AUP national operations coordinator Jerry "Jake" Shaw Jr., BC-SUO and of District 8CR Flotilla 8-12, has been awarded honorable mention for 2013 Auxiliarist of the Year.
Andrew Husted, AUP Unit Auburn Class of 2013, shared some of his own experiences in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and his growing emergency response resume.
Pictured: Mr. Husted (AUP Unit Auburn ‘13) instructs Spencer Owens of AUP Unit Washington (University of Maryland) at the helm of a vessel operating on the Potomac River in Washington, DC during Operations Weekend of June 2013.
JD DeCastra, AUP Unit Auburn Class of 2012, reflects on his basic training experience at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May during the fall of 2012. He is currently serving on Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin out of Charleston, S.C. and will report for Officer Candidate School in August. DeCastra's decision to enlist to active duty and attend boot camp following graduation from Auburn is one of many paths that AUP alumni take.
Article by Christopher Weber, Class of 2015, AUP Unit William & Mary
Auxiliary University Programs Unit Washington, with the sponsorship of Flotilla Northern Virginia (054-25-12), hosted an AUP Operations Weekend on June 28-30, 2013. Students and staff from AUP Unit Washington, The College of William and Mary, Auburn University, and the Remote Collaborative Unit reported to Columbia Island Marina Saturday morning for an all-hands briefing, detailing three main operations for the coming days.