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 This section of our website will focus on the members in action within Division 15.  All members are welcome to submit photos for consideration for inclusion.  All photos must be consistent with USCG and USCG Auxiliary standards and policies.  

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FIREWORKS, BURLINGTON, VERMONT JULY 4, 2016

 

 

 

 

 Boats at the dock before night mission.

 

 

 

DIVISION MEETING, WHITEHALL, NY, APRIL 25, 2015

(All Photos, C. Poltenson, USCG Auxiliary)

 Flotilla Commanders and staff attended the spring Division meeting and tabletop exercise in Whitehall, NY on April 25th.  It was a good meeting with a focus on response and communication.

FC's and staff discussing communications and operations during the morning session.

 

Jim Canavan and Mike Balch discussing communications during the morning session.

Mike Balch explaining some of the nuances of communications and response.

 

COAST GUARD DAY AT USS SLATER (DE-766) AUGUST 3, 2014

 (All Photos USCG Auxiliary)

 

Members of Flotilla 15-04, 15-09 and 15-10 gathered at the USS Slater (DE 766) in Albany to celebrate the 224th Anniversary of the US Coast Guard and the 75th Anniversary of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  The USS Slater is the last World War II Destroyer Escort still afloat in the US and has just returned from dry dock in Staten Island.  Members were joined by Coat Guard veterans from the Slater and the crew of the USCG Cutter WIRE (WYTL 65612).

 

Crew members of the USCGC WIRE learn the nuances of firing the stern 50 caliber 3 inch gun from gun captain Erik Collin of the Slater crew.  The WIRE crew fired the gun salute during the ceremony.

Members of Flotilla 15-04, 15-09 and 15-10 on the fantail of the Slater after the ceremony.

Charles Poltenson, Division Vice Commander; CPO Richard Walker, USCG (Ret); and BMC Jason Cross OIC WIRE after the ceremony.  Poltenson and Walker were Co-Chairs for planning the annual event and are active volunteers on the Slater.

 

Change of Command Ceremony Saugerties

Lynn Enny, Division Commander and Charles Poltenson, Division Vice Commander were joined by 15-09 member Pamela Crane to represent the Division at the Change of Command Ceremony for ANT Saugerties on July 9th.  Poltenson played bagpipes at the request of Chief Chis Shephard.

 

 USCG Pipe Band member Charles Poltenson playing Semper Paratus during the Change of Command Ceremony.

 



 

JULY 2013 DIVISION PICNIC AND MEETING - CROWN POINT NY

(All photos, unless otherwise noted, USCG Auxiliary. Charles Poltenson) 

Our summer picnic and Division Meeting took place at the Pavilion at Crown Point Historic Site on July 27, 2013.   The weather was excellent and all participants had a great time.  Between the line toss, trivia and some excellent food, there was the opportunity to socialize and talk with other members of the Division we might not see very often.

 

Lynn Enny, Terry Tremblay and Peggy Burgess work on swiftly answering questions during the trivia quizz.  In the background is Jeff Burgess.  

 

 

Margaret Malone led the trivia quizz asking questions ranging from history to VSC's. 

 

 

Lee Townsend (right) and Lynn Enny provide commentary on Terry Tremblay's line toss while the peanut gallery looks on from the Pavilion. 

 

 

The conclusion of the great food and games, Division leadership got down to the summer meeting.  Here, Division Commander Lynn Enny listens to Carl Duford, Flotilla Commander of 15-8 as as he makes his report. 

 

 BOAT CREW TRAINING - LAKE GEORGE 

(All photos, unless otherwise noted, USCG Auxiliary.  Charles Poltenson) 

 

Surface Operations training gets underway on Lake George as Lynn and George Enny take out several boat crew trainees. 

 

 

Charlie Pound, the Division Operations Officer lectures on the Currency Maintenance at the Surface Operations Day at Lake George. 

 

 

GENERAL CLINTON CANOE RACE - BAINBRIDGE NY

(All photos USCG Auxiliary, Pam Crane) 

 

Jim Wilson (right) prepares to do a Vessel Safety Check at the annual General Clinton Canoe Race, a major canoe race that runs four days and covers from Cooperstown NY to Bainbridge, NY on the Susquehanna River.  Auxiliary participation at this event is coordinated by Flotilla 15-09.

 

 

Charles Poltenson, Flotilla Commander of 15-04 checks paddles and life jackets prior to launching at the General Clinton Canoe Race.

 

 

Team that worked the Canoe Race at the end in Bainbridge.