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 Secret Life of Walter Handy: the man who saved the Coast Guard Reserve

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Written by Chief Warrant Officer Anastasia Devlin Author’s Note: The opportunity for this story came to us from a family member who wrote to the RESERVIST, telling us their patriarch offhandedly mentioned how he’d joined the Coast Guard 75 years earlier. This man had quietly retired in […]


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 […]

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 […]

Are you an Auxiliarist who holds clergy credentials and want to support Religious Ministry programs in the Coast Guard

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Charles “Doug” Kroll DVC-HH, Clergy Support The Auxiliary Clergy Support program supplements and supports Navy Chaplains serving with the Coast Guard by expanding Religious Ministry within the Coast Guard to better meet the needs of Coast Guard members and their families. Coast Guard Chaplains (officers of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps assigned […]

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 […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen Posted by PA2 Connie Terrell, Friday, April 21, 2017 (Reprinted from Coast Guard Compass) Lt. Paul Johansen received the Order of Daedalians U.S. Coast Guard Exceptional Pilot Award in Washington D.C., April 8, for his role in a dangerous rescue off the coast of Alaska. U.S. Coast […]

What books are recommended for leadership?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star                   The following article was written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and was originally published on USCG’s All Hands Blog.  by Adm. Paul Zukunft (USCG) This year’s reading list includes both books I […]

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Jack Cowley

Saturday, April 8, 2017

“Papa Jack” Cowley, a 30-year veteran of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stands before the station sign in Woods Hole, Mass., Feb. 4, 2017. During his retirement ceremony a month earlier, Cowley was awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal for his honorable volunteer service in the Auxiliary. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class LaNola Stone.

Reprinted from the Coast Guard Compass, please enjoy this story about an amazing Auxiliarist. May he be an inspiration to us all. Semper Paratus! Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Jack Cowley President Nixon created the first National Volunteer Week in 1974, and now the entire month of April is used to recognize volunteers and their […]

Women’s Leadership Symposium

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coast Guard Compass blog reprint for your enjoyment. Charting your course while helping others navigate theirs Closing out Women’s History Month, the Fifth Annual Bay Area Women’s Leadership Symposium brought together presenters and participates from a diversity of experience, background, and specialties. Save Save Save

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