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Coast Guard

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon September 28th

    After a very active few weeks with hurricane response, Flotilla 12 had a slow week.
    Thankfully we were spared major impact, but hurricane season is still in full swing.  It will not officially end until Nov. 30.
    Although fall has officially arrived, it still feels a lot like summer. It is still important to be mindful of the heat and sun when out boating and enjoying the water.  Hydration is very important as is protecting your skin.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary for Oct. 5, 2017

    Thank you to Tim Ashley for the following article and images Norma Hill for additional photos. 

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon September 21st

    Thank you to Ron Eudy for the following article and images.
    Hurricane Harvey started events that affected thousands of people and Hurricane Irma followed behind with much the same. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wished those affected a fast return to normal.  
    These two powerful storms brought new challenges to Flotilla 12. Harvey had devastated the Texas coast when the call for help came from the Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: Septmeber 7th

    Thank you to Ron Eudy for the following article and images.
    On Saturday, Sept. 2, members of Flotilla 12, Steve Hults and Mike Harrison certified Vessel Examiners were on duty performing Vessel Safety Checks at the St. Marks boat ramp. These experienced members braved the weather to complete their mission to help make Boating Safety a priority.
    Business was slower than usual because of the impending storms. The Examiners continued through the weather and less activity to have a successful Ramp Day providing Vessel Safety Checks for many boaters.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 31st

    Hurricane Harvey is a reminder how quickly things can change.
    Within 24 hours, Harvey went from a category 1 to a category 4.
    With a change that fast, the impact was intensified drastically.
    Because of the nature of the flooding and possibility for individuals to need assistance, the Coast Guard was ready to respond.
    Assets have been sent from across the U.S. to assist in the rescue and recovery process.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 24th

    Our article last week talked about the potential challenges when trailering.
    The overall message was that successful boating begins when you leave home and ends when you safely return.
    This week, many had the opportunity to witness the solar eclipse and see how drastically weather can change in a very short period of time.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 17th

    This has been a slow week for the auxiliary, but we would be remiss to not share valuable information with you. This week, the article is provided by the Official Blog of the USCG Auxiliary.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 10th

    We have had a relatively quiet hurricane season thus far, but things appear to be picking up with possible impact to our area.
    The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus, always ready. We hope that you will be semper paratus should we see the effects of a storm in our area!

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: August 2nd

    Thanks to Flotilla Commander Ron Eudy for the following article.
    On July 29, members of Flotilla 12 mustered at the Fort at St. Marks for certification to Boat Crew status. This must be completed every three years and it is also a chance for new crew member certifications to be achieved.
    The Operations Training Officer (OTO) BOSN3 Travis J. Laster from US Coast Guard Sector Mobile joined us to oversee the qualifications taking place. This is a complex mission to accomplish, requiring two vessels with required crew and the members performing the qualifications.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon: July 27th

    This past week, member Duane Treadon had the privilege of participating in the AUXPAD course, based out of New Orleans. Thank you Duane for the following article and image.
    The growth of paddle sports like kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boards (SUP), has seen dramatic growth over the past several years in our area and across the nation.
    With a relatively low cost and an abundance of retailers selling paddle crafts more and more people are taking to the sport every day.