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Bulletin 11, June 2010

Bulletin 11, June 2010



An official publication of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 01-07, Pensacola FL.

An official publication of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 01-07, Pensacola FL.



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    Bulletin 11, June 2010 Bulletin 11, June 2010 Document Transcript

    • On Deck United states Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 01-07 Auxiliary member Ron Calhoon identifies a safety hazards while working as a volunteer at the staging area at Pensacola Ship YardPensacola Bulletin 11 June 2010
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07June issue “On Deck” bulletin has far too much to show because we have so manythings going on. I have picked the best photos to illustrate these events. It has beena very difficult task as I have over 2,500 photos that give the different views as seenby the many members helping. I figures it would be far easier to do three bulletinsand show the great many people involved but as an editor I am forced to thin themedia down so as not to overwhelm the e-mail system with what others mayconsider trivia. Please take the time to enjoy witnessing what your team mates oryou have been doing to help protect our nation. Our Flotilla has played a significantduty in supporting the Coast Guard during this terrible disaster. We have continuedto do our other roles at the same time but I must admit what has impressed me formore than any other point has been the unity our members have demonstrated bytaking part in what big or little way they could.Please enjoy and realize you can hold your head up with pride – you are clearly apart of history in what you have done. This Issue we will try and show what has been going on around us in our area after the last “On Deck” publication PITUCRES SAVES ON READING & CAN TELL STORY FASTER What we have done in one month Deepwater Horizon – Oil contamination disaster Pensacola Stage Area 1 Deepwater Horizon – Oil contamination disaster Pensacola Stage Area 2 Deepwater Horizon – Oil contamination disaster Biloxi, MS Stage Area Deepwater Horizon – Oil contamination disaster Escambia Emergency Operating Center Deepwater Horizon – Oil contamination disaster Santa Rosa Emergency Operating Center National safe Boating week – Boaters Safety Course – West marine N. Davis Hwy Staff Meeting to organize teams Flotilla meeting Training – VE and APC Passing out Emergency Marine radio Advisory – Program Visits National Safe Boating Week – Vessel Exams National safe Boating week – Career day and Boating safety Blue Angel school Underway Safety & Boom Patrol Underway Patrol with a Search and Rescue tow mission Operational Support – Standing radio watch at Coast Guard Station Pensacola Operational Support – Conducting Vessel safety Check to assist the vessels of opportunity National safe Boating week – Career day Blue Angel School National safe Boating week – Boating Safety & career day Blue Angel school Youth Group – Sea Scouts – memorial Flags on graves Youth Group – Sea Scouts – Tour with out of area scouts to see what Cg does Marine safety – Blue Angel School – Inky the Whale Public Education – Young marines of Pensacola receive Boaters education and uniform awardsOn the cover: Ron Calhoon working at the staging area 2 located at Pensacola Ship Yard
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07Pensacola NAS Stage Area - Deepwater Horizon Response Auxiliary Members; Bosso, Calhoon, Summers inventorying for many hours the different types of gear such as boom as it arrived at Stage Area 1 - NAS
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 Pensacola NAS Stage Area - Deepwater Horizon Response CG Cutters Cypress, Oak, and Elm were constantly working the stage area before returning to the scene of the oil spillScott Wilkenson FSO-MS assists with inventory & identifies contamination around vesselsthat are returning to harbor
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 Pensacola NAS Stage Area - Deepwater Horizon ResponseAlex Ilnyckyj and Paul Shurte checking NAS Stage area 1 to ensure crew who volunteeredto assist with inventory or other support remain safe and taken care of any other needs Support Rig in Pensacola Area constantly going out of the harbor to drill for upcoming clean up. VFC Ilnyckyj observing boom loading and safety ready boats
    • Deepwater Horizon Oil disaster Escambia Emergency Operating CenterSenior Chief SaundersUSCGR, is one of theunsung heroes of manydisaster events where heand another reservist manthe Escambia EOC CG Reserve Senior Chief Saunders (above) with Auxiliary members Jim Marcotte shown in both photos in EOC. Alex Ilnyckyj and Kim Sheldon also received training from Senior Chief Saunders
    • Deepwater Horizon - Oil Pensacola Stage Area 2 Chuck Summers Flotilla 01-07 continues with the counting of delivered items for stage area while identifying any safety hazards he reports to on site safety team This area behind Chuck shows the decontamination cleaning areaStrike Team’s Oil spill recoverbargeRon Calhoon & Alex Ilnyckyj -on site visits ensuring stageteams were kept with water,food, and safety gear
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 Pensacola Ship Yard Stage Area 2CG Strike team ready to return to off shore Calhoon with inventory supplied trucks in background – safety gear and more Pump truck inventory Ken Jares - Photography Calhoon tours dock area to Decontamination ensure safety hazards are observed by Summers identifiedChuck Summers, Ron Calhoon, and many others worked the Stagearea at the Ship yard – photos by Ken Jares and Paul Shurte
    • Stage area 2 Pensacola Ship Yard Pump Trucks arrive and placed in standby Ron Calhoon and Alex Ilnyckyj tour site for new decontamination cleaning areaBoom laid out for counting sections or length to insure it matches manifest
    • Deepwater Horizon – Oil Biloxi, MS Stage Area 2 Biloxi Stage Area assignment for Charles White Anchors being made up to chain Biloxi Safety Tent and line for readiness Biloxi stage area 1 with workforce taking break from heatCharles White doing a VSC on arequested boat on standby foropportunity work Needed boom Biloxi Stage area inventoried trucks
    • Deepwater Horizon – Stage area Biloxi where Charles White workedSludge, Sheen, and muck - photo from CGvolunteers or from NOAA or CG official sitesphoto taken of Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rdClass James Peterson, of Sector New Orleans,collecting an oil sample in the Delta NationalWildlife Refuge. The photograph was taken byPetty Officer 1st Class Jesse Kavanaugh
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 Staff Meeting – Flotilla organizes teams to supportFlotilla Meeting with Escambia Water Safety visitor seeking at our Flotilla meeting seeking us to get to conduct Safety Patrols Flotilla Meeting CG & Escambia County Water Safety Commission from EOC came to Flotilla meeting to request CG Aux support in that the Aux get U/W to ensure boaters stay safe with all the hazards in the area – booms number one safety issue
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 Training VE and APCDoug Lovejoy reviewed and made up a training program to help get morepeople in the team to conduct Vessel Safety Checks. A great need with theonrush for boaters to get job under the vessel of opportunity
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07 National Safe Boating Week – Vessel ExamsOver 300 vessel in one month have asked to receive Vessel Safety Checks.Everyone – you have done a great job getting the word out – Here in photoDoug Brim, Jim Harrison, Scott Wilkenson, Chuck Summers and Shurte
    • June 2010 “On Deck” On Deck - Bulletin 11 Flotilla 01-07Bob Ackley & Jack Remus - Safety Patrol – checking booms
    • Operations – Standing Radio Watch Joe Sessa is instructed on watch standing duties by SN LadnierOver the past year many members have wanted to discover what would bethe best way they could serve the Station and Coast Guard. This was adesire best described of adding value. The fact that the DWH situationcame about allowed those pushing to help to realize action was needed forthem to personally help so they asked if they could stand Radio watch.The training began. Participating, Jack Remus (qualified) Jim Marcotte,John Greene, Joe Sessa, and Carol Cornwall John Greene listening to W/SJoe Sessa in radio room take a call
    • Program Visits Passing out Emergency Marine AdvisoryAlexander Ilnyckyj and manyother Flotilla members assistedin delivering the Marine SafetyAdvisory. This information wasvery important because manyboaters tried to run over boomsas seen on TV – This falls underprogram visits if the material isdelivered to the PV site sites.Over 600 handouts delivered
    • Coast Guard Cutter inboundPensacola HarborPensacola Entrance – Tidemoves booms and they separate A BBuoy A is where the boom should be Tide is very strong and movesthe tide is so strong it has shifted booms
    • Scouts at Barrancas National Cemetery and aboard CG Station Pensacola on Sponsored by PYCMay 29th, 2010 Boy Scout Troop 254 from Birmingham, Alabama, and Sea The Coast Guard Youth Program Sea ScoutsScout Ship 411 from Pensacola joined early Saturday morning with other unitsof the Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America to commemorate MemorialDay, 2010 at Barrancas National Cemetery. As they have customarily done formore than 20 years, the Scouts placed small American flags in front of eachheadstone throughout the cemetery, numbering more than 24,000. Sea Scouts place flags to acknowledge the Veterans and the sacrifices they made – They shall never be forgotten
    • After the flag placement inthe morning, the two unitsagain got together in theafternoon for a tour of theCoast Guard Stationconducted by Petty OfficersRevelas and Richmond. TheScouts learned about theStation’s missions and areaof operations, careers in theCoast Guard Youth Program Sea Scoutsand various types of small craft and cutters used by the service. They touredthe 25’ rigid hulled boats, 41-foot patrol boats and the 87’ Cutter BONITO, theoperations/communication room and ATON maintenance shop and learnedabout the Rescue 21 system
    • National Safe Boating Week – we do this all yearEvery Month we try and put on at least one Boating Course Boating Safety Course West Marine N. Davis Alex Ilnyckyj, Jim Marcotte, and Paul Shurte teach the ABS course
    • Safety PatrolBob Ackley, Charles White and Chuck Summers underway towing a vesselthey came upon while conducting a safety patrol Photo by Chuck summersthe Boat Crewman Mega Byte underway towing a vessel that ran out of fuel
    • National Safe Boating Week Blue Angel Elementary SchoolDay 1 – Flotilla 1-7 taught 937 children
    • National Safe Boating week Career Day & Boating Safety At Blue Angel School - - Day 2 the team from Flotilla taught 937 ChildrenCoastie talks to theChildren aboutboating safety
    • Day 2 “Coastie”taught 937 children “Boating safety”
    • Boating Safety CourseThe YoungMarines ofPensacola40 Young Marines of Pensacola attendedBoater’s Safety Course on the first weekendin June – the wrap up of our NSBW
    • Boating Safety Course This course helped the Young Marines to earn the Boater’s Safety ribbon and Florida State Boaters Safety Card Instructors on the 5th of June was Alexander Ilnyckyj, James Marcotte and Paul Shurte40 well behaved and superior disciplined students Captain Kenneth Morrow presented aattended this course held at the CG Station check of $400.00 for the Flotilla
    • every level of the chain of future. We must return to a command can refocus on sustainable state. Honor our their missions. My desired Profession - I am committed end state is to put in place to professional service by an organization that demonstrating the highest everyone understands. Our competence in execution people need to know who and support of our varied they work for, what their missions. At all times, we authorities are and who to are a military organization call to get the tools they guided by responsibility, need to get their job done. authority and accountability. My guiding principles Mission excellence is ourCommandant four principles defined: Steady the Service north star. Honoring ourFirst, I want to provide you with - I am committed to focusing Profession requires inspiredthe background which informs on our core roles and leadership to developmy four principles. During the missions as defined in Pub knowledge, skills, pride andpast nine years, we have One. To reduce stress on experience, in a nurturingheroically responded to the our Service and maintain the environment, built from atragic 9/11 terrorist attacks, highest level of readiness we foundation of clear doctrinehurricanes Katrina and Rita and must emphasize our and training. I will not aska devastating earthquake in statutory missions, finish you to do more than ourHaiti, and we are currently organizational realignment resources allow, but weresponding to the Deepwater and prioritize demands for must do our absolute bestHorizon oil spill. We also our services within the with what we have.continued to carry out our many budget. We must continue to Strengthen our Partnershipsand ever-expanding duties. This pursue replacement assets - I am committed tohigh op-tempo put our service in for the partnerships.the public light like never before.It also provided some important They are a forcelessons learned. We realized multiplier. As demandwe needed to become more for our Serviceefficient, improve our mission continues to expand,support delivery infrastructure and the threats in theand recapitalize our aging maritime environmentassets. These spawned increase ininitiatives such as the sector complexity, a unilateralconcept, modernization, and approach will not beundertaking the largest the best or the mostacquisition projects we have efficient means toever attempted. While these achieve missionwere unquestionably the right success. We can beinitiatives to make the Coast more effective andGuard more capable, more provide greater valueefficient and stronger, they also to our country whenproduced a lot of organizational we forge partnershipschange. Looking forward, I see with local, state,a need to bring the sector and federal, tribal andmodernization initiatives to international agencies.closure, so that our people at For the same reasons
    • strengthening appropriaterelationships with private industry Presidential Comments from theis imperative. Ultimately, strong Proclamation-- National editor/writer:partnerships are critical to Hurricane Preparednessenhancing our capability, Week The photos and writings ineffectiveness and credibility in this “On Deck” bulletin isthe maritime domain. Respect During National Hurricane only meant to be one thing –our Shipmates - I am committed Preparedness Week, I urge an informal way to show ourto a climate of care and concern individuals, families, fellow members within thisfor Shipmates, active, reserve, communities, and Flotilla what is going on. Bycivilian, auxiliary, families, and businesses to take time to the rules I am required toretirees, on a daily basis. Our plan for the storm season share the news I send out sopeople are the Coast Guards before it begins. While I try to make sure I keep thegreatest asset and our ability to hurricane forecasting has points clear, accurate, andperform our mission ultimately improved, storms may still honest. Some viewers maydepends on your health, develop with little discover errors as they pickvibrancy, training and warning. For Americans in through the material but ascapabilities. We must provide the hurricane threatened areas, far as I can perceive thebest in human resource knowledge and preparation facts – you don’t like whatmanagement, administrative are pivotal to ensure you see take over and allowsupport, wellness programs and emergency readiness and me to do things I know Iprofessional development, while responsiveness. can’t offend you with. Thismaintaining a safe, collaborative From declaration- bulletin is a fun way to giveand productive work President Barack Obama you our story and the photosenvironment. Our Service must have come by way of manyalso draw strength from the people – most all arediversity of our Nation. I want the government sources.Coast Guard to be recognized as Thanks to the many peoplethe profession of choice for that shared their photos toAmericans of all backgrounds. illustrate us making history.Your daily hard work and Thank youdedication ensures that our Paul Shurte sendsNations waters are safe andsecure. My principles are Why is it called the "piggy bank"?intended to enable and sustain Why pigs? Why not cows or turtles? Why store money inthese efforts. Semper Paratus, somewhere associated with pigs? Do pigs and banks haveADM Bob Papp, Commandant any connection to each other? Where did this term even originate from? May 22-28 is National Best Answer Safe Boating Awareness pig and pork have to do with governments lavish spending. Week but this is not where the term came from. convenient Each year sees about 300 coincidence though.weather-related boating In Middle English, "pygg" referred to a type of clay used foraccidents, resulting in 131 making various household objects such as jars. People ofteninjuries and 54 deaths. As saved money in kitchen pots and jars made of pygg, calledboating season begins, learn "pygg jars". By the 18th century, the spelling of "pygg" hadmore about safety precautions changed and the term "pygg jar" had evolved to "pig bank."you can take to stay safe. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggy_bankFrom NOAA web site