Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On this day in 1941, the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act was signed. These men and women are prepared to respond to a wide range of contingencies at home and abroad. The three main functions of the Coast Guard Reserve is:
  1. Maritime Homeland Security
  2. Domestic and expeditionary support to National Defense
  3. Domestic, natural or man-made, disaster response and recovery.

I recently worked with a Coast Guard Auxiliary member out of Hercules California. Wanting to know more about the auxiliary program, he pointed me to to learn more. Tom had been a volunteer for many years and needed to replace so flag display parts. I was surprised to see how many programs and the range of activities these people do in service to the community, from patrolling to safety and informational classes.

Professionalism, Patriotism, Preparedness
Fun fact: during World War II, there were so many enrolls into the coast Guard Reserve, only 8% of the Coast Guards were Non-Reservists. We solute those who serve our country in every capacity and say Happy Birthday coast Guard Reserve.