Thursday, May 16, 2013

As volunteer shipmates, the Coast Guard Auxiliary has been vital in the Coast Guard’s ability to provide safety and security for citizens, ports, and waterways. With nearly 32,000 men and women, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is a unique volunteer organization that carries out an array of responsibilities, touching almost every facet of America’s maritime environment as we continuously balance our missions that emerged as a result of a post-9/11 era.  Just like Coast Guard active duty and reserve, Auxiliarists are deserving of the best we can offer. 

Shopping at the Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) offers savings directly to the pocketbook of Coast Guard Auxiliarists. More than just tax-free shopping, price comparisons show that CGX offers an average savings of 20% or more when compared to private sector retailers “outside the gate.” 

Recognizing that many Auxiliarists don’t live near a CGX and aren’t able to take advantage of what they’ve earned, CGX is proud to announce the opening of its online store at  Shopping online brings the savings and tax-free values of Coast Guard Exchange to every Auxiliarist, and it’s as close as your computer, tablet or smart phone. 

There are over 500 individual products now available at including computers, tablets, headphones, ipods and mp3 players and other small electronics, sunglasses, fragrances, and of course Coast Guard apparel and gifts. And when you shop on line at, a portion of every sale supports your Coast Guard Morale, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) programs. In fact, over the last 10 years, CGX has contributed over $22.7M to Coast Guard MWR programs.

 More products will be continuously added to, but we need your feedback to keep growing. Contact us directly on Facebook or by email at We want to hear from you.

As CGX stores continues their  mission to remodel and renovate their existing stores,  we’ve invested over $22M over the past 10 years to provide our Coast Guard shipmates and their families the shopping experience they want and deserve.It’s our way of thanking you for your service and dedication to the Coast Guard.

CGX is part of the United States Coast Guard Community Services Command with a vision to be your destination of choice for Exchange and MWR benefits.  Our mission is to deliver outstanding value, service, and convenience to the Coast Guard family and support the readiness and retention of those who protect and defend the homeland. 

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  1. Francisco Gonzalez says:

    great to be part of Coast Guard

  2. Daniel Cummings says:

    I ordered a Jazz 9″ tablet on Nov 28, 2014 for a Christmas Gift. I received a 7″ tablet. For one month I have been trying to get ahold of someone in customer service and NO response. I have emailed at and NO response from them either. No one had a problem taking my money for this item. I want a response or I will go to the command.

  3. Jeff says:

    are licensed Merchant Marine Officers allowed to use the USCG Exchange? Thanks

    • James Chin says:

      The Online Exchange requires you to be a USCG/Auxiliary member to log-in and conduct purchases. Please call your local exchange for more information.

  4. Cathy says:

    DAV 100% permanent are not allowed in. Needless to say the Vietnam vet was hurt and disappointed. If it’s US Govt facility the rejection and disrespect continues

    • William says:

      the vet needs to get a ID card from the DOD located on some bases and headquarters units or State commands of National Guard. It is the tan color of the dependents with INDEF, the service branch, DAVPRM–pay rank. Card will say in bottom corner MWR,Commisary, Excchange.

  5. AJ says:

    DAV 100% permanent are allow to the CG Exchange, Post Exchange
    if you have the US Government ID card, you can apply at the
    DAV for a US Government ID card

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