What’s In A Year? A Look Back At The 77th Year Of The Coast Guard Auxiliary

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2016 rang in the 77th year of volunteer service for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We’ve provided countless hours of support and education to our boating public, but with nine districts and over 20,000 members…

How much can a volunteer force multiplier accomplish in 365 days?

In 2016, we accomplished the following:

  • 88,378 Vessel Safety Checks – that’s more boats than the population of Sioux City, Iowa
  • 99,250 Marine Dealer visits – think about all the boaters who saw our displays at various shops or marinas
  • 44,008 Public Education graduates learned how to properly maintain and safely use their watercraft
  • 22,592 airborne mission hours, where our volunteer aircraft commanders, pilots, and observers helped save lives from above
  • 252,143 hours under way on surface missions in personally-owned watercraft
  • 5,012 persons assisted in search & rescue who went home safely to their families
  • 7,278 Aids to Navigation (ATONs) were verified on inland or coastal waters
  • 58,858 hours of active duty administrative support
  • 190,229 hours of active duty operations support

Congratulations to all Auxiliarists for the work you performed toward these statistics in 2016. You were Semper Paratus!


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