April is National Volunteer Month. However, it is not just about one month for many of our volunteers, specifically the Coast Guard Auxiliary. With honor, courage and commitment, Jack Cowley has given a lifetime of service to the military. After two retirements, one from the Marine Corps, and the other from a K-9 unit, Cowley spent the next three decades serving as a Coast Guard Auxiliarist. He was recently honored with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal for his 30 years of honorable volunteer service. Thank you, sir, for your dedication!
The National Coast Guard Auxiliary Conference was recently held in Phoenix. This was a time for more than 300 Coast Guard auxiliary, active duty, reserve and civilian members to come together to discuss not only the mission, but fellowship together as well. The Commandant and other senior leaders attended the conference to thank the auxiliary for volunteering their time and skills, to praise them for their successes, and to provide direction for the next year. Read more to find out more about what happened at NACON 2016!
The Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77 years of continuous service to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Auxiliary serves as a force multiplier to the U. S. Coast Guard, working alongside active duty and reserve shipmates performing similar tasks and has units all throughout the nation. If you see a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, take a moment to stop and thank them for their service, and wish them a happy birthday!
If you’re a boater, you’ve probably encountered the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Whether patrolling our Nation’s waterways to ensure safety and security or offering free vessel safety checks to recreational boaters, the Coast Guard Auxiliary serves a crucial role for the Coast Guard.