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National Safe Boating Week 2015: Auxiliary, state boating resources

Now that you know all about life jackets, safety equipment, and why float plans are so vital to you and your passengers, here is some great U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and State boating resources that you need to know.

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Safety equipment

In 2014, the Coast Guard was notified of 4,064 boating accidents that resulted in 610 people killed, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million of damage to property. But that does not tell the entire story.

National Safe Boating Week 2015: Float plans

Filing a float plan

Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple… there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: CAPT Lucinda Cunningham

Support. It’s been a common theme throughout the entirety of Capt. Lucinda Cunningham’s career. A theme that she hopes will continue. Cunningham enlisted in the Coast Guard in May 1990 after gradating college in North Carolina.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Guardian Spouse Jill Simcox

Imagine yourself blindfolded and inching forward into a great unknown. Your mind is racing as you take each unsure step. You may feel disoriented, apprehensive, maybe even little scared? Your mind begins to weigh the risk vs reward of this journey, and you have only just begun. The only thing you know for sure is that the further in you go, the further away you become from everything and everyone that provided you a sense of security, safety and comfort…

Coast Guard Heroes: Oliver F. Berry

Chief Machinist’s Mate Berry became one of the world’s first helicopter maintenance specialists. A distinguished expert mechanic on original Coast Guard aircraft including landplanes and seaplanes as well as helicopters, he was lead instructor at the very first U.S. military helicopter training unit, the Rotary Wing Development Unit…

Coast Guard Reserve: 74 years of reliable response

One of the world’s most famous war-time leaders, Winston Churchill once noted, “In battles two things are usually required of the Commander-in-Chief: to make a good plan for his army and, secondly, to keep a strong reserve.” Since its creation by Admiral Russell Waesche, the 8th Commandant of the Coast Guard, on February 19, 1941, the Coast Guard Reserve has time and again proven itself to be that strong reserve capability to which Churchill referred.

Coast Guard Heroes: William C. Hart

Rescued Crew from the Tug Thomas Tracy

In November 1926, CG-213, with Hart in charge, stood out toward Absecon Bar to assist the stranded tug Thomas Tracy. Owing to the prevailing heavy seas, accompanied by a 70-mile gale, it was found necessary for the crew to abandon ship.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: YN2 Dan Mims

“Investing time into these youth is investing into our future,” said Mims. “These are our future politicians, our bankers, business owners and future leaders of our country. Taking a few hours of my time to positively invest into them is like making a financial investment for retirement.”

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Kyle Love

“His efforts to build each case improved safety on the water to support successful prosecution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null, the operations petty officer at Coast Guard Station Marblehead.