Surprise call results in award, advancement

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Originally posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Written by Brianne Alvis Petty Officer 1st Class Roderick Ansley is advanced to chief petty officer after receiving the Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award at a ceremony in Milwaukee, June 23, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Petty Officer First Class Roderick Ansley had no […]

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 […]

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 […]

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