Auxiliary in the media

First high school unit in the Auxiliary

Fri, 06 Jan 17   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel & Lukasz Bator

Local teens become first high school Coast Guard Auxiliary unit in US.

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Auxilliary Picture of the week Honolulu

Tue, 16 Aug 16   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel


Coast Guard Auxiliary Picture of the Week – 7/25/16

MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
Posted by: Gaspare Marturano
HONOLULU. Auxiliarist George Sumner, crew member of District 14’s Utility Boat Medium 31 (UTM) tosses a heaving ball to an Active Duty Coast Guard member on an Active Duty Coast Guard facility outside of Honolulu Harbor. This is part of 2-boat training done on a weekly basis with the Auxiliary and the Active Duty side. The crew on the UTM spend over 400 hours each year training with the Active Duty at Sand Island Coast Guard Station, saving the Coast Guard thousands of dollars in manpower. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Roger Johnson.

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The Coast Guard's Volunteer Force: Service to the Nation at Bargain Basement Prices

Mon, 22 Jun 15   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

A great article about the Auxiliary

By Wayne Spivak


 The Coast Guard's Volunteer Force:

Service to the Nation at Bargain Basement Prices

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"While You Were Reading This Article
While reading, here is what Auxiliarists did, for the nation, for the Coast Guard and for each and every community that has an Auxiliary Flotilla:Completes 62.5 safety patrols
Completes 6.2 regatta patrols
Performs 10.2 vessel assists
Assists 28 people
Saves 1 life
Saves $341,290 in property
Participates in 100 operational support missions
Participates in 48.7 administrative support missions
Completes 13.4 recruiting support missions
Educates 369 people on boating safety
Performs 299 vessel safety checks
Attends 70 public affairs functions"

True Story about CG and CGAUX working side by side

Mon, 15 Feb 16   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

True Auxiliary story "The Rappahannock"

 "On July 5, 2010, a boat traveling at 35 knots hit a fixed steel navigation aid #10 in the Rappahannock River. There were 10 people on board. 9 survived because of the valiant efforts of Team Coast Guard. This video combines interviews from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Team of Amy and Jim Thomas who were the first on the scene with comments from Captain Ogle, Coast Guard Commander of Sector Hampton Roads, and actual on-scene footage taken by the Sheriff's Office in Middlesex Virginia. Interviews were shot by Roxane Firmin, who also edited this program. Charles McLeod coordinated the production. This is Team Coast Guard at it's finest."



Recent stories of USCG Auxiliary in the media

Thu, 19 May 16   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel


4-30-16  USCG AUX first on Scene!


 USCG AUX Helps boat that took on water- 



Mon, 20 Jun 16   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel


A stranded boater, adrift in Long Island Sound for two days, was rescued this past Tuesday by an Auxiliarist on a recreational voyage.  Robert Ewing, an AUXAIR Aircraft Commander, who flies when he is not out on his Lord Nelson tug, came upon and rescued a man in a plastic raft in the middle of Long Island Sound.

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Get me in this thing!

Sat, 17 Dec 16  

Get me in this thing! Joining the USCG Auxiliary.

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All members join the Auxiliary by joining a local flotilla and that is where the real work gets done – everything from Crew Augmentation on USCG sea-going vessels to helping out in the mess hall at a duty station. And there couldn’t be a better time to join, as USCG Auxiliary is in the midst of a concerted recruitment campaign!
Do you need a boat to join? Absolutely not! We’ll train you to become a certified crewmember. However, if you have one and want to get it certified as an “Operational Facility,” you one day could find yourself leading a patrol as coxswain on the deck of your own vessel with a crew under your responsibility.
Do you need to know how to swim to join? Again, no! There are many jobs within the USCG Auxiliary that are wholly land-based – public education, public affairs, radio watch standing at a USCG Coast Guard station or helping out as a mechanic at the motor pool. You don’t even have to like the water. You just have to want “get in this thing” and do something for your nation.
It has been said that this will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Be brave.  Get in this thing."


Source:  120SC ON FEBRUARY 29, 2016



Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sun, 23 Jul 17   Posted by: Timothy Czeisel

Today (June 23rd 2017) the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 78 years of continuous volunteer service on America’s waterways.


On June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard “Reserve” was born from an act of Congress authorizing civilians to work for the Coast Guard promoting boating safety, both on the high seas and inland waters. Congress then amended its decision further with the passage of the Auxiliary and Reserve Act of 1941. It was at that point the Reserve became an official military branch while the Auxiliary, as we
know it today, was ratified under Title 14, chapter 23 of the United States Code.

Coast Guard Auxiliarists today provide an invaluable service to team Coast Guard in a wide variety of missions. Our primary mission is recreational boating safety as exemplified by Auxiliarists around the country utilizing their personally owned, authorized facilities to conduct safety patrols. These patrols often turn into search and rescue missions where our Auxiliary has assisted over 5,000 people in 2016 alone. These types of missions are not just surface-based; the Coast Guard Auxiliary also conducts air operations.

Additional services provided to the public include: free Vessel Safety Checks, public education in the form of boating safety classes, marine dealer visits, and public outreach at boat shows.


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Flotilla 1-4 Donates Sign to Rainbow Center

Sat, 22 Jul 17