Pitch In to Keep America's Homeland Safe
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is looking for civilian volunteers who want to make a difference.
At no time in recent history have the demands on the Coast Guard been so great as in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil. And with the growing conflict in the middle east, the need for new volunteers to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary is stronger today than ever before.
The opportunities and responsibilities associated with serving your country as an active civilian volunteer member of Team Coast Guard have never been greater.
Congress established the USCG Auxiliary in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. In 1996, Congress authorized the Auxiliary to perform virtually all missions performed by the active duty and reserve members of the U.S. Coast Guard, with the exception of direct law enforcement and military action. But recently, its role has taken on many vital new challenges and responsibilities, especially since September 11th. They have become extensions of the eyes and ears of the active duty Coast Guard. And on March 1, 2003, the Auxiliary became the preeminent volunteer agency in the new Department of Homeland Security.
Current estimates of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's contributions to "Operation Noble Eagle and Patriot Readiness" in support of the Coast Guard amount to nearly 300,000 volunteer man-hours. the Auxiliary also save the American taxpayer an estimated $200 million annually.
Today there is an exciting new level of purpose and an added sense of pride that come from being a valued member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - America's Volunteer Lifesavers.
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