|U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 20-02|
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in
1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It boasts nearly
33,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that
they may be a functional part of Team Coast Guard. Auxiliarists assist the
Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel
safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environmental
protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth.
Auxiliarists volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other
boaters and their families.