Welcome to the USCG Auxiliary Website of Flotilla 24-8, District 1, Clinton, CT.
Our Clinton Flotilla has a proud and long history since it was chartered on 21 April 1962. With a small break in continuity in the mid 1990’s due to restructuring of the auxiliary, the flotilla was re-established several years later and became a re-energized organization with a strong commitment to public education, vessel safety, marine safety and environmental protection/awareness.
Flotilla 24-8 meets in Clinton, CT. and has many active members throughout Connecticut and summer guest members from out of state.
The focus of our Flotilla is based on the four cornerstones of the Auxiliary: Member Services; Recreational Boating Safety; Coast Guard Support; and Fellowship. As the Coast Guard continues to receive more tasking and mandates, it looks towards the Auxiliary to assist and fill in the gaps where ever we are authorized by law. As a civilian volunteer organization we bring many skills to the Auxiliary and we provide training where needed in order to provide the best service to the Coast Guard and the boating public.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary or our flotilla, please join us as a guest at one of our monthly meetings. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at our Flotilla Base located at 34 Riverside Drive, Clinton, CT 06413 beginning at 7:30 PM. Please Click on this link for a Google Map and Directions.
You may also contact us by email or leave a voice message at 860-669-7820. We will get back to you shortly. We look forward to your visit to our flotilla and meeting with you in person. Please feel free to explore our website and learn more about our exciting missions.
SEMPER PARATUS (Always Ready)
John F. Ouellette
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Our future meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at the Clinton Flotilla Base, weather permitting.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Seventy-First Anniversary of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
On June 23, 2010, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will celebrate seventy-one years of faithful and dedicated service. Our Auxiliary shipmates have once again given generously of themselves to support Coast Guard personnel and missions, and to make our nation’s waterways safer for the more than 83 million recreational boaters who sail them. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers have literally taught generations of boaters how to properly equip and operate their vessels. Through their dedication to boating safety and their lifesaving activities, thousands of mariners are saved or assisted every year. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has honored our profession and advanced the outstanding service we provide our nation.
Over the past year, the Auxiliary has set the standard for organizational resilience and continuous improvement. By modernizing its national organization, the Auxiliary positioned itself to parallel the Coast Guard in its conduct of operations, training, policy development, and mission support. At the same time, it broadened its capabilities through a major expansion of its Trident program to provide greater support for the Coast Guard’s marine safety mission, the innovative application of social media and language interpretation skills to support rescue operations following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the formalization of the Auxiliary’s chef program to better support Coast Guard food service personnel. More recently, Auxiliarists have served in a range of capacities in support of Deepwater Horizon Spill Response operations, including over 5,000 hours checking the readiness of vessels participating in clean-up operations, monitoring deployed booms, supporting the area command center, and assisting with public affairs.
Our shipmates, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, have performed superbly, always standing a taut watch and exemplifying our core values. Please join me in recognizing their superb dedication by celebrating their seventy-first anniversary with your local Auxiliarists.
Admiral Bob Papp Commandant
Admiral Robert J. Papp,
24th Commandant of the Coast Guard
(U.S. Coast Guard photo)
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