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The Responder 2017

The latest editions of the Directorate News letter ( The Responder ) is now available.

The Responder Newsletter - May 2017 - Articles in this issue:

  • What is the Response Directorate
  • Know your local navigation hazards and standing orders
  • Standing the Watch
  • Accident Cause Factors
  • Reminders

The Responder Newsletter - January 2017 - Articles in this issue:

  • Be Sure Be Safe
  • Aviation Training
  • Standing the Watch
  • Are You Semper Paratus
  • The Hidden Risk Factor
  • Reminders

The Responder 2016

The latest edition of the Directorate News letter (The Responder) is now available.

The Responder Newsletter - November 2016 - Articles in this issue:

  • From the Bridge Last and final
  • From the new Director
  • Standing the watch
  • SAR Incidents: Lives saved or Lives Assisted

The Responder Newsletter - September 2016 - Articles in this issue:

  • From the Bridge
  • Why Standards?
  • AUX HAZMAT
  • U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Augmentation Communications Mission (AUGCOM)
  • All Mishaps are “Reportable Mishaps"
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Special Event Radio Day

The Responder Newsletter - May/June 2015March 2016 - Articles in this issue:

  • What’s new for 2016!
  • Making a Difference
  • Instill Realism is Surface Operations Drills
  • Are You Thirsty?
  • Celebrating 76 Years of Service

The Responder 2015

Prior editions of the Directorate News letter (The Responder)  are available below.

The Responder Newsletter - May/June 2015 - Articles in this issue: Breaking AOM News, Crew Resource Management Is Now for Observers Too, S.T.A.F. Making Safety a Top Priority, Use of Helm Commands – Communication for Safety, Performance and Professionalism, Welcome Aboard to new Directorate Staff,

The Responder Newsletter - January/Feb2015 - Articles in this issue: What’s Changed in AOM (Auxiliary Order Management)?, Aviation Training Update: Spatial Disorientation and Crew Resource Management, Meet the National Response Directorate Staff, Thoughts and Tips on Completing AOM Properly, and Night Operations Guide.

The Responder 2013/2014

Posted by: Bruce Pugh

The Responder Newsletter - Fall 2014 - In this issue: The Auxiliary and the Global Marine Distress and Safety System (GDMSS), Mishap Reporting and Analysis, Can Statistics really make us safer, Welcome to new staff members.

 

The Responder Newsletter - July 2013 - In this issue : AOM is here! , AOM FAQs , AOM Orders Completion, Getting “Beat Up” , Department Contact , Information.

The Responder  Newsletter - March 2013 - In this issue: Roger - Good Copy, Record of Ops Policy Test, A Stitch in Time, Good By POMS Hello AOM, Downgrading from Coxswain to Crew, Hail and Farewell.

The Responder Issues for 2011

The Responder  Newsletter - May 2011 - In this issue: report from the Auxiliary in Guam, new crew coxswain training idea, are you ready for the patrol season, and a new contest for the news letter heading banner.
[Posted 16 June 2011, Source: Bruce Pugh DVC-RE]

 

UpTop In Operations Issues for 2010

UpTop In Operations  Newsletter  - May 2010 Topics for this month include Come-Upon rules for towing, new DVC introduction, patrol safety, and electronic navigation. 
[Posted 18 May 2010, Source: Bruce Pugh DVC-RE]

UpTop in Operations Issues for 2009

  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - September 2009 has been posted. This issue includes: National Preparedness Month, Semper Paratus Part II, Warm Weather Patrols, 3 and 6 Minute Rules, Automated SAR Patterns, Puget Sound OPS Call Out, Conducting a Successful Call out, and our Service Mark.
  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - June 2009 has been posted. The June issue includes: Contingency Communications the other side of Telecomm, Fit for Flight is your crew fit for duty, Semper Paratus are you ready for the next disaster, Leadership how do you 'lead' a civilian team that you can not "order" to do something, and Did you Know where Bravo Zulu comes from.
    [Posted 05 June 2009. Source: Bruce Pugh, DVC-OE]
  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - April 2009 has been posted. The April issue includes: Search Coordination and Execution and how to report SAR cases, What is Mentoring and How does it work, and the conclusion of Low and Slow Flight from last month.
    [Posted 17 Apr 2009. Source: Bruce Pugh, DVC-OE]
  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - March 2009 has been posted. The March issue includes: Contingency Planning, Emergency Communication and Mass notification within the Auxiliary, What about ICS210 - questions and answers from the field, Radio Communications on Patrol, and Low and Slow Flight part 1.
    [Posted 09 March 2009. Source: Bruce Pugh, DVC-OE]
  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - February 2009 has been posted.  The February issue includes: Joint Air-Sea Operations, welcome to the new DVC-OA, Line handling commands.
    [Posted 03 March 2009. Source: Bruce Pugh, DVC-OE]
  • UpTop In Operations  Newsletter - January 2009 has been posted. The January issue includes: Maritime Domain Awareness Part IV (MDA), 406MHz EPRIB and ELT update, MOM patrols - what are they.
    [Posted 12 January 2009. Source: Bruce Pugh, DVC-OE]

UpTop in Operations for 2008

UpTop in Operations Issues for 2007

UpTop in Operations Issues for 2006

  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-11) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 282 KB) includes New Division Chief Appointed, Secret Resources, Off Season Fitness, Crew Members Should Be "critical".
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-10) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 282 KB) includes Not "Business as Usual" for CG Auxiliary Telecommunications, Jammer Sentenced, and  Making The Switch to Ethanol Based (E10) fuel.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-9) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 282 KB) includes OPFAC Readiness, Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices, Lightning Protection, Operations Team at NACON.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-8) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 83.4 KB) (August issue) includes  Best Practices, OPSEC and COMSEC, POWIT? What's That, and Sinking.
  • UpTop In Operations  Special Edition (2006-8) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 83.4 KB) (August issue) includes AUXAIR at AirVenture 06, Surface operations support the sea plane base, AIRSTA Cape Cod sends an HH-60 to AeroShell Square,  Onstage at AirVenture, AUXAIR booth in the commercial display area, and BC-OAP Claude Hribal honored.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-6) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 83.4 KB) (July issue) includes AME Assisted Special Issuance (AASI) Procedures, On Top of Up Top, and Summer Flying Safety.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-5) (Adobe Acrobat Format, 83.4 KB) Includes USCG Contingency Planning,  Auxiliary Leadership Not Just For Coxswains, Patrol Planning, and Boating Safety Laws Gaining New Momentum.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-4) (Adobe Acrobat format, 83.4 KB) Includes USCG Auxiliary Communications History, AUXLO for CAMSLANT, and Incident Command System and IS Courses (A Practical Guide).
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-3) (Adobe Acrobat format, 304 KB) Includes new appointments to the Surface Operations Division of the national Operations Department, VHF-FM Radio Installation (two methods) on a PWC, and a true story of Auxiliarists participating in an incident requiring  ICS knowledge.
  • UpTop In Operations  (2006-1) (Adobe Acrobat format,  126 KB) Includes articles on the announcement of the new Auxiliary aviation training manual,  one stop shopping for weather information, and terms all pilots should know.