Cold Water Survival – The 1-10-1 Rule

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I attended a presentation at an 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 Instructor […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Direct Program at Station New York

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

USCG Station New York started the Auxiliary Direct Program to learn what types of skills were possessed by Auxiliarists and determine how they could be leveraged. Article by Auxiliarist Gerard Andrews, Staten Island, NY   In this photo Auxiliarists are inspecting the life jackets on-board a 45 foot Response Boat at Station New York.  The […]

Auxiliary Trends Toward Working Smart – Embracing Technology

Friday, January 20, 2012

Working smart with greater efficiency is part of the Coast Guard Auxiliary initiatives.  There is a variety of internet services currently being used by the Auxiliary to enhance communications for projects, training, and other meetings in order to accomplish the varied Auxiliary missions. Article by Auxiliarist Irene Wetzel Web conferencing refers to services that which […]

New Year – New Excitement

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

As the new year begins, many of us will make resolutions for 2012. “Leading a healthier lifestyle” tops a lot of people’s list, but what about becoming active and productive in your community by joining the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary? From participating in safety patrols to vessel safety checks, there’s something for everyone looking […]

Man Overboard!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A couple of months ago, a friend fell overboard – while boarding a boat at the dock. Sound crazy? Not really – when the “victim” isn’t wearing proper shoes… when he stepped on the gunwale and not into the boat… and when the wake of a passing boat (who shouldn’t have been making a wake!) […]

Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers College Students Training

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Coast Guard doesn’t have a ROTC program that offers students college credit and possible scholarships in return for military service. But, Team Coast Guard offers a unique college program through its volunteer arm, the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  The Auxiliary University Program allows students to get training without any commitment on their part. It’s win-win […]

Auxiliary National Training Meeting

Monday, November 21, 2011

  ST. LOUIS -­ The Coast Guard Auxiliary national training meeting (N-TRAIN) is scheduled for January 22-29, 2012 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet hotel. This year’s theme will continue the “Dependability, Integrity, Diversity” ­ watchwords of Auxiliary National Commodore James E. Vass, Jr. N-TRAIN is held annually near the end of January in St. […]

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