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AUP Visit to Oak Island Station, North Carolina

AUP Visit to Oak Island Station, North Carolina

Waking up at 0330 in the morning to begin a three-hour long road trip is not typically my idea of fun; however, I was wide awake and excited to visit the Coast Guard Station Oak Island for the first time. I was eager to learn firsthand about the daily routines and events that went on there and to have the opportunity to meet some members of the Coast Guard.

Unit Piedmont Student Receives Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal

Unit Piedmont Student Receives Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal

On April 19th, representatives of the North Carolina Society DAR, Davie Poplar Chapter, presented the Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal to Jamie Marie Ramos. This presentation was the first to an AUP Cadet in North Carolina. Presenting the Award Certificate was Ms. Jane Forbes who was instrumental in bringing the AUP Cadet program to the attention of the DAR. Presenting the Silver Medal was Ms. Jean Lusted, the Regent of the Davie Poplar Chapter.

Mass Maritime Academy Cadet Voyages on the Juniper

Mass Maritime Academy Cadet Voyages on the Juniper

Cadet Matthew Singleton of Massachusetts Maritime Academy went aboard the US Coast Guard Buoy Tender Juniper. While aboard the vessel, Mr. Singleton used his skills obtained at the Maritime Academy to contribute towards his activities.

Unit William and Mary summer activities: AUP students tackle challenges around the world

Unit William and Mary summer activities: AUP students tackle challenges around the world

A number of Auxiliary University Programs Unit William and Mary students participated in formal internships and Coast Guard operational activities throughout the country this past summer. From the nearby waters of Hampton Roads to Chicago, Brazil, and even a planet 57 million miles away from Earth, their activities were as diverse as the locations in which they took place.

Unit William and Mary hosts BIC weekend

Unit William and Mary hosts BIC weekend

Article by Daniel Sieh, Class of 2016, AUP Unit William and Mary

Over the weekend days of September 7th and 8th, Auxiliary University Program students from Unit William and Mary taught the Basic Introductory Course (BIC) to their new members. BIC serves as an introduction to Team Coast Guard and provides a stepping stone to the many paths available to Auxiliarists.

AUP Unit William & Mary student Ben Silliman increases Coast Guard response capability to bitumen spills

AUP Unit William & Mary student Ben Silliman increases Coast Guard response capability to bitumen spills


Ben Silliman, AUP Class of 2015 at the College of William and Mary, reflects on his summer internship at the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.