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

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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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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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Congratulations!
9 posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:59 PM PST by alisasny
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To: Admin Moderator
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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