National Articles Wanted

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs is soliciting articles, photos and videos for the “LIVE” blog. Articles must be of National Public interest and be less than 500 words long.  Please include photos, videos and other visual media. If you wish to send an overview of a proposed article, the editors will take a […]

USCG Auxiliarists Restore Marine Recycling Sites Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lemon Creek Pier, Staten Island -- A fishing line recycling bin installed by Division 14 Auxiliarists is ready to keep the waterways clean. Photo by Auxiliarist George Lurye.

Staten Island, New York – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Division 14, 1st Southern Region, have finished restoring a non-biodegradable fishing line recycling system after extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Article By Auxiliarist James Chin The recycling system consists of specially designed three feet tall plastic storage bins mounted near fishing hotspots. Using these storage […]

AUXAIR on Ice Patrol: News Support Mission

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pilots Auxiliarist Ron Kaplan (Right) and Lou Volpato (Left) in flight. Photo by Auxiliarist Lou Volpato.

By Auxiliarists Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato NEW YORK – Coast Guard Auxiliary First District, Southern Region pilots Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato conducted an ice over flight of New York City and the Hudson River to observe and document shipping channel conditions in support of the 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season, known as Operation Reliable […]

USCG Auxiliary 2014 Public Affairs Awards

Monday, February 10, 2014


  Announcing: All submissions for the 75th Anniversary National Public Affairs Awards must be from active units and members in good standing of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. All submissions for awards must be for photos, videos, publications, and Public Affairs programs created or conducted between 1 May 2013 and 30 May 2014. All Award […]

Auxiliary ‘Making Waves’ Project Brings Touch of Home to Deployed USCG Crews

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coast Guard Seventh District Director of Auxiliary Commander Katherine Dunbar with Auxiliarists Rosemarie Valentine (left), Flotilla 59 (Stuart, Fla.) and Betty Underwood (right), Flotilla 59 (Stuart, Fla.) at the Dec. 7 “Making Waves” collection table at the Division 5 Change of Watch luncheon. The two Auxiliarists organized and successfully carried out the “Making Waves” project. (Auxiliary photo by Art Slepian).

STUART, Fla. — Coast Guardsmen aboard six cutters serving in Southwest Asia were recently the beneficiaries of a project that had lay dormant since 2009 but was revived for 2013. Article by Auxiliarist  Art Slepian, Staff Officer for Public Affairs, Division 5, District 7. “Making Waves” began in December 2009 when Betty Underwood, then a member […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Air

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Somewhere over the Homeland USCG Auxiliary aviators are flying high.

Somewhere over the west coast of the United States under USCG orders on 5 December, 2013 LEFT in the photo (and flying right seat) is Auxiliarist Andy Cochran, Portland, OR, currently rated Air Co-pilot and a commercial airline pilot. CENTER is Auxiliarist Robert Megel, Troutsdale, OR, currently rated Air Observer. RIGHT in the photo, piloting […]

Holiday Greetings

Monday, December 23, 2013


TO:  All Members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Coast Guard family It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  It was 50 years ago in 1963, that two men wrote a song that is still listened to by many of us at this time of year.  “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of […]

Holiday Greetings

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


To the Men and Women of Our Coast Guard Auxiliary, Seizing this opportunity on behalf of the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety to render 2013 holiday season salutations and express gratitude for your support and sustained servant leadership excellence.  This Office is blessed to work with the finest leadership cadre and stout volunteer corps […]

Featured Photo – Intercepted!

Monday, December 9, 2013


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Auxiliarist Howard Davis is “intercepted” by a Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter based out of USCG Air Station Atlantic City during Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) training. Auxiliarists from District Auxiliary Air Programs volunteer their time and aircraft to participate in these air intercept drills to help improve their response time and […]

Commodore Arlen J. Walsten Crosses the Bar

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

      National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Arlen J. Walsten Past District Commodore – District 14 from 1993 – 1994   Celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.        

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