Auxiliary National Leadership

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Leaders are individuals who guide or direct in a course by showing the way. The Coast Guard Auxiliary senior leadership possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. This is exemplified in their adherence to the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They strive to ensure that the Coast […]

On This Day in Coast Guard History – Jan 15

Friday, January 15, 2016

1836- A General Order from the Secretary of the Treasury prescribed that “Blue cloth be substituted for the uniform dress of the officers of the Revenue Cutter Service, instead of grey. . .” thereby ending a controversy that had brewed for years regarding the uniforms of the Service. 1947- The first helicopter flight to the […]

Update: The First National Museum Honoring The U.S. Coast Guard!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Great news concerning the first national museum honoring the U.S. Coast Guard! On December 18th, 2015 the Senate passed federal legislation that will provide a financial lift to the long-awaited project planned  for waterfront in New London, CT (a 2004 act of Congress designated New London, CT the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, as the location […]

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the […]

Borinquen Auxiliary Aviators Honored at Safety Workshop

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Coast Guard recognized Auxiliary Aviators (AUXAIR) assigned to Air Station Borinquen (BQN) during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held at BQN, November 7, 2015. Coast Guard Lt. Crystal A. Barnett, BQN, Auxiliary liaison officer announced the awards as Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, BQN, commanding officer presented the Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit, Auxiliary […]

Serve Your Country as a USCG Food Service Specialist, Receive an Enlistment Bonus!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The United States Coast Guard has announced an enlistment bonus to those who complete training as a Food Specialist. Following are the basic requirements for becoming a active duty member of the Coast Guard: You must be a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien. Be between the ages of 17–27 (up to age 32 if qualified […]

Picture of the Week – Auxiliarist Jim Frei

Monday, November 16, 2015

Auxiliarist Jim Frei (Flotilla 054-09-11) received the Assistant Container Inspector qualification in December 2013, and has been working with Sector North Carolina two days a month to inspect containers at the Port of Wilmington, located on the Cape Fear River and about 26 miles from the sea buoy.  This port averaged 24,800 TEUs per month […]

USCG Auxiliary Members Operated from the Radio Room on the Battleship New Jersey

Monday, November 9, 2015

On 17 October, six members of District 5nr had the honor and pleasure of spending the day on board USS New Jersey, BB62.  We were guests of the BSNJ Amateur Radio Club making contacts and promoting the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as NJ2BB.  The event was to recognize the 76th anniversary of the auxiliary.  Inculded […]

Components That Make Up Team Coast Guard

Friday, August 7, 2015

What are the components that make up Team Coast Guard? The four parts of Team Coast Guard are the active duty, reserve, auxiliary, and civilians. In addition, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime. The Coast […]

Featured Photo – AUXAIR Helicopter

Friday, December 5, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary may not have any rescue swimmers but we do have an USCG Auxiliary helicopter on patrol! Enjoy our featured photo of an AUXAIR helicopter before takeoff. Have a rare or interesting Auxiliary photo to share? Let us know through any of our social media sites. Editors note:  The aircrew is […]

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