The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer
component of the United States Coast Guard. The Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by
an Act of Congress. The 30,000 members of the Auxiliary volunteer tens of
thousands of hours in support of Coast Guard missions such as Search and Rescue,
Boat Safety Checks, Safety and Security Patrols, Public Boating Safety
Education, Marine Environmental Protection, and Maritime Domain Awareness.
Here in Savannah the 80 members of our Flotilla operate in an
area that stretches from Little River Inlet, NC South to St. Augustine, East to Gray's Reef, and inland
West to Augusta, GA. We patrol these waters with 15 boats and 4 aircraft.