The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is looking for volunteers!
Before I even tell anything, I'm going to list a few things. If any of these piques your interest: read on, because the Auxiliary is for you!
- Boating and educating the public on boating safety through classes, visiting merchants, and vessel examinations.
- Performing safety patrols on the river, taking part in Search and Rescue missions, saving lives and assisting stranded boaters.
- Participating in Auxiliary air crew, flying airborne patrols and participating in airborne search and rescue.
- Access training and qualification in seamanship, navigation, and other maritime skills unavailable to the general public. By the way, the training is free.
- Working side by side with members of the United States Coast Guard standing radio watch.
The USCG Auxiliary is the civilian volunteer component of the Coast Guard. Known as the "silver side" (to the active duty's "gold side"), we form a crucial component of Coast Guard forces. We are a force multiplier and perform tasks that the Coast Guard simply doesn't have time to do (they're a small branch with a limited budget). We take U.S. Citizens from age 17 (with parental consent) up to whenever you feel like retiring from the Aux. If you want to serve your country in your spare time, if you think that saving lives is a noble cause, if you want to wear the uniform with pride, then the Auxiliary is a solid bet. We need volunteers - but YOU have the choice to do what you want.
Contact me @ dtoms [at] ymail.com for more information or if you wish to pursue joining us, or see the following website:
Join the Auxiliary - Welcome
Daniel A. Toms
Flotilla Staff Officer, Human Resources, Flotilla 053-02-76
PS: an example of what we do every day, lives saved on the Delaware River
Last edited by Dayman; 09-15-2010 at 11:11 PM.
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