We, the men and women of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District Auxiliary, are the uniformed civilian volunteer arm of the US Coast Guard. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to our contingency of over 1,000 Auxiliarists who conduct their missions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our area of responsibility covers more than 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways and a 125-mile international maritime border with Canada.
We are a multi-mission organization working together to provide education, prevention and response capabilities towards our primary goal of promoting Recreational Boating Safety.
We accomplish this by using our surface and air facilities to patrol coastal and inland waterways, provide courtesy vessel safety checks to recreational boaters, teach public education courses to both adults and children, as well as participate at public affair events such as trade shows.