Who are we?
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-12 of Oxford, Connecticut is one of the seven southern Connecticut flotillas which comprise Division 24 of the First Coast Guard District (SR). Originally founded in Prospect as Flotilla 17-12, the flotilla has called Oxford home since December 2002. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1900 (7:00 PM) at the David S. Miles American Legion Hall on Route 67 in Oxford.
What do we do?
We promote boating safety by interacting with the boating public in a variety of missions, including teaching boating safety courses and conducting free vessel safety checks. We also assist the Coast Guard administratively and operationally in a non-law enforcement capacity.
How can you help?
If you spend much of your time on or near the water, you can participate in America's Waterway Watch, a nationwide initiative similar to a Neighborhood Watch program. Be on the lookout for suspicious activities - activities possibly indicating threats to our nation's homeland security. As a participant in America's Waterway Watch we urge you to adopt a heightened sense of sensitivity toward unusual events or individuals you may encounter in or around ports, docks, marinas, riversides, beaches, or waterfront communities.
Become a member of Flotilla 24-12. We are always seeking new members. Members must be U.S. citizens, age 17 or older. Joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary provides opportunities to help save lives by taking part in a variety of missions, such as vessel safety checks and public education. The Auxiliary and Coast Guard provide specialized training on all aspects of boating, as well as leadership and administration. Members receive personal satisfaction from supporting the Coast Guard in its missions and from serving their local communities. If you are interested in joining, click here for more information, or email Cynthia Yanok, our Flotilla Staff Officer - Human Resources. .
Flotilla 24-12 is offering a $1,000 Scholarship to a deserving student seeking education and career opportunities in a Maritime Academy or in a marine related field. The application deadline is 1 June. Requirements may be found on the application form.