The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold its 2010 National Conference (NACON) at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa August 22-29. ADM Bob Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the Commodore’s Banquet on Saturday, August 28.
NACON is the national forum where Auxiliary members from all states, territories and commonwealths come together to train, and develop strategies to define the future of the organization, said Commodore Nicholas Kerrigan, national commodore.
Several new officers, including a new national commodore, will be elected. Scheduled training includes the following:
• Maintenance and Care of Equipment
• Social Media and the Auxiliary
• Paddle Sports Training for the Public
• Performance Measurements
• Inflatable Life Jackets
• Cold Water Boot Camp
• Standardized Auxiliary Boat Operations Training
NACON is open to all members and friends of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Those interested in attending NACON are encouraged to learn more by visiting cgaux.org/nacon
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, support the Coast Guard across all of the service's mission areas.
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