Do you get paid to be in the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Do you get paid to be in the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

You’re probably familiar with the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve, but the Coast Guard Auxiliary is what the Reserves used to be — unpaid volunteers who protect our waterways. Like the fact that an act of Congress switched the Reserve to what it is today — a paid military position.

Is the Coast Guard Auxiliary part of the Coast Guard?

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of Team Coast Guard. Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. The 26,000+ volunteer members (men and women) donate millions of hours in support of Coast Guard missions.

Can I join the Coast Guard 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.

How long is Coast Guard Auxiliary training?

13 weeks
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses Both classes generally last 13 weeks and cover legal requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigation marlinspike seamanship, charts and compasses and boat handling.

What are the requirements to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

To be accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, you must be at least 17 years old; be a citizen of the U.S. (either by birth or by naturalization); and pass a Personal Security Investigation. Use of the online Enrollment Application form is strongly encouraged.

What do you do in the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

  1. Safety and Security Patrols.
  2. Search and Rescue.
  3. Mass Casualty or Disasters.
  4. Pollution Response & Patrols.
  5. Homeland Security.
  6. Recreational Boating Safety.
  7. Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams.
  8. Platforms for Boarding Parties.

Can Coast Guard have tattoos?

Tattoos are permitted in the Coast Guard on most parts of the body. There are no restrictions on the amount, size, or percentage of coverage of tattoos apart from the head, face, neck, and hands.

How is the U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary organized?

To find further information on how the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is organized visit our about us webpage. To locate the Auxiliary Flotillas that are closest to a given location, enter the ZIP Code for that location and indicate how many Flotillas you would like to retrieve.

Where are the Coast Guard bases in Alaska?

Based in Juneau, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska. We serve and safeguard the public, protect the environment and its resources, and defend the Nation’s interests in the Alaskan maritime region. For more information about the 17th District, visit our homepage at www.uscg.mil/d17. Click here to access all Coast Guard 17th District news releases.

Who is the public affairs officer for the Coast Guard?

By readuscgin Operations onAugust 20, 2020No comments J. Edwin Nieves, M.D., Public Affairs Officer Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 6, Flotilla 63 . . . at daybreak, a shot was heard three points off the ship’s starboard bow. It was not long before the surfaced U-161, a type IXC German U-boat, came into view.

What does the 17th Coast Guard District do?

To help manage this risk, the 17th Coast Guard District and Alaska’s charter operators have instituted a voluntary dockside examination program to ensure that all regulatory requirements are satisfied.