U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plays key role in success of Black Swan exercise

Thursday, April 25, 2013

 FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Black Swan…described as the largest mass rescue exercise ever coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard…took place April 1-5, 2013 on land and sea at the largest island in the Bahamas. Article by Auxiliarist Bill Swank, Public Affairs Specialist Approximately 150 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists were among nearly 850 representatives of the […]

Resolve to be Ready in 2012!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  Still making New Year’s resolutions for 2012? Join FEMA and Resolve to be Ready in 2012! The nationwide campaign’s goal is to increase awareness and encourage everybody to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year. Roughly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions and commit to improving their lifestyles or reaching a […]

Auxiliary partners with Girl Scouts

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Article by Auxiliarist Judi Bidwick (Flotilla 86, Venice, Florida) Ever wonder how you could get some of the things you really need for your Coast Guard Auxiliary unit?  This is the story of the Auxiliary and local Girl Scouts partnering to support a community service project and ending up receiving so much more. When I […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Rescue of Research Vessel Passengers

Monday, October 24, 2011

A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operations vessel rescued nine children and one adult from the 40’ R/V Oceanic, which had run hard aground in Norwalk Harbor.  The “Otter” a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel responded to a distress call from the research vessel after it became aground near Light 11 in Norwalk Harbor.  The children ages […]