Coast Guard Auxiliary - 9th Western Region - Division 35

Coast Guard Auxiliary - 9th Western Region - Division 35 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District 9WR Division 35 Station Calumet offers training, communication, and support to 7 flotillas which serve the Chicago area
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As a part of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District Nine - Western Region, Division 35 Station Calumet provides administrative, training, communication and supervisory support to 7 flotillas which proudly serve the Chicagoland area. While Division 35 does not directly provide services to the general public, each of our flotillas provides boating education classes, vessel safety checks and much more.

As a part of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District Nine - Western Region, Division 35 Station Calumet provides administrative, training, communication and supervisory support to 7 flotillas which proudly serve the Chicagoland area. While Division 35 does not directly provide services to the general public, each of our flotillas provides boating education classes, vessel safety checks and much more.

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06/17/2021

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Have you verified your local light list for updated Aid to Navigation characteristics information?

These Light List products are corrected through the latest Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) for each Coast Guard District. These publications contain a list of lights, sound signals, buoys, day beacons, and other aids to navigation.

Please visit https://navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists to learn more.

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Gear up for a responsible and fun boating season with National Safe Boating Week! Raise your hand if you took a safe boa...
05/22/2021

Gear up for a responsible and fun boating season with National Safe Boating Week!

Raise your hand if you took a safe boating course & got a vessel safety check 🙋

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Gear up for a responsible and fun boating season with National Safe Boating Week!

Raise your hand if you took a safe boating course & got a vessel safety check 🙋

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#ArmedForcesDay We are the land of the free because of the brave 🇺🇸Thank you to all of our uniformed military service me...
05/15/2021

#ArmedForcesDay

We are the land of the free because of the brave 🇺🇸

Thank you to all of our uniformed military service members, past and present, who have selflessly defended and continue to defend our country.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department.

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#ArmedForcesDay

We are the land of the free because of the brave 🇺🇸

Thank you to all of our uniformed military service members, past and present, who have selflessly defended and continue to defend our country.

The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department.

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New warning signs are now at several piers and harbor structures along Lake Michigan in an effort to keep people off dur...
04/30/2021
Danger signs installed along Lake Michigan harbors, piers

New warning signs are now at several piers and harbor structures along Lake Michigan in an effort to keep people off during storms that could sweep them into the water.

2020 was a record year for Lake Michigan drownings with 56 deaths and an additional four drownings where the victim’s condition is unknown, according to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project. The tragedies included four incidents in which a person was swept off a pier into the unforgiving body of water.

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The signs warn people of drowning hazards during storms.

Just as vehicles have a vehicle identification number (VIN), vessels have a HIN or hull identification number. Do you kn...
04/08/2021

Just as vehicles have a vehicle identification number (VIN), vessels have a HIN or hull identification number. Do you know where yours is located on your vessel? Even paddlecraft can have a HIN!

Have additional questions? Request a free vessel safety check https://bit.ly/2Z0vXNv

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Just as vehicles have a vehicle identification number (VIN), vessels have a HIN or hull identification number. Do you know where yours is located on your vessel? Even paddlecraft can have a HIN!

Have additional questions? Request a free vessel safety check https://bit.ly/2Z0vXNv

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“There are more than 60,000 registered boats in Northeast Wisconsin,” said Kevin Osgood with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxili...
04/03/2021
U.S. Coast Guard to enforce new federal law that boaters can’t ignore

“There are more than 60,000 registered boats in Northeast Wisconsin,” said Kevin Osgood with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Osgood says if those boats were recently made and installed with an engine cut-off switch, under federal law boaters now must use it.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) As temperatures start to rise you can expect more people to take to the water on their boats. But starting today there is a new federal law that boaters need to be aware of. …

They're called "rogue waves"--the tallest of our planet's tall waves. And they are a mariner's worst fear. They can grow...
03/31/2021

They're called "rogue waves"--the tallest of our planet's tall waves. And they are a mariner's worst fear. They can grow to 100 ft. and they are known to have led to the sinking of 22 supertankers and the resulting loss of 500 lives just between 1969 and 1994.

Efforts are being made to better forecast these gargantuan waves--which can grow to heights more than twice the majority of wave which surround them.

Remember, if you're on the water, file a float plan and always wear your life jacket.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933270-900-huge-rogue-waves-rise-from-nowhere-to-sink-ships-can-we-predict-them/?utm_source=nsday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NSDAY_290321

📷 via Tom Skilling

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As things start to warm up on the Great Lakes and people are thinking about all the summer recreation they will get on t...
03/27/2021

As things start to warm up on the Great Lakes and people are thinking about all the summer recreation they will get on their boat, it’s important to thoroughly check your vessel and make sure it’s in compliance. This helps ensure the operator, passengers and all other boaters are operating safely and within the law! Check out the post below about some new information.

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It's #NationalPuppyDay 🐶The weather is getting nicer and pretty soon we'll all be on the water. Make sure there's enough...
03/23/2021

It's #NationalPuppyDay 🐶

The weather is getting nicer and pretty soon we'll all be on the water. Make sure there's enough life jackets for everyone, pets included!

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It's #NationalPuppyDay 🐶

The weather is getting nicer and pretty soon we'll all be on the water. Make sure there's enough life jackets for everyone, pets included!

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Do you know how to survive being caught in a rip current?🚨 Don't panic🚨 Stay calm - staying calm may save your life🚨 Goo...
03/17/2021

Do you know how to survive being caught in a rip current?

🚨 Don't panic
🚨 Stay calm - staying calm may save your life
🚨 Good swimmer? Swim parallel to the beach until you are clear of the rip current
🚨Bad swimmer? Lay on your back and float to conserve energy
🚨Get attention of lifeguards or people by waving and yelling

Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.

Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer. Always remain vigilant and know what to do if you're caught in one.

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Do you know how to survive being caught in a rip current?

🚨 Don't panic
🚨 Stay calm - staying calm may save your life
🚨 Good swimmer? Swim parallel to the beach until you are clear of the rip current
🚨Bad swimmer? Lay on your back and float to conserve energy
🚨Get attention of lifeguards or people by waving and yelling

Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes.

Moving at speeds of up to eight feet per second, rip currents can move faster than an Olympic swimmer. Always remain vigilant and know what to do if you're caught in one.

#CoastGuard #CoastGuardAuxiliary

#HappyBirthdayChicago! 184 never looked so good 🎉 🎊 Fun fact: flowing through downtown Chicago, the Chicago River has a ...
03/04/2021

#HappyBirthdayChicago! 184 never looked so good 🎉 🎊

Fun fact: flowing through downtown Chicago, the Chicago River has a fascinating history. Not only did this river run through various systems and canals, but it is also the only river in the world that flows backwards. A reversal technique was introduced for sanitation reasons to divert the sewage away from Lake Michigan’s water supply. The reversal of the river was recognized as being the largest public earth-moving project ever completed. It was also acknowledged as a great engineering achievement.

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#HappyBirthdayChicago! 184 never looked so good 🎉 🎊

Fun fact: flowing through downtown Chicago, the Chicago River has a fascinating history. Not only did this river run through various systems and canals, but it is also the only river in the world that flows backwards. A reversal technique was introduced for sanitation reasons to divert the sewage away from Lake Michigan’s water supply. The reversal of the river was recognized as being the largest public earth-moving project ever completed. It was also acknowledged as a great engineering achievement.

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Happy #GreatLakesDay! Which lake is your favorite one? Interesting facts about the Great Lakes: 👉The Great Lakes are the...
03/04/2021

Happy #GreatLakesDay! Which lake is your favorite one?

Interesting facts about the Great Lakes:

👉The Great Lakes are the largest fresh surface water system on earth.

👉The Great Lakes are a source of drinking water for over 40 million Americans.

👉Lake Michigan’s shore is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world.

👉More than 20% of all the world’s freshwater is in the Great Lakes.

👉Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within U.S. territory

👉The Empire State Building would sink beneath the surface of Lake Superior.

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Happy #GreatLakesDay! Which lake is your favorite one?

Interesting facts about the Great Lakes:

👉The Great Lakes are the largest fresh surface water system on earth.

👉The Great Lakes are a source of drinking water for over 40 million Americans.

👉Lake Michigan’s shore is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world.

👉More than 20% of all the world’s freshwater is in the Great Lakes.

👉Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within U.S. territory

👉The Empire State Building would sink beneath the surface of Lake Superior.

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BZ!
02/28/2021

BZ!

Today is the last day of #BlackHistoryMonth but just because it's ending, doesn't mean our appreciation should stop.

We celebrate Black History Month by honoring the contributions of African-Americans who have worked and will continue to work to keep our country safe. We salute and remember all past and present members and their families for their sacrifice and service.⁠

Pictured here is Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, who became the first African-American female admitted into the #USCG when she joined in 1945 and an image of Dr. Hooker from 2015.⁠ BZ shipmate!

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Great opportunity to pass along! #USCG #CoastGuard #CoastGuardAuxiliary
02/26/2021
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Great opportunity to pass along!

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#BlackHistoryMonth La’Shanda Holmes is no stranger to prevailing against adversity. After growing up in the foster care ...
02/26/2021

#BlackHistoryMonth La’Shanda Holmes is no stranger to prevailing against adversity. After growing up in the foster care system, she put herself through college and then became the first Black female helicopter pilot in Coast Guard history! She has amassed over 1,600 flight hours conducting search and rescue, counter-drug, law enforcement, and Presidential intercept missions.

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#BlackHistoryMonth La’Shanda Holmes is no stranger to prevailing against adversity. After growing up in the foster care system, she put herself through college and then became the first Black female helicopter pilot in Coast Guard history! She has amassed over 1,600 flight hours conducting search and rescue, counter-drug, law enforcement, and Presidential intercept missions.

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📷 National Coast Guard Museum Association

Mark your calendars, E-Train is coming!Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our District Training Conference and Board Meeting ...
02/25/2021

Mark your calendars, E-Train is coming!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our District Training Conference and Board Meeting are now completely On-Line. No more gas bills or coming in late because you were stuck in traffic either!

The District 9WR ETRAIN offers Auxiliarists over 30 different courses taught by Active Duty and Auxiliary personnel from our district and around the country. It's a great time to learn a new skill right from the comfort of your home.

We look forward to virtually seeing everyone!

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Mark your calendars, E-Train is coming!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our District Training Conference and Board Meeting are now completely On-Line. No more gas bills or coming in late because you were stuck in traffic either!

The District 9WR ETRAIN offers Auxiliarists over 30 different courses taught by Active Duty and Auxiliary personnel from our district and around the country. It's a great time to learn a new skill right from the comfort of your home.

We look forward to virtually seeing everyone!

#USCG #CoastGuard #CoastGuardAuxiliary

It's been a long cold winter and as the weather starts getting nicer, a lot of us will want to get back out on the water...
02/23/2021

It's been a long cold winter and as the weather starts getting nicer, a lot of us will want to get back out on the water. Do you have a VHF marine radio?

A VHF marine radio is the most reliable piece of communications equipment you should have on board your vessel.

If you find yourself in an emergency while on the water, it is imperative you have the proper communications equipment on your vessel so you can call for help and maintain contact with first responders and rescue crews."

Learn more about VHF marine radios here: https://bit.ly/2zJ20Z0

Post and picture from U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

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It's been a long cold winter and as the weather starts getting nicer, a lot of us will want to get back out on the water. Do you have a VHF marine radio?

A VHF marine radio is the most reliable piece of communications equipment you should have on board your vessel.

If you find yourself in an emergency while on the water, it is imperative you have the proper communications equipment on your vessel so you can call for help and maintain contact with first responders and rescue crews."

Learn more about VHF marine radios here: https://bit.ly/2zJ20Z0

Post and picture from U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

#USCG #CoastGuardAuxiliary #GreatLakes

Happy 80th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard Reserve!The Coast Guard Reserve was established by the passage of t...
02/19/2021

Happy 80th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard Reserve!

The Coast Guard Reserve was established by the passage of the Coast Guard reserve and Auxiliary Act of February 19, 1941. That act also established the Coast Guard Auxiliary under its present name (the Auxiliary had originally been called the Coast Guard Reserve). The new Coast Guard Reserve was modeled after the Naval Reserve as a military component, composed of two broad classifications: Regular Reservists and Temporary Reservists.
Regular Reserve members served on active duty during World War II "for the duration," while Temporary Reserve members consisted of volunteers and former Auxiliary members whose paid and unpaid services were still needed in a military capacity for coastal patrols and port security work.

On November 23, 1942, Congress enacted Public Law 773 establishing the Women Reserve as a branch of the Coast Guard.
Members of this branch became known as SPARs, an acronym drawn from the Service motto, Semper Paratus, Always Ready. More than 92% of the 214,000 personnel who served in the Coast Guard during World War II were Reservists, with an additional 125,000 personnel serving in the Temporary Reserve. They served in all Coast Guard mission areas.

Since its establishment during World War II when ninety percent of the 214,000 Coast Guard personnel serving on active duty were reservists, the Coast Guard Reserve has been vital to the Coast Guard's ability to meet surge and contingency operations while simultaneously excelling in steady state missions.

As the Coast Guard Reserve enters its 80th year, today’s 7,000 reservists stand ready to answer the call: Whether at home or overseas, whether man-made or natural, whatever the reason, wherever the need, the Coast Guard Reserve will be there when needed most.

📷 Go Coast Guard

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02/19/2021

The Auxiliary Music (AUXMU) program enhances Coast Guard and Auxiliary missions and activities through musical accompaniment. Auxiliarists possess requisite musical skills. For more info, please visit
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=A-DEPT&category=auxiliary-music

Auxiliary photos provided by David Cox, Roger Bazeley (PA1), and Steve White.

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Great read for #BlackHistoryMonth #USCG #CoastGuard #CoastGuardAuxiliary
02/16/2021
African Americans in the Coast Guard: Little known facts

Great read for #BlackHistoryMonth

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African Americans in the Coast Guard: Little known facts 1790 - African Americans have served since 1790, including in every major American conflict. 1795 - The first documented cutterman to lose his

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As a part of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District Nine - Western Region, Division 35 Station Calumet provides administrative, training, communication and supervisory support to 7 flotillas which proudly serve the Chicagoland area. While Division 35 does not directly provide services to the general public, each of our flotillas provides boating education classes, vessel safety checks and much more. Division 35 flotillas assist the U.S. Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as safety patrols, search and rescue, and marine environmental protection. During the 2015 boating season, the seven Division 35 flotillas, consisting of 196 Auxiliarists performed 653 Vessel Safety Checks; 34 instructors conducted 55 hours of Boating Safety Education; and 23 crew members and 9 coxswains engaged in 386 hours of Safety and Regatta Patrols, assisting 8 boaters with problems with their vessels. Division 35 provided 11 hours of Marine Safety Operations and a total of 1,618 hours of Coast Guard Operations Support. During the 2014 boating season, the seven Division 35 flotillas, consisting of 194 Auxiliarists performed 724 Vessel Safety Checks; 38 instructors conducted 129 hours of Boating Safety Education; and 18 crew members and 12 coxswains engaged in 416 hours of Safety and Regatta Patrols, assisting 13 boaters with problems with their vessels. Division 35 provided 45 hours of Marine Safety Operations and a total of 1,512 hours of Coast Guard Operations Support. If you are interested in recreational boating safety and would like more information about our programs, or even becoming a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, you may contact us and we will refer your inquiry to the appropriate flotilla, or you may contact one of our flotillas directly.

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