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United State Coast Guard Auxillary ^ | september 17, 2001 | United State Coast Guard Auxillary

Posted on 09/20/2001 9:54:01 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer

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I talked to our local coast guard station yesterday. The Auxillary has been activated in Monterey and they are setting up an office in the coast guard station there. You do not need a boat to help. The Auxillary will supply valuable training in communications and other areas in return for volunteering. This training can be helpful in the event of a disaster or maybe even in your everday life. There are Coast Guard Stations and Auxillaries on the coast and inland on our lakes and rivers. If you have already donated blood, or are looking for other ways to help America make it through this dangerous time, here is a tangible thing you can do to help.
1 posted on 09/20/2001 9:54:01 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Excellent post!
2 posted on 09/20/2001 9:57:57 PM PDT by Clinton's a liar
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To: JPR_Boise_ID, farmfriend, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub, brityank, ontherightside, B4Ranch
Bump! Let folks you know that there is truly a need here. In the San Francisco Bay area, since the Alameda NAS was shut, we viritually have no marine defense system.

Just this year the Coast Guard made the decision to cut back on personnell to free up money to upgrade their aging fleet of vessels. They are the only coastline defense we have on the Pacific between San Diego and Seattle, and they are undermanned, and many times are captaining 30 to 40 year old vessels. They are very much in need of support from the civilian population. If you can help, click on the link to contact the Auxillary.
3 posted on 09/20/2001 10:00:10 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: vannrox, HELLRAISER II, chicagolady, lodwick, ewchil, Tis The Time''s Plague, Flint,
Bumping for Civil Defense.
4 posted on 09/20/2001 10:01:07 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Clinton's a liar
Spread the word.
5 posted on 09/20/2001 10:01:44 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Good idea... There's the Civil Air Patrol too. And many of you not otherwise qualified to bear arms (due to age or disability) may be able to fill positions in your State Defense forces -- these serve a valuable mission of both providing physical security for the state as well as relieving the National Guard of many of it's normal maintenance duties should Guard units be federalized and sent out of state.
6 posted on 09/20/2001 10:02:01 PM PDT by American Soldier
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To: goodnesswins, bombard, spartan68, Victoria Delsoul,old-ager,
BUMP
7 posted on 09/20/2001 10:02:35 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: mfulstone, backhoe, MarMema, SnowBunny, Mudboy Slim, d4now, carenot
Bump
8 posted on 09/20/2001 10:04:42 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: American Soldier
The Auxillary told me they would train folks in communications. They set up radio relays when phones and internet are down. They also can use help in their offices with adminstration and other duties.
9 posted on 09/20/2001 10:06:16 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: AuntB, backhoe,flamefront,sawdring,2sheep,Uncle Bill,Askel5,super175,dennisw, mafree,
BUMP
10 posted on 09/20/2001 10:10:44 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
I'm 38...that too old?

FReegards...Steve

11 posted on 09/20/2001 10:16:54 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: hedgetrimmer
They also do recruiting duty for the Regular Coast Guard and the Academy... I was in the CGAUX for a short time but they got a whole mess of senior/retired military....
12 posted on 09/20/2001 10:17:16 PM PDT by American Soldier
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To: Mudboy Slim
Not at all! There are many different things that need doing. Most of the people I know of in the CG AUX and Navy League are at least your age or older.
13 posted on 09/20/2001 10:20:42 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
BTTT.
14 posted on 09/20/2001 10:21:33 PM PDT by cactmh
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To: hedgetrimmer
Yeah, but can they Rock-n-Roll?!

"The Ballads of Mudboy Slim"

FReegards...MUD

15 posted on 09/20/2001 10:24:51 PM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: hedgetrimmer
Maybe I can help bump.
16 posted on 09/20/2001 11:32:04 PM PDT by mafree
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To: hedgetrimmer
Many officers on our police forces and fire fighters are Reservists in the military. Give your local station a call to see if you can help fill in.
17 posted on 09/20/2001 11:51:41 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thanks for the info- oddly, that's what my Dad belonged to in WWII, being too old for normal service!
18 posted on 09/21/2001 2:15:10 AM PDT by backhoe (Has that clinton "legacy" made you feel *safer* yet? ? ?)
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thanks hedgetrimmer. This is great to know. Any age limit on that??? Can I take a carbine??:<)
19 posted on 09/21/2001 7:42:45 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB
Nope, no age limit. Just some time and patriotic spirit is all that's necessary. I don't know about the time, but you certainly do not have any deficit in the patriotic spirit department!
20 posted on 09/21/2001 8:19:07 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thank you for the info.

Bump!

21 posted on 09/21/2001 9:04:35 AM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: hedgetrimmer,Snow Bunny
Thanks for this info!
I have been trying to get an answer from the Oregon National Guard about my age,53.
According to Title 32 of the US Code you can re-enter or join up to age 62
IF you have prior military service (US Navy '68-'69), but all I hear is that you have to be able to put 20 years in by 62.
There IS a Coast Guard station in Bandon OR where I live so I will contact them.
22 posted on 09/21/2001 10:40:16 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: hedgetrimmer,Snow Bunny
Thanks for this info!
I have been trying to get an answer from the Oregon National Guard about my age,53.
According to Title 32 of the US Code you can re-enter or join up to age 62
IF you have prior military service (US Navy '66-'69), but all I hear is that you have to be able to put 20 years in by 62.
There IS a Coast Guard station in Bandon OR where I live so I will contact them.
23 posted on 09/21/2001 10:41:02 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids
Thanks for checking into the Oregon National Guard for me.
No sense "fighting city hall", I'll contact the Coast Guard Station in Bandon.
24 posted on 09/21/2001 10:54:16 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: hedgetrimmer
A good constructive suggestion.
25 posted on 09/21/2001 2:20:41 PM PDT by flamefront
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To: flamefront
Thanks! Doing my best to help the marine services these days. We are really dependent upon them right now.
26 posted on 09/21/2001 8:02:28 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the ping. This is good news !!!!!
27 posted on 09/21/2001 10:56:32 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thank you so much for this thread !
28 posted on 09/21/2001 10:57:03 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: TXBubba, Sen Jack S. Fogbound, Groundhog, TheSarce, basil
FYI. Another way to help America stay strong.

BUMP.
29 posted on 09/22/2001 7:36:34 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thanks for the ping. I'm already in the Oklahoma Army Guard.
30 posted on 09/27/2001 11:37:33 PM PDT by ewchil
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To: Clinton's a liar
im 18 and is there a volunteering going on in michigan?
31 posted on 09/27/2001 11:47:10 PM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35
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To: deathscythex
Contact the Auxillary. They can let you know.
32 posted on 09/28/2001 6:15:04 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: deathscythex
I'm not sure, deathscythex, but you can check out the Join the Auxillary Webpage!
33 posted on 09/28/2001 10:40:53 AM PDT by Clinton's a liar
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To: hedgetrimmer,Clinton's a liar

I received my application in the mail today
and spoke with the local head of the local flotilla yesterday and we are meeting Wed. AM
The Oregon National Guard would not accept me because I just turned 53,
BUT that is not a problem with the Coast Guard Auxillary.
Just goes to show you, old tin can sailors CAN be re-cycled, LOL
34 posted on 09/28/2001 10:02:11 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
You are Too Cool For Words! Thanks for pitching in, in a time of need.
35 posted on 09/29/2001 8:12:12 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
Done.....Im going to see if they will let this soldier into the CG reserve......
36 posted on 09/29/2001 8:18:34 AM PDT by All-American Medic
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To: All-American Medic
Freepers are the greatest! Let us know how things go!
37 posted on 09/29/2001 8:40:51 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer,United State Coast Guard Auxillary needs help
bump
38 posted on 10/01/2001 1:52:15 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: American Soldier, AuntB, backhoe,flamefront,sawdring,2sheep,Uncle Bill,Askel5,super175,dennisw, mafr
Monday evening BUMP.
39 posted on 10/01/2001 7:58:22 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer
I'm barred from donating blood. Thanks for the flag on something useful I can do.
40 posted on 10/01/2001 8:11:26 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: hedgetrimmer
BTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
41 posted on 10/02/2001 2:19:39 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: hedgetrimmer
Thanks for the reminder, hedgetrimmer!
42 posted on 10/02/2001 8:52:29 AM PDT by AuntB
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Tonkin! You're the greatest. By the way "53" is the PERFECT age....until I turn "54" next year of course!
43 posted on 10/02/2001 8:55:31 AM PDT by AuntB
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I just wanted to let you know I met with the Flotilla Commander today
and it turns out that I have a few skills that they need and can utilize.
My application should be approved in about 10 days.
Also as of Sept 11 the Coast Guard itself is under the command of the Department of Defense.
While the Auxiliary is not part of the military, it can and does support military actions.
I'm just glad that this old rusty tin can sailor can help protect our country again.
44 posted on 10/03/2001 3:21:13 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: hedgetrimmer
Great info and post. I'm going to take it to my fishing board at

http://www.wmi.org/saltfish/saltboard/index.html

45 posted on 10/03/2001 3:28:13 PM PDT by My back yard
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To: deathscythex
im 18 and is there a volunteering going on in michigan?

Go sign up and make history, you only get one chance per lifetime, this is yours.


46 posted on 10/03/2001 7:12:13 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Oh, that sounds so great!! Good for you!! I'm going to check into it as soon as I can get a chance. Can't find time to even make it to the computer these days. boohoo.
47 posted on 10/03/2001 8:32:14 PM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB
"Can't find time to even make it to the computer these days. boohoo."

I've missed you!
48 posted on 10/03/2001 8:52:29 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: hedgetrimmer
Bump.
49 posted on 10/04/2001 3:56:58 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: hedgetrimmer
Bump.
50 posted on 10/04/2001 3:58:10 PM PDT by First_Salute
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