Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Welcome to the Red River & Northwest Minnesota Flotilla 30-5

What is the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Since its creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, nearly 30,000 volunteer men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are active on the waterways and classrooms. The "Four Cornerstones" of the Auxiliary are Recreational Boating Safety, Operations and Marine Safety, Member Services and Fellowship.

Our flotilla

Our group consists of volunteers from northwestern Minnesota. We provide vessel safety checks, marine dealer visits, boating safety courses, participation in public events and on the water safety patrols including search and rescue. Although our order issuing authority is Coast Guard Station Duluth, we are not military or law enforcement. Our primary focus is on boating safety for the general public.

Currently we operate on Lake of the Woods out of Warroad, Minnesota and on Leech Lake by Walker, Minnesota. During the winter we have monthly planning and training meetings and when the ice melts, we are out on the lakes!

For more information about the Auxiliary or to join our flotilla:


30 November 2008

New Member Course Now Online

The New Member Course is now available online through Auxiliary eLearning, the Coast Guard Auxiliary online learning system. Prospective members can review the contents of the course and take the final exam online. A printout of the notification that they passed with 80 percent or better will suffice in lieu of the hard copy answer sheet currently required with the new member application. To access the course, go to eLearn sign-up at:

New members will then need to set up an account on eLearn, for which there are directions in the opening page. Once you confirm the account (via an email message which will be sent to you) you will have access to eLearn and thus to the New Member course. No special password is required to access the course (but you will need to set up a password in the registration process

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