Featured Photos – Auxiliary Heavy Lifting for Shore-front Clean-up

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Auxiliary does some heavy duty work for marine safety and the environment. Just how heavy? Besides picking up bottles, cans, and car tires, Auxiliarists James Chin and Daniella Garrisi helped remove large pieces of scrap metal lying on a shore-front!

Safety on the Ice – Barely and Very Carefully

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here’s how the story goes. In the dead of winter, two duck hunters and their trusty hunting dog drive their brand new Range Rover out on to the ice of (choose: _______ [a] Moriches Bay, [b] Shinnecock Bay, [c] Great South Bay, [d] Narrow Bay, [e] body of water of your choice) and, seeing that […]

Boating Off-Season: Safety Tips from the USCG Auxiliary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some of us just can’t stay off the water no matter what time of the year. During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. Lake and sea temperatures are typically coldest during off-season months and even the strongest swimmers will be in grave danger. A […]

Featured Photo – Daymark Nest Warning

Monday, September 15, 2014

Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

Monday, July 7, 2014

Portsmouth, Virginia – This was not a drill.  Auxiliarists Charles McLeod and Trey Clifton answered the call for assistance to be spokespersons and watch standers for USCG District Five Public Affairs Office as Hurricane Arthur barreled up the East Coast. The Auxiliarists acted as a force multiplier for USCG Public Affairs during a critical “all-hands […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Auxiliary members work in a water quality laboratory in Westport, CT calibrating equipment.

Featured Photo – Water Quality Monitoring

Monday, March 17, 2014

USCG Auxiliary photo.   WESTPORT, CT – Auxiliarists Eric Riznyk and Emmanuel Salami inspecting and calibrating the water quality measurement equipment before the opening of the Norwalk Storm Drain inspection and Water Quality testing season this spring. Harbor Watch, a Program of Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, under the guidance of the State of Connecticut’s Department […]

Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

USCG Auxiliarists Restore Marine Recycling Sites Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Staten Island, New York – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Division 14, 1st Southern Region, have finished restoring a non-biodegradable fishing line recycling system after extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Article By Auxiliarist James Chin The recycling system consists of specially designed three feet tall plastic storage bins mounted near fishing hotspots. Using these storage […]

AUXAIR on Ice Patrol: News Support Mission

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By Auxiliarists Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato NEW YORK – Coast Guard Auxiliary First District, Southern Region pilots Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato conducted an ice over flight of New York City and the Hudson River to observe and document shipping channel conditions in support of the 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season, known as Operation Reliable […]

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