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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

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ORGANIZATION: 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 offer direct support of most Coast Guard activities (except Law Enforcement). We will train you in most areas of interest free of charge. Members may become involved in boating activities such as safety patrols (on the water), public education classes, vessel safety checks and marine/environmental safety. Opportunities also exist in the Air Operations program for qualified private pilots (private aircrafts are accepted) and non-pilot members can train as Air Observers. Public Affairs, Computer Services and IT opportunities, Publications, Auxiliary Culinary Assistance Specialists (both on land and at sea), Member Training and Radio Communications (CG Watch Standers) are also areas of interest. Boat owners may join and offer their boats as Operational Facilities. Professional health care personnel and qualified clergy also help to augment the Coast Guard missions and are in high demand. Personal expenses involve uniforms and local travel. Most operational activities are conducted under U.S. Coast Guard issued orders (either reimbursable or non-reimbursable). Fellowship is also a key cornerstone with fun events throughout the year. Military veterans - use your knowledge to help with CG missions! Must be at least 17 YOA to join and a U.S. citizen. A background check is conducted on applicants. No age limit. We are a diversified organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. Coast Guard and its missions. Contact us for more information. Semper Paratus!

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About U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Location:

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.

Description

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, culinary services including support at CG units and aboard CG Cutters, vessel safety checks, computer and IT 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. You must be a U.S. Citizen to become a member. 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! Semper Paratus! (Always Ready)

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Emergency & Safety, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitments are flexible and are usually on a yearly basis. Requirements vary with specific programs.
  • MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY.

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