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THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY SERVES THE COAST GUARD
AND THE TRAVERSE CITY COMMUNITY
IN A VARIETY OF WAYS
 
 

 Carl Luhrs Award

Mike Harbin receives the Flotilla's Carl Luhrs Award from Randy Lawton. 

FC and VFC sworn in

Joe Curzen, our new FC, and Jim Frick, our new VFC, are sworn in during the 2017 COW ceremony. 

New Officers for 2017

New officers for 2017 are sworn in during the Change of Watch ceremony. 

       Jim has the best seat in the house while riding in the C-144

Jim has the best seat in the house while riding in the C-144

 Auxiliary boat providing support

The "Marla D" provides support for helicopter operations on Grand Traverse Bay

 Dianne in front of the Coast Guard C-144

Dianne in front of the Coast Guard C-144 

 Mike enjoying the take off while riding near the cargo door of the C-144

Mike enjoying the take off while riding near the cargo door of the C-144 

Blue Angles Fat Albert overflying the Coast Guard Biscayne Bay

Blue Angles Fat Albert overflying the Coast Guard Biscayne Bay during the Traverse City airshow 

 Auxiliary boat on patrol during the Traverse City airshow

Auxiliary boat on patrol during the Traverse City airshow 

 Ken and Linda making knots

Ken and Linda demonstrate proper knot tying 

 Hands-on demonstration during paddle safety class

Hands-on demonstration during paddle safety class 

Randy Lawton receives the Carl Luhr award from Leo Fix and John WeihRandy Lawton Receives the Carl Luhr Award from Leo Fix and Larry Kidd

Randy Lawton and Randy McClure are sworn in as Flotilla Commander and Vice Commander by Division Commander Dave Hansen and Past Flotilla Commander John WeihRandy Lawton and Randy McClure are sworn in as Flotilla Commander and Vice Commander by Division Commander David Hansen and past Flotilla Commander John Weih

2016 Officers are sworn in2016 Officers are sworn in during the Change of Watch and Holiday Gathering

 

A good time was had by all during the 2016 Change of Watch and Holiday Gathering

A good time was had by all during the 2016 Change of Watch and Holiday Gathering

 

Jim Johnson Article in the Coast Guard CompassFeatured in the Coast Guard Compass, the Official Blog of the U.S. Coast Guard: Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty - Auxiliarist Jim Johnson

A good time was had by all during the 2016 Change of Watch and Holiday Gathering

A good time was had by all during the 2016 Change of Watch and Holiday Gathering

Auxiliary Aircraft circling the target and directing the surface vesselAuxiliary Aircraft circling the target and directing the surface vessel

 

34 students attend a Paddle Smart Class at the Traverse City Air StationPaddle Smart Class held at the Air Station with the TC Area Paddle Club and 34 Students

Leo outlines the mission on board a Flotilla FacilityLeo outlines the search mission

Kathy communicating with aircraft during search while on board a Flotilla FacilityKathy communicating with aircraft during search

Randy receiving instructions to take the helmRandy receiving instructions to take the helm

Man in an orange Coast guard life jacket and black knit cap looking at a helicopter in the near distance Members stand watch for Helo Ops

 

Large Grey and white  Coast Guard Boat Next to a smailler white Boat with Coast Guard Auxilairy members on board
The Auxiiary works Very closely with the Coast Guard 

head shot of a man from the cockpit of any airplane he is wearing an Auxiliary Baseball cap and a set of head phones

One of our Pilots focused on his mission

Man is an Auxiliary Vest and Uniform on a boat with no hat on and with a wind swept look
John Weih loses his
hat in the prop wash
from the helicopter

Man in front of a table inspecting orange life jackets  Jim Johnson inspects our safety equipment


Woman in a olive green flight suit surrounded by three men in navy blue slacks and light blue uniform shirts Ruth Ring receives her wings from Coast Guard and Auxiliary Officials

A Group of people on a Coat Guard Auxiliary Patrol Boat  in orange life jackets waving while enjoying the ride. Members have fun while
 serving 

Several persons in Auxiliary Uniforms standing on the shore of a large lake holding flares. It is a very foggy day
Our Members assisting in a foggy day Search and Rescue Training
Operations
Two men in Auxiiliary life jackets on the stern of a boat struggling with a line obviously in a windy environment
Two Members struggle in the wind to catch the basket during helo operations
 

 
Several men in Summer white Coast Guard Uniforms in front of a large American nighttime d a white and blue small Aircraft
The Change of Command at Air Station Traverse City