Featured Photo – OpSail 2012 Auxiliary Fleet

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


New London, CT – Auxiliary fleet ready for deployment at the USCG Academy for OpSail 2012 tall ships parade.  USCG Auxiliary Photo.

Featured Photo – CGC Eagle

Monday, July 9, 2012

CGC Eagle

NEW LONDON, CT – The CGC Eagle is escorted into New London Harbor by USCG Auxiliary vessels during the Tall Ships 2012 on July 7, 2012.  Photo by Auxiliarist Robert Baird.

US Coast Guard, Auxiliary and Miami Marlins team up to save lives

Thursday, July 5, 2012


MIAMI – The tragic deaths earlier this year of more than 40 Dominicans who drown when an overloaded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of the Dominican Republic have brought together the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Miami Marlins baseball organization in a team effort to save lives. Marilyn Fajardo, deputy […]

National Commodore’s Independence Day Message

Monday, July 2, 2012

Jim Vass - National Commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

WASHINGTON – In 1939, Congress established the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, which was later renamed the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1941. Through the years the Auxiliary has grown and changed, but we have always remained focused on our goals of saving lives through education and providing support to the U. S. Coast Guard. As […]

Join the USCG Auxiliary

Friday, June 29, 2012


  When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform. Since […]

Featured Photo – SAR Competition

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SAR Competion at the USCG Academy, New London, CT.  Photo by Auxiliarist Shrry Kisver.

Aviators – the Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs You!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Photo by Peter Jensen, USCG Auxiliary

  Sailors (power and sail) and their younger brethren, Aviators, share many common attributes. Terminology, navigation, reliance on weather and weather forecasting, all makes the boater and the aviator part of the same circle of adventurers. It is that sense of exploration, of the pilot against the elements, skill against the unknown that drive many […]

US Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 73 years helping keep America safe

Friday, June 22, 2012

In the 1940's, Coast Guard Reserve (Auxiliary) flotillas augmented U.S. WWII coastal defenses helping protect the homeland from possible enemy attack.  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Records Photo (Collection #559), Special Collections Department, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 73rd anniversary of service to America June 23, 2012.  As the uniformed, volunteer component of the Coast Guard, Auxiliary members dedicate countless hours each year toward supporting the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service’s mission areas. Article by Auxiliarist Chris Todd, U.S. Coast Guard […]

NJ Yacht Hoax Linked to Texas Prank

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


The Coast Guard announced today that the hoax distress call made on June 11 by a man claiming to be the captain of a yacht that exploded off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., was linked to another hoax call made in Texas May 20. The case of the Houston-area vessel, the Skylark, came to […]

2012 National Safe Boating Week to a Wider Audience

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I Wear Mine

In an attempt to present National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) to as wide an audience as possible, Flotilla 72, Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton; decided to engage in a broad spectrum of grass-root events in bringing the NSBW message to its surrounding communities; while enhancing the image of the Auxiliary. Article by: Allison Revy, Jr.; Public Affairs […]

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