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 […]

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 […]

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