USCG Auxiliary Photo Awards 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013


Fellowship, Auxiliarist Christopher Todd, 070-06-11 130402-G-2949T-724 Marine Safety, Auxiliarist Daren Lewis, 130-07-06, 120608-G-0723L-021

2012 Auxiliarist of the Year – Chris W. Bandy

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Auxiliarist Chris W. Bandy of Flotilla
28-1 in the Ninth District, Central Auxiliary Region, as the
2012 Auxiliarist of the Year.

San Diego.  Auxiliarist Chris Bandy enrolled in the Auxiliary in June 2010 and quickly earned the reputation as an enthusiastic volunteer, subject matter expert, and Paddle Smart Program manager in the Apostle Island National Lakeshore area of Lake Superior.  The Paddle Smart Program was launched in 2011 to curb the rising number of kayaking fatalities. […]

The Taco Rescue

Friday, August 16, 2013


Islamorada – A Good Samaritan homeowner in Venetian Shores, FL called the Marathon Turtle Hospital to say that she saw a turtle struggling in Snake Creek. A Coast Guard Auxiliary crew completing a training exercise and arrived at the USCG Station dock in Islamorada, FL.    Article and photos by Auxiliarist Patti Gross They were […]

Featured Photo – CGC Biscayne Bay Bridge

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay perform their pre-underway check before departing Chicago's Navy Pier following Tall Ships Chicago 2013, August 11, 2013. The GAR model (green-amber-red) is a point system that requires all members to participate and evaluates the risk of a mission prior to and during execution.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Michael Hudec.

Auxiliarist Donald Robert Kenny Crosses the Bar

Sunday, August 11, 2013


National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Donald Robert Kenny PDCO – District 9 Central 1982 – 1983   Services were held on July 20, 2013 Ashes will be spread in Lake St. Clair, MI at a later date

Boat Camp a part of Auxiliary Operations

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Response Boat Medium from U. S. Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck passes out treats to Boat Campers, while the Noroton Fire Department Boat adds some salt water to the day.  Photo by Auxiliarist Jason Farrow.

  Darien, CT – A little cloud cover couldn’t deter the 100-plus campers that set sail as part of Boat Camp 2013. Campers from Camp Rosco and the Quisqueya Summer Camp departed from Noroton Yacht Club and took a tour of the waters off of Darien and Norwalk on 20 craft volunteered for the event. […]

Regatta Patrol for Dragon Boat Races

Friday, July 26, 2013

Canadian Geese follow along dragon boat teams during Portland Dragon Boat Races on the Willamette River.  Editors Note: Under Oregon Law the Dragon Boat racers do not need to wear life jackets while competing in a race.  Photo credit: Auxiliarist Joann McCollum

  Portland, Oregon. With over sixty colorful dragons gliding across the Willamette River, the public came out to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of competitive dragon boat racing.  This year marked the 25th anniversary of Portland’s Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races.  Teams of 20 paddled their “dragons” to victory.  The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was […]

Auxiliary member reunited with woman he saved, awarded for heroic action

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Atlantic Beach, FL

  ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A Jacksonville, Fla.,-man and member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary was awarded a Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal Saturday morning for saving a woman’s life during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in St. Augustine, Fla. Article by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen Before the ceremony, David Hensel was reunited […]

Featured Photo ~ Person in Water Evolution

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


USCG Station Kings Point 25′ RBS crew practices person in water (PIW) evolution while Auxiliary facility AMIGO IV observes on Long Island  Sound. Photo by  Hope Wright, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer

Commodore Neiger Crossing the Bar

Saturday, July 13, 2013

uscga ensign

Arthur “Bart” Neiger, Marquette, MI – Arthur (Bart) Neiger, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday morning, July 12, 2013, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in the loving and comforting care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. Bart was born in Petoskey, Michigan and was raised nearby in Pellston by his […]

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