Warmer spring air is here, water temperatures remain dangerously cold

Friday, May 2, 2014

Darien, CT. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures remain dangerously cold. “One of the primary roles of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is recreational boating safety; with these temperatures, if not dressed for the environment, an average sized person will be […]

Cold Water: The 1 – 10 – 1 Rule

Monday, October 21, 2013

I attended a presentation at an USCG Auxiliary National Training meeting called Cold Water Boot Camp, which works in cooperation with many life saving organizations, including the US Coast Guard.   I saw a good friend and fellow member of Team Coast Guard – Mario Vittone, USCG Marine Safety Specialist and former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer […]

USCG Auxiliary Photo Awards 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Public Education, Auxiliarist Dennis Morelli, 013-02-01, 120609-G-ZZ999-510 Vessel Examinations, Auxiliarist Albert Bidwick, 070-08-06, 130518-G-ZZ999-13  

Featured Photo – CGC Biscayne Bay Bridge

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Boat Camp a part of Auxiliary Operations

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  Darien, CT – A little cloud cover couldn’t deter the 100-plus campers that set sail as part of Boat Camp 2013. Campers from Camp Rosco and the Quisqueya Summer Camp departed from Noroton Yacht Club and took a tour of the waters off of Darien and Norwalk on 20 craft volunteered for the event. […]

Regatta Patrol for Dragon Boat Races

Friday, July 26, 2013

  Portland, Oregon. With over sixty colorful dragons gliding across the Willamette River, the public came out to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of competitive dragon boat racing.  This year marked the 25th anniversary of Portland’s Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races.  Teams of 20 paddled their “dragons” to victory.  The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was […]

Auxiliary member reunited with woman he saved, awarded for heroic action

Saturday, July 20, 2013

  ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A Jacksonville, Fla.,-man and member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary was awarded a Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal Saturday morning for saving a woman’s life during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in St. Augustine, Fla. Article by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen Before the ceremony, David Hensel was reunited […]

Featured Photo ~ Person in Water Evolution

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

USCG Station Kings Point 25′ RBS crew practices person in water (PIW) evolution while Auxiliary facility AMIGO IV observes on Long Island  Sound. Photo by  Hope Wright, USCG Auxiliary Public Affairs Officer

Featured Photo – Auxiliary in New York Harbor for Independence Day

Sunday, July 7, 2013

  NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fireworks bloom overhead during Macy’s Independence Day fireworks show as United States Coast Guard Auxilarists scan the horizon. USCG Auxiliary photo by  Auxilarist James Chin.

Featured Photo – Exercise Black Swan

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  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, […]

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