On This Day In United States Coast Guard History – June 30th

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On this day in USCG history… 30 June 1932-The Steamboat Inspection Service and Bureau of Navigation were combined to form the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection (47 Stat. L., 415).  The new agency remained under the control of the Commerce Department. 1933-The airways division, which had been conducted as a division of the Lighthouse […]

Video: Flashback 2013 Former Coastie Arnold Palmer Interview

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Enjoy the Auxiliary History Branch’s 2013 Arnold Palmer Oral History Interview conducted by Richard Stephenson, PhD, National Historian for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Throwback Thursday – 1982 Grounded Boaters Rescue

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For this week’s Throwback Thursday from our history archive, we are taking you back to 1982 with an Auxiliary patrol assisting boaters back to shore after a grounding.

Throwback Thursday – USCG Auxiliary/Reserve in 1942

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday right after Veterans Day, it is fitting to have a historic photo which shows the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves keeping the American coast safe from enemy attack. In May of 1943, a Coast Guard headquarters directive stated that the Auxiliary should be “a civilian organization which is engaged in the training […]