22 January 2011

 Welcome To Flotilla 16-07, D5NR, USCG Auxiliary


USCG Station Manasquan Inlet
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) 775-5029 Map

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.

Contact us: Flotilla 16-07 Hot-line: 732-785-2618 


E-mail: Flotilla1607@yahoo.com

FLOTILLA 16-07 NEWS

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TAKE A BOATING SAFETY CLASS

IN 2017

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY

About Boating Safely

Flotilla 16-07 will offer the USCG approved Public Education class,
About Boating Safely in 2017

                          DATES:

April 1 and June 3 
at Coast Guard Station Manasquan.  

Call the flotilla hotline number (732-785-2618) to register for these classes.

May 6 and June 10 
at the Visitors Center at Thompson Park in Lincroft, N.J.  

To register for either of these classes, 
call 732-842-4000 X 1 

Participants can go directly to Monmouth County Park Systems website to register:  www.monmouthcountyparks.com . 
  
Participants need to bring:  photo ID, pen, paper, and lunch (Saturday sessions) to the class.

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01MAR17

FL 16-07 MEMBER TRAINING MEETING

Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team (AST)
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
Flotilla members and active duty personnel listen attentively
Flotilla members and active duty personnel listen attentively
The 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)
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
USCG LTJG Kathleen Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst
Miss 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
Ellen Voorhees speaks of the role of the Auxiliary in the AST

Mrs. 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

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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.
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


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USCG AuxiliaryThe 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


Contact us:
Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-785-2618 
     E-mail: Flotilla1607@yahoo.com