Featured Shipmate – Auxiliarist darts to flood response

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Batteries. Check. Flashlight. Check. Waders and life jacket. Check. First-aid kit. Check. Stethoscope. Check. As March 12-16, 2012 is slated as Flood Safety Awareness Week, having a go kit of crucial items handy is necessary when high-water conditions strike. Article by  PA2 William Colclough, USCG For Coast Guard Auxiliarist Taylor Williams, staying ready is as […]

Feature Photo – Torchlight Parade

Monday, March 26, 2012

  SEATTLE – Coast Guardsmen and Coast Guard Auxiliary members from the Pacific Northwest march through downtown during the city’s 62nd annual Torchlight Parade. The members carried a large American flag throughout the parade route. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.

USCG Auxiliary Training Is So Important

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  I recently became an Auxiliary Coxswain but never thought that my training would be put to the test as quickly as it did. My wife, Nancy, and I were taking five passengers to a scattering of ashes ceremony in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a beautiful sunny day; seas were calm and there […]

Shutter Shootout 2nd Round

Sunday, March 18, 2012

  The votes are in as we move on to the second round of tournament play in “Shutter Shootout” and get closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year. Did your favorite photo make it to the next round? Head over to the USCG Facebook page for voting, or use the bracket.  May the best […]

How long can you tread water?

Monday, March 12, 2012

  Written by Geralyn M. Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. While many boaters don’t think to wear their life jackets, most people also don’t think they’ll be treading water for more than half a day. To learn just how it feels to be lost at sea, and the difference a life jacket makes between life […]

I Want to Help But I Don’t Know How…

Friday, March 9, 2012

Many people have an urge or calling to serve.  They think about ways that they can, on their own terms and on a time and schedule that works for them, contribute to their country and to their community, especially if they can have fun doing it and be recognized for whatever they do put in […]

Featured Photo – Citadel Coast Guard Auxiliary Detachment

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Citadel Cadets William Singletary (also a Coast Guard Reservist) and Alexandra LaRiviere aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, 22 Feb 2012. Six cadets in the Citadel Coast Guard Auxiliary Detachment joined the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas on its last trip into port on February 22, 2012.  Members of the Detachment went to U.S. […]

Featured Photo – USCG Auxiliary Boarding Team Support

Monday, March 5, 2012

Auxiliary Coxswain Brodey,  relays boarding information between Station Channel Islands and the CG Boarding Team, during a safety inspection at Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA.  Photo courtesy of USCG Auxiliary. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, created by an Act of Congress in 1939, is the uniformed volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports […]

Port Everglades USCG and Auxiliary Support the Barefoot Mailman Hike

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On Saturday, February 4th at 6:00 AM, 452 Boy Scouts and adult leaders from the South Florida Council stepped off from the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier to participate in the Barefoot Mailman Hike.  Their final destination was 38 miles away on South Beach Florida.  They followed the same path that the original mail carriers took to deliver the […]

Featured Photo and the Story Behind It

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On Saturday, June 10th, 2006, 16 individuals in four teams set off from Liberty Yacht Club, Jersey City, in the New York Harbor, in the world’s first North Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race – the Shepherds Ocean Fours Rowing Race 2006. Not only was this the first North Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race, but it was also […]

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