What does the USCG AUX do?

It is comprised of 26,000 members who volunteer their time to support the operation of the Coast Guard, promote and improve recreational boating safety, and provide trained crews and facilities to enhance the safety and security of US ports, waterways, and coastal regions.

Is the Coast Guard Auxiliary armed?

The Responsibility of the Auxiliary The Coast Guard is a military service and is a component of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a component of Coast Guard Forces like the active duty, Reserve, and civilian components.

How much are Coast Guard Auxiliary dues?

How much does it cost to be a member? Annual Dues vary between Flotilla’s, but are generally in the range of $55, you will also need to purchase some uniform items. Your area of interest my incur additional costs for additional required equipment.

Is Coast Guard Auxiliary First Responder?

AUXEMS is not a “medical team”, “emergency medical services provider”, or a “first responder organization.” AUXEMS is a support organization for members of the Auxiliary who wish to participate individually in existing authorized EMS augmentation roles.

What are the benefits of joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary?


  • Access to Coast Guard and Auxiliary advanced training.
  • Use of Coast Guard Exchanges (CGX), including ordering online at www.shopCGX.com.
  • Access to Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Programs (MWR).
  • Eligibility for Coast Guard orders and assignment to duty.
  • Insurance coverage while under orders.

Why should I join the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

The Auxiliary and the Coast Guard provide specialized training on all aspects of boating, as well as in leadership and administration. Auxiliarists receive valuable training in seamanship and related skills, and enjoy the sense of confidence of knowing that they are better and safer boaters.

Who can join USCG Auxiliary?

The Auxiliary is an organization of uniformed volunteers. Membership is open to any citizen of the U.S. and its territories and possessions who is seventeen years of age or older (no mandatory maximum age) and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. (CGAuxA, Inc.).

How long has the Coast Guard Auxiliary been in the US?

HAPPY 82nd ANNIVERSARY U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY! For the past 82 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served our nation, selflessly volunteering to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways, and coastal regions.

Why join the US Coast Guard boating safety program?

Our main goal is recreational boating safety and education while acting as the foremost force multiplier in support of various Coast Guard authorized missions. Thank you to all our dedicated members for the services you perform and the time you selflessly contribute.

What are the Coast Guard’s best management practices for nobobs?

The Coast Guard established best management practices for NOBOBs to encourage vessels to conduct mid-ocean ballast water exchange on ballast-laden voyages. If they are unable to conduct a mid-ocean ballast water exchange they are encouraged to conduct saltwater flushing of their empty ballast tanks.

How do I search the Coast Guard maritime information exchange (cgmix)?

Click here for the Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange ( CGMIX ). Select the SEARCH APPROVED EQUIPMENT LIST tab, then select the EQLIST SEARCH tab.