From the Flotilla Commander's Desk

Greetings and Welcome Aboard
Flotilla 16-6 is based in Oklahoma City.  We welcome anyone who is interested in promoting recreational boating safety and becoming a better boater. 
We have many different jobs requiring different skill sets within the flotilla.  So don't pre-judge your skills, we may have just what you are looking for.  If you have an area of interest, we can provide you training at a Coast Guard Training Center. 
For over 70 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered ordinary citizens the opportunity to improve themselves through education and training while assisting the Coast Guard. Members of the Auxiliary may choose among a number of government provided courses on safety, and or topics effecting the marine environment. In addition to education, many members choose training for on the water or in the air operations. Others choose to share their newly acquired knowledge by instructing the public or becoming a Vessel Examiner.

Following training, the civilian Auxiliary volunteer may assist the Regular Coast Guard at a Station or Sector in a number of traditional and non-traditional ways. When an Auxiliarist sits in for a Coast Guardsman, they are releasing the Coast Guardsman for other duties thus saving taxpayers money. Auxiliarists may only volunteer for non-hazardous duty. Serving aboard their own or CG facilities, the civilian volunteer must not put themselves or others in danger.

Being a member of the Auxiliary is also fun. Being able to develop and share new skills is accompanied with good comradeship with others who share the same interests.

The amount of time or financial obligations is minimal. Dues are generally less than a nice dinner for two. The volunteer is allowed to invest the amount of time and resources appropriate to each individual member to maintain chosen qualifications. Members of the Auxiliary take great pride in their skills and knowledge and in wearing the blue and silver uniform.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Bobby Thompson
Flotilla Commander