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Four Reasons to Volunteer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Photo by John Stevens

If you seek adventure, want to serve your country, help your community and have fun in the process, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wants you. Pictured (L to R) are Coast Guard Auxiliarists Tom Walsh, John Sawyer and Arnie Daxe during a safety patrol on the Potomac River and some of its tributaries, illustrating just one of the Auxiliary’s missions that include search and rescue, free vessel safety checks, boating safety classes, inspecting aids to navigation, helping the U.S. Coast Guard stand radio watches and more. Auxiliary Flotilla 25-8 in Alexandria, Virginia is looking for volunteers now. To learn more contact Tudorel “Ted” Caliga at [email protected], visit Flotilla 25-8 at and explore the Auxiliary’s recruiting website at

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