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You can NOW  Donate to Flotilla 96 Online! 


1.Thank you for considering a donation to the operating expenses of our Flotilla. Your support will be used to further the goal of boating safety in the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero communities.

2. Please go to this link: Donate (cgauxa.org) and follow the instructions listed below.

3. Select the image above "USCG Auxiliary Unit Donations: Support a Specific Unit or Flotilla"

4. Choose the frequency and amount you would like to donate and select Continue

5. Complete your payment details and Select Continue

6. Enter our Unit Number: 070-09-06 and Select Continue

7. Enter your Credit Card information and Select Finish

8. The Association will send you a confirmation of your Donation and documentation for tax deduction purposes

Thank you for helping us serve our local communities and keeping our waterways safe.

 


 

Aux members support Sector St. Pete

USCG Auxiliary Celebrates 84th Birthday

This June marked the official 84th birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Here’s a little background about the auxiliary and the role they play and the accomplishments that have been made nationally over the last year. 

Created in 1939 as the Coast Guard’s “Volunteer Reserve”, the Auxiliary has served with pride as uniformed volunteers. Over the last 84 years, the Coast Guard Auxiliary has grown and evolved to incorporate new and innovative methods to promote recreational boating safety on America’s waterways and to assist the Coast Guard as a true force multiplier.

2022 Accomplishments

Auxiliarists demonstrate selfless service, enthusiastically devoting their time, skills, and resourcesto an increasingly diverse range of roles that preserve and protectour Nation’s maritime interests. This was exemplified in 2022 when the Auxiliary served at thevanguard of the Coast Guard’s response on our Nation’s southwest border. More than 145 Auxiliarists volunteered to handle complex logistical challenges to support the unique mission, enabling thetimely humanitarian processing of over 320,000 migrants. 

In 2022 the Coast Guard Auxiliary provided over 6,200 boating safety courses, 48,000 vessel safety checks and 62,000 marine dealer visits. Auxiliarists helped ensure that America’s maritime public enjoyed their recreational boating endeavors in a responsible and safe manner. 

The Auxiliary as a Force Multiplier

Auxiliarists augment Coast Guard units in increasingly diverse and valuable ways. They launched a virtualAuxiliary flotilla to support Coast Guard Cyber Command, delivered superb culinary assistance in dining facilities both ashore and underway, and provided remarkable support to Coast Guard recruiting through their Auxiliary University Program. 

The Auxiliary Chaplain program continues to provide criticalsupport to our Coast Guard workforce during a time of demanding operations. Auxiliary Chaplains now outnumber our Active Duty Chaplains in Coast Guard service. They have deployed on cutters in support of Operation Vigilant Sentry, and performed all the usual duties of Chaplains ashore, drastically increasing the Service’s capacity to care for our workforce.

These facts were highlighted recently by Coast Guard ADM Steven D. Poulin, Vice Commandant (VCG) who concluded with this: “thank our Coast Guard Auxiliary for all their incredible contributions, along with their exceptional commitment to Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Bravo Zulu and Semper Paratus!” 

Join Us as Wiggins Pass Celebrates 50 years 

The Wiggins Pass Flotilla 96 has also celebrated a milestone anniversary this June. A year-long schedule of special events and activities are being planned. Stay tuned for more information!  And if you'd like to be part of the action check out the Team Coast Guard requirements and opportunities available here.

Tom Sawyer 



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