Successful Boating Begins When You Leave Home & Ends When You Safely Return

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT ALL BOATING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ON THE WATER, some boating accidents occur while traveling to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says “a successful boating outing begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return home.” Since the majority of recreational boats in […]

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor, Mass.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Groll An oil sample is tested at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab in New London, Conn., May 19, 2017. Any oil sheens or spills should be reported to the Coast Guard National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. U.S. […]

Drifting in the dark

Monday, July 31, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, July 24, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks (left to right), Fireman Samuel Ragsdale, Fireman Jordan Markland, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler McGregor, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zane Hutson and Seaman Crewe Goralski reunite at Station Fort Macon, N.C., […]

What’s In A Year? A Look Back At The 77th Year Of The Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2016 rang in the 77th year of volunteer service for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We’ve provided countless hours of support and education to our boating public, but with nine districts and over 20,000 members… How much can a volunteer force multiplier accomplish in 365 days? In 2016, we accomplished the following: 88,378 Vessel Safety Checks […]

Surprise call results in award, advancement

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Written by Brianne Alvis Petty Officer 1st Class Roderick Ansley is advanced to chief petty officer after receiving the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award at a ceremony in Milwaukee, June 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Petty Officer First Class Roderick Ansley had no […]

The search for 4,000 enlisted personnel for the USCG

Friday, July 28, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney Coast Guard recruiting staff pose for a picture at the Los Angeles recruiting office, June 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. “In order to recruit 4,000 enlisted personnel, the recruiting offices have to interview 40,000 applicants,” said […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Karen Loew, Coast Guard artist

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 21, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson Karen Loew, a Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) artist and Salmagundi Club COGAP committee chair, poses next to her painting, “Migrants at Sea” at the Inaugural Exhibition Acceptance Ceremony for COGAP Collection 2017, at the club […]

SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, July 17, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur When a mariner is found at sea it is no accident. In fact it is often the result of hours of deliberate search and rescue planning and continually nurtured partnerships across jurisdictions and borders. Search and rescue […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. j.g. Joann Elizalde

Friday, July 21, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Friday, July 14, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin Cmdr. Ryan Manning, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, presented the Coast Guard Achievement Medal to Ens. Joann Elizalde. Elizalde recently reported to MSU Chicago from Sector Lake Michigan. Pictured left to right: Elizalde, Manning, and […]

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, part 2

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Thursday, July 13, 2017 This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard. Written by William H. Thiesen, Ph.D. Atlantic Area Historian EDITOR’S […]

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