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Officers of Flotilla 34

FC Marilyn Aten
VFC Barbara Rhoades
FSO-CM Vacant
FSO-CS Barbara Rhoades
FSO-DV Andy Wilson

FSO-FN Thomas Phipps
FSO-HR Marilyn Aten
FSO-IS Barbara Rhoades
FSO-MA Thomas Phipps
FSO-MS Vacant

FSO-MT Marilyn Aten
FSO-NS Vacant
FSO-OP Vacant
FSO-PA Marilyn Aten
FSO-PB Barbara Rhoades

FSO-PE Vacant
FSO-PV Vacant
FSO-SR Debby Howard
FSO-VE Dan Rhoades

The USCG Auxiliary at a Glance
Circa 2011

(As of March 3, 2015, the Auxiliary has approximately 29,657 active member)


Auxiliary Qualified Team Members

  • Boat Crew 7,098
  • Auxiliary Coxswains 5,240
  • Air Observers 294
  • Pilots 263
  • Navigation Aids Verifiers 2,829
  • Instructors 8,547
  • Personal Watercraft Operators 30


On An Average Day the Coast Guard Auxiliary will:

  • Complete 62.5 safety patrols
  • Complete 6.2 regatta patrols
  • Perform 10.2 vessel assists
  • Assist 28 people
  • Save 1 life
  • Save $341,290 in property
  • Participate in 100 operational support missions
  • Participate in 48.7 administrative support missions
  • Complete 13.4 recruiting support missions
  • Educate 369 people on boating safety
  • Perform 299 vessel safety checks
  • Attend 70 public affairs functions

Auxiliary Resources

  • Operational Vessels 4,971
  • Aircraft 226
  • Communications Stations 2,641
  • Members 32,950
  • Personal Watercraft Facilities 263


    Auxiliary Volunteer Mission Hours

  • Public Affairs 96,628
  • Safety Patrol Hours 143,871
  • Air Patrol Hours 10,038
  • Support of CG Missions 269,652
  • Hours of Public Education 73,097
  • Hours of Member Training 51,212

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As a person who spends much of your time on or near the water, you already know what is normal and what is not and you are well suited to notice suspicious activities ─ activities possibly indicating threats to our nation's homeland security. And as a participant in America's Waterway Watch we urge you to adopt a heightened sense of sensitivity toward unusual events or individuals you may encounter in or around ports, docks, marinas, riversides, beaches, or waterfront communities.

You should always remember that people are not suspicious, behavior is. And if you observe suspicious behavior or activity, you should simply note the details and contact local law enforcement. You are not expected to approach or challenge anyone acting in a suspicious manner.

America's Waterway Watch is a public outreach program, encouraging participants to simply report suspicious activity to the Coast Guard and/or other law enforcement agencies. Unlike some Neighborhood Watch programs, for example, you are not formally joining an organization -- there are no meetings, membership cards or membership requirements -- and you do not become an agent of the Coast Guard or any other law enforcement agency.

If you are interested in assisting in a more formal capacity, either as a paid professional or trained volunteer, you should consider a civilian or military career with the United States Coast Guard ( or joining a local flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary ( its civilian component of unpaid volunteers.



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