It is the purpose of this Flotilla that we support the US Coast Guard in its
missions of Boating Safety, Search and Rescue, and Homeland Security. We
will accomplish this through our active participation in the First District - Southern
Region and the Second Division of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. We augment
the regular and reserve forces to extend and expand upon the capabilities of
Coast Guard Forces.
We will conduct ourselves at all times with Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty
as we uphold the traditions and standards of the US Coast Guard. We will focus
our efforts on the missions of Coast Guard Auxiliary service to Boating Safety,
Public Education, Operations, and all other missions as assigned to us.
As members of such a crucial volunteer organization we will maintain standards
of professional conduct that meet or exceed those of the Auxiliary and the Coast
Guard. We will always present an organized and positive appearance to the
public, a cooperative and respectful attitude to the Coast Guard, and a friendly
and supportive environment for each other. We will always conduct ourselves
with a standard of excellence, and support each other as we strive to learn and
grow within the Auxiliary and the Coast Guard. We will treat each other with
dignity and concern, and support each Auxiliary member as they try to grow and
learn within the organization. We will pass our knowledge down to new and
younger members to our unit will grow and stay strong. We do not condone any
form of discrimination, harassment, or intimidation at any level, at any time, in
any place, whether toward members, other Coast Guard Forces, or the boating
public. This is a zero tolerance policy.
Our purpose: To support the US Coast Guard, the First
District, Activities New York, and Station Sandy Hook in all
approved missions of the Auxiliary.
Our operations: We will maintain our training, equipment,
uniforms, and behaviors at or above all Auxiliary and Coast
Guard standards. We are skilled, trained, disciplined,
professional, and safe.
Our principles: We are committed to standards of
professional conduct that treat each other with dignity, respect,
Soon after the Auxiliary was founded in 1939 this Flotilla began operations in the Sandy Hook Area. Originally part of the US Coast Guard Reserve, when Congress modified the structure of the Auxiliary our unit became one of the first independent Auxiliary Units.
We are based at US Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, and contribute to all of the Coast Guard and the Auxiliary's missions, including:
Recreational Boating Safety - through vessel safety examinations, boating safety courses, and community outreach
Coast Guard Operations - through on duty watchstanding, crew augmentation, medical and health service support, boat and PWC patrols, aids to navigation patrols and surveys
Homeland Security - through Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, coast guard support, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection patrols
Our Flotilla has been recognized with several unit awards, including:
Admiral's Award for Operational Excellence (Inaugural Winner)
Boat/US Best Flotilla in USA Winner
Bicentennial Unit Commendation
CG Unit Commendation (5 times)
DOT Secretary's Outstanding Unit Commendation
Presidential Unit Citation
Special Operations Services Ribbon
Transportation 9/11 Ribbon
We have more than 35 dedicated and trained members contributing thousands of hours of support per year.