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 […]

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 […]

101 yr old Coast Guard WWII Vet Celebrated

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Originally Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Marshall Perrow. Photo courtesy of Department of Architectural Licensing.                           If any artist could stir intense feelings with his creations, it would have been Marshall […]

Warrior Games 2017: Keep fighting!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Troha, an intelligence specialist at Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Texas in San Antonio, pushes off the pool wall during U.S. Masters Swimming practice at George Block Aquatics in San Antonio, Dec. 27, 2016. […]

Are You AUXFIT?

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 […]

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 […]

Would you like to be a Pterodactyl? AuxAir members welcome!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Always Ready The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all […]

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