Crossing the Bar – COMO Thomas L. Briggs

Monday, January 12, 2015

Crossing the Bar – COMO Thomas L. Briggs. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

National Commodore Mark Simoni regrets to inform you of the crossing of the bar of U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary family member Commodore Thomas L. Briggs, Past District Commodore of 9th Eastern District. Commodore Briggs is survived by his wife Daphne Stephens; three daughters; two sons; a step daughter; and two step-sons, Tom is predeceased […]

Crossing the Bar – COMO Edward G. “Ted” Neale

Monday, January 5, 2015

Crossing the Bar - COMO Edward G. "Ted" O'Neal. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

National Commodore Mark Simoni regrets to inform you that Commodore Edward G. “Ted” Neale has crossed the bar.  He was the Past District Commodore of 11th Southern Region. Obituary Neale, Edward (Ted) George, Jr. July 2, 1926 – December 17, 2014 Edward George Neale, Jr., 88, of Encino, California, passed away peacefully December 17th, 2014 […]

Featured Photos – USCG Auxiliary Santa on Ship

Sunday, December 28, 2014

CAPE MAY, NJ - Auxiliarist Santa (Jim McClellan FL82) pays a visit to crew and families of USCGC MAKO berthed at USCG Station Cape May. “Santa-Jim” has actively participated in various Holiday events for the crews’ families of the cutters and boats located at USCG STA CAPE MAY for several years.
USCG Auxiliary photo by Donald Dobson.

Hopefully, everyone had a Merry Christmas. For this week’s featured photos, we have U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members dressed as Santa! Despite having slight issues with U.S. Coast Guard grooming and weight regulations, he has no problem bringing some holiday cheer to the rest of us.  

Throwback Thursday – 1982 Grounded Boaters Rescue

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coxswain Kathy Soper and crew transport civilians from grounded vessel to a waiting Coast Guard Cutter off Staten Island, NY, 1982. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

For this week’s Throwback Thursday from our history archive, we are taking you back to 1982 with an Auxiliary patrol assisting boaters back to shore after a grounding.

Throwback Thursday – 1972 National Search and Rescue School Graduates

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Auxiliary has been giving professional training to its members since it was created. For this week’s Throwback Thursday photo from our History Program Archive, we show you graduates from a 1972 National Search and Rescue School which consisted of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol members.

Featured Photo – AUXAIR Helicopter

Friday, December 5, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY - Auxiliary Aircraft Commander Judy Redlawsk and Aircrew member David Crownover perform preflight checks in Redlawsk’s Robinson R44 helicopter before takeoff from USCG Air Station Atlantic City. AUXAIR aviators volunteer their aircraft for use as facilities, just as surface operators volunteer their boats.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Photo by Joseph Giannattasio.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary may not have any rescue swimmers but we do have an USCG Auxiliary helicopter on patrol! Enjoy our featured photo of an AUXAIR helicopter before takeoff. Have a rare or interesting Auxiliary photo to share? Let us know through any of our social media sites. Editors note:  The aircrew is […]

Auxiliarists Teach Lifesaving Skills to the USCG

Friday, November 21, 2014

USCG members practice CPR. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

A small group of auxiliarists have a unique way of supporting Sector Miami. Since 2006, an auxiliary training team has been providing the majority of CPR, AED and First Aid training to the Sector Miami active duty, reservists and auxiliarists. USCG Auxiliary Article by Auxiliarist Terry Barth Currently, the team has approximately 20 instructors that […]

USCG Auxiliary Patrol Awarded for Saving Distressed Kayakers From Oncoming Cargo Ship

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Crew of Auxiliary Operational Facility 30344 is awarded their Medals of Operational Merit. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Charles McLeod.

Richmond, Virginia – Auxiliarists from Auxiliary Vessel 30344 were awarded with the  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit for saving three kayakers, two of them in the water without a life jacket on, from an oncoming 16,000 ton cargo ship during a 5th Southern District Awards Ceremony. USCG Auxiliary Article by James Chin, […]

Throwback Thursday – USCG Auxiliary/Reserve in 1942

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crew of Coastal Picket Force sailboat on the hunt for German submarines, 1942-45.  USCG Auxiliary Photo.

For this Throwback Thursday right after Veterans Day, it is fitting to have a historic photo which shows the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves keeping the American coast safe from enemy attack. In May of 1943, a Coast Guard headquarters directive stated that the Auxiliary should be “a civilian organization which is engaged in the training […]

Throwback Thursday – 1967 Boater Rescue in Khaki Uniforms

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Auxiliarists rescue boater off an outboard that had foundered during storm 1967, Long Island Sound, New York. USCG Auxiliary Photo.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has been saving lives since its inception. Enjoy our Throwback Thursday featured photo with life saving and khaki uniforms! Let us know in the comments and our other social media sites on what historical USCG Auxiliary pictures you want to see.

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