Featured Photo – AUXAIR Helicopter

Friday, December 5, 2014

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 […]

USCG Auxiliary working above the Mona Passage

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Mona Passage is a narrow strait that separates the islands of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The strait is notoriously treacherous, with turbulent currents and large sand banks. Migrants are venturing on that route because of beefed-up patrols in the north, less vigilance by Dominican authorities and Puerto Rico’s proximity. The 80 mi area of sea […]

Coast Guard awards Auxiliary Medals to AUXAIR Borinquen aircrews

Thursday, March 27, 2014

    ST CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard awarded the Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal and three Auxiliary Medals of Operational Merit to Coast Guard AUXAIR Borinquen personnel during the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop held at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico. Article by Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich, Sr., Public Affairs Officer Charles […]

AUXAIR on Ice Patrol: News Support Mission

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By Auxiliarists Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato NEW YORK – Coast Guard Auxiliary First District, Southern Region pilots Ron Kaplan and Lou Volpato conducted an ice over flight of New York City and the Hudson River to observe and document shipping channel conditions in support of the 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season, known as Operation Reliable […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Air

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Somewhere over the west coast of the United States under USCG orders on 5 December, 2013 LEFT in the photo (and flying right seat) is Auxiliarist Andy Cochran, Portland, OR, currently rated Air Co-pilot and a commercial airline pilot. CENTER is Auxiliarist Robert Megel, Troutsdale, OR, currently rated Air Observer. RIGHT in the photo, piloting […]