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Division 4, Eighth District Eastern Region, is made of over 100 dedicated members in five flotillas. Our Division is based in Louisville, Kentucky, with flotillas in Louisville; Lexington, Kentucky; and Evansville and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Our members come from all walks of life, and include IT professionals, veterinarians, attorneys, retired military personnel, and security professionals.

Our members support the Coast Guard's Recreational Boating Safety mission by conducting Vessel Safety Checks; performing safety patrols; conducting boating safety courses; and providing safety literature at marine retailers. Every year, we can be found out on rivers and lakes in the area; at the Louisville and Lexington boat shows; and our "Triple Crown": Thunder Over Louisville, the world's largest fireworks display kicking off the Kentucky Derby Festival; the Great Steamboat Race, the Derby Festival's annual steamboat race featuring the legendary Belle of Louisville; and the Madison Regatta, the annual powerboat races on the Ohio River in Madison, Indiana. We also get underway on Aids to Navigation patrols, ensuring that navigational aids are working properly and reporting those that are not, and performing patrols at the request of our area Coast Guard leadership. Our division also provides radio support and has a group of certified Auxiliary pilots to support Coast Guard aviation. We also have members dedicated to providing administrative support to the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary.

In 2013, our members provided over 3,000 hours of their time in support of these and many other functions, ranging from website support to member training. Division 4 was tapped to host the March District Training conference in Clarksville, Indiana, and members from our division participated in the Black Swan exercise, working alongside the cruise ship industry to test emergency procedures, including abandon ship exercises.

No matter the mission, our members stand SEMPER PARATUS--Always Ready--to rise to the occasion.

Sound like fun? It is! If you are interested in joining us, click on the "Join Us" tab to the left. We would be happy to have you!