Welcome to the Flotilla 33-8, District 9WR Web Site
One Team - One Mission - One Goal
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard.
We, the members of Flotilla 33-08 of the 9th Western Region, work directly in support of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard by staffing the Auxiliary Detachment facility (pictured above) located in South Haven, Michigan. From this facility we provide Auxiliary services along the shores of Lake Michigan and on inland waterways in the Kalamazoo/South Haven Michigan area.
In addition to assisting the Coast Guard in Search and Rescue missions, safety patrols and in training exercises, we perform vessel safety checks, teach boating safety classes, maintain relationships with local marine stores and marinas, and routinely patrol local waterways looking for navigational hazards, distressed boaters and pollution problems. For additional information about the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, click here.
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. And for dozens of reasons why should join, visit "Recruiting". You will not be sorry!
In all things we strive to remain, semper paratus, “always ready.”
Thank you for visiting our web site,
9th Western Region, US Coast Guard Auxiliary