An Auxiliarist’s Journey Sailing on the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Monday, October 20, 2014

The USCGC Eagle in New York Harbor next to the Statute of Liberty. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin.

Every summer, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sails with a crew of six officers, approximately fifty-four enlisted Coast Guardsmen, and an occasional auxiliarist during training missions. The Eagle is a two-hundred ninety-five foot tall ship operated by the Coast Guard Academy and home ported in New London, Connecticut with key missions in training and […]

Throwback Thursday – Operation Angel Thunder

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Seven Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 boats including two personal watercraft participated in Operation Angel Thunder on Roosevelt Lake October 11-12, 2005. Article by Tom Nunes, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Angel Thunder is brings together military rescue crews from around the world to conduct hands-on emergency response training to increase proficiency when dealing with […]

Throwback Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The USCGC Penobscot Bay prepares to depart from Albany. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

Throwback Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

San Francisco, CA (Aug. 17, 2007) -- Auxiliarist Scott Galloway aboard Auxiliary vessel "Silver Charm" handles the weight at the end of the trail line from an Air Station San Francisco HH-65 during boat/helo hoist evolutions off of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Photo by Linda Vetter, USCG Auxiliary

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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In this photo from an USCG Auxiliary Patrol Aircraft, the USCG Auxiliary is working with USCGC Key Largo in one of the largest search and rescue (SAR) operations conducted by the USCG in 2013.  A migrant vessel was three days overdue in 8-10 foot seas. Two USCG cutters, a C-130, a Casa aircraft, helicopters, and […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Auxiliarists man the life boats in a drill off of the Florida coast.  USCG Auxiliary photo by Chris Todd.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the […]

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.

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