NEWS: Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue one person near Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crew members rescued a stranded mariner northeast of Port Jefferson, New York, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. from an off-duty Coast Guard Auxiliary member, reporting that he had rescued a distressed mariner in a small inflatable dinghy. The person in […]

Did You Know? United States Coast Guard Active duty, Reservists, and Auxiliarists Snapshot

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Each day, the men and women of the 43,000 plus active duty Coast Guard, over 8,000 Reservists, and 30,000 Auxiliarists provide services over 3.4 million square miles of Exclusive Economic Zones. In a single year, the Coast Guard: Responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property. […]

USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, February 18, 2016

PILLSBURY SOUND, U.S.V.I – An Auxiliary vessel’s flying National Ensign and Auxiliary Patrol Ensign add to the spectacular scenery surrounding the passage between the Caribbean and Atlantic basins. Pillsbury Sound is delineated by the big islands of St. Thomas and St. John forming the eastern and western boundaries; Lovango, Congo, Mingo, Grassy and Thatch Cays […]

USCG Auxiliary Blog – Image of the Week

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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