Happy 225th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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Created by Congress on 4 August 1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the “Revenue Marine,” it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton headed the Revenue Marine, whose original purpose was as the collector of customs duties in the nation’s seaports. By the 1860s, the […]

The Importance of Life Jackets

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are […]

Video: Meet Coast Guard Station New York’s Unit Dog Mascot…Harry

Monday, July 27, 2015

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Chief Petty Officer Harry is Coast Guard Station New York’s mascot and has been living at the unit for almost 10 years. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi:

FAQ Friday: Can I use Strobe Lights to be more visible at night?

Friday, July 24, 2015

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Can I use Strobe Lights to be more visible at night? For any other lights beyond those specifically defined within the Navigation Rules, they should be such lights as cannot be mistaken for the lights specified in these Rules, or do not impair their visibility or distinctive character, or interfere with the keeping of a […]

Video: Honoring Living History Dr. Olivia Hooker

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Washington – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dedicated a training center within CoastGuard Headquarters in honor of Dr. Olivia Hooker, the first African-American woman in the CoastGuard. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Telfair H. Brown, Sr.

Come Out and Support the USCGAUX Relay Team in NYC!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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The United States Coast Guard’s most important asset is its people. With this in mind, the First Southern Athletics program was established to ensure and to facilitate better fitness, proper nutrition, active lifestyle choices, obesity reduction, decreased tobacco use, and meaningful fellowship opportunities for Auxiliary members. A person’s health greatly impacts one’s daily activities, work, […]

FAQ Friday: Where do Kayaks and Canoes fit into the Navigation Rules?

Friday, July 10, 2015

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Where do Kayaks and Canoes fit into the Navigation Rules? There is no clear answer for this question. Neither the International nor Inland Navigation Rules address “kayaks” or “canoes” except when determining what lights a “vessels under oars” should have in Rule 25. One could infer that a “vessel under oars” should be treated as […]

Video: Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Medevacs Injured Boater

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Last month a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston, S.C., rescued an injured boater (June 14, 2015), in the vicinity of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The boater, who suffered injuries to his neck and arm, was hoisted by the helicopter crew and taken to a local hospital for evaluation. U.S. Coast Guard Video:

Happy 4th of July from the USCG Auxiliary!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin   NEW YORK – Although commonly associated with fireworks, parades, picnics, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, Independence Day is a national holiday honoring the founding of the United States of America. Also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth, it commemorates […]

On This Day In United States Coast Guard History – June 30th

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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On this day in USCG history… 30 June 1932-The Steamboat Inspection Service and Bureau of Navigation were combined to form the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection (47 Stat. L., 415).  The new agency remained under the control of the Commerce Department. 1933-The airways division, which had been conducted as a division of the Lighthouse […]

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