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Division 16 Change of Watch 3Dec17
All Photos and story from this section courtesy of FSO -CS Christopher M. Orlando

 US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 16-07 Point Pleasant Beach, NJ participated in and was honored at the Division 16 Change of Watch at the Crystal Point Yacht Club on 3Dec17.
For 16-07, Bill Iwanyk and Brenda Revior-Feniello were sworn in as Commander and Vice Commander for the 2018-2019 term.
Multiple members of 16-07 were sworn in as Division 16 Staff Officers: William Castagno (Navigation Systems), Christopher M. Orlando (Secretary/Records) and Bill Iwanyk (Vessel Examinations). Flotilla 16-07 was also honored with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Achievement Award for outstanding contribution over 60 years.

In addition to USCG Auxiliary Division 16 Auxiliarists present, Active Duty Coast Guardsman also attended including: CWO4 Richard Clark (Operations Training Officer for 5th Norther Region), CAPT Kurt A. Clark (Duty Commander for Sector Delaware Bay), LT Michael S. Oubre (Operations Officer for the Atlantic Strike Team), LT Michael Strobel and LT Christophe Shivok (Sector Delaware Bay Representatives), CWO2 Michael Kristiansen (Commander for Station Manasquan Inlet), BMC Zachary Gray (Executive Petty Officer for Station Manasquan Inlet) and multiple members from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet/Shark River were also in attendance.

Division 16 also had the pleasure of hosting Auxiliarists from the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary 5th District Northern Region such as Barry M. Kyper (District Commodore), Joseph A. Smith (District Captain (East). Also in attendance was Officer John Alexander of the Brick Township Police Department Marine Bureau.



Members of Division 16 being sworn in
Division 16 Staff Officers take their oath of office at the Division 16 Change of Watch


Commander and Vice Commander for Flotilla 16-07 are sworn in.
16-7 Flotilla Commander Bill Iwanyk (far left) and Flotilla Vice Commander Brenda Feniello (far right) take their oath of office during the Division 16 Change of Watch


Dennis Georgia is Master of Ceremonies for Division 16 Change of Watch.
Flotilla 16-07 Auxiliarist Dennis Georgia was the Master of Ceremonies at the Division 16 Change of Watch


Commanders and Vice Commanders of Division 16 flotillas are sworn in.
Flotilla Commanders and Vice Commanders take their oath of office for Division 16 Flotillas


15Nov17 General Business Meeting
All Photos and story from this section courtesy of FSO - PB Betsy Bauer

At our November Business Meeting we honored two of our members: Robert Daraio and David Witherspoon. They were awarded Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Awards: Bob for his 15 years of service and David for 5 years. These volunteers devote many hours to their missions, with much success, gaining recognition at both the Flotilla and Division levels.


Bill Iwaynk presents Bob Dario with an award.
Auxiliarist Bob Daraio (right) receives the Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Award for 15 years serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary from Flotilla Commander Bill Iwanyk (left).

Bill Iwanyk presents David Witherspoon with an award.
Auxiliarist David Witherspoon (right) receives the Auxiliary Annual Service Performance Award for 5 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from Flotilla Commander Bill Iwanyk (left).

11Nov2017
All Photos and story from this section courtesy of FSO - MT John Fisher


US Coast Guard Auxiliary members James Picciano and Gregory Porteus, Flotilla 16-07 5th Northern Region, were recently honored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs “in appreciation of the outstanding and distinguished commitment, dedication, and assistance that Launch 5 provides to the veterans of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System. We thank you for the ongoing therapeutic support for our nation’s heroes.”
Greg and Jim provide a few hours of relief to the veterans by taking them out on Greg’s boat, Launch 5, periodically to sail up and down the Hudson River. Recently, Jim obtained tickets for the veterans to attend a football game at West Point on Veterans Day.
Certificate of Appreciation for Jim Picciano.
US Department of Veteran Affairs awarded Auxilarist James Picciano with a "Certificate of Appreciation" for his work with Launch 5 and the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System.

Veterans on Launch 5 vessel.
Jim and Greg with some of the veterans on Launch 5.

Veterans on Launch 5 vessel.
Jim and Greg with some of the veterans on Launch 5.

Some veterans helping crew the Launch 5.
A couple of crew members chatting about their day on the water.

Inside the cabin of Launch 5.
An inside look at Launch 5 with Auxiliarists Bob Daraio and James Picciano.

Large group of veterans gather for a picture on Launch 5 vessel.
Everyone aboard Launch 5 poses for a group picture after a great day on the water.
18Oct17 General Business Meeting
All Photos and story from this section courtesy of FSO - PB Betsy Bauer


Our October Flotilla 16-7 meeting at Station Manasquan Inlet recognized several members for their achievements.  Awarded for the Auxiliary Annual Service Award were:  Alice Schroth, Paul Harren, Dan Fuchs and Ted Hall.  Ted was also awarded additional commendations for his achievements.  Our newest member, Bill Lang, took his Oath of Membership and was warmly received by the members. 


Paul Harren receives award from Bill Iwanyk.
Auxiliarist Paul Harren (left) receives Auxiliary Annual Service Award from FC Bill Iwanyk (right).


Point Pleasant Beach Seafood Festival Public Affairs Booth 16September17
All Photos from this section courtesy of FSO - CS Christopher Orlando

Six Auxiliarists stand prepared to answer questions about boating safety at a festival.
Our proud crew manning the booth. From left to right: Auxiliarist Christopher Orlando, FC Bill Iwanyk, FSO-NS Bill Castagno (front), FSO-MT John Fisher (back), IPFC Glenn Delmonico, and FSO-PA David Witherspoon.
Three Auxiliarists are waiting to answer questions.
FSO-MT John Fisher (back) and FSO-NS Bill Castagno (front left) and FSO-PA David Witherspoon (front right) engage members of the public about joining the Flotilla 16-07.
A table with boating safety literature.
Great information prepared about boating laws and regulations along with children and boating safety information.

A table with boating safety literature.
Our second Public Affairs table with information about joining the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Vessel Inspection Station at Clark's Landing Marina 17June17
All Photos from this section courtesy of FSO - CS Christopher Orlando


Bill Iwanyk and David Witherspoon at the Public Affairs booth at the Vessel Inspection Station.
USCGA 16-07 Commander Bill Iwanyk (right) and Public Affairs Staff Officer Dave Witherspoon (left) stand ready to answer questions about boating safety.

Bill Iwanyk talks to a boater about his vessel.
USCGA 16-07 Commander Bill Iwanyk goes over the importance of having Personal Floation Devices (PFDs) for any passengers on board readily available.

Bill Iwanyk talks to two boaters about their vessel.
USCGA 16-07 Commander Bill Iwanyk goes over his Vessel Safety Checklist and answers questions of the captain of the vessel.

David Witherspoon poses with vessel safety sticker awarded to those who pass the vessel inspection.
USCGA 16-07 Public Affairs Staff Officer Dave Witherspoon shows off the Vessel Safety Check decal awarded to those who pass the Vessel Inspection.

Full shot of public affairs table.
USCGA 16-07 sets up shop at Clark's Landing with tons of brochures and information.

ABS Class 03June17
All Photos from this section courtesy of FSO - MT John Fisher

Ed Meyer instructing during a boating safety class.

E.R.Meyer teaches about the basic boating terminology in Ch. 1.


Janet Malzone and Bill Castagno prepared to check students in.

Flotilla 16-07 Public Education regulars J.Malzone and W.Castagno.

Paul Harren leading discussion during a boating safety class.

P.Harren discusses the importance of the capacity plate on boats.


Ted Hall talking to students about avoiding collisions in a vessel.

T. Hall teaches the importance of following Navigation Rules to avoid a collision.


Bill Castagno welcomes students to the class.

W. Castagno welcomes the class and makes introductory remarks.


ABS Class 06May17

All Photos from this section courtesy of FSO - MT John Fisher

Glenn Delmonico explains safety on the water.

Being safe on the water is more complex than most people think says G. Delmonico.



Chris Malzone discusses all the different vessels out on the water.

C. Malzone discusses categories of vessels


 

Chris Malazone talks about different hull shapes.

Different types of vessels have different hull shapes as taught by C. Malzone.


  

Jack Witemeyer talks about ATONS.

J. Witemeyer discusses the importance of Navigational knowledge and ATONS 


A group of Auxilarists gather after the boating safety class.

Some of our great crew - F. Schmidt, T. Shymko, G. SanAntonio, J. Malzone.


Glenn Delmonico leads discussion with students.

Students listening intently as G. Delmonico presents Chap. 2. 


Tina Shymko talks about water sports.

T. Shymko presents important facts on Water Sports.



01MAR17

FL 16-07 MEMBER TRAINING MEETING

Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team (AST)
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
AST Auxiliary Watchstander Program
Flotilla members and active duty personnel listen attentively
Flotilla members and active duty personnel listen attentively
The member training meeting of Flotilla 16-07 on 01 March 2017 featured Auxiliarist Ellen Voorhees of Flotilla 07-09 in Lacey Township, NJ and USCG LTJG Kathleen Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst as guest speakers. The topic of discussion was the Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team (AST) – what it is and what it does.


The Atlantic Strike Team (AST)
The Atlantic Strike Team (AST) is one of 3 Special Teams that make up the National Strike Force. It is a vital national asset comprised of a unique, highly trained cadre of Coast Guard professionals who maintain and rapidly deploy with specialized equipment and incident management skills any time to any place or hazard.

The AST is recognized worldwide as an expert authority in the preparation for and response to the effects resulting from oil discharges, hazardous substance releases, weapons of mass destruction events, and other emergencies on behalf of the American public.



USCG LTJG Kathleen Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst
USCG LTJG Kathleen Dillon of Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst
Miss Dillon, who is the Auxiliary Liaison Officer for the AST, works in the Incident Management Department at Joint Base. She indicated there are three Strike Teams – the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf Coast. They follow the Incident Command System in dealing with Oil/Hazmat Responses, National Security Events, and Natural Disaster Recovery. At a response site, the Teams provide air monitoring, contractor oversight, and decontamination. Their caseloads comprise fifty-four percent chemical/Hazmat responses and forty-six percent oil salvage responses. The three strike teams are not limited to just the United States. They have the ability to travel anywhere in the world to handle a crisis.


Ellen Voorhees speaks of the role of the Auxiliary in the AST
Ellen Voorhees speaks of the role of the Auxiliary in the AST
Mrs. Voorhees, who is the Auxiliary Unit Coordinator for the AST, spoke of the role the Auxiliary plays at AST headquarters. The eight Auxiliary watchstanders monitor external personnel and traffic flow at the Joint Base, and maintain a telephone watch, screening and transferring calls to appropriate offices. During the time period 2014-2016, the Auxiliary logged 6,543 watchstanding hours and 416 support hours in assisting the Atlantic Strike Team, allowing regular active duty Coast Guard personnel to pursue other duties.

Coast Guard Auxiliary story and images by John Fisher, Flotilla 16-07

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25FEB17
ABS CLASS

On Saturday, 25 February, 2017, Flotilla 16-07 presented its first About Boating Safely program of the season to 19 students. The class, a mixture of young and old, were very grateful and congratulated us on a fine presentation.


Ted Hall discussing the Rules of the Road as they pertain to meeting situations.
Ted Hall discussing the Rules of the Road as they pertain to meeting situations. 
The ABS class was held in the Administration Building in the Monmouth County Park in Lincroft, NJ. Janet Malzone FSO-PE enlisted Instructors William Castagno, Tina Shymko, Ted Hall, Chris Malzone, and John Fisher. Serving as aides were Ray Rafferty, Paul Harren, Jerry SanAntonio, Dan Fuchs, and Bob Sheridan.
Coast Guard Auxiliary story and image by John Fisher, Flotilla 16-07