U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-1 Washington, DC

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-1 Washington, DC The official page of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-1, Washington, DC also known as "One Washington." Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of most months at the D.C.
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Harbor Police Station in SW Washington, DC. Please contact us via e-mail or Facebook if you are interested in attending and are not a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Operating as usual

Happy 231st birthday to the Coast Guard and a big birthday shout-out to Station Washington as we celebrate our seagoing ...
08/04/2021

Happy 231st birthday to the Coast Guard and a big birthday shout-out to Station Washington as we celebrate our seagoing service!

Happy 231st birthday to the Coast Guard and a big birthday shout-out to Station Washington as we celebrate our seagoing service!

Happy Fourth of July and a special thanks to everyone standing the watch today, at home and abroad.
07/04/2021

Happy Fourth of July and a special thanks to everyone standing the watch today, at home and abroad.

Happy Fourth of July and a special thanks to everyone standing the watch today, at home and abroad.

Proud to be celebrating 82 years of service! #happybirthdayuscgaux
06/23/2021

Proud to be celebrating 82 years of service! #happybirthdayuscgaux

Proud to be celebrating 82 years of service! #happybirthdayuscgaux

Don't become a statistic - wear your life jacket and stay safe!
05/27/2021

Don't become a statistic - wear your life jacket and stay safe!

Don't become a statistic - wear your life jacket and stay safe!

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
04/29/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

DC area boaters, a reminder that recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-...
03/20/2021
U.S. Coast Guard announces new law requiring use of engine cut-off switches

DC area boaters, a reminder that recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.

Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.

Don't be fooled - the water temperature remains cold!
03/15/2021

Don't be fooled - the water temperature remains cold!

Don't be deceived by the warm air, the water is still deadly cold. Prepare for water safety by knowing what the water temperatures are, dressing appropriately and having the proper safety equipment on board. #coldwatersafety #boatsafe
http://ow.ly/77Yn50DXxJ4

Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices
03/12/2021
Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices

Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices

Q1. What is an Engine Cut-off Switch (ECOS)? A1. An Engine Cut-Off Switch is a safety mechanism used to shut off propulsion machinery when the operator is displaced from the helm.   Q2. What is an Engine Cut-Off Switch Link (ECOSL)? A2. An ECOSL is the device that connects the operator to the ECOS....

03/09/2021

Did you know we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 this year? The Act was created to improve the safety of recreational boating in the United States. ⚓️

Since the passage of the FBSA, the fatality rate has dramatically DECREASED:

▪️ In 1971, the fatality rate was 20.6 per 100,000 boats.

▪️ From 1972 to 1975, the years right after the FBSA was passed, the recreational boating fatality rate dropped by 12%.

▪️ In 2019, that fatality rate was 5.2 per 100,000 boats (about 600 per year).

The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, National Safe Boating Council and our safe boating partners continue to spread the safe boating message. As the recreational boating community continues to grow, the FBSA of 1971 will continue to be instrumental in guiding industry standards that help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the boating public.

The #1 job of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is Recreational Boating Safety!

The #1 rule for Recreational Boating Safety is WEAR IT! Wear your life jacket at all times when you and your passengers are underway!

#uscgaux
#USCG
#safeboating
#wearit

Be sure to tune in!
03/08/2021

Be sure to tune in!

The 2021 State of the Coast Guard Address is this week!
When: 11 March, 10 a.m. PST
Where: On Facebook at U.S. Coast Guard or http://ow.ly/gxE350DSLsO

#CoastGuard2021 #StrongerTogether

02/28/2021

Do you know about the U.S. Coast Guard mobile application?

With the increased reliance of mobile phones, an official U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Mobile application, available for free on iPhone and Android devices, is a modern way for the Coast Guard to assist the every-day mariner. There are various features including:

•Find the latest safety regulations
•Request a vessel safety check
•Check your safety equipment
•File a float plan
•Navigation Rules
•Find the nearest NOAA buoy
•Report a hazard
•Report pollution
•Report suspicious activity
•Request emergency assistance

The app also features an Emergency Assistance button which, with locations services enabled, will call the closest Coast Guard command center.

For more information, visit https://uscgboating.org/mobile/

02/09/2021

#FacesOfTheCoastGuard
"As an Auxiliarist, I've been privileged to be a member of Team Coast Guard since June 2018. Whether performing Vessel Safety Checks; serving as Boat Crew on local lake/river patrol; as Medical Officer aboard the United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE; or working in various land-based Coast Guard clinics, I've never regretted my decision to join. While learning new skills, meeting new people, discovering new places and taking part in new adventures are all rewarding aspects of the Auxiliary, perhaps the greatest reward is being part of an organization that does the important day-to-day work of protecting people.

My earliest personal association with the military began in 1966 when I enlisted in the U.S. Army. In October of 1967, our unit (3rd Battalion 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division) deployed from U.S. Army Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Phan Rang, Republic of Vietnam. Twelve long months later, a young (21-year-old) Staff Sergeant returned home in one piece, happy to be alive.

With a young wife, a high school diploma and no steady job, I was fortunate to learn the trade of a structural ironworker, which provided our growing family with a good income during the early years. When our second child was diagnosed with a devastating illness, the hospital became a sort of home away from home. There, I became interested in medicine, returned to college (pre-med) while working part-time as a steel fabricator/certified welder, and eventually gained admission to medical school. As a US Army Health Professions Scholarship recipient, I was back in the Army. Assignments included initial graduate medical training at Madigan Army Medical Center, completion of the Tropical Medicine program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins and Flight Surgeon School at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Since leaving Active Duty, the bulk of my medical practice has been Emergency and Family Medicine. Currently, my practice is limited to Addiction Medicine and separately, intermittent service as a General Medical Officer for the Coast Guard.

Since joining the Auxiliary, I've been afforded the opportunity to work with and learn from a goodly number of our Nation's finest uniformed protectors - from junior enlisted seamen to senior flag officers. For this, I am very grateful. Semper Paratus!"

Dr. Robert B. Andrews, Jr. DO, MPH
Medical Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

ICYMI: We were thrilled to have so many Washington DC Auxiliarists recognized for their exemplary service with Division ...
02/05/2021

ICYMI: We were thrilled to have so many Washington DC Auxiliarists recognized for their exemplary service with Division Awards. 25-01 is proud of the work our members do each day and we're excited to share their stories of service.

ICYMI: We were thrilled to have so many Washington DC Auxiliarists recognized for their exemplary service with Division Awards. 25-01 is proud of the work our members do each day and we're excited to share their stories of service.

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management & Disaster Response's post
02/05/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Office of Emergency Management & Disaster Response's post

Good morning! Continuing our #MeetanAuxiliarist series, take a moment to get to know Julius, and hear his story of why h...
01/28/2021

Good morning! Continuing our #MeetanAuxiliarist series, take a moment to get to know Julius, and hear his story of why he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Hi Julius – take a moment to introduce yourself.

HI, I am Julius Jackson. Excited to share a little bit about my experience.

How long have you lived in the area?

13 years

What do you do for work?

I am the Chief of the EMS training program and a Biomedical Sciences Teacher in the NAF Academy of Health Sciences at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill

How long have you been an Auxiliarist?

8 years

What do you focus on in the Auxiliary?

During the boating season, I lead our flotilla’s recreational boating safety efforts conducting especially Vessel Safety Checks. I have conducted over 300. For the rest of the year I focus on providing Healthcare Services support to the Active Duty and Reserve forces in the area. I train their boat crews in First Aid, CPR and AED to meet the Boat Crew PQS requirements. Recently, I was appointed to the National Staff to help in the Diversity and the Coast Guard Recruiting Directorates. .

How did you find out about the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

I learned about the auxiliary while working for VADM Thomas J. Barrett, 18th Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He has been the 23rd Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, and his wife Sheila was an Auxiliarist during his career.

What made you decide to join?

I served in the Texas State Guard before I moved to DC. I missed the work and comradery of drill weekends.

What is the biggest benefit of joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary and what do you enjoy most?

The biggest benefit for me is the privilege of being a private citizen with a direct opportunity to contribute to homeland security. The best moments for me are the fellowship within the Coast Guard Family, and seeing the people I train progress through their careers, especially at Coast Guard Station Washington.

Thanks Julius, and thank you for being a part of the USCG AUX!

#coastguard #uscg #coastguardauxiliary #uscgaux #gocoastguardaux #gocoastguard #washingtondc #servedc #service #honorrespectdevotiontoduty #readyrelevantresponsive #boatersafety #joinup

Good morning! Continuing our #MeetanAuxiliarist series, take a moment to get to know Julius, and hear his story of why he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Hi Julius – take a moment to introduce yourself.

HI, I am Julius Jackson. Excited to share a little bit about my experience.

How long have you lived in the area?

13 years

What do you do for work?

I am the Chief of the EMS training program and a Biomedical Sciences Teacher in the NAF Academy of Health Sciences at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill

How long have you been an Auxiliarist?

8 years

What do you focus on in the Auxiliary?

During the boating season, I lead our flotilla’s recreational boating safety efforts conducting especially Vessel Safety Checks. I have conducted over 300. For the rest of the year I focus on providing Healthcare Services support to the Active Duty and Reserve forces in the area. I train their boat crews in First Aid, CPR and AED to meet the Boat Crew PQS requirements. Recently, I was appointed to the National Staff to help in the Diversity and the Coast Guard Recruiting Directorates. .

How did you find out about the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

I learned about the auxiliary while working for VADM Thomas J. Barrett, 18th Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He has been the 23rd Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, and his wife Sheila was an Auxiliarist during his career.

What made you decide to join?

I served in the Texas State Guard before I moved to DC. I missed the work and comradery of drill weekends.

What is the biggest benefit of joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary and what do you enjoy most?

The biggest benefit for me is the privilege of being a private citizen with a direct opportunity to contribute to homeland security. The best moments for me are the fellowship within the Coast Guard Family, and seeing the people I train progress through their careers, especially at Coast Guard Station Washington.

Thanks Julius, and thank you for being a part of the USCG AUX!

#coastguard #uscg #coastguardauxiliary #uscgaux #gocoastguardaux #gocoastguard #washingtondc #servedc #service #honorrespectdevotiontoduty #readyrelevantresponsive #boatersafety #joinup

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
01/19/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

"The time is always right to do what is right." Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Washington Flotilla.
01/18/2021

"The time is always right to do what is right." Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Washington Flotilla.

"The time is always right to do what is right." Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Washington Flotilla.

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post
01/17/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
01/15/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

Important information for local mariners.
01/14/2021

Important information for local mariners.

Coast Guard to establish, enforce multiple security zones for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

The Coast Guard will enforce three temporary security zones in the National Capital Region for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, beginning at 8 a.m., on January 13 and ending 8 a.m., January 25, 2021.

During the enforcement period, entry into or remaining in the zones is prohibited by law, unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Maryland-National Capital Region. Persons or vessel violating this section may be subject to civil or criminal penalties pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 70036.

The Coast Guard is establishing the security zones as described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §165.508. The Coast Guard will establish a security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River, and adjacent waters in Washington D.C.

An outline and description of each security zone and pertinent information can be found in the link below.

The maximum civil penalty amount for violating the security zone is $95,881.

To seek permission to transit the zones, the designated representative can be contacted by hailing “Patrol Commander” via marine band radio, VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). Coast Guard vessels enforcing this zone can also be contacted on Marine Band Radio, VHF-FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz).

The Coast Guard may be assisted by other federal, state or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. The U.S. Secret Service is the lead federal agency for this National Special Security Event.

The COTP Maryland-National Capital Region can be contacted at (410) 576-2693.

If the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or his designated representative determines the security zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners may be used to suspend enforcement and grant general permission to enter the security zone.

The official maritime safety and security bulletin issued by the U.S. Coast Guard may be found here https://homeport.uscg.mil/Lists/Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=65436&Source=/Lists/Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=65436

-USCG-

01/07/2021

We take pride as a unit in the diversity of our members. From every background and walk of life, our Auxiliarists answer the call to serve, selflessly and as volunteers their own accord. With several members who work at the U.S. Capitol or live on Capitol Hill, we share in the condemnation of the violence that occurred yesterday. We also wish to express our continued commitment to our mission, and remain clear eyed and focused on our duty to protect the life and safety of the boating community.

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post
01/05/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard's post

01/04/2021

Need a sticker to identify your kayak or other small watercraft? Help avoid false missing boater alerts and put one on your boat today! Visit your local USCG Auxiliary unit today to get yours.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Recreational Boating Safety
01/02/2021

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Recreational Boating Safety

What better way to bring in the New Year than with a 2021 Vessel Safety Check! Contact your local Vessel Examiner or request a vessel safety check (VSC) at http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=V-DEPT&category=i-want-a-vsc.

Check out and follow U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Vessel Examination & Partner Visitation for additional information.

01/01/2021

Wishing you a safe and happy 2021 from the team at "One Washington."

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
12/27/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Boat Safe. Boat Smart. Boat Sober. ⚓

Hoping the holiday season bringswarmth and happiness to you and your families!
12/26/2020

Hoping the holiday season brings
warmth and happiness to you and your families!

12/21/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Admiral Karl Schultz

On behalf of a grateful nation, I would like to wish every member of the Coast Guard family a very Happy Holidays! #WorldsBestCoastGuard #WatchTillTheEnd

Admiral Charles Ray
12/16/2020

Admiral Charles Ray

Managing the Nation's lighthouses is one of the Service's earliest missions, and last week, the Coast Guard lit a first of its kind LED-based rotating beacon at Oak Island Lighthouse on Caswell Beach, N.C. This upgrade is the Coast Guard's first LED-based rotating beacon for an active aid to navigation and will provide a permanent, cost-effective, and energy-efficient solution for the lighthouse.

#WeWillKeepTheLightOn #LightTheWay #Innovation

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
12/16/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Are you familiar with the Coastal Warning Display Program? Some coastal Coast Guard stations may display flags, pennants and colored lights to warn mariners of hazardous conditions. 🚩

Of course, before getting underway, check various sources for weather conditions in your area. This may include AM/FM radio, television, NOAA marine forecast websites, the marina and your local Coast Guard.

Remain alert to changing weather conditions during your outing. ⛈And please do not forget to file a float plan, wear your life jacket at all times, carry a VHF marine radio and have an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB.

For more information about the Coastal Warning Display Program from the National Weather Service, please visit https://www.weather.gov/marine/cwd

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