The USCG Combat History and US Coast Guard Auxiliary Overview

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Article and Photos by Tom Ceniglio, AUXPA1, USCG Academy Admissions Partner. I conducted a Coast Guard In Combat History class to approximately 150 swabs (newly attending cadets) in Leamy Hall on Thursday, August 3rd from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The swabs had been working together just 4 weeks at the US Coast Guard Academy. The […]

The Long Blue Line: the Nation’s first fleet, today’s Offshore Patrol Cutters

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, August 3, 2017 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. Thiesen Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian […]

President Trump’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, August 4, 2017 President Donald Trump renders honors during the 136th Coast Guard Academy commencement exercise in New London, Conn., May 17, 2017. The ceremony was the president’s first service academy graduation as commander in chief. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The Coast […]

The Long Blue Line: Robert Goldman and the LST-66 kamikaze crash

Friday, August 4, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 27, 2017 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. Thiesen Atlantic Area Historian Recruit photograph […]

Successful Boating Begins When You Leave Home & Ends When You Safely Return

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT ALL BOATING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ON THE WATER, some boating accidents occur while traveling to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says “a successful boating outing begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return home.” Since the majority of recreational boats in […]

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll An oil sample is tested at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn., May 19, 2017. Any oil sheens or spills should be reported to the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. U.S. […]

Drifting in the dark

Monday, July 31, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, July 24, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks (left to right), Fireman Samuel Ragsdale, Fireman Jordan Markland, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler McGregor, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zane Hutson and Seaman Crewe Goralski reunite at Station Fort Macon, N.C., […]

What’s In A Year? A Look Back At The 77th Year Of The Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2016 rang in the 77th year of volunteer service for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We’ve provided countless hours of support and education to our boating public, but with nine districts and over 20,000 members… How much can a volunteer force multiplier accomplish in 365 days? In 2016, we accomplished the following: 88,378 Vessel Safety Checks […]

Surprise call results in award, advancement

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Written by Brianne Alvis Petty Officer 1st Class Roderick Ansley is advanced to chief petty officer after receiving the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award at a ceremony in Milwaukee, June 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Petty Officer First Class Roderick Ansley had no […]

The search for 4,000 enlisted personnel for the USCG

Friday, July 28, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney Coast Guard recruiting staff pose for a picture at the Los Angeles recruiting office, June 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. “In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said […]

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