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 […]

Daylight Savings begins

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour at bedtime Saturday, March 11th or by 2 am Sunday, March 12th. It is a great time to: try on your life jacket or buy one that fits check your batteries in the smoke detectors renew your fishing, boating, and hunting licenses restock first-aid kits take […]

Viven Crea – aviator, leader and trailblazer for USCG

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Long Blue Line: Vivien Crea—aviator, leader and trailblazer for women in the military http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2017/03/the-long-blue-line-vivien-crea/

The Birth of the Coast Guard Racing Stripe.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It was October 19, 1956. The USCG Cutter Pontchartrain received a call from a distressed passenger aircraft en route from Hawaii to California. The Pan American Clipper had lost an engine and was about to lose another one. The aircraft could not make land. The Pontchartrain was on ocean station1 and had the time to […]

Cold Weather Boating – Off Season Months

Thursday, February 9, 2017

During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. If you head out this cold weather season please remember some of these tips to help keep you safe: Preparing for your cold weather journey . • Is your boat able to safely navigate the rough seas and cold weather that you […]

Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This time of the year tends to be ‘cooler’ – or for some much cooler – than other seasons, especially in the northern regions of our country. If you live in, or travel to, one of these northern regions, you have most likely experienced major decreases in temperature that brings challenging weather conditions like blizzards, […]

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