On This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan 28th

Thursday, January 28, 2016


The legal basis for the Coast Guard is Title 14 of the United States Code, which states: “The Coast Guard as established January 28, 1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times.” Upon the declaration of war or when the President directs, the […]

USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, January 28, 2016


AUX FS Vincent Maida getting ready to get underway with the Cutter Diligence (WMEC-616) out of Wilmington, NC. Vincent is looking forward to his first underway experience on a large CG Cutter. He has already impressed the crew with a fresh cheese cake this afternoon. The AUX FS program is currently helping the active duty Coast […]

Flying Turtles – The Coast Guard Auxiliary Answers the Call for Help

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


By Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell  Without the help of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the New England Aquarium, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, hundreds of the most endangered sea turtle species on the planet would die. Every year, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles make the journey from their birthplace in the warm waters of […]

USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, January 21, 2016


ATLANTIC CITY – Auxiliarist and Active Duty Aviators form USCG STA ATLANTIC CITY start the new year working together on an familiarization (FAM) flight on a MH-65D helicopter. (L to R) Pilot LT Andrew Bacon, Auxiliarist Judy Redlawsk DFSO, and Flight Mechanic Barry Garris. 2016 is the centennial of Coast Guard Aviation.

Time to Hang’em Up

Monday, January 18, 2016

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by Robert Babezki, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary This is a phrase that great athletes use when they realize it’s time to call an end to their career. Last week, in a small hospital room, another great person has come to the same conclusion. However, this is not a great athlete or an athlete […]

On This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan 15

Friday, January 15, 2016


1836- A General Order from the Secretary of the Treasury prescribed that “Blue cloth be substituted for the uniform dress of the officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, instead of grey. . .” thereby ending a controversy that had brewed for years regarding the uniforms of the Service. 1947- The first helicopter flight to the […]

FAQ Friday: What is the origin of the saying “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back”?

Friday, January 8, 2016


A letter to the editor of the old Coast Guard Magazine, written by CBM Clarence P. Brady, USCG (Ret.), published in the March 1954 issue (page 2), stated that the first person to make this remark was Keeper Patrick Etheridge.   Brady knew him when both were stationed at the Cape Hatteras LSS.   Brady tells […]

What was the top Coast Guard video of 2015?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2015 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From an unexpected sea life rescue to a man reunited with his Coast Guard rescuers, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, […]

Update: The First National Museum Honoring The U.S. Coast Guard!

Sunday, December 27, 2015


Great news concerning the first national museum honoring the U.S. Coast Guard! On December 18th, 2015 the Senate passed federal legislation that will provide a financial lift to the long-awaited project planned  for waterfront in New London, CT (a 2004 act of Congress designated New London, CT the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, as the location […]

Useful Coast Guard Auxiliary Member Resources

Monday, December 21, 2015

National Commodore Mark Simoni welcomes members to the 2015 National Training Meeting.  Commodore Simoni is the 32nd National Commodore of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

Auxiliary members have questions, we have answers! Bookmark this page to help you navigate the Auxiliary waters. Useful Coast Guard Auxiliary Member Resources: ALAUX: These are messages distributed by the Chief Director of Auxiliary for member information or to promulgate policy. Currents: This weblog contains messages to the membership from the National leadership and team. […]

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