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Welcome to the Flotilla 12-6, District 5SR Web Site

Flotilla 12-06, Chincoteague Island,
                             Virginia

Fifth Southern District, Division 12

US Coast Auxiliary Flotilla 12-06, is located on Chincoteague Island,                    Virginia, home of the famous wild pony swim.                          We are a civilian organization that supports the US Coast Guard in     non-law enforcement programs.   Flotilla 12-06 meets the second Tuesday of each month at the US Coast Guard Station,  Chincoteague VA.

Prospective members are invited to attend.

Shooting the flare starts the Pony Swim from Asseteague Island to Chincoteague Island

The Pony swim takes place at low tide guided by the Salt Water Cowboys

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety.  It boasts more than 35,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of the Coast Guard Forces.  Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, maritime security, environmental protection, and the Coast Guard Academy introduction program.  Auxiliarists volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families.