Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FReeper makes Coast Guard / Coast Guard Auxiliary History
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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-131 next last
To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Very cool, dude........very cool. :)
51 posted on 11/29/2002 4:04:39 PM PST by RightOnline
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
This is where I stand my Radio Watches.

Doesn't look like you're standing in that picture...

Congrats!

52 posted on 11/29/2002 4:13:46 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
As we say in the navy: Bravo Zulu!

Regards, Avery

DTOM

53 posted on 11/29/2002 4:14:51 PM PST by Ace's Dad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations, Tonk! That's wonderful! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Bless you!

TO THE TROOPS:

God bless each and every one of you who serve so proudly. We who wait are honored to have your patriotic example. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, that you were all able to connect with family, even if only for a few minutes. May God richly bless you and bring you home victorious and safe. Love and hugs,

(well, I don't really look like THIS....but, almost...heh)

54 posted on 11/29/2002 4:15:05 PM PST by redhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations, Tonk. Way to go!
55 posted on 11/29/2002 4:17:45 PM PST by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
OUTSTANDING! Thank you for your continuing service to our country.
56 posted on 11/29/2002 4:22:08 PM PST by Jen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
A Tip 'O the Hat to you...


57 posted on 11/29/2002 4:30:44 PM PST by backhoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations Brian. Ya done good!
58 posted on 11/29/2002 4:46:07 PM PST by Diver Dave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

Waytago Tonk!!

59 posted on 11/29/2002 5:00:03 PM PST by uglybiker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Tonk, you served our country once, and you continue to do so. Thank you so very much. There's no substitue for experience, and you bring a tremendous amount of it to the table. Best wishes to you and the rest of "your" crew!
60 posted on 11/29/2002 5:04:34 PM PST by exit82
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations Tonkin.
61 posted on 11/29/2002 5:19:24 PM PST by Spunky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
As a former boat coxwain and OOD of a USCG small boat station on the east coast, I can safely say that no one is more important than the person standing radio watch. He/she is the first on the case and sets the stage for the entire operation.

Here is a probable sampling of tonk's typical 4 hour watch: monitoring (what sounds like) hundreds of radio frequencies, answering phones, typing sitreps, taking crap from stressed OODs, keeping track of boats underway, and all the while, typing his every move into the station log. Even though everyone assigned to a small boat station must be qualified as a watchstander, few can do it well.

I trust that you are one of those few, tonk, and I am proud of you. We had many auxillary members at my station, and they really made a difference for us. Keep up the good work. Semper911 out.

62 posted on 11/29/2002 5:22:37 PM PST by Semper911
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Question: Why don't the "Coasties" frequent MacDonald's?
Answer: Because they're scared of the salt on the french fries!

Question: What is the call of all Coast Guard ships?
Answer: "TURN BACK ... ITS BLUE WATER!"

A little fun at the expense of my Shallow Water Sailor bretheren. But I respect the job they do, and they do it well! From a US Naval Aviation Ordnanceman!

63 posted on 11/29/2002 5:25:22 PM PST by Colt .45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
you're the best Tonk!!
thanks for everything..
64 posted on 11/29/2002 5:30:01 PM PST by herewego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Way to go Tonk....you're a hell of an American!
65 posted on 11/29/2002 5:33:18 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good Job......But man, how do you keep your dinner down while ridin' in that boat???
66 posted on 11/29/2002 6:03:58 PM PST by Iscool
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Big bump to the very top.

Thanks, Tonk!
67 posted on 11/29/2002 6:06:40 PM PST by lodwick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
WTG TONK!
68 posted on 11/29/2002 6:12:13 PM PST by Bob J
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations! It is a great achivement, and thank you for everything you do for us.
69 posted on 11/29/2002 6:22:07 PM PST by TopQuark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations Tonkin!
70 posted on 11/29/2002 6:33:38 PM PST by terilyn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Colt .45
Question: What is the call of all Coast Guard ships?
Answer: "TURN BACK ... ITS BLUE WATER!"

I Think NOT

And I dont want to hear any "Shallow Water Navy" Jokes either. The last swim call I took was in over 22,500 feet of water.

As a Shellback and Golden Dragon Coastie, I must correct this injustice!

(...just a snippet from my profile page.)

71 posted on 11/29/2002 6:38:04 PM PST by Delta 21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good to go! Have you been getting stuff signed off for your crewman quals on the smallboats?

In 87-88 I was the only FN qualified engineer and crewman on the 52'ers in the whole 13th District. The 30' SRB too. I love the Intrepid. (CGSTA Coss Bay 85-88.)

#1 lesson to learn about doing your morning engineer checks is to make sure there aint a bight of the shoretie cable dipped in the water. It really plays hell with your day when it gets fouled in the port screw.
72 posted on 11/29/2002 6:49:59 PM PST by Delta 21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Way to go, Tonk

Congratulation!!!!!

73 posted on 11/29/2002 6:50:46 PM PST by Militiaman7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Semper911
"Here is a probable sampling of tonk's typical 4 hour watch: monitoring (what sounds like) hundreds of radio frequencies, answering phones, typing sitreps, taking crap from stressed OODs, keeping track of boats underway, and all the while, typing his every move into the station log. Even though everyone assigned to a small boat station must be qualified as a watchstander, few can do it well."

Boy, that sure does sum up the watch! LOL
Except it's an 8 hour watch.
74 posted on 11/29/2002 7:07:28 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
That is Soo coool! Waytago Tonk! :))
75 posted on 11/29/2002 7:09:39 PM PST by freedumb2003
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Delta 21
"Have you been getting stuff signed off for your crewman quals on the smallboats?"

Now that I'm "in the system" that will start.
In fact I'll be the one who enters it "in the system."
The CO and XO only really have me going on the boats to "get the big picture".
In reality it will take me a LONG time
to ever get fully crew qualified on the 47' or Intrepid.
But each time I go out I learn something new and it helps me in Ops.
The CO says the Coast Guard network will take notice of my 1st and unique status
as Coast Guard Auxiliary/Coast Guard status.
Seems like I'll be starting a "new trend."
76 posted on 11/29/2002 7:16:15 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congrats Tonk!

Semper Fi !
77 posted on 11/29/2002 7:19:09 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

You make us proud, Tonkin. Congratulations on a job well done!

78 posted on 11/29/2002 7:19:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Very cool post and thanks for the pics!
79 posted on 11/29/2002 7:19:30 PM PST by Arioch7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: republicangel
"Congratulations from a Coastie Wife."

Thank You and Thank You for being a military wife.
And please tell your husband I said:
"Thank You for your service to our country."
80 posted on 11/29/2002 7:20:16 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: passport2
"11 years in the Charlie Golf Club. Semper Paratus!"

Thanks Brother!
81 posted on 11/29/2002 7:21:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congradulations on your accomplishments.
82 posted on 11/29/2002 7:22:04 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coastie
"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. "

Thank You Senior Chief!
And tell your son I said:
"Thank You for your service to our country."
83 posted on 11/29/2002 7:26:02 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations.
84 posted on 11/29/2002 7:29:37 PM PST by JustAmy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; hedgetrimmer
"Congratulations, Tonk. Way to go!"

Thank You Jim.
Credit should be given to hedgetrimmer.
Right after 9/11 I tried to get back in the Navy and then join the Oregon National Guard.
Both said I was too old.
Then I read hedgetrimmer's thread on joing the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
And the rest is history!
85 posted on 11/29/2002 7:34:52 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
You make me blush. I was jes tryin' to help. :-)
86 posted on 11/29/2002 8:16:22 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; amom
Congratulations, Tonk!

Thanks for the heads up, amom!

87 posted on 11/29/2002 8:33:25 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good on you!! God Bless You for giving of yourself in a way that is SO important to our country!! You look right nice in that uniform, too! ;)
88 posted on 11/29/2002 8:36:24 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thumbs up, Tonk :)
89 posted on 11/29/2002 8:49:36 PM PST by agitator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Very cool! Congratulations!
90 posted on 11/29/2002 9:08:39 PM PST by Amelia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
WOW! I am so proud of you, Tonk!

Thank you for serving, especially at this time. I really appreciate your service to our country.

91 posted on 11/29/2002 10:08:56 PM PST by dixiechick2000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
CONGRATULATIONS Tonkin

A pat on the back and a hug for Good Luck.

92 posted on 11/29/2002 10:36:29 PM PST by B4Ranch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BTTT Great work, Tonkin!


93 posted on 11/29/2002 10:41:54 PM PST by Libertina
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Well, I was going to say congratulations, but a couple of people beat me to it. Have fun!
94 posted on 11/29/2002 10:52:47 PM PST by Gothmog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful assignment. I loved my short-lived (2 year) stint w/ the USCGA, and miss being out on the water. Way to go! :)
95 posted on 11/29/2002 11:04:11 PM PST by kstewskis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #96 Removed by Moderator

To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BZ. Nice job.
97 posted on 11/30/2002 1:17:44 AM PST by GATOR NAVY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Colt .45
Q: Why do you need to be six feet tall to join the USCG?
A: So you can wade ashore when your ship sinks!

Just joshing, good job Coasties.
98 posted on 11/30/2002 1:22:19 AM PST by GATOR NAVY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: Sparta; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Congratulations. It is citizen-soldiers like you who are truly the backbone of America's defence.

Bump! Very true, Sparta.

68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub: Congratulations! Your profile page is great, thanks!

99 posted on 11/30/2002 1:24:36 AM PST by adaven
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

Comment #100 Removed by Moderator


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-131 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson