Coast Guard Auxiliary member Thom O'Connorparticipated in Member Training and Information Systems, as Helen O'Connor attended workshops on Marine Safety, Auxiliary Secretary and public Education, with special training in Coastie, the Auxiliary's robot that is used for Public Education.

Coastie, who moves, wiggles, talks and plays several songs, is used in parades and at fairs.

It will debut in Crescent City's Fourth of July parade and festival.