Featured Photo – Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Awards

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sir Stuart Mathews, Director AFRAS (back)
VADM John Currier, USCG, Vice Commandant
Wayne Spivak, AFRAS CIO & Director, USCG Auxiliary &
Lady Mathews

Featured Photo – Water Quality Monitoring

Monday, March 17, 2014

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USCG Auxiliary photo.   WESTPORT, CT – Auxiliarists Eric Riznyk and Emmanuel Salami inspecting and calibrating the water quality measurement equipment before the opening of the Norwalk Storm Drain inspection and Water Quality testing season this spring. Harbor Watch, a Program of Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, under the guidance of the State of Connecticut’s Department […]

Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

Auxiliarists Rich Gabriels and Jim Wilson on dockside awaiting maneuvers by USCGC Penobscot Bay. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

Small Town Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla’s Outreach in Winter

Monday, March 3, 2014

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Hickory, NC – As Flotilla leaders and staff officers, do you ever wonder what your flotilla can do to spread the word of Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) to your community in the middle of winter? Our local Flotilla has found a way…with Polar Plunges! Article by – Mr. Kelly Townsend, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer […]

Admiral Zukunft

Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Dear Colleagues, I am proud to announce President Obama’s intent to nominate Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Since I became Secretary, I have had the opportunity to get to know Vice Admiral Zukunft, and if confirmed he will be a great leader for the future of […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Brand

Monday, February 24, 2014

      National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Oliver Brian Brand PDCO – District Eighth Coastal Region   Services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2015 at Westwood Baptist Church, 2349 Forestdale Blvd. Forestdale, AL At 1200 Viewing will […]

USCG Auxiliarists Spearhead Police Marine Training

Monday, February 24, 2014

Auxiliarist Lorraine Bier demonstrates proper charting techniques to PAPD Officers. Photo by Port Authority of NY & NJ Staff.

  NEW YORK  – On November 21, 2013, Joe Heslin, 1st Southern Region Division 12 Commander, received an urgent request from Lieutenant Lomonco of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD). The PAPD needed 25 Police Officers stationed out of John F. Kennedy Airport to be trained in a special […]

National Articles Wanted

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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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 […]

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