Hurricane FAQs & National Hurricane Center (NHC) Advisory Terms

Friday, October 2, 2015


Repost from: USCG:Storm Center How do I prepare my boat, trailer or myself before a hurricane? If you live or boat in an area prone to hurricanes or heavy weather, know your local and national weather sources and monitor them continuously. Get into the habit of reading weather signs and monitoring the weather. Contact local marinas […]

Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro – Medal of Honor

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the death of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Albert Munro – the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient. Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) is the only member of the United States Coast Guard to have received the Medal of Honor, the United States’s highest military […]

The Casey E. Purvis and Robert S. Fuller Aviation Award of Excellence

Friday, September 25, 2015

DTRAIN 2015 FM award2

This award recognize the Pilot (Aircraft Commander, First Pilot or Co-Pilot) and Air Crew/Observer who have accumulated the most aviation program flight hours in a calendar year. Pilot hours must be non-mishap hours; Air Crew/Observer hours are the total hours by an air crew member while serving as an Air Observer. The awards honor the […]

FAQ Friday: Is it required to have registration numbers on a 12-foot Jon boat with a 3 HP gasoline motor?

Friday, September 18, 2015


In general, all recreational vessels that are propelled by machinery must be registered in the state of their principal use. The exceptions are: Foreign vessels temporarily using waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction; Military or public vessels of the United States, except recreational-type public vessels; A vessel whose owner is a State or subdivision thereof, which […]

Fall Boating Safety Guidelines

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Next week marks the beginning of fall. Remember to review fall boating safety guidelines.  As we head into the fall boating season, closer attention to cold weather boating safety guidelines is a must. With the cooler weather comes colder waters! When the weather changes so should the type of lifejackets boaters use such as a flotation coat […]

Never Forget September 11, 2001

Friday, September 11, 2015

NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 11)--A Coast Guard rescue team from Sandy Hook, NJ, races to the scene of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.  USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto

Operation Noble Eagle Documentation Project – Attack on America September 11, 2001 and the U.S. Coast Guard. View the United States Coast Guard historic image gallery on this 14th anniversary, and never forget… Click Here to view.

FAQ Friday: How do I fill out and file a Float Plan?

Friday, September 4, 2015


Using the new USCG Float Plan can save lives and it’s offered free from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Visit and follow the instructions. Once you have completed the form, print it and leave it with a friend or relative before getting underway.

NACON 2015 Is In Full Swing!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


NACON 2015 in beautiful San Antonio, TX on the Riverwalk is in full swing. Click Here to see event photos! NACON 2015 Full Schedule – Check out the NACON Schedule to view all planned activities Take advantage of the various workshops being offered to learn the latest information about Auxiliary programs and more. Interact with the topical […]

The Coast Guard Commemorative First Class Forever Stamp

Monday, August 24, 2015


The Coast Guard Commemorative First Class Forever Stamp is now available at local Post Offices. The photographer, David Lau, an Auxiliarist, recently assisted the Coast Guard in recreating the Postal Service’s forever stamp commemorating the Coast Guard’s 225th Birthday in photographs and taking photos of USCGC JAMES underway from a CG Helicopter.  Auxiliarist photographer Lau’s imagery […]

Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check?

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Want to check out where you stand before a Vessel Examiner visits your vessel? Use the USCG Auxiliary Virtual Vessel Examiner to check your vessel by simply answering a series of questions. Click here to use that tool. Note that online tool only covers the state registered vessels and not documented vessels or Kayak’s and Paddle Boats. […]

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