Welcome to the Flotilla 5-4, District 5SR Web Site
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54 is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Our all-volunteer, uniformed, civilian organization serves the needs of the boating public in the areas of public education, vessel safety inspections, and on the water patrols.
Flotilla 54 meets at Mom & Pops Family Restaurant at 7:00 PM, the third Thursday of the month at 331 E Bayview Blvd, Norfolk, VA. The public is invited to attend and new members are always welcome.
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.
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The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention (see the message "From the Commandant").
The Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, 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. 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. And for dozens of reasons why you should join, click on Join Us Now! in the top menu. We hope you'll come to one of our meetings or call us. To contact us and find our flotilla meeting times and location go to About Us in the left menu.
PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT US BY EXPLORING OUR SITE. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!