Situational Awareness Saves the Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It was just another quiet boating day on the Siletz River in coastal Oregon in late fall, when a tragedy was narrowly averted by the quick response of one of the Siletz Moorage managers. Manager Belinda Ellis was on duty in the office when she noticed a boat getting ready to leave the dock with […]

For Holiday Gift Giving – Think Boating Safety

Monday, December 17, 2012

  Puzzled about the perfect gift or stocking stuffers for the recreational boating family members and friends on your holiday gift-giving list? You can’t go wrong by thinking boating safety. The gift ideas are almost endless and many are relatively inexpensive. Article by Auxiliarist Brad Simpson, Public Affairs Officer For Dad, how about a rearming […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary presence in Alaska for Academy recuiting

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  Cmdr. James Robinson, District 17 Arctic Shield coordinator, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander District 17, and Auxiliarist Ken Jacobs attended the World Eskimo Indian Olympics in Faribanks, Alaska, July 18, 2012. The games played display the preparedness one needs for survival and include more than 15 events. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Sarah […]

US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers work to fill fishing boat safety check gap

Friday, July 13, 2012

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Coast Guard’s commercial fishing vessel examination program has helped save lives since 1991, but a new federal requirement means civilian volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will soon have a bigger role in checking boats and equipment headed out to sea. Ken Lawrenson coordinates the work of civilian, active duty Coast Guard and […]

NJ Yacht Hoax Linked to Texas Prank

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Coast Guard announced today that the hoax distress call made on June 11 by a man claiming to be the captain of a yacht that exploded off the coast of Sandy Hook, N.J., was linked to another hoax call made in Texas May 20. The case of the Houston-area vessel, the Skylark, came to […]

2012 National Safe Boating Week to a Wider Audience

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In an attempt to present National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) to as wide an audience as possible, Flotilla 72, Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton; decided to engage in a broad spectrum of grass-root events in bringing the NSBW message to its surrounding communities; while enhancing the image of the Auxiliary. Article by: Allison Revy, Jr.; Public Affairs […]

Stay Alert to Weather Changes

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Boating Safety Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Lightning, torrential rain and rough seas can turn a pleasurable outing into a life-threatening ordeal in a heartbeat.  Yet unwary boaters are too often taken by surprise, largely because they don’t realize just how fast a storm can come up or the danger it presents. According […]

NY State Senate Adopts Resolution to Proclaim May 19-25 as Boating Safety Week

Thursday, May 24, 2012

On May 15, 2012 the NY State Senate passed a resolution to proclaim May 19-25, 2012 as Boating Safety Week throughout the State of NY.  The resolution was sponsored by State Senators John Flanagan and Carl Marcellino of Long Island’s north shore at the bequest of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Article by John Sasso, […]

Auxiliary University Program Graduation

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

  Auxiliary University Programs graduation at The College of William and Mary – 2012.  The five graduates constituted the largest AUP class to date of any school, including the first two students (Nick Zaremba and Devin Hernandez) to complete a full four-year program of study, having joined in 2008 when the program was first launched. […]

Featured Photo – Safe Boating Week in Dunkirk, NY

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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