U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Boat Safe. Boat Smart. Boat Sober. ⚓
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.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Boat Safe. Boat Smart. Boat Sober. ⚓
Hoping the holiday season brings
warmth and happiness to you and your families!
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
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
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
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Join VADM Buschman, the Gold Ancient Mariner, LCDR Blevins with Office of Cutter Forces and myself on the Surface Navy Association's "Continuing the Conversation" today at 1330.
We will be discussing changes, challenges and the future of #CoastGuard sea duty with our hosts MCPOCG #10 Skip Bowen and MCPOCG #8 Vince Patton!
Best wishes on this day of thanks. Today we're thankful for all of our dedicated U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary family, true shipmates we are honored to serve with.
U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic
Few things are more relaxing than being in a boat this time of year. It's easy to sometimes forget how much less relaxing it would be to find ourselves toss over and into the water. Every year, the safety stats say the same thing: lifejackets save lives. Follow the link to find your state's specific guidelines concerning lifejackets and general boat safety: http://ow.ly/U4fN50BWG8A.
Admiral Karl Schultz
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reconnect with family and community; a time to reflect on all that we are thankful for; and a time to share with those in our communities who may not be as fortunate. While much is different this year, I encourage each of you to find ways to safely hold on to those traditions that bring you and your families joy. This past year has been challenging, and the resilience and sacrifices of you and your families in service to our great Nation have been inspiring. I could not be prouder of our Coast Guard and your accomplishments - We are #StrongerTogether!
On a recent visit to Station Kings Point, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time with this fantastic crew and thank them for their continued dedication. To all those Coast Guard women and men standing the watch this Thanksgiving holiday - THANK YOU!
Welcome to our new National Commodore, Alex Malewski.
Please join me in welcoming the new National Commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Alex Malewski! Commodore Malewski previously served as Vice National Commodore and Deputy National Commodore Atlantic East and Operations. I am excited to work with you as you lead the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the 23,500-strong uniformed volunteer component of the Service.
Furthermore, I want to personally thank Commodore Larry L. King for his years of dedication to the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The significance of Auxiliary support to recreational boating safety, awareness, and many other Coast Guard missions has never been greater and remains essential to our Nation’s maritime homeland security.
Fair winds and following seas Commodore King!
Thank you to all of our veterans. Today we reflect upon and remember your humble service to the nation.
25-01 recently had our monthly flotilla
meeting, which has moved online due to COVID-19. A chance to organize and discuss operations for the upcoming month, these meetings also give us a chance
to hear from our unit leadership about the issues being addressed and the goals for the coming weeks.
We're so proud of the role that the Coast Guard has for everyone who wants to serve . The diversity of our Coast Guard Auxiliary is one of our greatest strengths, and we welcome all who have a desire to give back to their country and their community.
Although technically not employed by the USCG, we want you to meet Nick Chaleunphone, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member who serves out of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound , 1st Southern Region, South Windsor Flotilla 14-25-06. She's been part of the Coast Guard family since 2005. She is a flotilla staff officer, vessel examiner and diversity officer.
Nick happens to be deaf in one ear and has been since birth. She also has an Intersex/DSD condition called Kallmann’s syndrome and has Vitiligo.
As an auxiliary member, Nick is at the forefront of the Coast Guard community relations.
"I serve, and I am a #rolemodel for disabled people who want to serve in the Coast Guard," said Chaleunphone. "I joined the Auxiliary, after seeing my brother serve on active duty. I knew that my disability and medical issues would disqualify me from active duty or reserves. However, I knew that the US Coast Guard has an Auxiliary program that allowed people like me who have a disability an opportunity to serve. Being an auxiliarist shows that even with my medical disability, I am still able to contribute to the overall US Coast Guard Mission."
Good morning and happy Saturday! We're excited to introduce you to another member of our "One Washington" team, Auxiliarist Heather Zahorecz. Get to know Heather and hear her story of how she decided to join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!
Hi Heather– take a moment to introduce yourself
Hi. My name is Heather, and I am the HR officer for Flotilla 25-01, “One Washington”.
What do you do for work?
I work as a Consumer Safety Inspector, Inspector in Charge for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Work has brought be so many outstanding opportunities form getting to work in several of America’s leading food processing facilities to unsurpassed training opportunities!
How long have you lived in the area?
Thanks to my amazing job, my husband and I have lived in DC for almost four years now.
How long have you been an Auxiliarist?
When not working, I love to volunteer my time with the auxiliary, which I have been a part of for almost three years now.
What do you focus on in the Auxiliary?
I would say my two main areas are being a trained in the food service also known as AUXFS. This allows be to use my passion for cooking and food safety do serve the Coast Guard Community in several different aspects year-round! My other main area would be I love being a paddle craft operator. In this role I get a chance to perform boating safety outreach, conduct safety patrols, and encourage more safe practices within the paddle craft community.
What made you decide to join?
I come from a long line of military family and found the Auxiliary through searching online for a way to give back and as an excellent way I could use my skills and help augment our armed forces.
What is the biggest benefit of joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary and what do you enjoy most?
I think my personal benefits from joining would be the amazing friends I have made and knowing that I am helping out our community in versions ways and being part of a tradition and something bigger.
What would you tell someone considering joining?
I am so happy I joined because of how much fun I have and for all the opportunities the auxiliary can offer me. I would encourage anyone considering the Auxiliary to come to a meeting or talk to an Auxiliarist to learn more about it firsthand.
We will always remember.
Did you know there is a new life jacket label? The label is being phased in, and you may see it printed on the inside of a new life jacket. The new label DOES NOT make obsolete life jackets with the old label. Always look for a life jacket that is U.S. Coast Guard approved and be sure to wear it whenever you are out on the water!
Good morning Washington! Did you know that a core mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is vessel examinations? Available to everyone with a recreational boat, these free, no fault inspections help ensure you have the equipment to stay safe and meet vessel requirements for a great day out on the water.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-1 Washington, DC's cover photo
Happy birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard - proudly carrying on a legacy of service!
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
We recommend that everyone wears a life jacket at all times when underway or on the docks. You may not have time to put on your life jacket if you encounter a water hazard, slip while fishing or fall out of your vessel. 🦺
The good news is - this statistic is totally reversible. Wear it!
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
(7/18 10:19AM) A Heat Emergency has been issued for the District of Columbia. Heat index of 98 degrees is expected. Visit http://bit.ly/DistrictCoolingCenters to find a cooling center near you. Find tips to beat the heat at http://ready.dc.gov/extremeheat. #StayCoolDC
Temperatures in the District will be dangerously HOT through Wednesday, July 22. Please listen to your body and keep an eye on family, friends, and neighbors. If you see someone who needs shelter or relief from the heat, dial 311.
Flotilla 25-01 expresses it's sincere condolences at the passing of Auxiliarist Howard Croft, a valued and important member of our Coast Guard Auxiliary team. As a shipmate, his contributions to the Flotilla strengthened our unit, and we honor his commitment to strengthening the safety of the boating community.
When Helima Croft was growing up in Anacostia during the 1980s, she would often get the question from her father, Howard Croft.
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, reflects on the values America and the U.S. Coast Guard were founded upon and the social justice movement, our service, country, and world are experiencing.
All Americans should be guaranteed equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all individuals, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
“The American public have placed special trust in us to protect the unalienable rights of Americans and to personally embody our core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.
Racism, sexism, and prejudice are unacceptable and have no place in the Coast Guard. Period. But discrimination, both overt and systemic, still exists in our nation and in our service. I need your help to drive them out.
We must continue to be true to our oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, including working towards true equality and opportunity for all Americans.”
A diverse and inclusive workforce is essential.
Last month, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz release the Coast Guard’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.
“In order to remain the world’s best Coast Guard we must be the world’s most diverse and inclusive Coast Guard. Anything less means that we will fail to garner the talent, innovation, creativity, and performance necessary to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex maritime operating environment. We owe it to our Nation, and ourselves, to create a Coast Guard where everyone can contribute the full power of their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts.”
Read the Commandant’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan here: bit.ly/DIAP2020
🎥 edited by PAC Matt Masaschi - Pacific Area public affairs
Congratulations to both the incoming and outgoing leadership of our own USCG Air Station Washington.
Today, I had the honor to serve as the presiding officer as CDR Pete Evonuk assumed command of #USCG Air Station Washington from CAPT Scott Phy. CAPT Phy, you did an outstanding job leading the crew of this Air Station as it carried out complex national security and diplomatic missions. Congratulations to CDR Evonuk in your new role. I know you will keep Air Station Washington flying high. Semper Paratus!
Happy Independence Day from our nation's capital.
Safe Boating Campaign
From our friends Operation Dry Water – did you know? The federal BAC limit for BUI is .08… just like driving a car.
#ontheroadonthewater #neverbui #operationdrywater #opdrywater #boatsober #safeboating
Knowing the forecast is essential before going out on the water. Did you know the National Weather Service provides a comprehensive marine forecast for the Washington DC tidal Potomac area? Click below and know before you go!
The National Weather Service is your best source for complete weather forecast and weather related information on the web!
Today the Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates its 81st birthday. Since 1939, the men and women of the Auxiliary have served the nation proudly, and today our 23,000 uniformed volunteers are profound examples of selfless devotion to duty. This year Auxiliarists delivered over 2.4 million hours of support, performed more than 121,500 vessel safety checks and marine dealer visits, and taught over 6,800 boating safety classes, significantly enhancing safety on America's waterways. We remain #readyrelevantresponsive to face the challenges ahead of us!
Good morning! What questions do you have about the Coast Guard Auxiliary?
We recently hosted an online training seminar for the Sailing Club of Washington - we're taking every measure of precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but training and raising public awareness on the importance of boating safety continue!
From the Home of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Is your family or someone you know facing financial hardship due to loss of income or an unexpected expense?
The military relief societies were created to alleviate financial distress on our service members and they are a great resource for military families.
Don't battle financial hardship on your own--Reach out to your military relief society to find out how they can help.
As we observe #MemorialDay, we honor the patriotic sacrifices of those who gave their lives in service to our great country, and remember those members of the Coast Guard who have perished in the line of duty.
Great advice. Always use a sticker for your vessel - if lost, the Coast Guard will know how to confirm whether you are in need of assistance and avoid costly search and rescue operations if only the boat is missing.
Don't forget to label your kayaks, canoes, and paddlecraft with an "IF FOUND" sticker. This helps our rescue crews determine whether a boater is actually in distress or if the vessel has broken free of its mooring or blown away. #NSBW #PaddleSmart #WearIt #BoatResponsibly
U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic
Check the latest weather forecast before you leave shore. Hop on over to weather.gov for the latest updates.
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command
Do you have ditch kit on your boat? In today's Safe Boating Campaign video our boaters show the Coast Guard boarding team that they are prepared for a worst case scenario by having on board:
-a fire extinguisher
-a ditch kit with safety, survival, and signaling equipment
-a VHF digital selective calling radio, properly configured
Are there any other pieces of safety gear that you like to carry? Join the conversation at the U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Safe Boating group and let us know!
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