Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen Posted by PA2 Connie Terrell, Friday, April 21, 2017 (Reprinted from Coast Guard Compass) Lt. Paul Johansen received the Order of Daedalians U.S. Coast Guard Exceptional Pilot Award in Washington D.C., April 8, for his role in a dangerous rescue off the coast of Alaska. U.S. Coast […]

What books are recommended for leadership?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star                   The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft (USCG) This year’s reading list includes both books I […]

Take Action on Earth Day and Every Day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A reprint of the Coast Guard Live Blog: Since 1970, Earth Day has been a day dedicated to educating everyone on responsible environmental management and supporting ways that make the planet healthier and more sustainable. It’s a chance to think about how our actions impact our environment. Individuals and organizations celebrate Earth Day in a variety of […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Jack Cowley

Saturday, April 8, 2017

“Papa Jack” Cowley, a 30-year veteran of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stands before the station sign in Woods Hole, Mass., Feb. 4, 2017. During his retirement ceremony a month earlier, Cowley was awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal for his honorable volunteer service in the Auxiliary. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class LaNola Stone.

Reprinted from the Coast Guard Compass, please enjoy this story about an amazing Auxiliarist. May he be an inspiration to us all. Semper Paratus! Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Jack Cowley President Nixon created the first National Volunteer Week in 1974, and now the entire month of April is used to recognize volunteers and their […]

Women’s Leadership Symposium

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coast Guard Compass blog reprint for your enjoyment. Charting your course while helping others navigate theirs Closing out Women’s History Month, the Fifth Annual Bay Area Women’s Leadership Symposium brought together presenters and participates from a diversity of experience, background, and specialties. Save Save Save

Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer service stepping up its operational roles

Monday, March 27, 2017

Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer service stepping up its operational roles Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, March 27, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Soto U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto The men and women of the Coast Guard Auxiliary are stepping up their integration in day-to-day […]

How did the US Coast Guard get so involved with Helicopters?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard Aviation History Sikorsky HNS-1 “Hoverfly” Historical Information: CDR William J. Kossler, who was the chief of the Aviation Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, witnessed Igor Sikorsky’s test flight of his XR-4 prototype on 20 April 1942. The XR-4 first flew on 14 January of that same year. Impressed with […]

I recently heard about Floyd Bennett Air Field, here’s what I learned.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Before LaGuardia and JFK, Floyd Bennett Field was New York City’s first airport, at a time when nearly all air traffic was based out of Newark. The old seaplane base on West 31st Street is now a heliport; North Beach is now called LaGuardia Airport.   Floyd Bennett Field’s Administration Building is now called the […]

Live near NJ? Visit the Auxiliary booth 204 at the Meadowlands Beneath the Sea Expo March 24-26th

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Boaters, Divers, Water Sports Enthusiasts, Marine Environmentalists please stop by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-02 booth 204 and get the latest boating safety information, course schedules, schedule a free vessel safety check, learn about the Coast Guard’s protection of the oceans.   Beneath The Sea, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer, membership organization, recognized […]

Would you like to be a Pterodactyl? AuxAir members welcome!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Always Ready The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all […]

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