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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75

Welcome to Texas. As members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 75, we proudly serve the the Austin area supporting the public in recreational boating safety as well as select missions of U.S. Coast Guard. This website contains information on the on the Flotilla and the Auxiliary. If you are unable to find what you are looking for or would like more information about joining the Auxiliary, please let us know.


Welcome back to Central Texas.  Please visit the About Flotilla page for more information on our area and how you can be involved.  Join us this month as we celebrate diversity in the Auxiliary.
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Who We Are

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Crew on Rescue Patrol

Since 1939, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary have volunteered millions of hours in support of the U.S. Coast Guard and the recreational boating public. We are the uniformed civilian volunteer arm of the Coast Guard.

Our Missions

Recreational Boating Safety - consisting of our many boating safety classes, distributing boating safety information to the public, providing free vessel safety checks, and doing safety patrols on land, water and in the air. Support of Maritime Homeland Security and other maritime safety challenges that have emerged in recent years.

We are committed to Boating Safety Education.

Flotilla 75 was founded over 50 years ago supporting boating safety here in Central Texas. Through community outreach, our members work tirelessly to promote boating safety. Our team of skilled instructors specialize education the public through vessel exams, public education, and community outreach.  


Remain "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)

Be smart while on the water.  Be sure to check the weather forecast and always pay attention to changing weather conditions.  Boating safe also means being weather safe!


Flotilla 75 Leadership
"The Bridge"

Flotilla 75, Austin, TX
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Bret Fendt, Flotilla Commander                             Vince Abel, Vice Flotilla Commander


About The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It boasts nearly 33,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Team Coast Guard. Auxiliarist assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environmental protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth. Auxiliarist volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families. 

The Four Cornerstones of the Auxiliary

Member Services
Recreational Boating Safety
Operations and Marine Safety

What is the purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary?
  • The Purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard
  • To promote safety and to effect search and rescues on and over the high seas and on navigable waters.
  • To promote efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts.
  • To foster a wider knowledge of, and better compliance with, the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motorboats and yachts through safe boating classes.
  • To facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.

(Title 14 U.S.C. 822)

Get Started in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!

Thank you for inquiring about how to become a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Because the job we do is often sensitive and could involve national security issues, Coast Guard Auxiliary applicants receive security and background checks as a routine part of the membership process.

To receive more information from a flotilla near you, please complete the form found at this link. Once you have submitted it, you will be contacted by a staff member from our flotilla for further discussions. 

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