NAVExpress April 2015

The Navigator Express is the Coast Guard Auxiliary's compilation of National News covering all Auxiliary activities and is published by the Public Affairs Directorate.

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2015 Photography Contest

This contest recognizes Coast Guard Auxiliary Photographers who have successfully captured interesting and compelling images of Auxiliary members and assets in action across specified program categories. Each Coast Guard Auxiliary member may submit up to two photographs per category. (ONLY one category per email please)

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Call for Articles and Photos 2015 Navigator

It's never too early to start! We are collecting stories and photos for the 2015 Navigator and we need your assistance in finding the best of the best in activities, mission successes and outstanding contributions. As we marked our 75th year, lets start off the next 75 in spectacular fashion by showing the Auxiliary's work at its finest.

So, please, review your files for people who have made a significant difference in our RBS missions, who have served long and well, and for outstanding missions or activities that show our contribution to the Coast Guard and our nation. Send them to us for possible inclusion in this year's Navigator edition. Email Anne Lockwood to submit or for more information.

We need these by July 15, 2015. Photos should be high resolution, show action, and everyone in proper uniform conducting correct procedures. All photos need proper captions following AP Style Guide. Follow the Navigator Guidelines.

Auxiliary Live

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This is the Official U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Blog website where information and stories are published every week. It talks about our members activities, safe boating, history, just to name a few. It is a new way to find out what is happening in the Auxiliary and boating environments all over the U.S.

Frequently Asked Question Friday – Why Receive a Vessel Safety Check?Preparing to Get Back Onto the WaterFeatured Photos – Auxiliary Heavy Lifting for Shore-front Clean-upBoating Safety Lessons From a Classic TV ShowFrequently Asked Question Friday: Boating Safety Courses in Other Languages?Featured Photos: USCG and Auxiliary Art Spotted in RestaurantFrequently Asked Question Friday – USCG Auxiliary Total Force Size

PA Information

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The National Public Affairs Department sends out useful information about how to perform the PA duties to an email list called AUXPAO. All levels of PA officers should visit the to signup. Here are some of the latest postings.

Auxiliary Heraldry Guidelines | New U.S. Coast GuardHeraldry ManualPA/PB/CS ResourcesOwnership of Images taken by Auxiliary membersThe Elected Officer’s Role in Public AffairsAUXPA Tip of the Week: Using Unit Elections to Develop Compelling News ReleasesCGAUX Public Affairs Guide

CG Headline News

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Here are the latest headlines from the website showing the happenings nation wide of the brave men and women who serve in the Coast Guard.

Local AUX News

Captain Penoyer

Captain Penoyer’s Expectations and Concerns for the Auxiliary

June Wingert SO-PB, District 8 Coastal Region

In an article for a Division Newsletter, Captain Brian Penoyer, Sector Houston-Galveston stated " first expectation of the Auxiliary in mission-support is simply that you are laser-focused on providing your volunteer forces with the right training, equipment, information, and leadership to be at the right place at the right time with the right information."

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Other Local News

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