District 8WR What's New!
Chief Director's messsage on sexual assault
Subj: COMMANDER'S INTENT - CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM OUR
COAST GUARD -06/13
1. Recently released ALCOAST 244/13 addresses the Coast Guard's campaign to
eliminate sexual assault. Please read it at
2. This ALCOAST provides the clear expectation of our Commandant that
sexual assault will not be tolerated within our Coast Guard. Simply put,
sexual assault is contrary to our fundamental core values. All of us are
responsible for providing the culture of intolerance ADM Papp describes.
3. Unfortunately, our Auxiliary is not immune to the types of behavior that
is making headlines within the military. Just as unfortunate, other members
often observe inappropriate behavior and fail to take action. If you witness
or become aware of behavior that is not acceptable or appropriate, you have
a responsibility to do something about it. Section 7.C. of the Auxiliary
Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) provides the policy and responsibilities
of members when dealing with rape and sexual assault. When in doubt, seek
the guidance of your chain of leadership and management.
4. This Commander's Intent directs each command to read and discuss this
message with all hands. While there is no reporting requirement, I encourage
DCOs and DIRAUXs to ensure this Commander's Intent message is read,
discussed, and understood at flotilla and division levels.
5. The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other
interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL policy and
6. Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized.
7. CG-BSX-1 sends
Preparations are underway for the Fall D-Train in LaCrosse, WI. Early information is available here.
Help Wanted - ADSO-PA
8th Western Rivers Region Public Affairs (PA) Department is seeking an assistant (ADSO) to work closely with the DSO in communicating with division PA Officers (SO-PA) and flotilla PA Officers. (FSO-PA). The job requires organization skills, basic computer skills,communication skills (both verbal and written) as well as Public Affairs experience. If interested contact Penny Bailey at email@example.com
Modified Swim Test PQS
The OTO has published modified requirements for the swim test PQS. That information is here.
Nav Light Alert
The Coast Guard has published information here concerning the use of inappropriate nav lights on some uninspected towing vessels.
Incident Response Plan
The Eighth Western Rivers Incident Response Plan is available for reading on the Members Only page, which you can access after signing in.
Online Coast Guard Exchange
Auxiliarists can now make purchases from the Coast Guard Exchange through their new online store. Find the details at the Chief Director's website or through the Associated Links on the left side of this page.
District and staff officer reports are now being made available online. You can access them by logging on and following the link on the 'Members Only' page.
Changes to Commodore's Streamer Award
Several changes to the Commodore's Honor Flotilla Streamer award were made at the Spring D-Train. The revised guidelines are available here.
Wed, 20 Mar 13
The 2013 Spring D-Train OTO workshop is available online, along with an interesting article that discusses thinking of cancer as a mishap. Read both of them here.