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Welcome to the Flotilla 26-7, District 5SR Web Site



    Spot artworkWelcome to the website of Badin Lake Flotilla 26-07, located in the Western North Carolina area.  Through public education, vessel checks, and safety patrols; our flotilla is dedicated in serving the communities that surround the Badin and High Rock lake areas.  We strive to live up to the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.  With our goal in mind, of saving one life.  We are Semper Paratus – Always Ready.


2015 Accomplishments

The 5th Southern Commodore recognized Flotilla 26-07 for their hard work at Dtrain.

•  2nd Place out of 82 flotillas in the district for Legislative Outreach

•  4th Place out of 82 flotillas in the district for total hours spent providing Recruiting  

   Assistance

 •  4th Place out of 82 flotillas in the district for number of Vessel Safety Checks performed      

 •  5th Place out of 82 flotillas in the district for Marine Safety

 •  Platinum Level Winner (greater than 8,000 hours)-Total Hours Contributed during 2015    

 •  Platinum Level Winner (greater than 200 hours)-Highest Level of Average Hours Contributed Per

    Member during 2015  

 •  93.3% BQ attainment as of 01 FEB 2016—Only 2 members away from 100% BQ!


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.  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!

      But 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, numerious 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 "Information on all Units" under the "Units" tab at the top of this page. And for information on joining a flotilla, click the "Join the Auxiliary" menu item on the left. You will not be sorry!

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

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