USCG Auxiliary at a Major League Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Auxiliarists Steve Bahrani and Brian Ostheimer joined with active duty Coast Guardsmen to form a color guard for the Reds' home opener. Photograph by event staff.

CINCINNATI – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists served as the color guard for the Cincinnati Reds’ 95th Annual Opening Day Parade and helped active duty Coast Guardsmen in presenting the colors for the Major League baseball game. By James Chin, National Staff New Media Assistant In the pre-game parade, the color guard proudly displayed the United […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Rutkoski

Thursday, March 27, 2014


  National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Millard Rutkoski Past District Commodore – District Nine – Western Region   Services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, […]

Coast Guard awards Auxiliary Medals to AUXAIR Borinquen aircrews

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Capt. Patricia A. McFetridge, (left) Air Station Borinquen commanding officer and Capt. Drew W. Pearson, (right) U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan commander, present Charles "Chuck" Fischer, AUXAIR Borinquen aviation coordinator, with the Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal at Air Station Borinquen March 1, 2014.  The award was presented during a recognition ceremony at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico as part of the annual Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop.  (U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Robert A. Fabich, Sr.)

    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

Sir Stuart Mathews, Director AFRAS (back)
VADM John Currier, USCG, Vice Commandant
Wayne Spivak, AFRAS CIO & Director, USCG Auxiliary &
Lady Mathews

Featured Photo – Water Quality Monitoring

Monday, March 17, 2014


USCG Auxiliary photo.   WESTPORT, CT – Auxiliarists Eric Riznyk and Emmanuel Salami inspecting and calibrating the water quality measurement equipment before the opening of the Norwalk Storm Drain inspection and Water Quality testing season this spring. Harbor Watch, a Program of Earthplace in Westport, Connecticut, under the guidance of the State of Connecticut’s Department […]

Small Town Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla’s Outreach in Winter

Monday, March 3, 2014

County Sheriff and Deputies swimming to shore

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 […]

Admiral Zukunft

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Dear Colleagues, I am proud to announce President Obama’s intent to nominate Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Since I became Secretary, I have had the opportunity to get to know Vice Admiral Zukunft, and if confirmed he will be a great leader for the future of […]

Crossing the Bar – Commodore Brand

Monday, February 24, 2014

      National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison regrets to inform you of the death of Coast Guard Auxiliary family member   Commodore Oliver Brian Brand PDCO – District Eighth Coastal Region   Services will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2015 at Westwood Baptist Church, 2349 Forestdale Blvd. Forestdale, AL At 1200 Viewing will […]

National Articles Wanted

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs is soliciting articles, photos and videos for the “LIVE” blog. Articles must be of National Public interest and be less than 500 words long.  Please include photos, videos and other visual media. If you wish to send an overview of a proposed article, the editors will take a […]

USCG Auxiliarists Restore Marine Recycling Sites Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lemon Creek Pier, Staten Island -- A fishing line recycling bin installed by Division 14 Auxiliarists is ready to keep the waterways clean. Photo by Auxiliarist George Lurye.

Staten Island, New York – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Division 14, 1st Southern Region, have finished restoring a non-biodegradable fishing line recycling system after extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Article By Auxiliarist James Chin The recycling system consists of specially designed three feet tall plastic storage bins mounted near fishing hotspots. Using these storage […]

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