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!

Throwback Thursday – USCG Winter Auxiliary Augmentation Photo

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CAPE MAY, NJ - Auxiliarists Phil Appenzeller and John Burns of Flotilla 82 Fifth Northern and BM2 Robert Brodhead ready the USCG-WPB IBIS for inclement weather in Cape May Harbor.
Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

For this Throwback Thursday, we are going to be focusing in on a winter theme. As the U.S. Northeast digs out of a recent storm, enjoy this 2010 NAVIGATOR magazine cover photo which shows Auxiliarists in New Jersey assisting the active duty in winter weather.

Throwback Thursday – 1982 Grounded Boaters Rescue

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coxswain Kathy Soper and crew transport civilians from grounded vessel to a waiting Coast Guard Cutter off Staten Island, NY, 1982. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

For this week’s Throwback Thursday from our history archive, we are taking you back to 1982 with an Auxiliary patrol assisting boaters back to shore after a grounding.

Featured Photo – AUXAIR Helicopter

Friday, December 5, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY - Auxiliary Aircraft Commander Judy Redlawsk and Aircrew member David Crownover perform preflight checks in Redlawsk’s Robinson R44 helicopter before takeoff from USCG Air Station Atlantic City. AUXAIR aviators volunteer their aircraft for use as facilities, just as surface operators volunteer their boats.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary may not have any rescue swimmers but we do have an USCG Auxiliary helicopter on patrol! Enjoy our featured photo of an AUXAIR helicopter before takeoff. Have a rare or interesting Auxiliary photo to share? Let us know through any of our social media sites. Editors note:  The aircrew is […]

Auxiliarists Teach Lifesaving Skills to the USCG

Friday, November 21, 2014

USCG members practice CPR. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

A small group of auxiliarists have a unique way of supporting Sector Miami. Since 2006, an auxiliary training team has been providing the majority of CPR, AED and First Aid training to the Sector Miami active duty, reservists and auxiliarists. USCG Auxiliary Article by Auxiliarist Terry Barth Currently, the team has approximately 20 instructors that […]

USCG Auxiliary Patrol Awarded for Saving Distressed Kayakers From Oncoming Cargo Ship

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Crew of Auxiliary Operational Facility 30344 is awarded their Medals of Operational Merit. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Charles McLeod.

Richmond, Virginia – Auxiliarists from Auxiliary Vessel 30344 were awarded with the  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit for saving three kayakers, two of them in the water without a life jacket on, from an oncoming 16,000 ton cargo ship during a 5th Southern District Awards Ceremony. USCG Auxiliary Article by James Chin, […]

Throwback Thursday – USCG Auxiliary/Reserve in 1942

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crew of Coastal Picket Force sailboat on the hunt for German submarines, 1942-45.  USCG Auxiliary Photo.

For this Throwback Thursday right after Veterans Day, it is fitting to have a historic photo which shows the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves keeping the American coast safe from enemy attack. In May of 1943, a Coast Guard headquarters directive stated that the Auxiliary should be “a civilian organization which is engaged in the training […]

Throwback Thursday – 1967 Boater Rescue in Khaki Uniforms

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Auxiliarists rescue boater off an outboard that had foundered during storm 1967, Long Island Sound, New York. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has been saving lives since its inception. Enjoy our Throwback Thursday featured photo with life saving and khaki uniforms! Let us know in the comments and our other social media sites on what historical USCG Auxiliary pictures you want to see.

Throwback Thursday- 1950 Vessel Examination in Khaki Uniforms

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Auxiliarists conduct a vessel examination during the 1950s. Did you know that until 1975, the official uniform of the color was khaki?

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are going really back by presenting you a 1950 historical USCG Auxiliary photo from our archives.

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 […]

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