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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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Division 8:  The "Great 8"
Division 8 is composed of 7 flotillas from Palmetto to Englewood, FL. Manatee Fl. 83 is geograpically located in the middle of the Division and meets at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

"America's Volunteer Coastguardsmen" - Part of Team Coast Guard under the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security........ We supply direct support of most Coast Guard activities (except Law Enforcement). Members may become involved in boating activities such as safety patrols (on the water), public education classes, vessel safety checks and marine/environmental safety. Opportunites also exist in the Air Operations program whereby already qualified private pilots may fly patrols and non-pilot members can train as Air Observers. Privately owned planes are certified as Auxiliary Air Facilities with fuel reimbursement and maintenance allowance. Public Affairs, Computer Services, Publications, Auxiliary Chef, Member Training and Radio Communications are also areas of interest. Boat owners who offer their boats as Operational Facilities receive fuel reimbursement and a maintenance allowance. Surface and air activities are conducted under U.S. Coast Guard issued orders. Fellowship is also a key cornerstone. Recent military veterans are encouraged to join. Must be at leat 17 YOA to join, a U.S. citizen. No age limit. We are a diversified organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. Coast Guard and its missions.

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About U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary


N/A, Manatee County, FL 34207, US

Mission Statement

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. Our mission is to support the U.S. Coast Guard in their missions, to promote boating safety and support fellowship among our members.


SERVING YOUR COUNTRY - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as "America's Volunteer Lifesavers" and have been promoting boating safety since our creation by an act of Congress in 1939. As part of "Team Coast Guard" we are under the Department of Homeland Security along with the U.S. Coast Guard. We support the U.S. Coast Guard in nearly every mission that the Coast Guard is tasked with except Law Enforcement. Some of our missions include safety patrols on the water, air support utilizing privately owned aircraft certified as CG facilities, food services including support at CG units and aboard CG Cutters, vessel safety checks, computer services and development, radio communications including CG watch standing, boating safety instruction and many more opportunities. Free training is provided to members. We are part of a military organization and uniforms are part of the personal costs involved. Anyone 17 years of age or older may apply for membership. There is an in depth application process including a back ground check. We are proud to support the U.S. Coast Guard and serve our country!

Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families


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GT BRAY PARK - Main entrance off of 59th St. W.MANATEE FLOTILLA 81 BUILDING5801 33rd Avenue Drive WestBRADENTON, FL 34207


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  • Aviation
  • Food Service
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Water Recreation
  • Search & Rescue


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Requirements vary with individual programs.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

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