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CG Personnel descending 156 stairs to Point Conception

156 stairs lead the way to Point Conception Light

Kim Castrobran repairing aid at L A lighthouse
Kim Castrobran installing solar panels on LA (Angels Gate) Lighthouse

Rose Castrobran at "ANT Team" Aids to Navigation Team Building
Rose Castrobran heads off to work at LA Light


Coast Guard Operational Support

Aids to Navigation Team

Castrobrans at Point Vicente Lighthouse

Flotilla 3-5 members Eric, Kim & Rose Castrobran are members of the US Coast Guard's Aids to Navigation Team Los Angeles/Long Beach (USCG ANT LA/LB). Eric is a Coast Guard trained and certified Lighthouse Technician, Kim & Rose are Coast Guard trained and certified Minor Aids Technicians. All three have assisted CG ANT in repairs and maintenance on lighthouses and navigational aids throughout CG Sector Los Angeles, including Point Vicente, Angels Gate, Point Hueneme, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Point Conception, Point Arguello and Anacapa Lighthouses. All three are recognized by the CG Auxiliary by special District Appointment as CG Auxiliary Lighthouse Keepers, Eric at Point Vicente and Kim & Rose at Point Hueneme Lighthouses.

Lighthouse Road Trip

The month of January 2007 saw Rose & Kim Castrobran team up with Coast Guard's Aids to Navigation Team headed by Senior Chief Dave Bullard and XPO Chad Rous on a road trip to perform maintenance and repairs at Santa Barbara, San Luis, Point Arguello, and Point Conception Lightouses. USCG Captain of the Port, Capt. Paul Wiedenhoeft joined the trip at Point Arguello and Point Conception lighthouses. Also included was a nighttime stop at Point Hueneme Light.

Rose Castrobran working on Santa Barbara Light





Rose Castrobran works on Santa Barbara Light





Maritime Domain Awareness


MDA is defined as “the effective understanding of anything associated with the global maritime environment that could impact the security, safety, economy or environment of the United States.” (Also see:  ALCOAST 160/04)


Serving both the Safety and Security missions of the Coast Guard, the Auxiliary provides both direct and supplemental services in support of the MDA strategies of Awareness, Prevention, Protection and Response.


Kim Castrobran giving presentation at MDAPoster of Security Notice MARSEC IKim Castrobran observing oil leak





Photo of Bouy in water with saying "Who says changing a lightbulb can't be fun?"

Kim Castrobran checking batteries at San Luis Obispo Light
Kim Castrobran checks the batteries at San Luis Obispo Light

"Teddy"  working at lighthouse
"Teddy" helps out at S.B. Light

Rose Castrobran and Chad Rous working on Santa Barbara Lighthouse
Aux. Rose Castrobran & USCG Chief Petty Officer Chad Rous working on Santa Barbara Light

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