NY State Senate Adopts Resolution to Proclaim May 19-25 as Boating Safety Week

Thursday, May 24, 2012

On May 15, 2012 the NY State Senate passed a resolution to proclaim May 19-25, 2012 as Boating Safety Week throughout the State of NY.  The resolution was sponsored by State Senators John Flanagan and Carl Marcellino of Long Island’s north shore at the bequest of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Article by John Sasso, […]

Featured Photo – Safe Boating Week in Dunkirk, NY

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

“READY, SET, WEAR IT” Campaign in Venice, Florida

Monday, May 21, 2012

USCG Auxiliary, Venice Florida organized the National Safe Boating Week campaign and invited the Venice Fire Department, Venice Marine Police, Venice Police Cadets, Girl Scouts, Venice Sail and Power Squadron, Sea Tow, Marine Max and members of the Auxiliary to take part in wearing life jackets for the kick off of National Safe Boating Week. Photo […]

Auxiliary Supports Marine Corp. Aviation

Monday, May 21, 2012

The weekend of May 4-6, 2012, Cherry Point MCAS helped celebrate the 100 year aviation milestone in the Marine Corps‘ history.  The main attraction was a performance by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. Many other performers showcased their skills, illustrating how far the Marine Corps has come in aviation capabilities. Article by Auxiliarist Steve White, […]

Featured Photo – National Safe Boating Week

Saturday, May 19, 2012

  MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Dave Williams of WCIV ABC New 4 interviews Petty Officer Jason Miller, U.S. Coast Guard Station Charleston and Ronald Foreman, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, about National Safe Boating Week (NSBW). Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Coast Guard Station Charleston are kicking off National Safe Boating Week by […]

Boating Safely

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In order to avoid coming face to face with a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, take a Safe Boating Course and get a Vessel Safety Check. A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The […]

Featured Photo – Vessel Safety Checks in the News

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.— Charleston ABC affiliate, WCIV, films U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members Sunny Grant (L) and Maggie McCarty (R) as they perform a vessel safety check on a kayak. Jon Bailey, a producer at ABC News 4, was on hand to capture footage that will be used throughout the boating season to promote free […]

Crossing the Gulf Stream: Coast Guard Auxiliary Training Diminishes Danger on the High Seas

Friday, April 27, 2012

The date was Friday the 13th of April 2012.  The sun was shinning and a moderate east wind was blowing off the Bahama Banks across the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream toward the Florida peninsula.  Seas in the Gulf Stream were forecast at 3-5 feet. Article by Auxiliarist Christopher Todd, Miami, FL We departed Miami Beach […]

Featured Photo – Hawaii Whale Tracking Evolution

Friday, April 13, 2012

NOAA whale specialist Ed Lyman (foreground), explains whale telemetric tracking gear to Maui Auxiliarists Steve Goldsmith (l) and Raul Piaz (r).  This pre-mission brief took place on USCG Station Maui’s 45 foot Response Boat 45613 moored at Maalaea Harbor, Hawaii. Photo by Larry Ankrum, USCG Auxiliary.

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 […]

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