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Coast Guard

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon Dec. 14, 2017

    This past week, Flotilla 12 celebrated the closing of another good year with our annual holiday party!
    Flotilla Commander Ron Eudy expressed his excitement for the coming year and offered thanks to those who have served as the past year and those who will continue to serve.
    Following the meal, members were gathered for the presentation of our annual flotilla award.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon Dec. 7, 2017

    This past week, we had the only supermoon of 2017. It was an extraordinary sight to behold! If the clouds prevented your view, it only takes a quick search on the internet to see some spectacular images.
    Did you know that the supermoon has an effect on the tides? As the moon gets closer to the Earth, the gravitational pull causes the tides to become stronger.
    According to earthsky.com, the tides rise and fall more during this time, although we are not able to feel the increased gravitational pull.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 30th, 2017

    Thank you to Duane Treadon for the following article.
    Thankfully in our area those who end their boating season when cold weather sets in do not have to take as drastic measures as those who boat where there is prolonged freezing temperatures, but some precautions still need to be taken to protect boats.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 22nd, 2017

    Flotilla 12 would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. We hope you have a day filled with family, friends and fellowship.
    Thank you to Mark Rosen for sending in the following information about the USCG Auxiliary’s involvement in World War II.  
    In 1942, the Navy Department authorized the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla No. 2 to establish a Coastal Picket Patrol manned by individuals who would serve short periods on ships capable of spending at least 48 hours at sea. The ships were private vessels loaned, purchased or requisitioned by the government.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 16th, 2017

    Thanks to Bob Asztalos for the following information and image.
    On Saturday, Nov. 11, FHCA held its annual Veterans Day breakfast for vets in our nursing homes. It honored WWII, Korea and Vietnam-era veterans in our local nursing homes.
    Flotilla members honored the veterans by serving as sideboys. Mark Rosen did the invocation and Bob served as the master of ceremonies. Also in attendance were Tim Ashley, Ron Eudy and Phil Hill.
    As Auxiliarists, many members have served in the armed forces, including:
    • Bob Asztalos, U.S. Navy;

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 9th, 2017

    Being part of a solution means not becoming part of the problem.
    In the USCG Aux, we take this very seriously. This past week, a crew was scheduled for a safety and training patrol, however, this mission was canceled due to weather.
    Being unprepared for the elements puts our members at risk.
    Even though we are in a warm climate, and it does not feel that fall or winter will ever arrive, nature’s elements can pose a risk.
    Even in our area, hypothermia is a real risk.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon November 2nd, 2017

    Thanks to Ron Eudy for the following article and images.
    On Saturday, Oct. 28,  four members from Flotilla 12 participated in the St. Marks Stone Crab Festival. Raye Crews, Ron Eudy, David Fansler, Mike Harrison and Rick Pizzala set up and staffed the information booth for the duration of the festival.
    Our mission is to share the knowledge form the Coast Guard on Recreational Boating Safety. We do this by sharing informational pamphlets and by engaging in conversation with interested people as they come by our booth.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon October 26th, 2017

    Thanks to Tim Ashley for the following article and images.
    Refresher training is essential to remain sharp and prepared. The Auxiliary does this in a number of different ways.
    In today’s world, we have many opportunities to remain engaged and sharpen our skills. Technology has opened many doors, but cannot replace the benefit of hands-on learning.
    Saturday, Oct. 21, was such an opportunity for two of our Flotilla’s Crew trainees Alexander Gulde and Terry Hoxworth.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Reports By Carolyn Brown Treadon October 19th

    Thanks to Ron Eudy for the following article and image.
    On Saturday, Oct. 7, members from flotillas across the region met in Panama City for a Division meeting. Division 1 currently has four flotillas: Apalachee Bay, Panama City, Destin and Pensacola. Representatives from each Flotilla come together three times per year. This particular meeting is a special meeting, annual elections are held to elect our Division Leadership for the upcoming year.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary for Oct. 5, 2017

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