Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, August 7, 2014

In this photo from an USCG Auxiliary Patrol Aircraft, the USCG Auxiliary is working with USCGC Key Largo in one of the largest search and rescue (SAR) operations conducted by the USCG in 2013.  A migrant vessel was three days overdue in 8-10 foot seas. Two USCG cutters, a C-130, a Casa aircraft, helicopters, and […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 31, 2014

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A lifeboat filled with actors consisting primarily of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, the […]

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

 

Throw Back Thursday – Featured Photo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

 

Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

Monday, July 7, 2014

Portsmouth, Virginia – This was not a drill.  Auxiliarists Charles McLeod and Trey Clifton answered the call for assistance to be spokespersons and watch standers for USCG District Five Public Affairs Office as Hurricane Arthur barreled up the East Coast. The Auxiliarists acted as a force multiplier for USCG Public Affairs during a critical “all-hands […]

Auxiliarists Serve at Norfolk Harborfest

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Norfolk, Virginia – President Ronald Reagan once said that “by working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.” Fifty-three Auxiliarists and 12 Auxiliary vessels had the distinct privilege of  working together in a joint federal, state, and local mission to ensure a safe and enjoyable thirty-eighth annual Norfolk […]

Vacationing USCG Auxiliarists Perform Water Rescue in Canada

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ontario Canada Rideau Canal – At 12:50 PM on the last leg of their vacation with their wives, Auxiliarist Robert Conger II, alerted Auxiliarist Richard Bull, helmsmen of their 44 foot vessel, that he saw an orange and blue object in the canal channel ahead of them. Article by Auxiliarist Mark Wirtz, Public Affairs Staff […]

Featured Photos – Fleet Week NYC 2014 Parade of Ships

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summary by Auxiliarist Pete Talamo To start off Fleet Week 2014 in NYC, 12 Auxiliary vessels and approximately 60 Auxiliarists provided on the water support for the Parade of Ships.  Regatta support included, but was not limited to the pick up, transport and drop off of 16 public affairs personnel from various news agencies and […]

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 […]

USCG Auxiliary at a Major League Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CINCINNATI – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists served as the color guard for the Cincinnati Reds’ 95th Annual Opening Day Parade and helped active duty Coast Guardsmen in presenting the colors for the Major League baseball game. By James Chin, National Staff New Media Assistant In the pre-game parade, the color guard proudly displayed the United […]

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