S.S. Atlantus Sticking Out the Delaware Bay

Friday, August 19, 2016

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While on patrol off Sunset Beach, Cape May flotilla (5NR) crew member Ralph Hill observes the remains of the S.S. Atlantus sticking out the Delaware Bay. The ship is the most famous of a dozen experimental ships made of concrete that were built during and after World War I. It has been slowly receding into […]

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week 8/12/16

Friday, August 12, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona - On Sunday, 01 May, the USCG Auxiliary
Flotilla 114-10-07 Honor Guard Unit performed at the MLB Arizona
Diamondbacks baseball game to Presenting the Colors in front of
the over 30,000 stadium attendees and to those who were
watching national broadcasted TV.    Coast Guard
Auxiliary photo by:   Doug Houle

Happy 226th Birthday to The United States Coast Guard

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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As the Coast Guard celebrates 226 years of proudly serving America on Aug. 4, we will highlight our long history of ensuring national security throughout the entire month of August. This blog is part one of our history series which will be featured every Monday in August. Join the celebration on social media by using […]

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 […]

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