Submitting Articles to Nor'easter & Other Publications
Session: Saturday (1400-1700) - March, 2020
1400 - 1450:
C-SCHOOL (Information & Application)
Flotilla & Division Metrics
Maritime Domain Awareness
Ship Identification (What ship is that?)
Workforce Reliance Training (Core)
1400 - 1700:
Charity Basket Auction Open
Display Area Open
Division Commanders Nuts & Bolts
New Member Training (Part2)
Past Division Commanders Association (D1SR)
Risk Management - New TCT (Part 2)
1400 - 1900:
District Store Open
1500 - 1550:
Coastie (An Introduction to Coastie)
Recruiting & Mentoring New Members
Security Fundamentals Training (Core)
Social Media & Your Camera Phone
Training for Staff Officers
1500 - 1650:
Dining Etiquette for Senior Officers
1600 - 1650:
Privacy/Protecting Personal Information (Core)
Retention & Mentoring Current Members
1800 - 1900:
All Hands Reception
1900 - 2200:
Class Room Assignments:
A classroom for each subject being taught within each session will be assigned following the close of registration.
Event materials received at D-Train will include:
A name tag
A list of those classes for which you registered
The room assignment for each class
Tickets for any meals purchased
A map of the facility for your review and use Note: Which can also be found below
The event registration table at D-Train will open at 1500hrs on Friday March 8, 2019. All members are required to show either a current Auxiliary ID and/or drivers license when picking up event materials.
Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at and via the Contact s page found via the link at the top of the page.
PLEASE NOTE: No admittance will be granted to any training session to anyone without an event tag
Training Session Overview
AUXAIR (Part 1 & 2): A full day session that will include the following: AUXAIR CRM REFRESHER, Crew Resource Management/ GAR 2.0, AUXAIR Egress Training - ditching and water survival, AUXAIR Medical, Hypothermia avoidance and recognition FAA REGS, FAA FAR's
INSTRUCTORS: Joseph Costanzo , Byron Moe, Charles Calabrese, Stephen K. Brown, Richard Imperato, Carl England, & Steve Trupkin
AUXAIR OBSERVER: The four hour Observer Training class goes through all the ground based preparation for being an AUXAIR Observer. This session will include: Coast Guard Regulations, Safety, Navigation, Mission Expectations, Procedures, Tips and tricks to provide the best product for the CG, and Photography Training
AUXFS SANITATION REFRESHER & EXAM: AUXFS Sanitation Refresher is a mandatory yearly requirement for all AUXFS. This session will include the PowerPoint, discussions, clarifications, and the AUXFS Sanitation Refresher Exam. The results will be recorded in AUXDATA
AUXPAD: Aux Pad session consists of the Paddlers Guide to Safety, Along with the Vessel Safety Check work shop. These two session will be incorporated into the one session. The combined session will cover how you teach your class to your students. Any Member wanting to teach this course and any member wanting to do VSC on Paddlecraft should attend this very informative session. It will also include: What you need to know to stay safe on the water such as: What equipment you need to be safe on the water, How to self rescue, How you should do a VSC on a paddlecraft and What you need to know about a paddlecraft.
COASTIE (AN INTRODUCTION TO COASTIE): The Coast Guard Auxiliary has 3 Coastie units available. These are located throughout the 1st Northern District. This session offers an insight to the benefits of using Coastie as a training tool to educate the public in safe boating practices starting at an early age. Learn how, when used correctly at public events such as boat shows, Coastie can, and will draw the public to the display/booth at which time qualified Auxiliarists can communicate about the importance of safe boating practices, environmental concerns and recruitment. This session will not qualify you as an operator, but will educate you to the benefits of using such a tool when planning your next event.
CORE TRAINING: CORE training (formerly Mandated Training) needs to be done every 5 years. 5 Different courses are being offered throughout Saturday Afternoon and Sunday morning which include:Civil Rights Awareness Training (Core), Privacy/Protecting Personal Information (Core), Security Fundamentals Training (Core), Sexual Harassment Training (Core) and Workforce Reliance Training (Core). See specific times for each specific courses on the Training Schedule.
C-SCHOOL (INFORMATION & APPLICATION): The Coast Guard offers 10 C-Schools that are 3-5 days in length. The classes provide training specific to an area that an Auxiliarist chooses to focus on. The course matrix can be found on auxmt.org. The various courses that are available will be explained in detail, as well as the requirements and the process of application. C-Schools are fully funded courses that include airfare, hotel and per diem expenses. Short Term Training Requests will be completed.
DINING ETIQUETTER FOR SENIOR OFFICERS: Ever wonder what is the correct way to do something when you are in the company of Active Duty? This session on Social Communication and Etiquette will give you the skills and confidence you need.
DIVISION COMMANDERS NUTS & BOLTS: These courses are designed to give insight into the day to day operation of your unit, questions that come up frequently, materials you can have handy to answer questions without doing research each time. Also covered will be Information that is helpful in setting up a Change of Watch; running a meeting; keeping records of what your unit(s) is doing, in general all the things APC, FLC and other Leadership Courses don’t mention. Each attendee from D1N will leave with book for their office with copies of all pertinent materials. These courses are geared to Leadership in D1N, Leadership from D1S are welcome as well but will not receive a book as the materials in the book pertain to D1N procedures.
DIVISION COMMANDERS ROUNDTABLE: This session is for all DCDRs, North and South. Come and learn from one another how to have an awesome District. Help one another solve problems with solutions that others have used successfully. This will be an open forum, run by DCDRs for DCDRs.
FLOTILLA & DIVISION METRICS: The National Staff has developed a wide variety of online tools to gauge unit growth, capabilities, and performance in many spheres of Auxiliary-related activity. They are available to all Auxiliary members, and are easy to use. Though proper use of these online tools, district, division and flotilla staffs will gain new insights about their units' strengths and areas for improvement.
FLOTILLA COMMANDERS NUTS & BOLTS: These courses are designed to give insight into the day to day operation of your unit, questions that come up frequently, materials you can have handy to answer questions without doing research each time. Also covered will be Information that is helpful in setting up a Change of Watch; running a meeting; keeping records of what your unit(s) is doing, in general all the things APC, FLC and other Leadership Courses don’t mention. Each attendee from D1N will leave with book for their office with copies of all pertinent materials. These courses are geared to Leadership in D1N, Leadership from D1S are welcome as well but will not receive a book as the materials in the book pertain to D1N procedures.
INCIDENT MANAGEMENT: This 50 minute presentation will discuss the emerging trends of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Incident Management, Incident Management System Software (IMSS), the Incident Management Auxiliary Coordination Cell (IMACC), GAP Analysis 2019, and ICS position qualifications to serve within a Unified Command structure.
INTRODUCTION TO RISK MANAGEMENT: This course, Introduction to Risk Management is designed to introduce you to the PEACE and STAAR models and the use of the GAR 2.0 and Risk Assessment Matrix (RAM) tools for a “what can go wrong” analysis. It is recommended to those who have previously attended Team Coordination Training (TCT) and is required for all other Auxiliarist involved with planning, conducting, supervising and monitoring Coast Guard activities that can pose safety risk to personnel and equipment. That includes surface operations and those that perform services at any Coast Guard unit as part of that unit. Those in air operations will be required to participate in a revised CRM program.
MARINE SAFETY: Learn how to identify marine pollution and threats of marine pollution from the air, land, and afloat, and how to properly document and report marine pollution to the Coast Guard. In addition, this course will give students a background in the laws governing pollution prevention and how to engage with boaters about preventing marine pollution. This course will benefit those interested in entering the Auxiliary Marine Safety Program, as well those working on Pollution Responder and Prevention Outreach Specialist qualifications. In addition, Coxswains, Boat Crew Members, Air Observers, and those who conduct shoreside Harbor Patrols will greatly benefit from this training.
MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS: The Maritime Domain Awareness workshop will provide you with the history and development of the suite of USCG domain observation programs asked of we Auxiliarists – MDA, Focused Lens and Harbor Patrol (HARPAT.) Observation techniques will be discussed and explained as well as practical applications of these techniques. “War stories” from the field will be discussed too.
NEW MEMBER TRAINING (PART 1 & 2): Required for New Members on orders from D1S and open to all who wish to learn more about Program Opportunities (getting involved), Courtesy & Protocol, Uniforms, and Time Reporting.
OPERATIONS (OPS) WORKSHOP: The Surface Operations workshop is or all involved in the 2019 surface operational season. This is geared to all Auxiliarists maintaining Quals as Crew, PWO, PWOT, and Coxswain.
PROGRAM VISITOR (PV) WORKSHOP: Prerequisite to this class: The PV Trainee must be either BQ or AUXOP qualified –PV Trainee must pass the on-line exam and an AUXDATA Member Training Report must be submitted to Training Session Instructor verifying the successful completion of the PV Test. Class will be limited to the first 8 members who complete the prerequisite and register. This 50 minute session will prepare potential PV Trainees through roll play/workshops to meet with business owners and managers. Trainees will then go with a Qualified PV during the day to meet with business owners and managers to complete their 5 PVs and complete their PSQ and become Qualified.
RECRUITING & MENTORING NEW MEMBERS: In 2019 a National program will be launched to focus member mindshare and resources on the now mission critical issue of declining Auxiliary membership. This initiative will impact the Auxiliary organization from top to bottom. This workshop will help members understand how they can participate in this mission and learn how proven Best Practices can be immediately implemented at the Flotilla and Division level to improve new member recruiting performance.
REPORTING TIME & ACTIVITIES: "The "Must Attend" class for new members. Our time and accomplishments as Auxiliarists are counted and reported to the Coast Guard who uses the information to report to Congress, get budget allocation, realign resources within the Sector and plan for Training and resources to support the Auxiliary. It is very important that members report their time and activities completely and accurately. This session for new members will discuss the basics of time reporting including what activities to report and how to report. We will also look at how to report so that the members maintain qualification in a number of Auxiliary programs. There will be some hands-on exercises and plenty of opportunity for questions."
RETENTION & MENTORING CURRENT MEMBERS: In 2019 a National program will be launched to focus member mindshare and resources on the now mission critical issue of declining Auxiliary membership. This initiative will impact the Auxiliary organization from top to bottom. This workshop will help members understand how they can participate in this mission. The challenge of a declining membership is a complex issue. Some we can manage and control i.e. recruiting new members and retaining tenured members. This workshop will discuss Best Practices for mentoring tenured members in effort to have them remain involved and committed.
RISK MANAGEMENT - NEW TCT (PART 1 & 2): This session replaces the 1 HR and 4 HR TCT that have been part of many Qualifications. You must also complete Introduction to Risk Management either on line or at 0900 at DTrain. Risk Management/ TCT training acknowledges our past. We can learn from past mistakes , because there are things we can do today to minimize the likely hood of being involved in a mishap. This training will introduce concepts, strategies and tools to leverage and incorporate Risk Management into all aspects of mission activates. This is a facilitated course where student participation is critical to understanding and conducting the 5 stages of RM by looking at the four mission stages.
SHIP IDENTIFICATION (WHAT SHIP IS THAT?): Can you tell the difference between a tanker and a general cargo ship? Can you identify a Medium Endurance Cutter? Whether you’re on a surface patrol, conducting a dock walk or performing vessel exams or program visitor activities, there is always the chance that you may see something that prompts you to call into the Sector Command Center or to one of our Stations. In doing so, we want to be more professional than just saying that you see a potential issue with “a big, red boat” instead of properly identifying the vessels involved. This overview course will enable Auxiliarists to do determine what type of ships they see.
SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: This training will be of interest and benefit to all Members. It will address the general principles of being “aware of one’s surroundings”, understanding what awareness is and how we can determine what is really going on. What is suspicious activity? How do we respond to it? How do we protect ourselves from harm and criminal activity? The importance of “See something…Say something.” The training will cover the reality base of why criminal activity succeeds in an unsuspecting world and what we can do to protect our Auxiliary Members, Families and Community.
SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUR CAMERA PHONE: Nowadays, most of us keep our phones with us all the time, which means most of us have a camera with us all the time too. And because of the advances in smartphone design, that camera does a pretty decent job! Awesome shots are now within your reach, everywhere you go. You can easily practice your craft and add to your visual record – every single day. This session will provide a general overview of how to improve your photography skills when using a smartphone. Emphasis will be placed on motivating members to help increase their knowledge with their "nitty gritty" of smartphone photography – how to take a great shot on your phone and what editing apps to use.
SUBMITTING ARTICLES TO NOR'EASTER & OTHER PUBLICATIONS:This experiential, hands-on, no lecture workshop will make you glad that you stuck around on Sunday morning before heading home. It is intended for Publications Officers at any level, FSO-PB and up, plus any and all Auxiliarists interested in writing and submitting articles for print and digital publications such as "Nor'Easter," "The Navigator," other magazines, local newspapers, and Flotilla newsletters. Attendees will make use of a fact scenario and provided photographs to work together, collectively, to write and polish a 1-2 page sample article for publication. Attendees also will receive a memory stick with Public Affairs/Publications guidelines, legal requirements, photography tips, and other information to make use of when writing articles for internal and external publications following the workshop. Come join in on the fun. Release the inner writer.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: In this Session you will learn what Auxiliary Communications involves and how we are and can be an asset to Active Duty. Why TCO training is needed and how it is used. New uses of communications for the Auxiliary and Active Duty as well as evaluating and testing of new technologies and equipment. Come and learn how to get involved in the area of Communications. Interested? Then this session is for you!
TRAINING FOR STAFF OFFICERS: A class designed to teach incoming staff officers about the expectations and general procedures of holding an appointed position, as well as, how to work with your staffers and unit leadership. An ideal class if you are considering volunteering to become or are currently a staff officer.
INSTRUCTORS: District Chief of Staff Byron Moe & District Chief of Staff Mark Stone
UNIFORMS 101: An A-Z introduction to the Coast Guard authorized Uniforms. How to wear them properly. A comprehensive instruction on setting up the various uniforms with insignias, ribbons, name tag, etc. From head to toe we will cover it all, correctly. Plus, a valuable overview on what to wear when, as well as where to purchase uniform items. You will be provided with important resources. Members in attendance will also be instructed on “How to do a Uniform inspection.”
USING AUXILIARY INFORMATION: This session is designed to acquaint elected and appointed officers of a Flotilla, Division or District to the range of information available to them from various Auxiliary Data Management Systems in order to improve leadership and foster data-driven decision making in programs ranging from Vessel Examination and Boat Crew operations to Marine Safety and Public Education. This is a hand-on class and it is recommended that attendees bring laptop computers equipped with the Internet explorer or Fire Fox Browser. We will look at how to run queries in AUXINFO, the Skills Bank and AUXDirectory as well as discuss the information that is only available in AUXDATA and how to gain access to it.