Welcome to the Flotilla 7-5, District 8CR Web Site
Division 7, 8th District Coastal Region
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
Auxiliary members conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in Search and Rescue, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, provide boating safety literature to dealers, as well as many other activities related to recreational boating safety.
The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention (see the message ""), and each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district.
And in many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence!
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 081-07-05
Austin, Texas-based Flotilla 081-07-05 (Flotilla 75) is an inland flotilla with eleven Central Texas lakes in its coverage area: Lady Bird Lake; Lake Austin; Lake Travis; Lake Marble Falls; Lake LBJ; Inks Lake; Lake Buchanan; Lake Georgetown; Granger Lake; Walter E. Long Lake (also known as Decker Lake); and Lake Bastrop.
Flotilla 75 is one of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 8th District Coastal Region units that focus on promoting recreational boating safety and supporting the U.S. Coast Guard in numerous other missions, including search and rescue, communications, environmental protection and homeland security.
Nationwide, Coast Guard Auxiliarists volunteer more than 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the U.S. Coast Guard!
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. And, to join, you do not need to own a boat or take part in water patrol missions. There are numerous other volunteer tasks and activities for Auxiliarists. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized into 16 districts nationwide, comprised of 171 divisions with approximately 980 flotillas. No matter where you live, there is a flotilla near you. Find the unit nearest your Zip Code by clicking on "Units" at the top of this page. And for dozens of reasons why you should join, visit "Recruiting".