Crossing the Bar – Commodore Arnold Jacob Albrecht

Thursday, April 17, 2014

uscga ensign

  National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Arnold Jacob Albrecht PDCO – District Ninth Eastern Region   A memorial  gathering will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bangs Funeral Home, 209 W. Green Street, Ithaca, NY from 1100 – […]

USCG Auxiliary at a Major League Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Auxiliarists Steve Bahrani and Brian Ostheimer joined with active duty Coast Guardsmen to form a color guard for the Reds' home opener. Photograph by event staff.

CINCINNATI – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists served as the color guard for the Cincinnati Reds’ 95th Annual Opening Day Parade and helped active duty Coast Guardsmen in presenting the colors for the Major League baseball game. By James Chin, National Staff New Media Assistant In the pre-game parade, the color guard proudly displayed the United […]

USCG Auxiliarists help the disabled in South Florida

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gunner Hodges, 12, of Boynton Beach, Fla., disembarks after his boat ride along the Intracoastal Waterway during the Boating & Beach Bash in Boca Raton, Fla., on March 22. Giving an assist is Gunner’s mother, Aileen Hodges, while family friend Sara Munoz looks on. Auxiliary photo by Art Slepian.

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Recreational boating should be an activity that everyone can enjoy. But there are times when obstacles get in the way of a person’s chance to enjoy some time afloat. One of those obstacles can be a physical limitation caused by illness, or a disabling wound suffered in combat, that leaves a […]

Prepare for National Safe Boating Week 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Smithville, Missouri - Auxiliarist Dave Hosea pulls a rescue mannequin out of Smithville Lake with help from Auxiliarist Brian Mercer.  In the front of the boat, to the far left, is Auxliarist Bob Mercer.  At the helm is Auxiliarist Tom Vargo.  All are members of Flotilla 30-1, except of course, for “Rescue Randy.” Photo by Auxiliarist George Hurlburt.

SMITHVILLE, MO – Summer is fast approaching.  For many, that means undertaking the annual ritual of getting their boats ready for the boating season.  The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary reminds boaters it is important that we give as much thought and attention to safety precautions for ourselves and our passengers as we do in the […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Rutkoski

Thursday, March 27, 2014


  National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Millard Rutkoski Past District Commodore – District Nine – Western Region   Services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, […]

Coast Guard awards Auxiliary Medals to AUXAIR Borinquen aircrews

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, (left) Air Station Borinquen commanding officer and Capt. Drew W. Pearson, (right) U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander, present Charles "Chuck" Fischer, AUXAIR Borinquen aviation coordinator, with the Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal at Air Station Borinquen March 1, 2014.  The award was presented during a recognition ceremony at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico as part of the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop.  (U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Robert A. Fabich, Sr.)

    ST CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard awarded the Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal and three Auxiliary Medals of Operational Merit to Coast Guard AUXAIR Borinquen personnel during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico. Article by Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich, Sr., Public Affairs Officer Charles […]

Featured Photo – Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Awards

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sir Stuart Mathews, Director AFRAS (back)
VADM John Currier, USCG, Vice Commandant
Wayne Spivak, AFRAS CIO & Director, USCG Auxiliary &
Lady Mathews

Featured Photo – Water Quality Monitoring

Monday, March 17, 2014


USCG Auxiliary photo.   WESTPORT, CT – Auxiliarists Eric Riznyk and Emmanuel Salami inspecting and calibrating the water quality measurement equipment before the opening of the Norwalk Storm Drain inspection and Water Quality testing season this spring. Harbor Watch, a Program of Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, under the guidance of the State of Connecticut’s Department […]

Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

Auxiliarists Rich Gabriels and Jim Wilson on dockside awaiting maneuvers by USCGC Penobscot Bay. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

Small Town Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla’s Outreach in Winter

Monday, March 3, 2014

County Sheriff and Deputies swimming to shore

Hickory, NC – As Flotilla leaders and staff officers, do you ever wonder what your flotilla can do to spread the word of Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) to your community in the middle of winter? Our local Flotilla has found a way…with Polar Plunges! Article by – Mr. Kelly Townsend, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer […]

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