Coast Guard Auxiliary Celebrates Anniversary

Some volunteers that help keep you safe on the water are celebrating a big milestone today.

It was 75 years ago today that Congress created the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

It is an organization of civilian volunteers that aide the Coast Guard in non-military operations.

Their main duties include teaching boating safety, vessel examinations, and assisting boaters in distress.

They will even give your boat a free tow.

One local Flotilla Staff Officer is proud of the role the Auxiliary plays in keeping our waters safe.

"I'm very honored to be a part of the Coast Guard Auxillary and I'm excited about the missions that we do to help people understand how to be safe on their boats so that they don't get into trouble out there" said Scott Myrick.

There are about 25 local Auxiliary volunteers and 40,000 nation wide.

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