Crossing the Bar – Commodore Theodore W. Potter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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  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 
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  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

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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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Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Auxiliarists man the life boats in a drill off of the Florida coast.  USCG Auxiliary photo by Chris Todd.

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the […]

USCG Auxiliary working above the Mona Passage

Monday, July 28, 2014

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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 […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Somewhere over the Homeland USCG Auxiliary aviators are flying high.

 

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