Welcome to the Flotilla 2-4, District 13 Web Site
Flotilla 24 meets monthly at the US Coast Guard base located in downtown Seattle, and we generally support operations around the Seattle area.
We're the largest flotilla in Division 2 with 80+ members with varying
ages, backgrounds, and genders. Our members represent a broad
cross-section of both job and life experience. Come join us!
We proudly support the active duty US Coast Guard through a variety of activities and missions. Some of what we do includes:
- Providing recreational boating safety education and demonstrations.
- Conducting free Vessel Safety checks for boaters.
- Performing water and air-based maritime security patrols.
- Maintaining aids to navigation.
- Augmenting emergency communications.
- Participating in Auxiliary public affairs activities at events such as the Seattle Boat Show, Seafair, Alki Point Lighthouse and the District 13 color guard.
- Having fun!
How about you?
Are you interested in doing something meaningful that supports your country,
offers you the chance to get valuable training and other benefits,
and can easily fit into the time you have available?
We're always interested in talking with prospective members!
Contact us today via this simple form -- just click the Flotilla 24 checkbox!
Below: A CGAUX Facility crewman from Flotilla 24, Sector Seattle, provides a fine example of tossing a line to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Line Handler at the Ballard Locks in Seattle, WA.
Transiting the locks between Lake Union and Puget Sound is a key element for boat crews to master while providing a strong Coast Guard presence in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary directly supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military actions. We conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, as well as many other activities.
The Coast Guard’s philosophy is to be SEMPER PARATUS (ALWAYS READY) against all threats and all hazards. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of that philosophy and the Coast Guard Forces. The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
The Auxiliary supports its members through local unit meetings, regional conferences and enjoys heartfelt fellowship with each other.
You do not have to own a boat or
participate in water-based operations to join the Auxiliary!
US Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns to Homeport
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is scheduled to return to their homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, following a 108-day deployment of Operation Deep Freeze 2014.
Polar Star, a 399-foot polar class icebreaker with a 140-person crew, is recently out of a three-year $90 million overhaul by Vigor Shipyards based in Seattle.See more at: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2120170/#sthash.4gtySatU.dpuf