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Welcome to the Flotilla 23-3, District 5SR Web Site

Greater Annapolis, Maryland


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 21,000 members.

Flotilla 23-03 of Greater Annapolis embraces diversity and members of all ages. Flotilla 23-03 meets at US Coast Guard Station Annapolis in the state capital and home of the U.S. Naval Academy. 

We are one of the best trained Flotillas in District 5 Southern Region. In 2023, our members volunteered over 23,000 hours of service on the Chesapeake Bay. Flotilla 23-03 directly supports U.S. Coast Guard Station Annapolis and Sector Maryland–National Capital Region in several mission areas. 

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready). We invite you to explore our site and learn more about who we are and what we do to be "Semper Paratus."

·Safety and Security Patrols
·Search and Rescue
·Mass Casualty or Disasters
·Pollution Response & Patrols
·Homeland Security
·Recreational Boating Safety
·Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams
·Platforms for Boarding Parties
·Recruit for all service in the Coast Guard

In addition to the above, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operates in any mission as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or Secretary of Homeland Security.

Our Mission

  • To promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety
  • To provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions
  • To support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical Requirements

Collectively, Auxiliarists volunteer over 3.8 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 United States citizens 17 years of age and older.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary, contact us by completing the Join Us Form or via e-mail and start your journey.