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Coast Guard Station St Joseph. . . The US Coast Guard Auxiliary At A Glance . . . General Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff, Sings Salute to Coast Guard

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U.S. Coast Guard Division 33 9th Western Region

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 33 9WR serves southwestern Michigan 


Individuals or groups interested in recreational boating safety are invited to take advantage of our educational programs, free vessel safety checks, or even becoming a member of our flotilla.

In addition to public educational programs and vessel safety checks, our members also receive special training to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as safety patrols, search and rescue, and marine environmental protection.

Our  Division meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month at the US Coast Guard Station, in St. Joseph, Michigan. Visitors are always welcome.

Choose a link on the panel at the left to find out more about a Flotilla near you!

The USCG Auxiliary at a Glance

The USCG Auxiliary at a Glance
  • Average Day in the Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Completes 62.5 safety patrols
  • Completes 6.2 regatta patrols
  • Performs 10.2 vessel assists
  • Assists 28 people
  • Saves 1 life
  • Saves $341,290 in property
  • Participates in 100 operational support missions
  • Participates in 48.7 administrative support missions
  • Completes 13.4 recruiting support missions
  • Educates 369 people on boating safety
  • Performs 299 vessel safety checks
  • Attends 70 public affairs functions