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About Flotilla 76

Flotilla 76 is 40+ members who serve the greater Portland/Vancouver metro area, along with our 175+ shipmates in Division 7. The Flotilla is active in many Auxiliary mission areas including Public Education, Vessel Examination, Program Visitation, Surface Operations, Air Operations, Telecommunications, Aids to Navigation, and supporting our Active Duty shipmates at MSU Portland and Station Portland.

                         Our Meetings

Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except August), at 1900 hours (7:00pm) at USCG MSU Portland, on Swan Island (map). Access to the base is restricted, please contact the Flotilla Commander or Human Resources officer to arrange attendance.

 Flotilla 76 in Photos 

About the Auxiliary

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was created by an Act of Congress in 1939, and has grown to over 32,000 members who daily support the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. We have members and units in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.

Auxiliary members conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist in Search and Rescue, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, provide boating safety literature to dealers, as well as many other activities related to recreational boating safety.

The Coast Guard considers the Auxiliary its primary resource for recreational boating safety outreach and prevention. Each Coast Guard district around the nation has established a senior officer and staff to provide tight liaison and coordination between the active-duty Coast Guard and the various Auxiliary units in that district.

And in many inland portions of the country, where the majority of U.S. recreational boating occurs on lakes and rivers, the Auxiliary is the sole Coast Guard presence!

But the Auxiliary is more than recreational boating safety; we regularly serve alongside our active-duty shipmates serving as communications watchstanders, uninspected passenger vessel inspectors, training resources for air and sea operations, numerous duties related to environmental protection and homeland security, and even as chefs! In fact, there are nearly two dozen "qualifications"open to Auxiliarists willing to put in the time and training. Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 4.5 million hours per year and complete nearly 500,000 missions – a true force multiplier for the Coast Guard!

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.