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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. The Oriental Flotilla was founded on March 22, 1987. Members of the Oriental Flotilla have been supporting the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions for over 30 years.

As Auxiliary members,, we 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"). Members of the Oriental Flotilla provide support, both on the water and administratively at U.S. Coast Guard Station Hobucken.

Our members 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 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. There are 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. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 1930 in the meeting room at Fire Station 19 on Straight Road in Oriental near the intersection of Rt. 55.

PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT US BY EXPLORING OUR SITE. IT'S FOR EVERYONE!

 

01/03/2017