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Beat The Winter Blues in Coast Guard ODU’s
Two Coast Guard Auxiliary members (Coxswain, Thomas Bliss Gig Harbor & QE/Coxswain, Terry Filson Tri-Cities) participate in operations on Lake Washington during the 69th annual Seafair Festival Weekend in Seattle, Aug. 4, 2018. The Coast Guard 13th District Auxiliary consists of uniformed civilian volunteers who support Coast Guard missions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Amanda Norcross.

Beat The Winter Blues in Coast Guard ODU’s

WINTER IS COMING!

Help Us Remain Semper Paratus.

By Thomas E. Bliss, Detachment Leader Gig Harbor.

We boaters in the Pacific Northwest have just enjoyed one of the best Spring and Summer boating seasons ever, at least in my memory. However, winter is indeed coming, and what are we to do with ourselves while we wait for boating season 2019? Those long dark winter days, weeks, months of pining and winter boating blues are a perfect time to join the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Beat The Winter Blues in Coast Guard ODU’s

We have a real need for boating enthusiasts and educators; those with a desire to serve their country and help fulfill the Coast Guard Mission here in the South Sound. You don’t need to own a boat or have any boating experience at all to participate in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. All you need is a volunteer sprit, and a desire to serve your country.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, is one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities anyone could hope for. We provide the Training, the gear, adventure and an “on the water” education in many ways equal to our Gold Side Active USCG Duty Boat Crews.

The USCG Auxiliary is seeking members (17+) and seasoned members alike (you know who you are) to augment a wide variety of positions within the USCG AUX.

The South Sound Flotillas and Detachments need you and your enthusiasm to help fulfill the Coast Guard Mission, and be the force multiplier we need to help keep our waterways safe, and educate our boating public.

Please consider joining us at our next meeting in Gig Harbor to learn more. We look forward to meeting and welcoming you into a volunteer USCG Auxiliary Flotilla

The South Sound Flotillas and Detachments need you and your enthusiasm to help fulfill the Coast Guard Mission. Please consider joining us at our next meeting in Gig Harbor to learn more.  You can be the force multiplier we need to help us all to keep our waterways safe, and educate our boating public.

When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform .

Since 1939 the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian — Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

Today’s U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, with nearly 32,000 men and women, is a unique force that carries out an array of responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

 

The Coast Guard’s motto is Semper Paratus, meaning “Always Ready.”

 

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.

Meeting Times & Locations

V/r,

Thomas E. Bliss
Detachment Leader 
Gig Harbor, WA 
Contact Thomas @ admin@uscgauxgigharbor.org for more information.

 

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