Auxiliarists Teach Lifesaving Skills to the USCG

Friday, November 21, 2014

A small group of auxiliarists have a unique way of supporting Sector Miami. Since 2006, an auxiliary training team has been providing the majority of CPR, AED and First Aid training to the Sector Miami active duty, reservists and auxiliarists. USCG Auxiliary Article by Auxiliarist Terry Barth Currently, the team has approximately 20 instructors that […]

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 […]

USCG Auxiliarists Spearhead Police Marine Training

Monday, February 24, 2014

  NEW YORK  – On November 21, 2013, Joe Heslin, 1st Southern Region Division 12 Commander, received an urgent request from Lieutenant Lomonco of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD). The PAPD needed 25 Police Officers stationed out of John F. Kennedy Airport to be trained in a special […]

Featured Photo – Intercepted!

Monday, December 9, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Auxiliarist Howard Davis is “intercepted” by a Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter based out of USCG Air Station Atlantic City during Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) training. Auxiliarists from District Auxiliary Air Programs volunteer their time and aircraft to participate in these air intercept drills to help improve their response time and […]

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 […]

Featured Photo ~ Orlando Airport Display

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Celebrating 74 years of Volunteer Service

Featured Photo – Towing Evolutions

Thursday, July 4, 2013

  Some where on Long Island Sound, aboard a recent patrol with Coxswain Ric Klinger aboard 323072, Auxiliarists Angel Ortiz and Sherrye Dobrin attach a bridle in preparation for a towing exercise.  USCG Auxiliary photo by Jason Farrow.

Featured Photo – USCG Auxiliary Training Center Marcus Hook

Thursday, May 30, 2013

  Marcus Hook, PA – USCG Auxiliary Training Center Marcus Hook was created for the training of all D5-NR Auxiliary members.  These trained and qualified members provide recreational boating safety and other benefits to recreational boaters and the USCG throughout the region. In addition to the development of an Auxiliary Training Center, the Auxiliary received […]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plays key role in success of Black Swan exercise

Thursday, April 25, 2013

 FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Black Swan…described as the largest mass rescue exercise ever coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard…took place April 1-5, 2013 on land and sea at the largest island in the Bahamas. Article by Auxiliarist Bill Swank, Public Affairs Specialist Approximately 150 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists were among nearly 850 representatives of the […]

Veteran Auxiliarist finds new way to serve USCG

Thursday, April 4, 2013

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Auxiliarist Stu Landau was talking about cooking omelets. This is an unusual subject for someone who, prior to March of last year, acknowledges that he might have had trouble making toast,  “if I could find the toaster.  I also can now cook boneless pork loin with vegetables,” says the nine-year Coast […]

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