Sammy the Sea Otter honors coloring book contest winner in the Virgin Islands

Thursday, June 5, 2014

SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands − Sammy the Sea Otter, the U.S. Coast Guard Sea Partners mascot, made a surprise appearance honoring local student Joyce Contreras, the 2011 National Safe Boating Week coloring book cover artist, during the All Hazards Preparedness Expo in Christiansted on May 31, 2014   Joyce Contreras, a 5th grade student in […]

Featured Photo – Memorial Day 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day at the World War  II Memorial in Washington, D.C .

Hoaxes: NOT a joke.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hoaxes: Not a joke Say the word hoax out loud. It sounds similar to the noise you might make if something was stuck in your throat. Just like something stuck in your throat, hoaxes are obstructions to the life-saving work that the Coast Guard does. Hoaxes waste vital search and rescue resources and unnecessarily put […]

Alcohol use remains leading factor in recreational boater deaths

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A look at the 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, recently released by the U.S. Coast Guard, shows last year had the largest decrease in the number of alcohol-related recreational boater deaths in the past five years. From 2012 to 2013, there was a 31 percent decrease in the number of recreational boaters’ deaths where alcohol use […]

Al Roker – Honorary Commodore – United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Friday, May 16, 2014

Al Roker of the NBC Today Show and the Weather Channel will be named as an Honorary Commodore in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The ceremony is scheduled to be aired on NBC’s Today Show on Monday May 19th between 0800 and 0900. The official party to honor Mr. Roker will be National Commodore […]

Inspirational Leadership Award

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ms. Brenda Paul of District Eight (Coastal Region) Flotilla 7-10 has been recognized as this year’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award winner.  The Coast Guard recently announced Ms. Paul’s selection along with the other major Coast Guard leadership award selectees.  Honorable mention was earned by Mr. Ronald Kaplan of District […]

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 […]

Featured Photo – Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) Awards

Monday, March 24, 2014

Line Handlers Assist USCG Icebreakers in Frigid Conditions

Friday, March 14, 2014

ALBANY, NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from upstate New York have established an Auxiliary line handling team to assist ice breaking USCG cutters approaching and departing the Port of Albany despite harsh winter weather. By Auxiliarist Charles Poltenson The Albany Line Handlers are a small team of five Auxiliarsts who were issued protective […]

Small Town Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla’s Outreach in Winter

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hickory, NC – As Flotilla leaders and staff officers, do you ever wonder what your flotilla can do to spread the word of Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) to your community in the middle of winter? Our local Flotilla has found a way…with Polar Plunges! Article by – Mr. Kelly Townsend, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer […]

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