USCG Auxiliary working above the Mona Passage

Monday, July 28, 2014

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The Mona Passage is a narrow strait that separates the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The strait is notoriously treacherous, with turbulent currents and large sand banks. Migrants are venturing on that route because of beefed-up patrols in the north, less vigilance by Dominican authorities and Puerto Rico’s proximity. The 80 mi area of sea […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Somewhere over the Homeland USCG Auxiliary aviators are flying high.

 

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Throw Back Thursday – Feature Photo

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Auxiliarist carry the colors in front of a USCG 25 foot Defender class boat. From Left to Right: Auxiliarists Teressa Barnhill, Brian Ostheimer, Brian Meyer, and Dan Roy. Photograph by event staff.

Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

Monday, July 7, 2014

On board a 45' response boat from Sector Hampton Road Auxiliarist Trey Clifton was asked to assist in the first and only boat patrol of the afternoon. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

Portsmouth, Virginia – This was not a drill.  Auxiliarists Charles McLeod and Trey Clifton answered the call for assistance to be spokespersons and watch standers for USCG District Five Public Affairs Office as Hurricane Arthur barreled up the East Coast. The Auxiliarists acted as a force multiplier for USCG Public Affairs during a critical “all-hands […]

Auxiliarists Serve at Norfolk Harborfest

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

USCG Auxiliary Photo by Charles McLeod.

Norfolk, Virginia – President Ronald Reagan once said that “by working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.” Fifty-three Auxiliarists and 12 Auxiliary vessels had the distinct privilege of  working together in a joint federal, state, and local mission to ensure a safe and enjoyable thirty-eighth annual Norfolk […]

Vacationing USCG Auxiliarists Perform Water Rescue in Canada

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ontario Canada Rideau Canal – At 12:50 PM on the last leg of their vacation with their wives, Auxiliarist Robert Conger II, alerted Auxiliarist Richard Bull, helmsmen of their 44 foot vessel, that he saw an orange and blue object in the canal channel ahead of them. Article by Auxiliarist Mark Wirtz, Public Affairs Staff […]

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Congress founded the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1939 as an organization of volunteers to promote boating safety and to augment the United States Coast Guard. On 23 June 2014, we will celebrate the Auxiliarys 75th anniversary of dedicated and heroic service to our Nation. The Auxiliary provided sustained mission excellence to the Nation and the […]

Auxiliarists Augment USCG Rear Admiral’s Frocking Ceremony

Monday, June 2, 2014

RADML Pelkowski receives an award for his services in the USCG Reserve after being frocked. Photo by Auxiliarist James Chin

Bronx, NY – Auxiliarists from throughout the Northeast augmented Rear Admiral, Lower Half (RDML) Francis “Stash” Pelkowski’s frocking ceremony at State University of New York Maritime College.  RDML Pelkowski is a graduate and Assistant Professor at SUNY Maritime. Article by James Chin, National Staff – New Media Branch Assistant The frocking ceremony of a new […]

Featured Photos – Fleet Week NYC 2014 Parade of Ships

Monday, June 2, 2014

Amigo IV escorts Fire Fighter II which is based at the Homeport Pier on Staten Island.  Fire Fighter II led the Parade of Ships underneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to their berths at Pier 92, Manhattan, or Homeport Pier on Staten Island. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Hope Wright.

Summary by Auxiliarist Pete Talamo To start off Fleet Week 2014 in NYC, 12 Auxiliary vessels and approximately 60 Auxiliarists provided on the water support for the Parade of Ships.  Regatta support included, but was not limited to the pick up, transport and drop off of 16 public affairs personnel from various news agencies and […]

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