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.

USCG Auxiliary Patrol Awarded for Saving Distressed Kayakers From Oncoming Cargo Ship

Friday, November 14, 2014

Richmond, Virginia – Auxiliarists from Auxiliary Vessel 30344 were awarded with the  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit for saving three kayakers, two of them in the water without a life jacket on, from an oncoming 16,000 ton cargo ship during a 5th Southern District Awards Ceremony. USCG Auxiliary Article by James Chin, […]

The Taco Rescue

Friday, August 16, 2013

Islamorada – A Good Samaritan homeowner in Venetian Shores, FL called the Marathon Turtle Hospital to say that she saw a turtle struggling in Snake Creek. A Coast Guard Auxiliary crew completing a training exercise and arrived at the USCG Station dock in Islamorada, FL.    Article and photos by Auxiliarist Patti Gross They were […]

Medal of Operational Merit

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Three members of the Clearwater, Florida unit of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary received the Medal of Operational Merit for saving a women’s life on the water in Clearwater Harbor. By Auxiliarist Karen Miller, Public Affairs Specialist Auxiliarists Mel Manning, Peter Palmieri, and Russ Stauffer, were on an authorized Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol aboard […]

Auxiliary Air is Always Ready

Monday, April 9, 2012

The next time you are walking along an ocean beach or enjoying the tranquil waters of a large inland river or an expansive lake and see a low flying plane traverse the sky overhead, chances are you are looking at a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft.  Their history goes back to WWII.  Article by Auxiliarist Constance […]

Kids Invited to Create Posters for “Wrecks of the World” International Art Contest

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012 marks the centenary of Titanic’s maiden voyage and sinking   MYSTIC, Conn. (January 31, 2012) – Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the “Wrecks of the World” international art contest sponsored by The JASON Project and its Immersion Learning program, the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the U.S […]

When It Really Counts, It’s Good to Be a USCG Auxiliary Member

Friday, March 2, 2012

Put yourself on your boat…your fuel gauge fails and you run out of fuel on the open water…what do you do? Re-posted with permission from the Cape May County Herald. Sure, you can call on a commercial towing service, and spend hundreds of dollars trying to get back to your home dock. Or, just maybe […]

Key West Coast Guard Auxiliarists Earn Awards

Friday, December 23, 2011

An awards presentation recognizing two Coast Guard Auxiliarists was held at Sector Key West on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Article by LT Kara Lavin, USCG Sector Key West. Auxiliarist Fouad Samaha received the Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal of Operational Merit and Auxiliarist Melvianne Cady received the Coast Guard Auxiliary Letter of Commendation for their participation […]

Operation Angel Thunder

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Written by Tom Nunes, U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Seven Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 boats including two personal watercraft participated in Operation Angel Thunder on Roosevelt Lake October 11-12.  Angel Thunder is brings together military rescue crews from around the world to conduct hands-on emergency response training to increase proficiency when dealing with catastrophic […]