Frequently Asked Question Friday – USCG Auxiliary Age Requirements

Friday, March 13, 2015

Auxiliarist Fred Simmons marches in New York City's 2014 Veterans Day Parade. USCG Photo by PA3 Frank Iannazzo-Simmons.

A very frequent asked question associated with joining the USCG Auxiliary is age. Due to Auxiliary members being uniformed civilians of the Coast Guard, we sometimes get mistakenly associated with the stricter age requirements of the active duty. What are the minimum and maximum ages to join the USCG Auxiliary? The minimum age is 17 […]

An Auxiliarist’s Journey Sailing on the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Monday, October 20, 2014

The USCGC Eagle in New York Harbor next to the Statute of Liberty. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin.

Every summer, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sails with a crew of six officers, approximately fifty-four enlisted Coast Guardsmen, and an occasional auxiliarist during training missions. The Eagle is a two-hundred ninety-five foot tall ship operated by the Coast Guard Academy and home ported in New London, Connecticut with key missions in training and […]

Throwback Thursday – Operation Angel Thunder

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Angel Thunder patrol trio

Seven Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 boats including two personal watercraft participated in Operation Angel Thunder on Roosevelt Lake October 11-12, 2005. Article by Tom Nunes, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Angel Thunder is brings together military rescue crews from around the world to conduct hands-on emergency response training to increase proficiency when dealing with […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Theodore W. Potter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


  National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Theodore W. Potter District Commodore – Fifth Southern Region   Receiving is on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 1730 until 1930 at Peninsula Funeral Home 1114 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23602   Celebration […]

Who was Alexander Hamilton, anyway?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Auxiliarist, Louis DiLeo singing the Star Spangled banner in front of Hamilton's grave in New York City on July 14th, 2014.

Auxiliarist, Louis DiLeo singing the Star Spangled banner in front of Hamilton's grave in New York City on July 14th, 2014.

  New York, New York – Everyone who has handled a $10 bill knows what he looked like, and maybe they know he was the first Secretary of the Treasury, and even maybe that he established the first bank in the United States, the Bank of New York. However, it is not so well known […]

Throwback Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The USCGC Penobscot Bay prepares to depart from Albany. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

Throwback Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

San Francisco, CA (Aug. 17, 2007) -- Auxiliarist Scott Galloway aboard Auxiliary vessel "Silver Charm" handles the weight at the end of the trail line from an Air Station San Francisco HH-65 during boat/helo hoist evolutions off of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Photo by Linda Vetter, USCG Auxiliary

The Millennial Factor: Auxiliarists Under 40

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Demographics of the Auxiliary. This infographic  summarizes diversity of the Auxiliary and its need for an increased younger age presence. USCG Auxiliary 
graphic by Auxiliarist Andy Winz.

  The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is more than 30,000 members strong. With multiple Auxiliary units in all but two states, membership in the Auxiliary shows no signs of slowing down. However, when the public sees the Auxiliary in action, who are they typically looking at? The average member is a 64-year-old, Caucasian male. […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 7, 2014


In this photo from an USCG Auxiliary Patrol Aircraft, the USCG Auxiliary is working with USCGC Key Largo in one of the largest search and rescue (SAR) operations conducted by the USCG in 2013.  A migrant vessel was three days overdue in 8-10 foot seas. Two USCG cutters, a C-130, a Casa aircraft, helicopters, and […]

USCG Auxiliary on New Media

Friday, August 1, 2014


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