The Importance of Life Jackets

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are […]

Throwback Thursday – September 11, 2001

Thursday, September 11, 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 […]

Warmer spring air is here, water temperatures remain dangerously cold

Friday, May 2, 2014

Darien, CT. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures remain dangerously cold. “One of the primary roles of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is recreational boating safety; with these temperatures, if not dressed for the environment, an average sized person will be […]

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 […]

Cold Water: The 1 – 10 – 1 Rule

Monday, October 21, 2013

I attended a presentation at an USCG Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer […]

USCG Auxiliary Photo Awards 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Member Services, Auxiliarist Scott Dittberner, 130-02-04, 130413-G-92964D-002 Operations, Auxiliarist Linda Vetter, 113-01-09, 130201-G-zz696-588 Public Affairs, Auxiliarist David Lau, 053-02-06, 130502-G-7539L-14  

Featured Photo – Auxiliary University Program

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Three Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program students make their way to an AUP graduation ceremony on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., May 12, 2012. AUP prepares the best, brightest, and most talented college students for success in service to their community and country—inside and outside […]

Navigator Call for Articles

Monday, June 3, 2013

  Navigator is a national print magazine that publishes stories of interest to a broad readership of Auxiliary members, military and government personnel, including members of Congress. We welcome and appreciate fresh, exciting, educational, and inspirational articles of national interest about the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Keep your story 750-1000 words unless the editor has requested […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliarist Wilson Santiago

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When approached by the local Hispanic community of boaters looking for a New Jersey approved safe boating course, the USCG Auxiliary saw a great opportunity to reach out to a population who, although active in the boating community, were not able to successfully obtain a New Jersey Boating Safety Course Certificate. Initial response to the […]

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