Operations Ribbon granted to those who qualify in auxiliary
operations programs. Click on the link to go to the National
Operations site (now the Response dept.)
Local Marinas List
Helo Ops (Helicopter Support /
The NEW Marine Safety Ribbon
for those completing the Marine Safety Program and training towards
the Trident device. A page on the Coast Guard Auxiliary
obsolete ribbons is here. (and while we're at it, a link to current ribbons, devices, uniforms, and insignia of
the US Coast Guard auxiliary is here...)
Urgent!! Appeal to Ham Radio operators and those willing to become Ham
New!! Aux Emergency Communications page
Members of the Auxiliary have the opportunity to train in
six operational specialty courses. An AUXOP member has completed all six
advanced specialty courses and is entitled to wear the special AUXOP
device on the uniform. (Click on the device for more info
Marine Radio Frequencies Page.
Flotilla 4-08 Slidell, 8th District
Graphs, Webstats, and
The FSO-CS has
discontinued the practice of tallying the total number of "hits", i.e.,
visitors, to the website every month. It was a measurement that was
getting less and less accurate, on both servers, due to policies at the
hosting sites. It was also not very relevant to most members. Most
members want us to have a site, but only care that it gives good info,
draws interest, and draws people to consider joining. Viewership goes up
and down, like the stock market, but the auxiliary goes on.
"To err is human--and to
blame it on a computer is even more so." - Robert
I will eventually get a little more
industrious with the tab names for each page. Those of you using tabbed
browsers may have noticed that the tabs have a small line with the name
of the page. It does not display the file name of the page, but the page
name given. The default is usually "new page 2", etc, and that is what
gets displayed on the tab unless changed. I will eventually fix this,
but the fixes so far have interfered with the active content on the
pages, or the alignment of paragraphs, both of which are far more
important than the page name displaying correctly on the tab. Once I
start programming in a different (and more up-to-date) computer
language, I may be able to find a better solution.
UPDATE: The particular "active
content" was not compatible with the web page authoring software. (Most
pages were originally authored in MS frontpage due to price.) Since
frontpage is no longer supported by microsoft, I now use a different
program that is more toleratant of active scripts.
Most pages now have tab names, and the issue
is considered fixed. The site has many pages, however, some of which sit
dormant and forgotten sometimes. If you run across a page or tab without
a name, or the old "new page 2" nomenclature, please let me
Spear-Phising, for those not at the Feb
Many of you may know that "phishing" on the internet means trying to get
personal identity information, name, dob, ssn, and etc, by tricking net
users into giving it to you. The data is used to open credit accounts,
get free website accounts, and other nefarious activities in your name.
I've noticed that most members in the flotilla are good about never even
opening e-mail from people they don't know. I just wanted to point out
that a new phenomenon is going around called "spear-phising" in which
the attempts are personalized enough to make you think it comes from
someone who knows you, you click on the link to a professional looking
site that has a form where you can put all your personal info. The
highly targeted nature of the "phish" scam is the spear. Your email,
name and address are easy for people to get, it doesn't mean they know
you, and don't fall for it.
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