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On The Water

 Bill Flynn Aux and CG Hobucken photo by TJ Bendicksen Night Ops Aux and Hobucken training Patrol photo by TJ Bendicksen Night Ride prep line with Hobucken photo by TJ BendicksenThe mission of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Operations is to provide operational, logistic and training support to U.S. Coast Guard Programs. Auxiliary resources are used for missions authorized by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and/or the Secretary of Homeland Security. Auxiliarists provide crucial, non-law enforcement and non-military operational support to Coast Guard missions including:

  • Conducting Safety Patrols.
  • Performing Search and Rescue Missions.
  • Conducting Support Transport Missions of personnel and of supplies during natural disasters.
  • Providing Perimeter Security during regattas and other marine events.  
  • Conducting Verification of Aids to Navigation and ATON checks after severe storms.
  • Conducting Pollution and Environmental Patrols.
Auxiliarists are trained and qualified to an equivalent level and standard with the active duty Coast Guard, except for military or law enforcement activities. We train and practice, practice, practice to remain Semper Paratus - Always Ready! The best training is received while underway!
Crew Training To Rescue Person In Water (PIW)
Crew Training Rescue PIW photos by TJ Bendicksen
On the water Operations require skilled team coordination. Safe, successful missions are executed and accomplished by assessing the risks throughout the operations, as the mission and conditions evolve. Situational awareness, mission analysis, communication, leadership, assertiveness, thoughtful decision making, adaptability and flexibility are the key elements applied with Honor, Respect and Devotion To Duty.

Crew Swim and Hypothermia Prevention Qualifications

 Check Life Jackets photo by TJ Bendicksen  L. cold water gear swim photo by TJ Bendicksen  Crew Swim Qualification In Water  Crew Swim Tread Water

Division 20 Search And Rescue (SAR) exercises with Coast Guard Station Hobucken

  Charting the course to PIW photo by TJ BendicksenSAR exercises Oriental photo by TJ Bendicksen  SAR exercises Aux and CG Hobucken photo by TJ Bendicksen

Flotilla 20-04, New Bern and our local U.S. Coast Guard Station Hobucken often conduct training Patrols together, providing opportunities for both the active duty Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to train to become coxswain and crew and to maintain currency.

Tow training with CG Station Hobucken photo by Station Hobucken Night Ops with CG Station Hobucken 45 foot vessel and 201204 photos by Station Hobucken Bill Flynn and TJ Bendicksen Tow and PIW Rescue training 201204 and CG Station Hobucken photo by TJ BendicksenCoast Guard Auxiliary on the water operations are conducted in specially equipped, privately owned power boats, sailboats and other designated Auxiliary facilities. Flotilla 20-04, New Bern conducts these operations on sections of the Lower Neuse and the Trent Rivers. Qualified coxswain and crew carry out assigned underway missions under Coast Guard orders. The training and qualifications process for crew and coxswains is an ongoing process with each Patrol providing training opportunities for our members.

Water Watch program reporting suspicious activity