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!

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, […]

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