Aviators – the Coast Guard Auxiliary Needs You!

Monday, June 25, 2012

  Sailors (power and sail) and their younger brethren, Aviators, share many common attributes. Terminology, navigation, reliance on weather and weather forecasting, all makes the boater and the aviator part of the same circle of adventurers. It is that sense of exploration, of the pilot against the elements, skill against the unknown that drive many […]

Featured Photo – Towing Evolutions

Friday, May 18, 2012

Auxiliary and active duty Coast Guard in joint training evolutions near Venice, Florida.  Towing was the main emphasis for the morning–stern and side by side–in an effort to teach consistency and standardization in both procedures and terminology.   Photo by Auxiliarist Judi Bidwick.

Air Station Auxiliary Aviators Prove Invaluable

Friday, May 11, 2012

The annual United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Aviation Safety Workshop for Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen (BQN) was held March 2-4, 2012 with more than 40 aviators attending from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Article by Auxiliarist Robert A. Fabich, Christiansted, St. Croix The Auxiliary Aviation Coordinator (AAC) for Air Station BQN, Charles […]

Featured Photographer – Auxiliarist Jennifer Heisler

Monday, May 7, 2012

  CHARLESTON S.C. – Petty Officer Ryan Otte talks with a Citadel cadet about his duties as a flight mechanic with the H-65 Dolphin helicopter during Coast Guard Career Day at the Citadel March 13, 2012. This annual event organized by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary allows cadets to learn about career opportunities in the […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Education, Fun

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Would you be interested in being a photographer for a polar expedition? Would you like to be a chef coordinating thousands of dinners? Or do you just want to know how to send out a Mayday when a day out on the water takes a bad turn? The United Sates Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary could […]

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.

Featured Photo – Citadel Coast Guard Auxiliary Detachment

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Citadel Cadets William Singletary (also a Coast Guard Reservist) and Alexandra LaRiviere aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, 22 Feb 2012. Six cadets in the Citadel Coast Guard Auxiliary Detachment joined the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas on its last trip into port on February 22, 2012.  Members of the Detachment went to U.S. […]

Recruiting – Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary

Thursday, February 9, 2012

  USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 72 in Norwalk, CT added 18 new members to its ranks in 2011. The membership has grown to 88 members as of year end, making it the largest flotilla in USCG District One (SR).  In fact, the Norwalk flotilla with new members and transfers grew from 65 members to 87 in […]

Featured Shipmate – Auxiliarist Aaron Forste

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  What can you do in a year? Some people do nothing. Some people do everything. Auxiliarist Aaron Forste falls in the latter category. That’s why he was rewarded for his efforts with the “First Year Proficiency Award” by his Flotilla, 10-13 based in Wyckoff, NJ. This award holds deep value because it is not […]

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