Friday, April 24, 2015
Safety! The peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help in an emergency. In many cases, boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. All decals and safety checks are void December […]
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Spring is here and we know you are preparing to get back onto the water. Your annual preparation and cleaning projects are necessary boating rites of spring. Good maintenance habits help prevent problems that could keep you off the water once the season is underway. Don’t forget to review your safety gear on-board! Check your […]
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Auxiliary does some heavy duty work for marine safety and the environment. Just how heavy? Besides picking up bottles, cans, and car tires, Auxiliarists James Chin and Daniella Garrisi helped remove large pieces of scrap metal lying on a shore-front!
Saturday, April 4, 2015
This Saturday we are republishing a boating safety article from the past that is based on a classic American TV show. Despite the age of the show, the same boating mistakes are still being made by modern mariners. If you are old enough you probably remember the S.S. Minnow from the 1960’s Sitcom Gilligan’s Island. […]
Friday, March 27, 2015
For this week’s frequently asked question, we are combing a submitted article with a FAQ. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a major goal of expanding boating safety to everyone. The question of the week: Does the Auxiliary offers boating safety courses in languages other than English? The answer is “Maybe.” Local Auxiliary units may […]
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Has anyone spotted U.S. Coast Guard or Auxiliary art in their local restaurants recently? By Art Slepian, Branch Chief, Publications Division, Public Affairs Directorate Recently, a visitor to the restaurant in the West Palm Beach area was greeted with a mural-size blow-up of a change of command ceremony photograph, and framed photographs of active duty […]
Friday, March 20, 2015
How many volunteers are in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary? As of March 3, 2015, the Auxiliary has approximately 29,657 active members. If you are interested in joining, please visit our website at: http://join.cgaux.org/index.php. Be a part of America’s Maritime Guardians. Join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Friday, March 13, 2015
A very frequent asked question associated with joining the USCG Auxiliary is age. Due to Auxiliary members being uniformed civilians of the Coast Guard, we sometimes get mistakenly associated with the stricter age requirements of the active duty. What are the minimum and maximum ages to join the USCG Auxiliary? The minimum age is 17 […]
Friday, February 27, 2015
Today’s life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. They are much thinner and more flexible than they were in past. There’s no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water, and this handy PDF at the bottom of the post will aid you in choosing what’s right for […]
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Auxiliarist Don Dobson prepares for evening colors aboard the USCGC MAKO, STATION CAPE MAY, NJ.