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About joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary

 

As an Auxiliarist, you have an opportunity to increase your knowledge of boating safety and acquire special training through advanced classes or by taking correspondence courses from the Coast Guard Institute. Instruction in navigation, meteorology, marine engines, communications, and search and rescue operations enhances the value of you to the Auxiliary while adding to your own boating pleasure.

You will find great personal satisfaction in providing a valuable public service to boaters. The possibility of saving lives - even one human life - is always in your path as an Auxiliarist.

Dedication to boating safety provides you with the atmosphere for getting together to swap boating experiences and participate in exercises, group outings, etc. You'll find a special fellowship among Auxiliarists that's hard to beat. There's time to relax and have fun at Auxiliary outings, rendezvous, cruises and conferences. Auxiliarists make lasting, meaningful friendships. 

When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That's life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don't just train. We train and perform

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded by Congress in 1939.  It is composed of unpaid US citizens from age 17 and above who volunteer their time helping  out the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary primary missions are teaching boating safety courses, vessel examinations and operations.  The Auxiliary frees up the Coast Guard time so they can perform more important  duties and saves taxpayers millions of dollars. The Auxiliarists are extensively trained by both the Coast Guard and the  experienced Auxiliarists. Some of our training materials are the same materials that the  Coast Guard uses to teach their cadets. This is a volunteer organization, so we take no  role in military actions or law enforcement. In other words, we do not mount guns on our  boat nor write citations.

TO FIND A FLOTILLA NEAR YOU.  

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WHY JOIN? 

As an Auxiliarist, you have an opportunity to increase your knowledge of boating safety and acquire special training through advanced classes or by taking correspondence courses from the Coast Guard Institute. Instruction in navigation, meteorology, marine engines, communications, and search and rescue operations enhances the value of you to the Auxiliary while adding to your own boating pleasure.

You will find great personal satisfaction in providing a valuable public service to boaters. The possibility of saving lives - even one human life - is always in your path as an Auxiliarist.

Dedication to boating safety provides you with the atmosphere for getting together to swap boating experiences and participate in exercises, group outings, etc. You'll find a special fellowship among Auxiliarists that's hard to beat. There's time to relax and have fun at Auxiliary outings, rendezvous, cruises and conferences. Auxiliarists make lasting, meaningful friendships.

WHO CAN JOIN! 

  • Membership is open to citizens of the United States and its territories and possessions, who are 17 years of age or older.
  • Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Individuals with special training or experience in any Auxiliary program are encouraged to join.
  • Membership is also open to all active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their reserve components.
  • Contact your nearest Auxiliary unit for more information.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A ROCHESTER AREA U.S.COAST GUARD AUXILIARIST!

   A member on Patrol

Joining Flotilla 42  c an be immensely rewarding. Our ranks are filled with men and women from all walks of life. We have plumbers and we have PhD's!   Many of us still work, others are retired. All share a common interest in volunteering, a love of things nautical, working with the active forces (the "Gold Side") of the U.S. Coast Guard, and lots more. In truth our interests and our motivation are as varied as the thousands of us who participate. 

Getting started is easy. You can go to our contact page and check out the websites of our four Flotillas, and probably more important to you, their location. The first thing you will probably do is sit in on one of their meetings and meet the guys and gals.

If you would like us to get in touch with you, drop us an email with your contact information and any questions or comments you may have. Just email the flotilla commander.or if you prefer to old fashioned way, write to; 

Flotilla 42  USCGAUX
520 River Street
Rochester, NY 14612