United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
First Southern District - D-Train 2022
Training Session Overview
New Member Workshop: This training is specifically designed for the “NEW” member with 18 months or less in the Auxiliary. The five topics covered are to help educate the new member and provide a foundation for their future in the Auxiliary.
Auxiliary Applicant Management System: This is initial training for the AAMS system, used for tracking and managing leads from prospective Auxiliary members that submitted inquiries on the National “Join-Us” website. It will provide basic knowledge of the system’s log-in, functions and usage. This is primarily for appointed HR officers as they are the only ones with access to the system.
AUX-MEES PQS: This course primarily deals with pollution outreach education and is one of the Marine Safety PQS’s that could be used for meeting the requirement to earn the Marine Safety Training Ribbon and/or the Marine Safety Trident. It was formally known as the Auxiliary Marine Environmental Education Specialist PQS; however the name has been changed to the Auxiliary Prevention Outreach Specialist. This PQS requires numerous prerequisite course completions, classroom training, practical activities, sign offs, and an Auxiliary Oral Board for successful completion. It is a detailed program that will require dedication by the member to complete. Those who meet the prerequisites and attend this training can expect to complete the classroom portion and obtain specific sign offs.
Intro to AUXSCOUT: This class will cover the relatively new MOU between the Sea Scouts and the USCG Auxiliary. The presentation will include what is involved, what is required, and how to successfully initiate a relationship between the organizations. The benefits of working together to
Promote the RBS message.
Diversity: This course will cover the USCG/USCG Auxiliary Diversity Program. The requirements and application for the NACO 3-Star Diversity Award criteria will be discussed.
Aviation: Intro to AUXAIR: This class will explain the Auxiliary and District 1 SR’s Aviation Program, covering many topics and requirements.
Aviation: Aviation Medical Presentation: This class will discuss medical conditions that affect pilots in the air and on the ground.
Aviation: Aviation Crew Resource Management (CRM): All Auxiliary pilots, air crew, and observers must take annually. Non-aviation Coast Guard and Auxiliary personnel who routinely use aviation assets to conduct missions are strongly encouraged to seek CRM training opportunities.
Aviation: Egress Training: This class is designed to educate students on water survival in case of ditching.
Aviation: Survival Equipment/PPE: This course will allow instructors to discuss survival equipment that is used on Aviators life jackets and demonstrate how to use it.
Intro to Surface Operations: This class will discuss the different opportunities in the District 1SR Operations Program. Boat Crew, Coxswain, and Personal Watercraft Operator qualifications and how to get started will be covered.
Risk Management Refresher: Completion of this mandatory 4 hour Risk Management Training class for those required to complete it, will keep the Auxiliarist certified in their qualifications for a 15 month timeframe.
Vessel Examination Training: This class will provide training needed to certify members as Vessel Examiners. It will cover preparation for the Vessel Examiner Exam, the first step in becoming a certified Vessel Examiner. Prior to attending D-Train 2022, registrants will be provided links to study materials including the Vessel Safety Check Manual and related materials to get a better awareness of key information before they arrive at D-Train where a review of the materials will be covered. The ADSO-VE’s will maintain contact with all VE Trainee’s registered for this training, mentoring them and assist them in completing their 5 required supervised Vessel Safety Checks with a qualified Vessel Examiner in their area, and completion of their qualification. Those wishing to take the online test should bring a laptop with them to DTRAIN.
OPFAC’s & AUXDATA II: This class will help clarify the process of completing OPFAC inspections, the paperwork required, and how it needs to be entered into AUXDATA II. Incorrect processing of paperwork has caused major delays in OPFAC approval.
Program Visitor Qualification Course: This class is designed to educate the member on the Program Visitation Program, including its history, goals, and paperwork associated with it. Members will have the opportunity to take the open book online exam in the Test Taking Room, if they desire. Those members that do not wish to attempt the open book online test have the option of doing so after DTRAIN. The ADSO-PV’s will maintain contact with all PV Trainee’s registered for this training, mentoring them and assist them in completing their 2 required supervised Program Visits with a qualified Program Visitors in their area, and completion of their qualification. Those wishing to take the online test should bring a laptop with them to DTRAIN.
TCO Lite Course: This class will cover the basics of Auxiliary Telecommunications Program and is good for those interested in becoming TCO qualified, or as a refresher for qualified TCO’s.
Use of Coast Guard Encrypted Radios: This class covers training on the use of Coast Guard encrypted two-way radios. Completion of this class will meet the Commandant’s requirement for an Auxiliarist to use an encrypted radio.
Intro to Auxiliary Culinary Assistant: This class is the nuts and bolts required to work towards a qualification as an Auxiliary Culinary Assistant.
Culinary Assistance Sanitation Workshop: This workshop is required for all Auxiliary Culinary Assistance Specialists and those currently training for this competency, including members in REYR status who intend to regain their certification.
Intro to Emergency Planning, Preparedness, & ICS: The D1SR Emergency Management (EM) Department provides analyses and guidance for proper emergency actions, awareness, and readiness as Auxiliarists in preparation for weather-related alerts, hazards, and notifications. The overall goal is to enhance the preparedness and response posture of the District. This course will cover the role of the D1SR EM Department. This includes emergency planning and preparedness for severe weather events in D1SR, application of Incident Command principles for pre-planned major events, and development of Event/Incident Action Plans. Regular Spot Reports and Situation Reports (SITREPs) are produced by the D1SR EM Team. Future plans include training seminars throughout the District, as well as updating the D1SR Emergency Action plan.
Basics of Navigation: This class will introduce the students to the basics of surface navigation. Instructors will assist the students in using a paper chart, and familiarize them with its contents.
D1SR Publication & Photography Guidelines: What can be included in an Aux publication, what cannot. Most common uniform and non-uniform violations to avoid in photos; starting and naming a new publication with easy publication tools; Caption guidelines for your photos; getting the attention of the audience with action photos in your articles. Required photo-release forms, vetting your publication and publication staff officer reference tools.
Innovation in Public Affairs: Engaging the public in the RBS mission is exciting but can be challenging so adapting to our ever changing environment is crucial. We will be reviewing techniques to capture the attention and communicate key concepts for both in person and virtual events to help you effectively complete your mission.
Benefits of Auxiliary Membership: Do you know all the discounts and deals that are available to you simply because you’ve joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Come and learn how to turn these privileges into savings and fun for you and your family!
Maritime Domain Awareness & Focus Lens: Maritime Domain Awareness and associated Operation Focused Lens are key Coast Guard Auxiliary anti-terrorism and marine safety tasking by active-duty. Learn about how to be a good observer, to collect and report key data to active-duty, especially as it relates to Focused Lens.
The Basics of AUXDATA II: This course will assist the member in logging into AUXDATA II; checking member information for accuracy, and checking certifications/tasks.
How to Enter Activities in AUXDATA II: The course will walk a member through entering an activity into AUXDATA II. Basic mission codes will be discussed.
Reports for Leaders: This course will show leaders how to find basic reports so the leader has the most up to date information that has been entered in AUXDATA II.
Auxiliary Financial Responsibilities: This class will cover financial staff officer requirements as detailed in the new Financial Auxiliary SOP for FN’s. This will be followed by a Q & A session.