Friday, January 30, 2015
Where can I request a vessel safety check? The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has certified vessel examiners who will perform a free Vessel Safety Check (“VSC”) at your boat, at a time of mutual convenience. Auxiliary Vessel Examiners are trained and qualified to perform safety examinations of different vessels (including personal and paddle sport […]
Thursday, January 29, 2015
For this Throwback Thursday, we are going to be focusing in on a winter theme. As the U.S. Northeast digs out of a recent storm, enjoy this 2010 NAVIGATOR magazine cover photo which shows Auxiliarists in New Jersey assisting the active duty in winter weather.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
It’s a common question to members of the Coast Guard and Auxiliary… Have any celebrities served? You bet! The United States Coast Guard and Auxiliary has had its fair share. Here are just a few… With the Bridges, it was a family affair. Commodore Lloyd Bridges was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mr. […]
Friday, January 23, 2015
Where can I get information on Boating Safety classes? The National Public Education Calendar Database provides a single, unified national database that holds and displays all public education courses taught by local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary units nationwide. In addition, a Zip Code search permits members of the general public to enter a […]
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 […]
Monday, January 12, 2015
National Commodore Mark Simoni regrets to inform you of the crossing of the bar of U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary family member Commodore Thomas L. Briggs, Past District Commodore of 9th Eastern District. Commodore Briggs is survived by his wife Daphne Stephens; three daughters; two sons; a step daughter; and two step-sons, Tom is predeceased […]
Monday, January 5, 2015
National Commodore Mark Simoni regrets to inform you that Commodore Edward G. “Ted” Neale has crossed the bar. He was the Past District Commodore of 11th Southern Region. Obituary Neale, Edward (Ted) George, Jr. July 2, 1926 – December 17, 2014 Edward George Neale, Jr., 88, of Encino, California, passed away peacefully December 17th, 2014 […]
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hopefully, everyone had a Merry Christmas. For this week’s featured photos, we have U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members dressed as Santa! Despite having slight issues with U.S. Coast Guard grooming and weight regulations, he has no problem bringing some holiday cheer to the rest of us.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
For this week’s Throwback Thursday from our history archive, we are taking you back to 1982 with an Auxiliary patrol assisting boaters back to shore after a grounding.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Auxiliary has been giving professional training to its members since it was created. For this week’s Throwback Thursday photo from our History Program Archive, we show you graduates from a 1972 National Search and Rescue School which consisted of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol members.