National Safe Boating Week Public Service Announcement

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Click on link for audio USCG Auxiliary public service announcement for National Safe Boating Week ~ NSBW2013_30sec

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plays key role in success of Black Swan exercise

Thursday, April 25, 2013

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013.  Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bahamian government, the cruise line industry, and emergency response teams, to test and evaluate safety procedures for passenger vessels at sea.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Coast Guard personnel depicted in this photo are wearing the special uniform authorized specifically for the Black Swan exercise.
PHOTO CREDIT: Christopher Todd, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

 FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Black Swan…described as the largest mass rescue exercise ever coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard…took place April 1-5, 2013 on land and sea at the largest island in the Bahamas. Article by Auxiliarist Bill Swank, Public Affairs Specialist Approximately 150 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists were among nearly 850 representatives of the […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Air Flight Commander

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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  Long Island Sound – Somewhere over  Long Island Sound, USCG Auxiliary Flight Commander Peter Jensen pilots his Piper Cherokee with his flight crew aboard on a scheduled patrol.  Photo by Auxiliarist Sherrye Dobrin, Norwalk, CT.

Featured Photo – Exercise Black Swan

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013.  Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bahamian government, the cruise line industry, and emergency response teams, to test and evaluate safety procedures for passenger vessels at sea.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Coast Guard personnel depicted in this photo are wearing the special uniform authorized specifically for the Black Swan exercise.
PHOTO CREDIT: Christopher Todd, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

  FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013.  Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliarist Wilson Santiago

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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When approached by the local Hispanic community of boaters looking for a New Jersey approved safe boating course, the USCG Auxiliary saw a great opportunity to reach out to a population who, although active in the boating community, were not able to successfully obtain a New Jersey Boating Safety Course Certificate. Initial response to the […]

Veteran Auxiliarist finds new way to serve USCG

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Auxiliary Chef Stu Landau demonstrates his cutting skills while making potato salad for lunch at Station Lake Worth Inlet, Riviera Beach, Fla. Auxiliarist Landau is known for the lunches he prepares. Photo by Art Slepian, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer.

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Auxiliarist Stu Landau was talking about cooking omelets. This is an unusual subject for someone who, prior to March of last year, acknowledges that he might have had trouble making toast,  “if I could find the toaster.  I also can now cook boneless pork loin with vegetables,” says the nine-year Coast […]

Auxiliary Aviators “get wet” at USCG Academy

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New London, CT - Swim Test Instructor and Life Guard Annette Leder of Tarrytown, NY demonstrates the proper inflation technique for a USCG aviators life jacket at the USCG Academy during aviator egress training.

Auxiliary Aviation (AUXAIR) is a USCG Auxiliary operational program. AUXAIR aviators have varied aviation backgrounds and many have prior military experience. AUXAIR aviators volunteer their aircraft for use as facilities, just as surface operators volunteer their boats. All Auxiliary aircraft meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration requirements. These aircraft are inspected annually […]

Auxiliary Chefs, a Basic Ingredient for Team Coast Guard

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CLEARWATER, Fla - Instructor Paulette Parent demonstrates how to identify herbs by smell and texture during the classroom session of AUXCHEF training at Air Station Clearwater  March 2, 2013.  USCG Auxiliary photo by Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich, Sr., Public Affairs Officer

CLEARWATER, Fla – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Chef (AUXCHEF) students from as far as St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands participated in a three day training session at Air Station Clearwater March 1-3, 2013. In its third year, AUXCHEF was approved as an Auxiliary National Program in January 2009. Article by Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich, Sr., […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary University Program Aviator

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Auxiliarist Garrett Hendrickson, Auxiliary University Program Class of 2015 at The College of William & Mary.  Auxiliarist Hendrickson is a member of Auxiliary Air in Suffolk, Va. and also serves as his units Diversity Officer. Hendrickson has been instrumental in providing William & Mary students opportunities to explore Coast Guard aviation. (USCG Auxiliary photo)

Featured Photo – New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade II

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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NEW YORK – Auxiliary trumpeter Steven De Juri marches with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Band in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PO1 Thomas McKenzie.

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