Welcome to the Division 1, District 8WR Web Site






Welcome to the Division One, Eighth District, Western Rivers Region Home Page. Division One is comprised of six flotilla's with more than 130 members very proudly serving the geographic area consisting of the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Southwestern   Nebraska.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the   uniformed, volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 30,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all of 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. 

The Coast Guard’s philosophy is to be   SEMPER PARATUS (ALWAYS READY)   against all threats and all hazards. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of that philosophy and 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, as well as many other activities. 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 willing to put in the time and training. 
As a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and a servant of the public, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, in its role as the designated National Recreational Boating Safety Coordinator, is a leader in improving the boating experience of the maritime public. We are an organization noted for working in partnership with all stakeholders within the waterways activity spectrum and across all modes of transportation to reach consensus solutions. 
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! 
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 "Units" at the top of this page or contact Steven Liddy, Division One Human Resources Officer at (314) 471-5675 for more information.