U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet Location: 1 mile southeast of Squan Beach; 40-06' 12"N x 74-02' 30"W.
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029Map
Flotilla 16-07, D5NR, USCG Auxiliary was established in 1958 and meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1930 in the Sail Loft of USCG Station Manasquan Inlet, 61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The Sail Loft is located upstairs in the building across from the main Coast Guard Station. Members of Flotilla 16-07 conduct Boating Safety Classes for the public, Free Vessel Safety Examinations of recreational vessels (VSCs), Maritime Observation Missions (MOM), Search and Rescue Missions (SAR), and Recreational Boating Safety Program Visits (PVs). Flotilla 16-07 Members receive advanced training through the Coast Guard Auxiliary Member Training Department so they can assist and augment the Coast Guard in all missions except direct military and direct law enforcement activities.
Flotilla members and active duty personnel listen attentively
member training meeting of Flotilla 16-07 on 01 March 2017 featured Auxiliarist
Ellen Voorhees of Flotilla 07-09 in Lacey Township, NJ and USCG LTJG Kathleen
Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst as guest speakers. The topic of discussion
was the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team (AST) – what it is and what it does.
The Atlantic Strike Team (AST) is one of 3 Special Teams that make up the National Strike Force. It is a vital national asset comprised of a unique, highly trained cadre of Coast Guard professionals who maintain and rapidly deploy with specialized equipment and incident management skills any time to any place or hazard.
The AST is recognized worldwide as an expert authority in the preparation for and response to the effects resulting from oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, weapons of mass destruction events, and other emergencies on behalf of the American public.
USCG LTJG Kathleen Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst
Dillon, who is the Auxiliary Liaison Officer for the AST, works in the Incident
Management Department at Joint Base. She indicated there are three Strike Teams
– the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf Coast. They follow the Incident
Command System in dealing with Oil/Hazmat Responses, National Security Events,
and Natural Disaster Recovery. At a response site, the Teams provide air
monitoring, contractor oversight, and decontamination. Their caseloads comprise
fifty-four percent chemical/Hazmat responses and forty-six percent oil salvage
responses. The three strike teams are not limited to just the United States.
They have the ability to travel anywhere in the world to handle a crisis.
Ellen Voorhees speaks of the role of the Auxiliary in the AST
Voorhees, who is the Auxiliary Unit Coordinator for the AST, spoke of the role
the Auxiliary plays at AST headquarters. The eight Auxiliary watchstanders
monitor external personnel and traffic flow at the Joint Base, and maintain a
telephone watch, screening and transferring calls to appropriate offices.
During the time period 2014-2016, the Auxiliary logged 6,543 watchstanding
hours and 416 support hours in assisting the Atlantic Strike Team, allowing
regular active duty Coast Guard personnel to pursue other duties. Coast Guard Auxiliary story and images by John Fisher, Flotilla 16-07
### 25FEB17 ABS CLASS
On Saturday, 25 February, 2017, Flotilla 16-07 presented its first About Boating Safely program of the season to 19 students. The class, a mixture of young and old, were very grateful and congratulated us on a fine presentation.
Ted Hall discussing the Rules of the Road as they pertain to meeting situations.
The ABS class was held in the Administration Building in the Monmouth County Park in Lincroft, NJ. Janet Malzone FSO-PE enlisted Instructors William Castagno, Tina Shymko, Ted Hall, Chris Malzone, and John Fisher. Serving as aides were Ray Rafferty, Paul Harren, Jerry SanAntonio, Dan Fuchs, and Bob Sheridan. Coast Guard Auxiliary story and image by John Fisher, Flotilla 16-07
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit http://www.cgaux.org