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Welcome to the Flotilla 3-3, District 17 Web Site


Eagle River Town Square

Welcome to the Web site of Flotilla 3-3, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, in Eagle River, Alaska.   We are part of the 17th District, which encompasses all of Alaska. If you know Eagle River, you may surmise correctly that we don’t boat in that fast-moving body of water called Eagle River, which is suitable only for kayaks and canoes. We do, however, serve the communities of Eagle River, Chugiak, Birchwood and Peters Creek by providing boating education, conducting salt water and lake safety patrols, performing free safety checks on vessels, and otherwise promoting recreational boating safety. We also enjoy each other’s company, comparing tales of the sea and sharing boating tips.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the Coast Guard established by Congress in 1939 to assist in promoting boating safety. It boasts nearly 30,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so they may be an integral part of Coast Guard Forces. Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as those mentioned above. Auxiliarists donate more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families.

Current members are encouraged to visit the Members Deck, above, to check member training schedules, the calendar of coming events, and what’s new! 

We are looking for men and women who would like to volunteer to help us serve while taking advantage of our extensive training programs. If you are 17 years or older, and are interested in becoming an Auxiliary member, please select the Joining the Auxiliary box on the lower left public page.  Become a part of America’s Volunteer Lifesavers!

If you own a boat or personal watercraft, our flotilla is happy to provide you with a Vessel Safety Check free of charge. Upon meeting the requirements of the VSC program, you are entitled to display the Safety Seal on your vessel. This decal shows your dedication to safety and assures your vessel is properly equipped. The VSC program is totally voluntary and no citations are ever issued. To schedule a VSC, please click below.


Our flotilla meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, except in the summer, June through August. We meet at the UAA Eagle River campus building, Rm. 238, 10928 Eagle River Rd, in Eagle River. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and the public is always welcome.