US Coast Guard Station Eastport Honors USCG Auxiliary

Monday, October 28, 2013

Auxiliarist Dr. Wes Hedland cuts the cake at Station Eastport, ME.  Photo by Auxiliarist W. Tom Sawyer.

Eastport, ME  They were seen on the 4th of July and during the Salmon Festival and  Pirate Days selling Coast Guard hats, mugs and pens.  These folks are a group of dedicated individuals [from the USCG Auxiliary] whose purpose is to support the efforts of the US Coast Guard.   Article by Auxiliarist Florence Brunner, […]

Cold Water: The 1 – 10 – 1 Rule

Monday, October 21, 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 […]

USCG Auxiliarist receives National Safety Award

Monday, September 30, 2013

Auxiliarists Tom Pelosi, Anna Smeal, and  Charles Geiger presenting the National Safety Award and Citation.  USCG Auxiliary Photo.

Oxnard, CA – USCG Auxiliarist Anna Smeal of Oxnard received the Recreational Boating Safety Award of Excellence from the Coast Guard’s National Committee  on Recreational Boating Safety.  Article and Photo by Auxiliarist Henry Goldman, Public Affairs Officer  The National committee  selected Auxiliarist Smeal to receive this award for her outstanding performance in 2011 and 2012. Anna […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Raymond Block

Sunday, September 29, 2013

      National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Raymond Block Past District Commodore  District Ninth Eastern Region   Services are pending      

Featured Photo – On Duty with Auxiliarist Vincent Cassara

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Auxiliarist Vincent J. Cassara of Port Chester, NY stands watch on board Auxiliary Facility 283071.

Crossing the Bar – Commodore William E. Crouch

Friday, September 20, 2013

      National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore William E. Crouch Past District Commodore  District Eighth Coastal Region   A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 At 1400 at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 2403 Harrison Avenue […]

USCG Auxiliary Operations in 23rd Annual New York Grand Prix – Tribute To 9-11

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New York City, New York - The crew of the Amigo IV keeps watch over the race perimeter as super boats jet through the Hudson River with the New York City skyline in the background. (Photo by Auxiliarist James Chin).

New York City – The Coast Guard Auxiliary was on regatta patrol Sunday to protect the public and racing super boats during the Super Boat International 23rd Annual New York Grand Prix – Tribute to 9-11 on the Hudson River. Article and Photos by Auxiliarist James Chin Numerous U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels reported in […]

Featured Photo ~ Orlando Airport Display

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Celebrating 74 years of Volunteer Service

USCG Auxiliary Photo Awards 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Public Education, Auxiliarist Dennis Morelli, 013-02-01, 120609-G-ZZ999-510 Vessel Examinations, Auxiliarist Albert Bidwick, 070-08-06, 130518-G-ZZ999-13  

USCG Auxiliary Operations in NYC Tug Boat Race

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New York - The USCG Auxiliary vessel Lady B. acts as the Patrol Commander and secures the area for the 21st Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition sponsored by the Working Harbor Committee. She had previously served the Coast Guard as USCGC Point Brown before becoming an Auxiliary facility. Photo by Auxiliarist James Chin.

New York City – A small fleet of United States Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels shielded the race path of lumbering tugboats in the 21st Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition. With red and yellow amber lights flashing, Auxiliary vessels kept curious onlookers from getting too close and becoming a casualty. […]

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