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


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


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


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.

NACON 2015 Is In Full Swing!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


NACON 2015 in beautiful San Antonio, TX on the Riverwalk is in full swing. Click Here to see event photos! NACON 2015 Full Schedule – Check out the NACON Schedule to view all planned activities Take advantage of the various workshops being offered to learn the latest information about Auxiliary programs and more. Interact with the topical […]

Video: Coast Guard Helicopter Crew Medevacs Injured Boater

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


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:

Video: Coast Guard Rescues Four from Sinking Vessel

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues the crew of the fishing vessel Kupreanof from the Gulf of Alaska near Lituya Bay, Alaska, June 10, 2015. The aircrew hoisted the four crew members and transported them safely to Sitka. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Air Station Sitka:

FAQ Friday – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Friday, June 12, 2015


When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform . Since […]

Featured Photos – Auxiliary Heavy Lifting for Shore-front Clean-up

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Auxiliary can do some heavy lifting for a cleaner environment. Auxiliarists Daniella Garrisi and James Chin lift up a large piece of rusted scrap metal found lying on the shore. USCG Auxiliary photo. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

The Auxiliary does some heavy duty work for marine safety and the environment. Just how heavy? Besides picking up bottles, cans, and car tires, Auxiliarists James Chin and Daniella Garrisi helped remove large pieces of scrap metal lying on a shore-front!

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