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1 1 CoastCoast GuardGuard AuxiliaryAuxiliary CoastCoast GuardGuard AuxiliaryAuxiliary America’s Volunteer Lifesavers

2 2 OUR HISTORY CG created as an “armed service” but - it had no peacetime reserve CG Reserve Act created CG Reserve: safety to life at sea & navigable waters promotion of efficiency knowledge of laws & rules of sea facilitating ops of the Coast Guard

3 3 OUR HISTORY Early in 1942 five German U-Boats arrived off the east coast of the US US Navy ordered civilian craft to operate along the 50 fathom curve Motorboats & sailing yachts appeared on patrol stations with depth charges stowed awkwardly on deck

4 4 OUR HISTORY None of the 2000 CGR craft ever sank a U-Boat but, they rescued several hundred survivors of torpedoed merchant ships Volunteer Port Security Force helped protect the hundreds of warehouses, piers, and other facilities - direct precursor to Homeland Security

5 5 OUR HISTORY Airplanes joined the Auxiliary during WWII - the value of aircraft in SAR missions Four cornerstones established vessel examination public education operations - SAR, safety, regattas fellowship - pride, satisfaction, fun

6 6 OUR HISTORY Each year the Auxiliary selects 125 high school juniors to spend first week in August at CG Academy learning about career options for CG officers

7 7 OUR HISTORY One function since early days to provide CG with reports on errors in official nautical charts ATON verification - report ATON discrepancies

8 8 Primary mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is to promote Boating Safety.

9 PUBLIC EDUCATION PUBLIC EDUCATION WEAR A LIFE JACKET WEAR A LIFE JACKET DON’T DRINK & BOAT DON’T DRINK & BOAT GET A SAFETY CHECK GET A SAFETY CHECK

10 Joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary

11 Who are our members? TeachersSanitation Workers PlumbersRetireesButchers DoctorsMomsDads CarpentersVeteransPainters Bus DriversSales PeopleBoaters ElectriciansWaitersHam Operators MachinistsLawyersPolice Officers AccountantsWritersFire Fighters CooksCandlestick Makers

12 JOIN US! BE A PART OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAFETY & HARBOR PATROL MISSIONS ACTIVE SUPPORT OF US COAST GUARD TEACH BOATING SAFETY PROVIDE FREE VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS CONDUCT MARINE DEALER VISITS ENJOY OUR FELLOWSHIP LEARN BETTER BOATING SKILLS


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