Would you like to be a Pterodactyl? AuxAir members welcome!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Always Ready The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all […]

Daylight Savings begins

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead 1 hour at bedtime Saturday, March 11th or by 2 am Sunday, March 12th. It is a great time to: try on your life jacket or buy one that fits check your batteries in the smoke detectors renew your fishing, boating, and hunting licenses restock first-aid kits take […]

Viven Crea – aviator, leader and trailblazer for USCG

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Long Blue Line: Vivien Crea—aviator, leader and trailblazer for women in the military http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/2017/03/the-long-blue-line-vivien-crea/

The Birth of the Coast Guard Racing Stripe.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

It was October 19, 1956. The USCG Cutter Pontchartrain received a call from a distressed passenger aircraft en route from Hawaii to California. The Pan American Clipper had lost an engine and was about to lose another one. The aircraft could not make land. The Pontchartrain was on ocean station1 and had the time to […]

Cold Weather Boating – Off Season Months

Thursday, February 9, 2017

During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. If you head out this cold weather season please remember some of these tips to help keep you safe: Preparing for your cold weather journey . • Is your boat able to safely navigate the rough seas and cold weather that you […]

Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This time of the year tends to be ‘cooler’ – or for some much cooler – than other seasons, especially in the northern regions of our country. If you live in, or travel to, one of these northern regions, you have most likely experienced major decreases in temperature that brings challenging weather conditions like blizzards, […]

Martin Luther King Jr. – Service

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal holiday commemorates the birthday of an extraordinary American who is remembered as a world renowned leader and advocate for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement. Since 1986, this holiday has been observed on the third Monday of January, around the time of his birthday, January 15. On August […]

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On this day, Jan 3rd, 2014 – CGC Polar Star received a request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on 3 January 2014 to assist the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-flagged Xue Long, reportedly ice-bound in the Antarctic. The Russian and Chinese governments also requested assistance from the United States. After resupplying in Sydney, Polar […]

2016 Video of the Year: Off duty rescue at sea: Helping our honu

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 nominees for Coast Guard Video of the Year. We’ve selected the top 10 videos, the best of the best, as this year’s nominees. Now, we need your help in deciding the top Coast Guard video for 2016! Posted by PA2 Diana Honings, Monday, December 26, 2016 http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/ The sixth […]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago this week, Japan surprised the world with a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor DoD Video: The Coast Guard and the Japanese Attack – 7 December 1941 by Robert M. Browning, Jr. On the quiet Sunday morning of 7 December 1941, an initial attack force of 183 Japanese naval aircraft attacked ninety-four ships […]

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