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New Bedford Flotilla 65 ~ First District Northern Region


Auxiliary Instructor Class
Two Mondays, 18 June and 25 June 1900 - 2100
This is a course to train and qualify Auxiliarists as Instructors
to train members or public education.
This course will cover the instructor PQS.

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2018 OPS W/S & TCT-1HR (Thursday Night)
2018 Operations Workshop & Team Coordination Training 1HR
Mandatory for all Boat Crew
June 07, 1900-2100.

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ICS 100


Once you get to the above links there are complete instructions on how to take these courses.

Once you have completed these courses, print copies of your certificates and forward to


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Member Courses

The Member Training Program for Flotilla 1NR0605
will be offering all six of the AUXOP specialty courses each year. 
Dates and times will be listed below for each specialty course as the
information becomes available.


Specialty Courses

Specialty Training Ribbon

AUXOP Device

Every member can specialize in any or all of six different specialty areas in the operational
and administrative fields. Successful completion of your first course entitles you to
wear the Specialty Course ribbon shown above. Each additional class entitles
you to add a bronze star to the ribbon. After completing six courses, the bronze stars
are replaced with a silver star. Upon completion of the seven courses, the ribbon is removed and is replaced
by the coveted AUXOPS device shown above. The six specialty courses are
Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOM), Navigation (AUXNAV), Patrols (AUXPAT),
Search and Rescue (AUXSC&E), Seamanship (AUXSEA) and Weather (AUXWEA)


AUXWEA ~ Weather Specialist: Dates to be announced.

The Weather Specialist is a genuine asset to Auxiliary operations activities. This individual understands
the weather, its importance in the marine environment, and to the conduct of safe and effective operations.
The Weather Specialist is able to make accurate and valuable short range (several hours) weather forecasts to enable
crewmates to avoid dangerous weather conditions while performing their patrol
activities. Long range (two or more days) forecasts are also developed to assist in planning operations
activities. The Weather Specialist develops a keen sense of weather processes, including those which have an element of danger:
thunderstorms, squall lines, fog, tornadoes, and other severe phenomena. A comprehensive knowledge of weather
processes and effects is essential to the competent mariner, whether on the high seas,
the coastal areas, lakes and rivers, or local reservoirs. [12 hours]



AUXSEA ~ Seamanship Specialty:  Dates to be Announced.

 The Seamanship Specialist is a particularly valuable asset in Auxiliary operations as knowledge of
vessels and proficiency in their operation is a major Auxiliary interest. A Seamanship Specialist has extensive
knowledge of vessels and their propulsion systems as well as detailed information on how
vessels are constructed, founded, and operated. The Seamanship Specialist understands marine engines,
knows how to perform minor repairs, is knowledgeable on vessel handling in normal and heavy weather,
and how to approach distress situations. These attributes, when combined with the studies and
practical training of the Boat Crew/Coxswain program, will make the member a competent

and reliable crewmember of an Auxiliary vessel. [16 hours]


AUXCOM ~ Communications Specialty:

The Communications Specialty is one of the few specialties cited as a requirement for other
Auxiliary activities: ownership of an Auxiliary Fixed Land, Land Mobile, or Direction Finding Radio Facility.
It is also required by Communications Officers who conduct radio facility inspections.

AUXCOM is also the entry-level requirement for communications watchstander
training at Coast Guard units. [14 hours]



AUXPAT ~ Patrols Specialty: Dates to be Announced.

The Patrols Specialist is another genuine asset to the Auxiliary operations activities. This individual
fully understands the complete spectrum of operational patrol activities, both on the water and in the air,
such as: Safety Patrol, Search and Rescue (SAR), Regattas spectator safety control,
Chart Updating/Aids to Navigation Patrols, to name a few. Practical knowledge achieved by the
Patrol Specialist engenders a keen awareness of, and response to, emergency situations,
without jeopardizing the crew and facility. [10hours]



AUXNAV ~ Navigation Specialty: Dates to be announced.

An Auxiliarist who is qualified as a Navigation Specialist is a genuine asset to the
Auxiliary operations activities. This individual knows where their vessel is
at any given time and keeps it from danger. The Navigation Specialist is also well prepared to
participate in our Public Education program, teaching the piloting
portion of our basic courses and participating in the Basic Coastal Navigation (BCN) and

Advanced Coastal Navigation (ACN) courses. [32 hours]


AUXSC&E ~ Search and Rescue Specialist: Dates to be announced.
The Search and Rescue Specialist is well qualified in search and rescue and a genuine asset
 to the Auxiliary operations activities. The AUXSC&E training
is designed to present a thorough understanding of the policy, organization,
and procedures involved in the search and rescue process as generally practiced
by the U. S. Coast Guard. The Search and Rescue Specialist is aware of the overall structure
of the search and rescue organization, is able to plan search operations,
and has an understanding of towing principles, towline properties, and recognition
of the effects of sea state, to ensure a safe and successful search and rescue. [25 hours]







GAR Form  (scroll below for further Boat Crew information)

AOM - Auxiliary Order Management

The AUXDATA Order Management system, which is the much-anticipated replacement

for the legacy Patrol Order Management System (POMS) is now available. 

AOM is not an “upgraded” POMS, rather, it is an entirely new program created just for the Auxiliary. 

AOM Log-In


Combination form for patrols that includes risk assessment,
pre-underway checklist, patrol log and other information.

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Member Training

   All participants in the Boat Crew Program will be required to complete the following courses:


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