USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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AUX FS Vincent Maida getting ready to get underway with the Cutter Diligence (WMEC-616) out of Wilmington, NC. Vincent is looking forward to his first underway experience on a large CG Cutter. He has already impressed the crew with a fresh cheese cake this afternoon. The AUX FS program is currently helping the active duty Coast […]

Flying Turtles – The Coast Guard Auxiliary Answers the Call for Help

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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By Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell  Without the help of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the New England Aquarium, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, hundreds of the most endangered sea turtle species on the planet would die. Every year, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles make the journey from their birthplace in the warm waters of […]

What was the top Coast Guard video of 2015?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2015 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From an unexpected sea life rescue to a man reunited with his Coast Guard rescuers, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, […]

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Thursday, December 17, 2015

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Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the […]

On this Day in Coast Guard History

Friday, December 4, 2015

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Dec. 4, 1989: CGC Mesquite ran aground near Keweenaw Point in Lake Superior. She was deemed damaged beyond repair and was sunk as an artificial reef. There was no loss of life. She ran aground while switching out a summer buoy for a winter buoy near Keweenaw Point in Lake Superior. The buoy, ironically enough, […]

Borinquen Auxiliary Aviators Honored at Safety Workshop

Monday, November 23, 2015

CDR Lawrence Gaillard, Air Station Borinquen operations officer and Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, (left) Air Station Borinquen commanding officer present the Special Operations Service Ribbon to Auxiliary aviators during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held November 7, 2015. Members received the award for their participation with Operation UNIFIED RESOLVE, a targeted campaign to deter, detect and disrupt illegal maritime activities in the region and is now the standing regional framework for interagency maritime operations supporting Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recipients (left to right) are Charles “Chuck” Fischer, Duane Minton, Carlos Matos, Charlie Santana, Hache Vazquez, Jose Berrios, Glauco Rivera, Gregory Worrell III, Adam Shapiro and James “CC” Kreglo. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Robert A. Fabich, Sr.

The Coast Guard recognized Auxiliary Aviators (AUXAIR) assigned to Air Station Borinquen (BQN) during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held at BQN, November 7, 2015. Coast Guard Lt. Crystal A. Barnett, BQN, Auxiliary liaison officer announced the awards as Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, BQN, commanding officer presented the Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit, Auxiliary […]

Serve Your Country as a USCG Food Service Specialist, Receive an Enlistment Bonus!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. Ð Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Kellogg and other Coast Guard food service specialists work on a meal during the Student Skills portion of the 37th annual Military Culinary Arts Competition here, March 7, 2012. The two-week competition is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin.

The United States Coast Guard has announced an enlistment bonus to those who complete training as a Food Specialist. Following are the basic requirements for becoming a active duty member of the Coast Guard: You must be a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien. Be between the ages of 17–27 (up to age 32 if qualified […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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INFORMATION SERVICES (IS) is responsible for the Auxiliary’s membership and administrative databases, and information systems for member and management use. Information Services also determines the standard and increasingly electronic Form solutions used by members and management on a daily basis. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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THOMPSON PARK, NJ – During a Auxiliary Boating Safety Janet Malzone and Tina Shymko, FSO-PE review New Jersey State Police boating certificate applications. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Instructors instructors must also be licensed by the State of N.J. in order to satisfy the requirements for the mandatory N.J. Boating Safety Certificate needed by all […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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CAPE MAY, N.J. – The prow of an Auxiliary Vessel slices through the calm deep-green waters of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) at the start of a patrol during nautical dawn. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

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