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


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


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.

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Air “MIKE ALPHA”

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Glens Falls – Auxiliarist Jay Millard participates in a walk around inspection of Auxiliary aircraft “Mike Alpha” on the tarmac at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport during an upper Hudson River ice patrol.  Photo by Auxiliary Pilot Ron Kaplan.

Auxiliary “ZERO ONE” to the rescue

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crystal River, FL - Auxiliarist Robert Lewis, was at the helm of a local tour boat and took this photo of Auxiliary “ZERO ONE” going to the scene of the incident.  USCG Auxiliary photo.

Crystal River, FL – Late one Friday morning Auxiliarists Jim Simon, Don Jones and Steve Hampton were working on USCG Auxiliary Facility; “ZERO ONE”. These Auxiliarists routinely monitor the marine radio while aboard the Auxiliary vessel. Hearing someone was in distress, they quickly went to the rescue. By Auxiliarist Jodi Love, Public Affairs Officer Two […]

Featured Photo – USCG Auxiliary Line Handling Team

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Line Handling

  West Point, NY – Members of the USCG Auxiliary Line Handling Team and the crew of the USCGC Morro Bay (WTGB-106) work together to safely tie the cutter to the South Dock at the US Military Academy on the Hudson River.   The USCGC Morro Bay is a 140′ Icebreaking tug home ported in […]

Auxiliarist Volunteers aboard Norwegian Minesweeper

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alta Broadside: “Royal Norwegian Navy vessel KNM Alta.”  USCG Auxiliary photo.

Gus Karlsen is a USCG Auxiliary Interpreter from Naples, Florida.  He is fluent in Norwegian, French and German.  Gus spends his time between homes in Florida and Maine, never very far from the sea.  Every couple of  years, or so, Auxiliarist Karlsen visits family in his ancestral home, Norway. Article by Auxiliarists Bill Scholz and […]

Auxiliary Chefs Participate in Tradewinds 2012 in Barbados

Thursday, February 21, 2013

AUXCHEFs work the serving line in Barbados for Tradewinds 2012.  USCG Auxiliary photo.

  The list of countries sounded more like an itinerary for a 2 week Caribbean cruise, but that was definitely not the case. Military units of member nations of the Regional Security System (RSS) had gathered in Barbados, West Indies to train together in security and other challenges facing the region. Participating nations included Barbados, […]

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