Join the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Humboldt Bay Flotilla 11N-08-06

McKinleyville, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard is America’s maritime first responder and stands ready to protect the public from all threats and all hazards. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a force multiplier of vetted and trained volunteers devoted to the support of Coast Guard missions and provides a broad inventory of vital skills, assets, and experience for Coast Guard units across the nation.
As the leading volunteer organization in the Department of Homeland Security, it is an essential components of daily operations. The core strategic purpose of the Auxiliary is to continuously hone its expertise to perform three prioritized functions:

* (1) Promote and improve recreational boating safety;
* (2) Support Coast Guard maritime homeland security efforts; and
* (3) Support the Coast Guard’s operational, administrative, and logistical requirements.

Support your community and your country, join the Auxiliary and provide a much needed service. To become a member you must be a citizen of the U.S. and over 17 years of age.

Attend the Auxiliary meetings and inquire as to how you can help. There are many senior and retired citizens now in the Auxiliary doing a vital job in augmenting the Coast Guard.

Meetings are held in Eureka the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 P.M., at the Soma Coast Guard Boat Station. Please contact the following for more information:

Bill Martin, Flotilla Commander 707-599-0109

Anthony Barron, Division Vice Captain

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