Division 4 What's New!


It’s crucial to be prepared for emergencies on New Jersey's ponds, lakes and reservoirs this winter if you're ice fishing, waterfowl hunting, skating or snowmobiling, according to the Sewaren Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Here are some safety tips:

Dress for the water. Hypothermia sets in quickly. Let a friend or relative know where you are headed and when you intend to return. Wear a Coast Guard-approved flotation device. Choose bright colors to be easily seen.

Pay attention to the weather forecast. New Jersey winters can be unforgiving. Check ice conditions. Ice thickness is not consistent. Stay away from cracks, seams, pressure ridges, slushy areas and darker areas -- all evidence of thin ice.

Carry a cell phone or a marine VHF handheld radio. Wear a whistle to alert people to distress. Maintain situational awareness and consider packing a GPS device.

Remember this acronym: ICE. It stands for Information, Clothing, and Equipment.



NJSBA president assists at New York City Marathon
through U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary affiliation
New Jersey State Bar Association
President Robert Hille used his down
time on Nov. 5 to assist with security
and crowd control at the New York
City Marathon.

As a member of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Hille was attached to
a U.S. Coast Guard Police Unit at the
race, which drew more than 2 million
spectators and over 50,000 race participants.
Security at the annual event,
which is already tight, was intensified
further after the terrorist attack in
lower Manhattan earlier in the week.

“I volunteered in the wake of Tuesday’s
NYC attack with a desire to assist
in the event additional personnel were
needed,” Hille said, noting he had participated
in a similar capacity after the
2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

“I was proud to assist with a great
branch of the service and some of the
best active duty and reserve personnel
America has. I think we provided a significant
measure of comfort to participants
and spectators and were an
effective deterrent.”



Boat Hits Rocks in Arthur Kill

WOODBRIDGE — Five people were injured, but none critically, in a boating accident in the Arthur Kill Channel on Sunday afternoon, according to New Jersey State Police.

New Jersey State Police were called to 1 Ferry St. in Woodbridge at 5:41 p.m. for an accident in the Arthur Kill, according to Trooper Alejandro Goez.

Goez said a 27-feet Baha vessel was traveling south in the Arthur Kill when it struck rocks, resulting in injuries to five of the eight people aboard. Goez said the five people, ranging in age from 16 to 40, were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Three people were not injured.

Goez said a 35-year-old woman, initially thought to have life-threatening injuries, was airlifted to the hospital. It was later learned that none of the injured people had life-threatening injuries, Goez said.

Beside the 35-year-old woman, also injured were four men, ages 16, 35, 39 and 40. Goez did not have the hometowns of the injured and also did not have information about where the boat trip started.

The cause of the crash is under investigation,




Fri, 14 Apr 17  

Valerie Ramsberger receives her Watchstander certificate

from OTO Bosn John Phllips



Fri, 10 Mar 17  

2016 District Captain Award presented by Gerard Andrews to Jim Dry



Congratulations to Gus Formato on his appointment to District Commodore

and to Valerie Ramsberger as Division Commander with Dean Ferraro as Vice Division Commander



  Happy 99th birthday to Genevieve Andersen, Kauai’s oldest female veteran!

Ms. Andersen was born in 1917. She was one of the original members of the Coast Guard's Women's Reserve - also known as the SPARS.

Last February, she took the helm of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (CG45762) and finally got to go underway aboard a Coast Guard vessel.



New DNACO LANT Area East

Alex Malewski




my.cgaux Member Portal Launches

This morning our new my.cgaux member portal was launched. This is a key step as we seek to make it easier for members to collaborate, communicate, and lead our organization. Ultimately the goal of my.cgaux is to make your service as an Auxiliarist easier and make all of us more effective.

 To explore my.cgaux visit and login with your Member Zone login.