR webpages for future reference - Operations Related Information http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category=operations  and Forms Routing Guide http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category=routing-3  (this webpage is password protected so the user must log on to the District website before being able to browse the webpage).

SAR Reporting Sector UMR

Wed, 25 Jun 14  

The e-mail address for submitting SAR form 7034 to Sector Upper Mississippi River is STL-DG-ALLSECUMRCMDCEN@USCG.MIL   This e-mail address is published to the following District 8WR webpages for future reference - Operations Related Information http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category=operations and Forms Routing Guide http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=085&category=routing-3 (this webpage is password protected so the user must log on to the District website before being able to browse the webpage).

District 8WR Awards Published

Tue, 27 May 14  
District 8wr Awards earned in the year 2013 and presented in the year 2014 have been published to the District 8WR website.  Links to the various categories of awards are available on the 8WR Awards webpage.

Coast Guard Awards Earned by Auxiliarists

Sun, 25 May 14  

The list of Coast Guard awards earned by District 8WR Auxiliarists in the year 2013 and presented in year 2014 have been published to the District 8WR Coast Guard Awards webpage.  Click on the hyperlink in the very first column to read the citation that accompanied the award. 

AMLOC 05A & AUXLAMS C-Schools Now Available

Tue, 08 Apr 14  

AMLOC (05A) and AUXLAMS (AUX02A & AUX02B) are both C-School courses which have just been funded. The courses are now on the C-School calendar and open to all members. Both courses may fill up quickly so you are strongly advised to REGISTER QUICKLY. A Training Request (STTR) must be completed and sent to DirAux in St. Louis.

Refer to Member Information/Members only webpage on this website for complete information on AUXLAMS and AMLOC.

ID Card Processing Delay

Fri, 17 Jan 14  
There is a delay in processing ID cards due to the new system being implemented and all the bugs have not been worked out.  At present, the time frame to become fully operational is unknown.  Please note that if your card has expired, please notify the DirrAux office for replacement.

Mandatory Training

Tue, 05 Nov 13  

Unsure about what constitutes 'mandatory training' for auxiliarists?  The district training officer has added information to help you find and receive the training you need. Go to the training page for more guidance.