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Welcome to the Official U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Blog.  If you’re looking for the official source of information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit our homepage at www.cgaux.org/

The Official USCG Auxiliary Blog is for informational purposes and is not for distress communications. People in an emergency and in need of Coast Guard assistance should use VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz) or dial 911.

The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other challenges that emerge as a result of our growing understanding of changes required in the post-9/11 era.

The USCGAux’s four cornerstones – Vessel Examination, Education, Operations and Fellowship – were established and remained the pillars into the 1990s.

Today, the four cornerstones are defined as follows:
Member Services
Recreational Boating Safety
Operations and Marine Safety
Fellowship

The USCGAux has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Membership is open to men and women, 17 years or older, U.S. citizens of all states and territories, civilians or active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their Reserve components, including the Coast Guard. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable but not mandatory.

We welcome your comments on postings at all USCG Auxiliary social media sites. These are sponsored by the USCGAux to provide a forum to talk about our work providing maritime safety, security and stewardship for the American people to secure the homeland, save lives and property, protect the environment, and promote economic prosperity.

All comments submitted are moderated. USCGAux retains the discretion to determine which comments it will post and which it will not. We expect all contributors to be respectful. We will not post comments that contain personal attacks of any kind; refer to Coast Guard, USCGAux or other employees by name; contain offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups, or contain vulgar language. We will also not post comments that are spam, are clearly off topic, or that promote services or products.

The USCGAux disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any comments posted on this page. This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.