UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY UNOFFICIAL NEWSLETTER
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05 SEP 2008
Officers Mauricio Gomez, left, and Larry Miano of the Rye Police Marine Unit look at the thermal imaging system FLIR
during a demonstration to various law enforcement agencies. The demonstration was held yesterday at the Shattemuc Yacht Club.
(Matthew Brown/The Journal News)
28 AUG 2008
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18 AUG 2008
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12 JUN 08
Launch 5 searches the waters of the Hudson River near the Bear Mountain Bridge for the body of Samuel Israel.
(Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)
07 NOV 07
26 OCT 07
30 SEP 07
Launch 5 Responds To Hudson River Distress Call
23 SEP 07
10 AUG 07
08 AUG 07
Launch 5 Crew Continues Search For Missing Man
28 JUL 07
Launch 5 Crew Assists 2007 Empire State Games
15 JUL 07
Launch 5 Recovers Boat Adrift In Busy Channel
17 JUN 07
06 NOV 06
13 OCT 06
15-19 MAY 06
( Launch 5 with Buoy 5 photo by Bill Smith)
17 JAN 06
15 JAN 06
27 OCT 05
(Launch 5 photo by Bill Smith)
15 OCT 05
02 OCT 05
10 SEP 05
09 SEP 05
07 AUG 05
23 JULY 05
10 JULY 05
Tarrytown Fireboat and Ferry Admiral Richard E. Bennis
15 JUN 05
Gary Scarano from Reach Out TV Gary with Greg Porteus and Charlie Luceno
26 MAY 05
Saint Christopher's Kids at Fleet Week 2005
(Launch 5 Photo by NJ Sports Pics)
13 AUG 04
04-05 JUN 04
02 MAY 04
24 APR 04
12 NOV 03
19 OCT 03
News12 on Launch 5
19 OCT 03
Greg Porteus chats with Congresswoman Sue Kelly in the aft cockpit of Launch 5
Photo by Bill Smith
11 SEP 03
05 JUL 03
03 MAY 03
(Launch 5 with USCG Helo photo by Bill Smith)
12 OCT 02
27 SEP 02
11 SEP 02
18 AUG 02
Lynn Valenti & Cliff Forrest on watch off Ground Zero 9/11/02
16 AUG 02
10 AUG 02
21 JULY 02
04 JULY 02
Launch 5 Arrives In Ossining For The First Time. photo by Bob Daraio
Greg Porteus Raising The Launch
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The Launch 5 Foundation seeks and disseminates current information on emergency response equipment and training, including the sponsoring of classes and seminars for rescue personnel, the general public, commercial and recreational boaters. They obtain and restore historical water rescue craft in order to promote the study of the history of water rescue and the historical significance of boating safety and Search and Rescue, and promote the preservation and replenishment of the environment, including cooperating with similar public charities, marine biology groups and student/youth groups.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed volunteers who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for direct military and law enforcement. These men and women can be found performing a variety of missions - on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms, and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection patrols, Free Vessel Safety Checks, and boating safety public education.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Over 29,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions. Membership is open to US Citizens 17 years of age or older who must also pass a Personal Security Investigation.
For more information on the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit www.cgaux.org.
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