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Coast Guard Auxiliary: Celebrating 76 years of Service to Nation

posted Jun 26, 2015, 11:54 AM by Nico Lacchini   [ updated May 24, 2016, 4:01 PM ]
Two Auxiliarists piloting vessel
Seventy-six years ago, Congress authorized the creation of a ‘Coast Guard Reserve.’ This Reserve force, which became known as the Coast Guard Auxiliary two years later, was to act as a force multiplier to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation’s navigable waterways. 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. Read the full article.

Photo Credit: Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton