26 January 2012


Post by Jonathan James, FSO-PB/PA
The photo of the week demonstrates how important our Aids to Navigation program is. Without us to conduct our bridge verifications, these lights may not be operational or inappropriately lit. If you are interested in assisting in Aids verifications, please contact our FSO-NS for details.

Vancouver, WA. Lights on the Interstate Bridge show the way for commercial and recreational vessels navigating the Columbia River which is the boarder between Oregon and Washington.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts Private Aids and Bridge verifications for the Coast Guard to assure the information listed in the light list as well as NOAA charts are correct.
Photo by Auxilirist Jonathan James.

19 January 2012


By Jon James

The photo of the week is the slide show of our Change of Watch aboard the Portland Spirit. A great time was had by all with great food and fellowship.

Thank you Daren Lewis for offer your photography skills for the Change of Watch. Well Done.

12 January 2012


Post by: FSO-PB Jonathan James
Sorry, I haven't posted a photo in the last couple weeks. I'm going to start kicking this fender back up the hill with another fantastic photo from Paul Ploeger in AUXAIR piloted by FC Rick Williams.

Portland, OR - AUXAIR conducts an overflight of the Oregon City Falls.
AUXAIR conducts overflights of the Sector Columbia River AOR to augment
Air Station Astoria aircraft. AUXAIR can be used for SAR cases as well as
port security, pollution reporting, etc.
Photo by Auxilirist Paul Ploeger

09 January 2012

Division 7 Change of Watch Photo Highlights.

Post by Jonathan James

Shipmates, for those of you who could not make the Division Change of Watch, here are a few photo highlights of the ceremonies. In attendance was our Coast Guard 13th District Commander, Rear Adm. Keith Taylor who gave a very inspirational speech. Other speakers in attendance were, Chief of Staff Dean Wimer and MSU Portland Executive Officer, CDR. Micheal Zamperini.

76 came home with a couple awards from the division level and will be presented at the next flotilla Change of Watch this Sunday.

B.Z. to DCAPT Daren Lewis for an outstanding and memorable COW and congratulations to DCDR Brad Schults and VCDR George Sipes on your election to the division bridge.