A lot can happen in 80 years. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has written many stories over its lifetime, but we are not finished yet. As we move on through the 80th year of service of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, we start preparing for the next chapter in the organization’s life and relationship with the boating public and the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Joe Giannattasio has worn many hats in his life. Restaurateur, pharmaceutical company representative, purveyor of fine ice cream and mini golf – but it’s for the hats he wears in the Coast Guard Auxiliary he was selected to be the Coast Guard Auxiliary Member of the Year, out of 24,000 people
San Francisco Bay-based Coast Guard Auxiliarists patrol aboard a 1949 schooner.
Today the Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its proud history of outstanding volunteer service on America’s waterways, turning 79 years young…and its members show no signs of slowing down. Auxiliarists have supported Coast Guard missions along our nation’s coasts and inland waters, with emphasis on the promotion of recreational boating safety, since June 23, 1939, when Congress authorized the formation of the Coast Guard’s “Volunteer Reserve.”
Coast Guard Auxiliarist Linda Jones has used her experience with her debilitating illness, career as a school teacher and those she works with to become an inspired leader earning her the recognition of the Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership award.
Coast Guard Auxiliary members man the Coast Guard Station Chatham’s communications watch room for hundreds of shifts throughout the year answering telephone and radio calls, monitoring and responding to emergency channels, issuing weather and sea condition alerts, and operating as key team members of Coast Guard search and rescue operations. As volunteers, their goal is to free up time for new station crew members to prepare for their own future communications and boat crew assignments.
Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel discusses the Blended Retirement System.
Coast Guard auxiliarists volunteered and stood watch during Hurricane Harvey an average of 350 hours per member and logged more than 10,000 total hours in support of hurricane response operations within Texas.
Today the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 78 years of continuous volunteer service on America’s waterways. These volunteer members of our team exemplify Coast Guard Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Thank you, Coast Guard Auxiliary, for always being Semper Paratus! Happy birthday!
The newest Paratus Report is out with information on the Coast Guard’s participation in the Tradewinds exercise in Barbados, the 2016 Coast Guard Report to Congress on sexual assault and we wish the Coast Guard Auxiliary a happy 78th birthday!