Celebrating Our Auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary Around the Nation

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On June 23, 2014, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists around the nation will be celebrating the Auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary. Many local flotillas will be having special events and open houses to meet the public and inform them about the Auxiliary and Boating Safety.   Compilation by James Chin, National Staff – New Media Branch Assistant   […]

Empire State Building Lights Up to Celebrate Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On June 23, 2014, the Empire State Building will celebrate the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 75 years of volunteer service to the United States Coast Guard and the boating public. The Auxiliary colors will bathe the building with light.  Admiral Robert Papp, past Commandant of the Coast Guard, praised the 31,000-member force as “…the world’s premier […]

SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

Monday, June 16, 2014

Congress founded the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1939 as an organization of volunteers to promote boating safety and to augment the United States Coast Guard. On 23 June 2014, we will celebrate the Auxiliarys 75th anniversary of dedicated and heroic service to our Nation. The Auxiliary provided sustained mission excellence to the Nation and the […]

Throw Back Thursday Featured Photo – NFL Game Day

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Auxiliary Provides Free Life Vests for Kids

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Article and Photos by Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer Brad Simpson Badin Lake, North Carolina – Macy Stutts, Miss Stanly County 2014, helped support the weekend event “FREE LIFE VEST” for kids. The event was held at the Badin Lake Swim Area and Pebble Beach/Flat Swamp Swim Area on Saturday June 7th. Members from Badin Lake […]

Throwback Thursday Featured Photo – Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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 […]

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