Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 7/25/16

Monday, July 25, 2016

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HONOLULU. Auxiliarist George Sumner, crew member of District 14’s Utility Boat Medium 31 (UTM) tosses a heaving ball to an Active Duty Coast Guard member on an Active Duty Coast Guard facility outside of Honolulu Harbor. This is part of 2-boat training done on a weekly basis with the Auxiliary and the Active Duty side. […]

United Stated Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 7/17/2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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OCEAN CITY, NJ - Joseph Giannattasio, Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist 1 (AUXPA1) video records a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel underway in Great Egg Harbor Bay. The Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist program combines formal and on-the-job training with structured mentoring into a three-tiered professional development program designed to develop Auxiliarists into skilled
public affairs specialists, support specialists, and program managers.
Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Bruce Goldberg

OCEAN CITY, NJ – Joseph Giannattasio, Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist 1 (AUXPA1) video records a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel underway in Great Egg Harbor Bay. The Auxiliary Public Affairs Specialist program combines formal and on-the-job training with structured mentoring into a three-tiered professional development program designed to develop Auxiliarists into skilled public affairs specialists, support […]

This Day in USCG History

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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1798-Hostilities began in the Quasi-War with France. The Revenue cutters Pickering, Virginia, Scammel, South Carolina, Governor, Jay, Eagle, General Greene, and Diligence were the first to be placed under Naval orders, comprising about one-third of the U .S. Fleet. 1801-In a cost saving measure the Treasury Department sent circulars to the various Collectors looking toward […]

Happy 4th of July from the USCG Auxiliary!

Monday, July 4, 2016

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“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin   Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen […]

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, […]

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