Date: November 7, 2011
Contact: Christopher Todd
Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (305) 490-6030
Go LIVE with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Government and Public Affairs Directorate today launched a new online communications vehicle designed to provide an in-depth and behind the scenes look into one of America’s leading volunteer organizations. Coast Guard Auxiliary Live (http://live.cgaux.org) will serve as the official blog for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the sister site to the immensely popular Coast Guard Compass – the official blog of the U.S. Coast Guard.
This mission of Coast Guard Auxiliary Live is to provide timely and accurate news and information of national interest from throughout the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s various districts, divisions, and flotilla operating units. Auxiliary members may submit news, photo, and video content directly to the editorial staff via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Coast Guard Auxiliary Live promises to be a superb source for boating safety and maritime information as well as updates on the phenomenal volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary," said Capt. Ron LaBrec, chief of the Coast Guard office of public affairs. "I am extremely proud to have Coast Guard Compass and Coast Guard Auxiliary Live bringing the public compelling stories of how our service provides the maritime safety, security and environmental sustainability that is so vital to the quality of life and prosperity of our nation."
Coast Guard Auxiliary Live is the most recent collaboration between the Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Public Affairs (CG-0922) and the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Government and Public Affairs Directorate. By having both Compass and Live operating off the same platform, both public affairs teams will be able to share ideas, develop new tactics, and cross promote content more effectively.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary created by an Act of Congress in 1939 is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard supporting the Coast Guard in nearly all its missions. For more information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit cgaux.org