The Auxiliary Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Device

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photos and write up by: Robert Carlson AUXPA1 You might have seen some of your fellow auxiliarists wearing the RBS device on their uniforms. This device recognizes auxiliarists who provided exceptional and continuous effort to the RBS program. The requirements for RBS device encompasses activity over a minimum period of two years.  Auxiliarists must compile […]

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 […]


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What is AUXFIT? The AUXFIT program was introduced last year with support from CDR Carissa April, DIRAUX (retired). The idea for AUXFIT was to emphasize the importance of healthy living, physical fitness and have fun in challenging the district’s Southern Region – as well as each other in getting active. This year AUXFIT will be […]

3 men rescued by USCG from San Francisco Bay after sailboat capsizes

Saturday, July 1, 2017

  ABC 7 News Video by Kate Larsen Wednesday, June 21, 2017 TIBURON, Calif. (KGO) — There were tense moments for three boaters not wearing life jackets after their sailboat capsized in the bay on Wednesday. All the boaters are now safe, thanks to some good Samaritans and the Coast Guard. Three rescued boaters were […]

What is CRM for Aviators?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CRM is Crew Resource Management. The AUX-17 C School, course #501573, is a required course for pilots, crewmembers, and observers. It is an active duty Coast Guard course so the class students are active duty, reserve, and auxiliary members. Flight discipline is the foundation of the Crew Resource Management. AUXAIR training is ongoing, with aviation training […]

Did you know that Licensed Health Service Personnel are needed in the Auxiliary?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Health Services Aux Health Services Division Joseph Sopko, M.D. DVC-HM, Division Chief The Coast Guard (CG) recognizes that the CG Auxiliary is composed of many skilled volunteers, some of whom are trained, qualified, licensed, or registered to perform many of the same health care activities that are performed by active duty personnel. As the missions […]

Auxiliarists participate with Active duty CG in the Culinary Specialist Symposium Sector NY

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A yummy picture is worth a thousand (delicious) words ! On June 5th – 9th , 2017 approximately 35 members of team coast guard assembled for the Culinary Specialist Symposium in Sector NY. There were classes, workshops, tips, best practices, habits to break, habits to start, demonstrations, competitions, and sampling of our work. Every 15 […]

The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids in NC.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids Thursday in Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe […]

Set aside 30-45 minutes for a FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECK from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Friday, May 26, 2017

Click to Watch a FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECK from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Click here to request a FREE Vessel Safety Appointment Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check You can use this page to check your own boat. We suggest you print the form that we use to also use as a guide while performing […]

Paddlesports are fun, easy, and economical but safety must be your priority!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Educated Boaters are Safe Boaters! Wear a Life Jacket! The name says it all. Paddlesport participation has grown dramatically in recent years.  Low entry cost, easy storage, less maintenance and flexibility are some of the reasons many people have decided to become paddlers, compared to power or sailing craft. Paddlesports are on the rise, setting a records for […]

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