Welcome to the home page of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, First District Southern Region. As part of Team Coast Guard, we serve US Coast Guard Forces throughout eastern New York, from the City of New York north to the Canadian border via the Hudson River Valley and Lake Champlain and east to Montauk Point, plus the states of Connecticut, Vermont and northern New Jersey.
To our fellow shipmates, remember that (lucky) '13 is dedicated to you – the Year of The Member. Our people come first – your needs, your safety, and your aspirations to serve. The focus of the Year of the Member is to create a drive for individual growth in qualifications and proficiency within those qualifications, to maintain the Chain of Leadership and of Communication to & fro, to have wide distribution of individual and team recognition for energy, skill and focus on mission, and to ensure and enhance the preservation of our heritage, looking back at the wake of the ship, while encouraging a constant drive to adapt to a world – air, land, and sea – that is never at rest.
To those fellow citizens thinking of how to give back to this great Nation, consider becoming a volunteer member of US Coast Guard Forces via the USCG Auxiliary. Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in providing public boating information and making recreational boating safer, while enjoying the fellowship that being a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary offers. Do something that really matters. Join.
With admiration of your selfless desire to serve the US and the US Coast Guard, my best wishes for a joyous and healthy experience.
Vincent T. Pica, II
District Commodore - 1SR