Successful Boating Begins When You Leave Home & Ends When You Safely Return

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NOT ALL BOATING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN ON THE WATER, some boating accidents occur while traveling to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says “a successful boating outing begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return home.” Since the majority of recreational boats in […]

Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the […]

The Importance of Life Jackets

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are […]

Video: Boating Responsibly with Man’s Best Friend

Friday, June 5, 2015

MK3 Alexander Young and his dog, Leya, demonstrate why you might want to consider a life jacket for your dog when you head out on the water. While there is no federal requirement or standard for dog life jackets, a responsible boat operator should consider the safety of their dog, themselves and others who may […]

Video: National Boating Safety PSA

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A boating safety public service announcement highlighting important topics relating to boating safety. U.S. Coast Guard video by Auxiliarist David Glaser.

FAQ Friday: What Visual Distress Signals must I carry on my boat?

Friday, May 15, 2015

A: Visual distress signals are required to be carried onboard vessels operating on the Great Lakes, High Seas, Territorial Seas and connecting waters seaward of a point where the entrance exceeds 2 nautical miles, with certain exceptions. Devices carried can include either pyrotechnic devices: orange smoke (day), hand-held red flare (day/night), red parachute flare (day/night), […]

Empire State Building Lights Up to Celebrate Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 75th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On June 23, 2014, the Empire State Building will celebrate the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 75 years of volunteer service to the United States Coast Guard and the boating public. The Auxiliary colors will bathe the building with light.  Admiral Robert Papp, past Commandant of the Coast Guard, praised the 31,000-member force as “…the world’s premier […]

Auxiliary Provides Free Life Vests for Kids

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Article and Photos by Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer Brad Simpson Badin Lake, North Carolina – Macy Stutts, Miss Stanly County 2014, helped support the weekend event “FREE LIFE VEST” for kids. The event was held at the Badin Lake Swim Area and Pebble Beach/Flat Swamp Swim Area on Saturday June 7th. Members from Badin Lake […]

Throwback Thursday Featured Photo – Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Al Roker – Honorary Commodore – United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Friday, May 16, 2014

Al Roker of the NBC Today Show and the Weather Channel will be named as an Honorary Commodore in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The ceremony is scheduled to be aired on NBC’s Today Show on Monday May 19th between 0800 and 0900. The official party to honor Mr. Roker will be National Commodore […]

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