31 December 2012
7 December 2012
Taken from: National Association for Uniformed Services (NAUS) Weekly Update Dec 7, 2012
Coast Guard Authorization Act
It appears that most of the heavy lifting has been done on the Coast Guard Authorization Act (H.R. 2838). The House passed its version in last year, September 2011. The Senate, which has held the bill for more than a year, finally amended the House version and sent it back to the House this year, September 2012. On receipt, the House returned the bill to the Senate with another amendment. According to lawmakers, the final bill is anticipated to be completed next week.
The Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 reauthorizes the activities of the Coast Guard through fiscal year 2014 at levels that allow the requested 1.7 percent across-the-board pay raise and provide for an increase for fiscal 2014 at the future established annual COLA rate. Overall, the legislation provides $8.6 billion in fiscal year 2013 and $8.7 billion in fiscal year 2014 to support the mission of the Coast Guard and the brave men and women who wear the uniform.
The Section on STORIS has been removed from this bill and will not be added into it by the Senate. Please watch the “Storis Museum” Facebook page and Blog as we proceed toward the end of the year. We will be moving forward with Plan “B” shortly
31 July 2012
Nomination of Decommisioned USCGC STORIS Accepted
On July 31, 2012 we were notified that our Nomination of the decommissioned USCGC STORIS, W-38, which is currently in storage with the U. S. Maritime Administration’s National Defense Fleet, aka “Ghost Fleet”, at Suisun Bay, California, was accepted by the State of California. This will be processed and reviewed by state historical personnel and if found to meet the qualifications for registration will be forwarded to the National Park Service for final review and acceptance. We still have a long way to go but hopefully it will be easier from here on in to the final approval.
Considerable work was done on this project. We were extremely fortunate to have found Mr. Jon Ottman, Historian and Writer, of Warren, Michigan. Mr. Ottman had recently submitted the nomination of BRAMBLE. Mr. Ottman, with the assistance of those below, produced a document for the nomination we should have no trouble with.
David E. Bitterman, CWO4 ENG, STORIS, March 1988-June 1991
James T. Cushman, CAPT, U.S.C.G. (Ret)
James D. Johnson, CDR, U.S.C.G (Ret)
We would like to express our gratitude to each of those who helped and also all of those who helped in the back ground by providing the bits of information and/or leads to insure the accuracy of the nomination.
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