Welcome to the Flotilla 6-8, District 11SR Web Site



The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary consists of some 28,000 dedicated men and women who serve in uniform as America's Volunteer force. "Auxiliarists" complement U.S. Coast Guard Forces, which consist of over 50,000 dedicated men and women who serve in uniform as Active-Duty and Reserve personnel, and as Civilian employees.


Our Mission

The primary mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is Recreational Boating Safety. Flotilla 6-8 is the lead unit responsible for providing support in Southern California's Dana Point Harbor and surrounding waterways.

The Auxiliary also participates in any mission as authorized and directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, or the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Flotilla 6-8 balances Recreational Boating Safety Missions with support for the safety and security of our people, maritime ports, and waterways to protect against post-9/11 emerging challenges. Our unit conducts various missions that include: 
  • Boating Safety Courses
  • Vessel Safety Checks for FREE, for the Boating Public
  • Recreational Boating Safety
  • Recruiting for all service in the Coast Guard
  • Safety and Security Patrols
  • Boarding Platform Inspections
  • Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams
  • Homeland Security
  • Mass Casualty and Disaster Support
  • Pollution Response and Patrols
  • Search and Rescue



Your Role in Homeland Security

September 11 commemorates the remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks upon our nation. Vigilance is the watch-word of the day as we collectively reflect upon the lives lost on that tragic day, and the steps we have taken as a nation to ensure that it never happens again.

While our first responders and military forces have taken the lead on safety and security in the decade since, individuals can and do play an important role in making our communities and nation more secure. Homeland Security is a subject that every member of the public has a role in which to serve.




The U.S. Coast Guard partners with the Auxiliary, federal, state, and local agencies to keep a vigilant watch upon our national waterways. However, with more than 95,000 miles of domestic coastline to protect, the Coast Guard and our partners must also rely on alert individuals. Homeland security begins with hometown and harbor security; working together we can build a strong foundation for a secure and resilient homeland in our communities.


See Something, Say Something

One of the programs that places all members of the public at the forefront of supporting our national security is the Department of Homeland Security campaign known as:

If You See Something, Say Something

The goal of this program is simple: if you hear or see anything suspicious tell local authorities about it. By raising public awareness of possible terrorist indicators and by encouraging members of the public to report suspicious activity to authorities, our nation is further strengthened in its ability to protect against threats. 


America's Waterway Watch

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Auxiliary enlist public support in reporting suspicious activity on the water with:

America's Waterway Watch

 The goal of this program is to encourage the public who is familiar with our nation's coastlines to assist federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by being observant and attentive in recognizing possible threats and crimes on and around our waterways. No one knows what is the local norm better than the members of the public who live, work, or play in or around America’s waterfront communities.

But members of the public do not have to live on the coast to keep a watchful eye. America’s rivers, bridges, tunnels and inland ports are all places where community members can make a difference by reporting unusual activity to local law enforcement authorities.

Every member of the public plays a role in keeping our nation safe; because Homeland Security begins with hometown and harbor security; and an alert and informed public is necessary to keeping our neighbors safe.


Semper Paratus

The United States Coast Guard motto is "SEMPER PARATUS" (Always Ready) against all threats and hazards.


 Semper Paratus 

"Always Ready"


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