Coast Guard seal





photo of Coast Guard aux operations ribbon and operations medal.


 Operations Ribbon granted to those who qualify in auxiliary operations programs.




Helo Ops(Helicopter Support / co-ordination Training)



Surface Operations button. click here to go to suface ops page



The Hurricane Hunters


 National Hurricane Center



photo of Marine Safety Ribbon

 The NEW Marine Safety Ribbon for those completing the  Marine Safety Program and training towards the Trident device. A page on the  Coast Guard Auxiliary obsolete ribbons ishere.  (and while we're at it, a link to current ribbons, devices, uniforms, and insignia of the US Coast Guard auxiliary is here...)


 AUXAIR operations page. click here to go to AUXAIR ops page


New!! Aux Emergency Communications page










Flotilla 4-08 Slidell

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary




"Check on weather conditions prior to departing."photo across the bow of USCG aux vessel showing USCG helicopter low above the water. US ensign and aux ensign clearly visible.

  • Tune in to one of the WXVHF marine radio channels.
  • Watch the TV Weather Channel for local conditions.
  • Check AM radio for lack of static.
  • Look to sky toward the SW or W direction for advancing weather.

    Note: Marine weather forecasts and also Small Craft Advisories, 24hr local weather, Gale, Storm, and Hurricane Warnings, when issued, can be obtained by telephone: (504) 207-9378





 "Online Weather Resources"



photo of rescue swimmer hoisted to or from USCG aux vessel lucky strike. taken from second helo at higher altitude.


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