Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates 77 years Of Faithful & Dedicated Service

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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Since June 23, 1939, when congress established the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in an effort to build upon the boating experiences of civilians, Auxiliarists have reached out to their communities and supported the men and women of the Coast Guard. Today the Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates seventy-seven years of faithful and dedicated service. Auxiliarists have generously […]

NEWS: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue one person near Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crew members rescued a stranded mariner northeast of Port Jefferson, New York, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. from an off-duty Coast Guard Auxiliary member, reporting that he had rescued a distressed mariner in a small inflatable dinghy. The person in […]

Rip Current Tips #Safety

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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A version of this story first appeared at Coast Guard Great Lakes and was written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw, and reposted by LT Stephanie Young, on the Coast Guard Compass Sunny days, fresh water, sandy beaches; all of these could be used to describe summer on the water. It’s the time of year when […]

On This Day In Coast Guard History: June 6th

Monday, June 6, 2016

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On this day, June 6, 1944- Nearly 100 Coast Guard cutters, Coast Guard-manned warships and landing craft participated in the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe at Normandy, France. The Coast Guard-manned landing craft LCI(L)s-85, 91, 92, and 93 were lost at the Omaha beachhead that day. Sixty cutters sailed in support of the invasion forces as […]

United States Coast Guard Monuments

Monday, May 30, 2016

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Today, we remember together… This Memorial Day, we express our gratitude for those who have served our country. Below is a repost that I think members of team Coast Guard will find of great value. As you travel this great country and around the world, please refer to this list to visit and pay your respects to […]

Celebrate Safe Boating Week With 8 Ways To Be Better Prepared On the Water

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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News Release – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 5th District Southern Region Contact: Robert A. Sersen, Jr. Email: captainrob@sersen.info Office: (410) 960-9654 The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary are celebrating safe boating this week in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. Whatever way you play on the water — whether it’s with a kayak, canoe, jet ski, powerboat, sailboat, […]

Coast Guard Picture of the Week – 5/16/16

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton's primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Hamilton’s primary missions include law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, counter narcotics, living marine resources, search and rescue, defense operations and homeland security. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

Coast Guard Station Scituate Is Scheduled For The 2016 Summer Boating Season

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Coast Guard Station Scituate is scheduled to open Monday for the 2016 summer boating season and will remain open through Labor Day. The station’s crew conducts search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and recreational boating safety with a 29-foot response boat . The crew are available to respond to an event 24 hours a day. […]

U.S. Coast Guard Released Its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report Tuesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 626, the third-lowest number of yearly boating fatalities on  record. From 2014 to 2015, injuries decreased from 2,678 to 2,613, a 2.4 percent decrease; deaths increased from 610 to 626, a 2.6 percent increase; and the […]

Important Recreational Boating Information

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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  Each year hundreds of lives are lost… thousands are injured… and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual can make a difference. Accident Reporting The U.S. Coast Guard hopes that […]

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