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 Flotilla Unit Awards
Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award
Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation
Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award

New Coast Guard City Sign in Florence with Flotilla 52 Members from right to left: Norm Hoffman, Bob Redfern, Jim Stutz, Deb Cordone, Ross Renfro, Rick Parsons, Bill Ebert, Brad Hooper and Ken Cates.

Aux 145 at Remmick Memorial. Crew Members (L-R) John Marconi (in shadow),Danielle Jackson, VFC Norm Hoffman, Bill Ebert and Mike Mays. (photo by Aux Steele) 

Aux 258 in 2017 July 4th parade in Creswell. Aux Kristy Cates at the wheel of her new truck. Aux Ken Cates aboard Aux 258 with "BOBBER" from the US Army Corps of Engineers. (photo courtesy of USACE) 

 WELCOME TO THE HOME OF FLOTILLA 5-2

Flotilla 52 is home ported in both Eugene and Florence, Oregon. Members of the Flotilla patrol the various lakes inland to include, Fern Ridge Reservoir, Dexter Reservoir, and Fall Creek Reservoir as well as Cottage Grove Reservoir. Patrolling also takes place on the Siuslaw River from Mapleton to Florence and to the coastal Jetties.

Flotilla 52 enjoys a great relationship with the Motor Life Boat Station at Siuslaw River.  It provides both active communications watch standers and the AUXFS food service program personnel (Cooking). Other members provide Direct Support in Engineering, 47 MLB Boat Crew and Public Affairs.

Courtesy Vessel Examinations are offered at various local sites.  Program Visitors go to business to place safe boating materials in key locations for public use.

Our Volunteers perform a host of direct and in-direct support missions that enhance boating safety and the overall effort of the United States Coast Guard. 

Coast Guard Commandant’s Mission Guidance
Auxiliary Missions are:
• To promote & improve Recreational Boating Safety.
• To provide a diverse array of specialized skills, trained crews, and capable facilities to augment the Coast Guard & enhance safety & security of our ports, waterways & coastal regions.

To Support Coast Guard operational,administrative and logistical requirements. 

Join with us in supporting the Coast Guard and the boating public.  Serve in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary!                                

Semper Paratus!

Brad Hooper, Flotilla Commander/Norm Hoffman, Immediate Past Flotilla Commander, FL-52

ABOUT THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

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 "From the Commandant"), 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.

In addition, 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!

But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watch standers, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications" open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to persons 17 years of age and older. We are 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. Moreover, for dozens of reasons why you should join, visit "Recruiting". You will not be sorry!

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