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Flotilla 08-05 – Altavista and Lynchburg proudly serving
Smith Mountain Lake and Central Virginia

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-05 is an active, all volunteer organization that
assists the U.S. Coast Guard with civil responsibilities:

  • Patrolling Federal and State waterways
  • Conducting search and rescues
  • Encouraging safe water practices
  • Teaching free boating safety courses
  • Providing boating safety information to marine dealers
  • Performing free Vessel Safety Checks
  • Verifying aids to navigation chart updating

Commander’s Corner:


If you have not already done so, Please take a FREE Boater Safety Class provided by Flotilla 08-05

We are conducting numerous patrols throughout the week to help boaters on Smith Mountain Lake
If you need our assistance, you can contact the SML USCG Aux SARDet at 540-721-3237

M. Hallgren, FC Flotilla 08-05

We receive special training, develop new skills, and wear the uniform– a privilege and a responsibility.

“Semper Paratus” — Always Ready!

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The ECHO, Division 8's newsletter is available at the Division 8's website.


The Blinker Newsletter is available at the Fabulous 5th Southern Website.


The weekly CGUAX Newsletter is available at SITREP.

eBeacon The CGAUXA eBeacon Magazine.


Uptop in Operations

UPTOP in Operations Newsletter

Navigator Magazine

Navigator Auxiliary Magazine

Interpreter News

Interpreter News

Education Connection

Education Connection

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