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News Release

Auxiliary Aviation takes to the sky's over the Gulf 
Date: Aug 31, 2005 

Contact: Aux. Wayne Spivak
Chief - External Communications
Public Affairs Department
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
http://www.auxpa.org

516-353-9155
Media@auxpa.org

Auxiliary Air Crews flew several survey support missions over the devastated Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi areas yesterday in support of the Search, Rescue and Recovery missions.

According to William Crouch, Vice Commodore of the Auxiliary Eighth Coast Guard District Coastal Region, "Our Aviators were operational, surveying and taking pictures for the Incident Command Center."

Auxiliary radio facilities are due to set-up VHF stations in several areas of Alabama to supplement the Coast Guard VHF radio net that was disabled due to several antenna installations being damaged.

Auxiliary boat crews are scheduled to be tasked for Search and Rescue, as well as Recovery missions such as locating, mapping, and minor repairs to Aids to Navigation as early as tomorrow.

Auxiliary members still in the work force need to negotiate time away from their jobs, since the Coast Guard Auxiliary and its volunteers are not covered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) as are National Guardsman and members of the Reserves.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer's who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Its 30,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.

For more information on the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit us at www.cgaux.org.

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer's who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Its 30,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.

For more information on the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit us at www.cgaux.org.

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