Featured Photo – Auxiliary Line Handling Teams

Monday, February 11, 2013


WEST POINT – Ice floes on the Hudson River near the South Docks of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Members of the USCG Auxiliary Line Handling teams met for training at the docks for the US Coast Guard’s inland ice breaking capable cutters that operate in the Hudson River.   These […]

Featured Photo – Ringing in the New Year

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ringing in the New
Auxiliary Chefs (AUXCHEFs) Dave and Carolyn McClure serve lobster macaroni and cheese for lunch at Coast Guard Station Menemsha (Martha's Vineyard, MA) on New Year's Day, 2013. Photo by SN Lindsey Edwards, USCG


Auxiliary University Program (AUP) Students recognized by Captain Keane

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Left to right: Seb Meekins, Daniel Sieh, Stephanie Hutton, CAPT Keane, Christopher Papas, Christopher Weber, and Jonathan Roth.
Photo by Jonathan Roth - AUP class of 2015 at Unit William & Mary

Captain Keane, Deputy Sector Commander Sector Hampton Roads, recognized students enrolled in the Auxiliary University Program (AUP) during the recent Auxiliary Division change of watch held at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Article by Auxiliarists Brad Simpson and Andrew Welch The Auxiliary University Program offers a two to four year education, training, and leadership development […]

Medal of Operational Merit

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Presentation of the Medal of Operational Merit to (L to R) Russ Stauffer, Mel Manning and Peter Palmieri.  Photo by Auxiliarist Karen Miller

Three members of the Clearwater, Florida unit of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary received the Medal of Operational Merit for saving a women’s life on the water in Clearwater Harbor. By Auxiliarist Karen Miller, Public Affairs Specialist Auxiliarists Mel Manning, Peter Palmieri, and Russ Stauffer, were on an authorized Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol aboard […]

Situational Awareness Saves the Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Auxiliarists Larry Cox (left) and Dorothy Bishop (right) present Recreational Boating Safety Program Partner Belinda Ellis (center) with a United States Coast Guard Auxiliary certificate of appreciation and a USCG Auxiliary Challenge Coin at the Siletz Moorage office.

It was just another quiet boating day on the Siletz River in coastal Oregon in late fall, when a tragedy was narrowly averted by the quick response of one of the Siletz Moorage managers. Manager Belinda Ellis was on duty in the office when she noticed a boat getting ready to leave the dock with […]

Commodore Donald L. Frasch

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Commodore Donald L. Frasch, 73, of Hudson, Fla. passed away on January 13, 2013. Frasch served as deputy national commodore, recreational boating safety and Atlantic area east from 2010-2012.  He previously served as district commodore in the Seventh Coast Guard District Auxiliary from 2009-10, district vice commodore from 2007-08, and as division captain, Division Eleven […]

Air Station San Francisco helicopter operations with Station Tahoe

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Auxiliarists working with Air Station San Francisco helicopter operations and Station Lake Tahoe

There are some things we in the Auxiliary like to say; one of them is that we are truly a part of Team Coast Guard. By Auxiliarist Jack Leth – Sierra Division Operations Officer This fall members from the Coast Guard Auxiliary had an opportunity to participate in some training with the enlisted men and […]

Cold Water – The 1-10-1 Rule

Monday, January 7, 2013

I attended a presentation at an USCG Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer […]

Make a New Year’s Resolution That Really Counts

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers many opportunities for volunteers on the water, in the air and on land.
USCG Auxiliary Photo

If your New Year’s resolution includes finding a meaningful volunteer position, learning new skills and making new friends, you may find a perfect fit with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  The Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed civilian volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, is actively looking for volunteers interested in serving their […]

Featured Photo – African Partnership Station – 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

APS-12 reception

  Dakar, Senegal – From Left: Chief Warrant Officer Ronald McMiller; Auxiliarist Jean-Miguel Bariteau, (Burlington, VT); Auxiliarist Emmanuel Salami, (Norwalk, CT); Lt. Cmdr. Charles Eaton attending the Ambassadors Reception on board HSV-2 Swift during African Partnership Station-12 in Dakar, Senegal on Dec. 10th 2012

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