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68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

Posted on 11/29/2002 1:40:33 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I received this in my uscg.mil e-mail.
The CO and XO confirmed that this is a first ever!

They both had asked me recently to work in the Operations Office on Thursdays
instead of just standing the radio watch.

I now can do the work of several regular Coasties
instead of just replacing one person in the comm room.

"I have added Mr. M------ to your crew listing for Station Coos Bay
and have given him access to -----(edited for security reasons)

Mr. M------ is the first CG Auxiliary member to be added to a crew listing
with full -----(edited for security reasons) permissions.

Please be sure to keep his -----(edited for security reasons) qualifications and certifications
separate from his CG Auxiliary qualifications and certifications.
Although we are TEAM Coast Guard,
there are slight differences in the requirements for certifications."


I had a great Thanksgiving at the base. GREAT DINNER at 3PM.
Also went on 3 different trips on the 47' boat.
2 family day cruises AND a 25 mile trip offshore to meet a tow barge
and pickup one of the fathers of one of the Coos Bay firefighters who died this week.

He is a merchant seaman and the tow barge was averaging about 5 knots,
so CG was asked to pick him up and get him back to shore faster.


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As of Oct 3 2001 I am in Coast Guard Auxiliary
District 13, Division 5 Flotilla 51 COOS BAY, OREGON

On 5/28/02 I passed my test and oral review board and am a fully qualified radio watchstander.
The training and test(s) is the same as members of the Coast Guard do.







This is where I stand my Radio Watches.
Motor Lifeboat Station Coos Bay OR

Which is under the Command of Group/Air Station North Bend

The missions of Group North Bend include maritime search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties,
providing aids to navigation, and marine environmental protection.
In addition, the Air Station frequently assists Federal, state and county agencies
by responding to calls for
assistance with inland searches and medical evacuations (medevacs) of injured loggers.
Group North Bend has integrated members of the Coast Guard Reserve
into every facet of the Group's operations,
and maintains an active liaison with Coast Guard Auxiliarists on the central and southern Oregon coast.


On any given day, the men and women of the Coast Guard:

• Conduct 109 search-and-rescue missions.
• Assist 192 people in distress.
• Seize 169 pounds of marijuana.
• Nab 306 pounds of cocaine.
Most important, the Coast Guard saves lives.
"Ten or 12 people today will go home to dinner with their family
only because the Coast Guard got them out of trouble,"
said Adm. James Loy, commandant of the Coast Guard.
Now that's a respectable day's work.
All from a service of only 35,000 people, fewer than the New York Police Department.

I am sometimes on this boat in the ocean as part of my training.


52' Motor Lifeboat Intrepid
Generally regarded by their crews as the "Cadillac" of the motor lifeboats, these boats answer the call when heavy weather conditions are too severe for any other rescue boat. Built in 1960 to replace wooden-hulled ships that carried the same names since the 1930's, these steel-hulled 52-foot motor lifeboats can withstand 100-mile per hour winds and sea swells up to 35 feet. These are the only Coast Guard vessels under 65 feet that have names. Only four 52-footers are in service, all in the Pacific Northwest. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius.
Missions: Search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and recreational boating safety.



We Need You -- In the wake of the recent attacks on the United States, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be called upon to provide essential services to the Coast Guard as they focus more heavily on their military missions.  We will need all the help we can get.  You needn't own a boat or even be an experienced boater, since our missions are wide-ranging.  For information about existing Auxiliary missions and the Auxiliary in general, go to our Join the Auxiliary webpage.  You will find there a form through which you can ask that a local Auxiliarist make contact with you to explore the ways in which you can assist Team Coast Guard
and, in the process, do something for our country in its hour of need.
Age 17 and up (no upper age restrictions) Click Here for details.


1 posted on 11/29/2002 1:40:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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2 posted on 11/29/2002 1:41:58 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BUMP!

Congrats.
5 posted on 11/29/2002 1:42:50 PM PST by phasma proeliator
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Keep up the great work!!!
6 posted on 11/29/2002 1:43:28 PM PST by chance33_98
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Woo Hoo! Way to go brother. My congrats.
7 posted on 11/29/2002 1:45:04 PM PST by Aeronaut
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...To our U.S. Coast Guard:

Thank you for protecting us and making us the Home of the Brave...

in a new Time of War in a new Century with an Enemy that is now Within.
8 posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations!
9 posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:59 PM PST by alisasny
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Thanks for removing my triple post!
10 posted on 11/29/2002 1:47:45 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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Great News, good for you Tonk.
11 posted on 11/29/2002 1:48:24 PM PST by Dubya
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Whooooooeeeeee! Congratulations Tonk!

I know this means a tremendous responsibility for you and it sounds like you are "Gung Ho!" to take it on!

Thanks for the heads up!

12 posted on 11/29/2002 1:49:12 PM PST by Cold Heat
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Congrats, Bro! (I always liked the smaller boats better than big ships)

:)
13 posted on 11/29/2002 1:49:45 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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Congratulations, Tonk.
14 posted on 11/29/2002 1:49:46 PM PST by SAMWolf
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Congrats!!
Bump
15 posted on 11/29/2002 1:51:20 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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Congratulations from a Coastie Wife. Good Job!

16 posted on 11/29/2002 1:51:31 PM PST by republicangel
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Way to go, Tonk!

And thank you, both for your service to our nation and for all you do for FR and those who serve in the military!


17 posted on 11/29/2002 1:52:05 PM PST by kayak
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11 years in the Charlie Golf Club. Semper Paratus!
18 posted on 11/29/2002 1:53:31 PM PST by passport2
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Congratulations. It is citizen-soldiers like you who are truly the backbone of America's defence.

CREATE A HOME GUARD NOW!!!!!!!
19 posted on 11/29/2002 1:54:32 PM PST by Sparta
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Congratulations neighbor...We would be in deep trouble here around Humboldt Bay without the Coast Guard. I have acquaintance here that is Official Coast Guard Photographer. I don't now if he goes as far north as Cos Bay.

BTW...was there a thread here on FR of the death of the three firemen up there ?

20 posted on 11/29/2002 1:56:38 PM PST by tubebender
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Waaaaay too many resources that are available to this nations security (RKBA the original homeland security bill) like yourself that all too often go unwanted or unnoticed. Glad your there Tonkin !!

Now Stay Safe and keep that PFD handy !

21 posted on 11/29/2002 2:00:02 PM PST by Squantos
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Bump to you Tonk!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

22 posted on 11/29/2002 2:00:45 PM PST by Issaquahking
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations!

I followed the link on the info for Coast Guard Auxillary. My Mom,(former WAVE) now 68 years old, was in the Auxillary for a while. It's true that they don't have any age limits there.

While I realise that the drug interdiction, and oil platform fire training is probably a little beyond most of us, the valuable support of volunteers allows the Coast Guard to better utilize it's man power. You're doing important work!

23 posted on 11/29/2002 2:02:26 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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WOOOHOOOOO!!! Way to go, Tonkin!! This news tickles me to death, that your dedication to your duties with the Coast Guard Auxilliary has been noted and rewarded. They know a good man when they see one. Congratulations!!

Thank you for your continuing service to the country, Tonk.

24 posted on 11/29/2002 2:02:53 PM PST by radu
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Congratulations Tonkin! *big smile*
25 posted on 11/29/2002 2:04:18 PM PST by firewalk
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Congratulations, Tonk! You have taken your position very seriously and it shows! Thanks for being there and doing what you do. Oregon surely has a safer coastline because of it, and the USA is a better place.


26 posted on 11/29/2002 2:10:53 PM PST by MistyCA
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Congrats, my Brother.

SALUTE!!!

27 posted on 11/29/2002 2:14:04 PM PST by Long Cut
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BZ!
I always appreciated the Aux when I was at Station Rockaway. I retired in '01 as an HSC, my son is now on the Campbell.
As an aside my brother was on the Bennington and Kearsarge in the Gulf, I have one of those Yacht Club patches around here somewhere...
Semper Paratus!!
28 posted on 11/29/2002 2:16:57 PM PST by Coastie
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Atta'boy!!! ^5
29 posted on 11/29/2002 2:17:21 PM PST by amom
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Thanks for the history, Tonk!

Keep up the good work!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For!
30 posted on 11/29/2002 2:25:44 PM PST by blackie
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Congratulations!!!
31 posted on 11/29/2002 2:43:50 PM PST by knighthawk
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I've always been so proud of you, Tonk, and appreciated your love of country and the fact you live your beliefs.
You are a special human being.

{{{{{ Major Hugs }}}}}

32 posted on 11/29/2002 2:50:15 PM PST by LadyX
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Congratulations! You are most deserving of the honor!
33 posted on 11/29/2002 2:56:19 PM PST by dansangel
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Great Job!
34 posted on 11/29/2002 3:03:25 PM PST by What Is Ain't
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Congratulations and thanks! After having been in the Tonkin Gulf "Yatch Club", you have certainly earned this!
35 posted on 11/29/2002 3:12:12 PM PST by meyer
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Wow, Tonk! Way to Go.
37 posted on 11/29/2002 3:16:19 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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Congrats seem to be in order for the day Tonk...
38 posted on 11/29/2002 3:17:16 PM PST by Ron H.
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Congratulations, Tonk!
39 posted on 11/29/2002 3:22:34 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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Cool! Thanks for volunteering to do some of the vital grunt work :)
40 posted on 11/29/2002 3:23:50 PM PST by Britton J Wingfield
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Super!...and thanks.
41 posted on 11/29/2002 3:26:04 PM PST by blam
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Coastie Ping....
42 posted on 11/29/2002 3:26:04 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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Congrats!

Coos Bay?

Isn't that where the very nasty bar lies?
43 posted on 11/29/2002 3:26:27 PM PST by wardaddy
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44 posted on 11/29/2002 3:38:00 PM PST by onedoug
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Wunnerful news! You're an amazing person, TGYC.
45 posted on 11/29/2002 3:45:37 PM PST by shezza
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All this and keeping the Canteen up and running for the visiting troops and posting the troops' contact info daily as well. Thank you, Tonkin!


46 posted on 11/29/2002 3:51:31 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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Way to go, Tonk!
You keep this up, and they're going to figure out a way to give your rating back to you!
Or maybe not...gunner's mate on a cutter?
Who knows!!!
47 posted on 11/29/2002 3:59:43 PM PST by HiJinx
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Way to go Tonk! Congratulations and thanks for all you do both here and in the CG.
48 posted on 11/29/2002 4:00:16 PM PST by NCEaglette
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Congratulations Brother. What do you do in your spare time?

Being serious for a moment - I'm honored to know you Tonk.

49 posted on 11/29/2002 4:01:49 PM PST by zip
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Thanks for all you do, Tonk!
50 posted on 11/29/2002 4:03:05 PM PST by mountaineer
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