Welcome to the District 13 Web Site

We, the men and women of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District Auxiliary, are the uniformed civilian volunteer arm of the US Coast Guard. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to our contingency of over 1,000 Auxiliarists who conduct their missions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our area of responsibility covers more than 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways and a 125-mile international maritime border with Canada.

We are a multi-mission organization working together to provide education, prevention and response capabilities towards our primary goal of promoting Recreational Boating Safety.  We accomplish this by using our surface and air facilities to patrol coastal and inland waterways, provide courtesy vessel safety checks to recreational boaters, teach public education courses to both adults and children, as well as participate at public affair events such as trade shows.

Our partners include the US Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, Navy League, US Power Squadron, boating law administrators and numerous local agencies. We provide member training for our volunteers, conduct aids to navigation verifications, and support life jacket loaner stations.  Our members augment the Coast Guard through Auxiliary Food Service, Clergy Support and Ombudsman Programs.  We are active in the Auxiliary University Program providing the Coast Guard and Auxiliary with young, talented, educated, dedicated, diverse and well-trained leaders to meet the service’s operational and mission support needs.  Our outstanding publication newsletters highlight the many missions of the Auxiliary.

We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to join us. Browse through our website to learn more about who we are, what we do and the numerous opportunities for service that are available.   America’s Volunteer Lifesavers inspire me daily, and I am honored to serve alongside those members who exemplify our core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Semper Paratus -- Always Ready


Our mission is Recreational Boating Safety!

  • Join us to enjoy our four cornerstones: Recreational Boating Safety, Operations and Marine Safety, Member Services and Fellowship

Important Announcements

2018 Promotional Video for the Coast Guard Auxiliary - View it Here

Auxiliary Food Services Classes in October and November - More Information

See the New Official District 13 Facebook Page!

Recall Alerts

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment

Kidde video that describes how to identify extinguishers affected by the recall
Fire Extinguisher

Honda Safety and Emissions Recall Notice

New Federal Standard for Hull Identification Numbers (HIN's) on Vessels: HIN 101

An Important Safety Alert regarding the importance of inspecting your Life Jackets.

DIRAUX Notes have moved!

Notes are now available by selecting "Director of Auxiliary" on the left side menu then selecting "DIRAUX Notes" or by clicking on this link DIRAUX Notes.

New Items

Buoy 13 - District 13 Newsletter - New Issue

New information on the Paddle Craft Page

District 13 Help Wanted Ads!!!

Please check along the left side menu for District 13 Help Wanted Ads directly above the link to the National Help Desk.

This new feature is similar to the National Help Wanted Pages where Opportunities for members will be listed such as Assistant District Staff Officer Positions... Be sure to check back often for new listings.