Archive 2020


USCGA Flotilla 16-07 Adopts New Flotilla Logo
Press Release by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

POINT PLEASANT, NJ – U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-07 is proud to adopt its first Flotilla logo in its history. The design was produced by US Coast Guard Auxiliary 5th District--Northern Region Staff Officer of Public Affairs, KC Murphy, in consultation with members of the Flotilla, and was adopted formally by the Flotilla during their April teleconference meeting.

Flotilla Commander Rocco Summa said, “I want to thank all of our members who worked with Commodore Murphy to ensure our logo captured the essence of the area we serve and our continued commitment to recreational boating safety.”  Summa continued, “It is an exciting time to be in the Auxiliary and we are thrilled to share our new logo with the public.”



The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org

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A Show of Unity During COVID-19 Stand-down
Story by AUX Christopher M. Orlando
Pictures Provided by AUX John and Marge Ignozza, AUX Alyce Schroth, and AUX Chris and Janet Malzone

Last night in a show of unity and support to our first responders, emergency care workers and other essential employees, members of Flotilla Manasquan Inlet set up white candles outside their homes as a reminder that we can find light in the darkest times.

AUX members John and Marge Ignozza sit a single white candle prepared to be lit at sundown. 
AUX member Alyce Schroth stands tall in uniform with her lit candle to support our first responders, emergency care workers and all essential employees as the country works to stop the spread of COVID 19.


AUX member Chris and Janet Malzone make their front porch shine with multiple candles as they thank all emergency personnel for their work during the COVID 19 pandemic.

First ABS Class a Success
Story and Pictures by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

Lincroft, NJ-- On Saturday, 2/22/2020 Flotilla Manasquan Inlet (16-7) held their first boating safety class at Thompson Park through the Monmouth County Parks System. The Flotilla had 21 students successfully complete the course and pass the test for their New Jersey State Police boating certificate. Thank you to all who took the class and to our team of AUX Bill Castagno, Glenn Delmonico, Jon Fisher, Bill Iwanyk, Chris Malzone, Janet Malzone and Christopher M. Orlando for their fantastic work. The Flotilla's next boating safety class will be Saturday, March 28 at Thompson Park from 8:30am-5:00pm. To register, call 732-842-4000 ext. 4312.

AUX Glenn Delmonico explains the safety precautions that you should take while trailering your vessel.
AUX Glenn Delmonico explains the safety precautions that you should take while trailering your vessel. USCGAUX Photo by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

AUX John Fisher (left) and AUX Glenn Delmonico (right) are all smiles as they prepare to teach the next chapter on knots.
AUX John Fisher (left) and AUX Glenn Delmonico (right) are all smiles as they prepare to teach the next chapter on knots. USCGAUX Photo by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

  AUX Bill Castagno follows along with the class on how to share the waterways with fellow boaters.
AUX Bill Castagno follows along with the class on how to share the waterways with fellow boaters. USCGAUX Photo by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

AUX John Fisher shows the difference between a knot, hitch and bend to the class and demonstrates for them.
AUX John Fisher shows the difference between a knot, hitch and bend to the class and demonstrates for them. USCGAUX Photo by AUX Christopher M. Orlando

AUX Janet Malzone explains to the class how the US Coast Guard Auxiliary assists Team Coast Guard and the role we play.
AUX Janet Malzone explains to the class how the US Coast Guard Auxiliary assists Team Coast Guard and the role we play. USCGAUX Photo by AUX Christopher M. Orlando