Flotilla Northern Virginia, 054-25-12

Flotilla Northern Virginia, 054-25-12 As the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary unit on the upper Potomac River, safety, security, marine Coast Guard or Secretary of Homeland Security.

We are the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on the upper Potomac River. Our operations and personnel focus on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers surrounding our nation’s capital and run westward along the Interstate 66 and Dulles Airport corridors to the Shenandoah River. Established by Congress in 1939, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready). The Auxiliary opera

tes in:

• Safety and Security Patrols
• Search and Rescue
• Mass Causality or Disasters
• Pollution Response & Patrols
• Homeland Security
• Recreational Boating Safety
• Commerical Fishing and Vessel Exams
• Platforms for Boarding Parties
• Recruit for all service in the Coast Guard

In addition to the above, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operates in any mission as directed by the Commandant of the U.S.

Flotilla Arlington - Northern Virginia, 25-12, joined with Division 25 flotillas 25-06, 25-08, and 25-25 (Sea Scout Ship...
10/01/2023

Flotilla Arlington - Northern Virginia, 25-12, joined with Division 25 flotillas 25-06, 25-08, and 25-25 (Sea Scout Ship) on a cleanup of Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria, VA on 30 Sep 2023. Kayaks, part of the Aux Paddlecraft (AUXPAD) program, were used the first time by the Auxiliary in this event. This allowed for getting into hard to access areas and hauling out such items in the water as a Lime Scooter. We also freed some fish caught in shore obstacles. New record set for us of 214 pounds of trash collected!

11/29/2022
03/25/2022

Last Friday, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security John Tien visited U.S. Coast Guard Station Washington where he joined the crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat for a tour of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers in D.C.

Deputy Secretary Tien also toured the station and talked with the crew about how Station Washington works to keep our nation’s capital secure. 🇺🇸

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

03/14/2022

Today is National K-9 Veterans Day. This day is set aside to honor the service and sacrifices of American military working dogs.

Dogs have served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 80 years. From shore patrols in WWII to narcotics prevention and explosives detection of today, they have served side by side with their human counterparts to protect this nation.

Thank you to the many K-9s who have served our country and continue serving today. You are pawsome!



(U.S. Coast Guard photos from multiple sources.)

06/14/2021

Thank you all for your patience during the pandemic. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is getting back to normal recreational boating safety activities.

07/22/2020

Thank you All for all your recent "likes"!

Bravo Zulu!
10/19/2017

Bravo Zulu!

Irondequoit, N.Y./New York City – Two local members of the Coast Guard have been honored for helping save several people from a boat in distress last year.Robert and Patti Brody of Irondequoit are both members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 42. Tuesday,

One of our members snapped a photo this morning of the USCG Tall Ship Eagle arriving in Alexandria, VA. It will be in th...
09/04/2017

One of our members snapped a photo this morning of the USCG Tall Ship Eagle arriving in Alexandria, VA. It will be in the area through Wednesday. What a beautiful vessel!

06/23/2017

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 78th anniversary of outstanding service to the U.S. Coast Guard, the American public, and recreational boaters and professional mariners around the world. Happy birthday, and Semper Paratus!

05/26/2017
You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.
05/26/2017

You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.

The National Safe Boating Council created a new public service announcement campaign, “Silly Humans,” featuring Shaw Grigsby, Bassmaster Elite Series Angler ...

Your safe boating needs in one free easy app!
05/24/2017

Your safe boating needs in one free easy app!

Get involved!
05/23/2017

Get involved!

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK, 2017 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Semper Paratus!
03/30/2017

Semper Paratus!

There are many sides to America's military forces. There's the side that most people know: big guns and explosions, stomping soldiers, and screaming jet fighters. But America's military complex is unique in the world, because it also takes a full-spectrum approach to saving lives. Yes, sometimes th....

The Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City uses Auxiliary operational facilities to assist in the training of helicopter ...
03/27/2017

The Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City uses Auxiliary operational facilities to assist in the training of helicopter crews, thus freeing Coast Guard assets and crews for other duties.

Happy birthday to USCG founding father, Alexander Hamilton!
01/11/2017

Happy birthday to USCG founding father, Alexander Hamilton!

This blog is part of a series honoring the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who served before us. Stay tuned as we highlight the customs, traditions, history and heritage of the Coast Guard.

On 17 December, Flotilla 25-12 members participated in area-wide Wreaths Across America activities. It was an icy mornin...
12/22/2016

On 17 December, Flotilla 25-12 members participated in area-wide Wreaths Across America activities. It was an icy morning but, along with the CG Auxiliary Club at Marymount University, we were able to make it to the Arlington National Cemetery and Balls Bluff National Battlefield events. Bravo Zulu to our members who braved the weather to honor veterans during the holidays.

The Coast Guard had quite a number of units and personnel who took part in the U.S. defense of Hawaii on that Sunday.
12/08/2016

The Coast Guard had quite a number of units and personnel who took part in the U.S. defense of Hawaii on that Sunday.

While most know that Coast Guard Cutter Taney took part in the battle of Dec. 7, 1941, with the attacks on Pearl Harbor, many don’t realize that the Coast Guard had quite a number of units and personnel who took part in the U.S. defense of Hawaii on that Sunday.

USCG beach patrol during WWII.
11/23/2016

USCG beach patrol during WWII.

11/16/2016

This day in history, 1992: CGC Storis became the cutter with the longest service in the Bering Sea, eclipsing the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear which had held that distinction since 1929. Bear was decommissioned in 1929 after serving in the Bering Sea for 44 years and two months.

Based in Kodiak, Alaska, the USCGC Storis (WMEC 38) is the oldest commissioned Coast Guard cutter still in active service.

Most of all, we remember the bravery...
09/11/2016

Most of all, we remember the bravery...

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced...

Semper Paratus! We're always ready!
09/05/2016

Semper Paratus! We're always ready!

Auxiliarists in 1967 rescuing a boater off an outboard that had foundered during a storm in Long Island Sound, New York.
08/31/2016

Auxiliarists in 1967 rescuing a boater off an outboard that had foundered during a storm in Long Island Sound, New York.

Past to Present: Protecting our shores from undocumented migrants, drugs, and terrorism
08/23/2016

Past to Present: Protecting our shores from undocumented migrants, drugs, and terrorism

BZ Mr. Giannattasio - great work!
08/19/2016

BZ Mr. Giannattasio - great work!

The U.S. Coast Guard has recognized Joseph Giannattasio, a resident of Middle Township.

08/09/2016

“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.”
― Alexander Hamilton

The Coast Guard celebrates its 226th birthday today. The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces it...
08/04/2016

The Coast Guard celebrates its 226th birthday today. The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue.

Happy birthday USCG – 226 years today!
08/04/2016

Happy birthday USCG – 226 years today!

The Coast Guard Birthday is a time to celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard by remembering its history and bravery.

08/02/2016

The U.S. Coast Guard has a unique job in the military, with a role in law enforcement and a role in war.

“They did everything by the book,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Yurkin, the coxswain of the RB-M. “They pretty mu...
08/01/2016

“They did everything by the book,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Yurkin, the coxswain of the RB-M. “They pretty much saved their own lives.”

The Coast Guard helped the Newport News Police Marine Unit and Virginia Marine Police to rescue four people after their boat flooded and sank approximately six miles off the coast of Cape Charles o…

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary CDR Mike Reidy, Flotilla 7-5 from Mamaroneck, NY, describes their role patrolling local water...
07/29/2016

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary CDR Mike Reidy, Flotilla 7-5 from Mamaroneck, NY, describes their role patrolling local waterways. BZ to these volunteer guardians!

From their home base at Mamaroneck's Harbor Island Park, the 40 members of Flotilla 7-5 keep boaters on the Sound safe.

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Congratulations to our newly elected officers, Flotilla Commander Gary Dawson and Vice Flotilla Commander Pat Bartlett! We are looking forward to an exciting year and welcoming new members