Serve Your Country as a USCG Food Service Specialist, Receive an Enlistment Bonus!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The United States Coast Guard has announced an enlistment bonus to those who complete training as a Food Specialist. Following are the basic requirements for becoming a active duty member of the Coast Guard: You must be a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien. Be between the ages of 17–27 (up to age 32 if qualified […]

Picture of the Week – Auxiliarist Jim Frei

Monday, November 16, 2015

Auxiliarist Jim Frei (Flotilla 054-09-11) received the Assistant Container Inspector qualification in December 2013, and has been working with Sector North Carolina two days a month to inspect containers at the Port of Wilmington, located on the Cape Fear River and about 26 miles from the sea buoy.  This port averaged 24,800 TEUs per month […]

Honoring Our Veterans

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A special thank you to all that have served! Below is a preview and link to a post from the Official USCG blog written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando. Enjoy…and Happy Veterans Day! ____________________________________________ In the hills and grassy flats of Arlington National Cemetery, Coast Guard flags and national ensigns flutter gently in […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

INFORMATION SERVICES (IS) is responsible for the Auxiliary’s membership and administrative databases, and information systems for member and management use. Information Services also determines the standard and increasingly electronic Form solutions used by members and management on a daily basis. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio

USCG Auxiliary Members Operated from the Radio Room on the Battleship New Jersey

Monday, November 9, 2015

On 17 October, six members of District 5nr had the honor and pleasure of spending the day on board USS New Jersey, BB62.  We were guests of the BSNJ Amateur Radio Club making contacts and promoting the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as NJ2BB.  The event was to recognize the 76th anniversary of the auxiliary.  Inculded […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

THOMPSON PARK, NJ – During a Auxiliary Boating Safety Janet Malzone and Tina Shymko, FSO-PE review New Jersey State Police boating certificate applications. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Instructors instructors must also be licensed by the State of N.J. in order to satisfy the requirements for the mandatory N.J. Boating Safety Certificate needed by all […]

Picture of the Week

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The prow of an Auxiliary Vessel slices through the calm deep-green waters of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) at the start of a patrol during nautical dawn. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

On this Day in Coast Guard History

Monday, October 19, 2015

CG history, Oct. 19, 1881-The Sloop Zulu Chief with four passengers and a crew of two men struck the bar off Hog Island Inlet, Virginia at a point about half a mile from the beach. The accident occurred at 11 o’clock am in plain view of the crew of Station No. 9, Fifth District, on […]

On This Day In History

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct. 9, 1852-The Lighthouse Board, which administered the lighthouse system until 1 July 1910, was organized. “This Board was composed of two officers of the Navy, two officers of the Engineer Corps, and two civilians of high scientific attainments whose services were at the disposal of the President, and an officer of the Navy and […]

Hurricane FAQs & National Hurricane Center (NHC) Advisory Terms

Friday, October 2, 2015

Repost from: USCG:Storm Center How do I prepare my boat, trailer or myself before a hurricane? If you live or boat in an area prone to hurricanes or heavy weather, know your local and national weather sources and monitor them continuously. Get into the habit of reading weather signs and monitoring the weather. Contact local marinas […]

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