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Welcome Letter




Flotilla 06-05, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Division 1, Northern Region
The Civilian Component of the U.S. Coast Guard
(Authorized by Congress in 1939)

Dear Applicant:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. We are an all-volunteer uniformed service that assists the regular and reserve members of the US Coast Guard in carrying out most of their missions. You can find auxiliary members performing a variety of missions, on the water (boating safety patrols, classes, and vessel checks), in the air (primarily assisting with search and rescue and environmental patrols) or responding in the case of natural disasters, i.e., Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Ian in the air, on the water or in Incident Command Centers.

Flotilla 06-05 is unique in that it is the largest auxiliary flotilla in the country. Founded in 1942, we assist the Coast Guard primarily in Southeastern Massachusetts. Our incident command work can literally be anywhere – locally, throughout the state or throughout the country.

We meet monthly, on the fourth Wednesday at 19:00 – 20:00 (7-8pm) at:

Acushnet River Safe Boating Club – 80 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719
or via ZOOM for electronic/hybrid meetings.

Candidates must complete an application to join, go through a CG background/security, take 14 online courses, pass a New Member exam, take an approved Boating Safety class, have a photo taken for ID card purposes and pay annual dues (Currently $80).

Please do not feel overwhelmed by everything that is attached here. Fill out what you can, and we will work with you on the rest. If you decide to pursue membership, please start working on the FEMA ICS courses that are suggested of all new members (ICS 100, 200, 210, 700 & 800) and required for staff or operational positions. In addition, since our flotilla is the sponsor of a Sea Scout Ship (Boy Scouts of America [BSA] Co-ed program for youth 14-21) all our

members who engage in this program must take the Youth Protection Program from BSA online course, as well. They, along with the boating safety course can be done without your CGAux membership number while you are waiting for it to be assigned. 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly at: C: (774) 320-0509, W: (774) 320-0509 or by email at: 

Mark Stanley Collins, FSO-HR, Flotilla Human Resources Staff Officer