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USCG Auxiliary District 7, Division 5, Flotilla 56
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Division 5 - 7TH District

Vero Beach, Florida
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What is the Auxiliary ?

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       The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary directly supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions.  The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of the pride and  philosophy of the Coast Guard Forces.

 We conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, and many other activities. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic check. There are no upper age limits or height/weight standards, although for operational activities, you must be physically able to perform certain tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve as little or as much as you want. You do not have to own a boat or participate in water-based operations to join the Auxiliary. 

Finally, the Auxiliary supports its members through local unit meetings, regional conferences and enjoys heartfelt fellowship with each other.

What can I do ?CG Inflatable

As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you will be able to choose from many exciting opportunities for service. You can be challenged to learn, train and excel in areas and at levels you didn’t think you were capable of, all at your own pace and in your own time. And you will be formally recognized by the Auxiliary, the USCG and our country for your accomplishments.

  • Help save lives––Through boating safety instruction in the classroom, through Vessel Safety Checks, or in on-the water operations. Your direct contribution to boating public safety can, and often does, literally save lives.
  • Increase your skills––Take advantage of advanced training in surface operations, leadership, or one of the many courses available through the Auxiliary and Coast Guard. As a member of the Auxiliary, there are no fees for these courses.
  • Support the Coast Guard–– Become qualified to serve at Coast Guard units in radio watch-standing, marine environmental protection, Homeland Security, and other operational and administrative support.
  • Fun and fellowship–– Enjoy the company of fellow Auxiliarists during training missions, at meetings, or social events. We enjoy our work and we enjoy each other’s company!

Why Should I join ?Members Veteran's Day Service

Are you looking for adventure while serving your country and your community?

If you are looking for some adventure in your life, consider joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Wherever your interests lie, and whatever life skills you have, chances are that the Coast Guard Auxiliary can offer you an area to serve that will enrich your life in ways you may not have imagined.

The Auxiliary offers you a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and across the country

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