Join Flotilla 16-07

Chart Your Course With The USCG Auxiliary
Join The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Are you looking for adventure while serving your country and your community? If you are looking for some adventure in your life, consider joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Wherever your interests lie, and whatever life skills you have, chances are that the Coast Guard Auxiliary can offer you an area to serve that will enrich your life in ways you may not have imagined.

The Auxiliary offers you a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community, across the country, and around the world.

We welcome and recognize your past experience, skills and talent. We challenge you to have fun learning new skills and qualifications in company with a very special group of volunteers.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a number of opportunities, but the tasks can generally be divided into three service areas:
  • Recreational Boating Safety
  • Operations and marine Safety
  • Mission Support
Auxiliarists are able to partake in training and perform missions in any of these areas.

Who Are We?

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary directly supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions.

The Coast Guard’s philosophy is to be SEMPER PARATUS (ALWAYS READY) against all threats and all hazards. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of that philosophy and the Coast Guard Forces.

We conduct safety patrols on local waterways, assist the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, as well as many other activities.

The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic check. There are no upper age limits or height/weight standards, although for operational activities, you must be physically able to perform certain tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve as little or as much as you want.

You do not have to own a boat or participate in water-based operations to join the Auxiliary.

Finally, the Auxiliary supports its members through local unit meetings, regional conferences and enjoys heartfelt fellowship with each other.

What Can I Do?

As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you will be able to choose from many exciting opportunities for service. You can be challenged to learn, train and excel in areas and at levels you didn’t think you were capable of, all at your own pace and in your own time. And you will be formally recognized by the Auxiliary, the USCG and our country for your accomplishments.
  • Help Save Lives––Through boating safety instruction in the classroom, through Vessel Safety Checks, or in on-the water operations. Your direct contribution to boating public safety can, and often does, literally save lives.
  • Increase Your Skills––Take advantage of advanced training in surface operations, leadership, or one of the many courses available through the Auxiliary and Coast Guard. As a member of the Auxiliary, there are no fees for these courses.

    You can learn or greatly enhance your boating skills. Once qualified, you can use your own boat if you have one and help train new crews and members of the future.

    You can leverage your existing talents, skills and experience to gain new positions and qualifications as you progress in the Auxiliary.
  • Support the Coast Guard–– Become qualified to serve at Coast Guard units in radio watchstanding, marine environmental protection, Homeland Security, and other operational and administrative support.
  • Have Fun and Fellowship–– Enjoy the company of fellow Auxiliarists during training missions, at meetings, or social events. We enjoy our work and we enjoy each other’s company!
  • Sharpen your Leadership Skills - Bring your leadership skills to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or let us teach you how to be a great leader.
To learn more about the many opportunities offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, visit this link

The USCG Auxiliary at a Glance

On an Average Day in the Coast Guard Auxiliary

  • Completes 62.5 safety patrols
  • Completes 6.2 regatta patrols
  • Performs 10.2 vessel assists
  • Assists 28 people
  • Saves 1 life
  • Saves $341,290 in property
  • Participates in 100 operational support missions
  • Participates in 48.7 administrative support missions
  • Completes 13.4 recruiting support missions
  • Educates 369 people on boating safety
  • Performs 299 vessel safety checks
  • Attends 70 public affairs functions

For More Information Contact:

 Flotilla 16-07 Hotline: 732-592-9167


U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet
Location: 1 mile southeast of Squan Beach;
40-06' 52"N x 74-01' 43"W in 1880; 40-07' 00"N x 74-02' 00"W in 1915; 40-06' 12"N x 74-02' 30"W.

61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 Map

Flotilla 16-07, D5NR, USCG Auxiliary was established in 1958 and meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1930 in the Sail Loft of USCG Station Manasquan Inlet, 61 Inlet DrivePoint Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The Sail Loft is located across from the main Coast Guard Station building. Members of Flotilla 16-07 conduct Boating Safety Classes for the public, Free Vessel Safety Examinations of recreational vessels (VSCs), Maritime Observation Missions (MOM), Search and Rescue Missions (SAR), and Marine Dealer Visits (MDVs). Flotilla 16-07 Members receive advanced training through the Auxiliary Member Training Department so they can assist and augment the Coast Guard in all missions except direct military and direct law enforcement activities.

Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Garden State Parkway South.
Get off Garden State at Exit 98.
Follow the signs to Route 34 South.
At the first traffic circle go half around and continue on 34 South.
Continue on 34 to Route 35 South.
Take Route 35 South over the Manasquan Bridge, get in the left lane and follow the signs for The Beach and Broadway.
Take Broadway to the end at the beach and turn left follow to USCG Station Manasquan,  
61 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2642, (732) 775-5029 on the left. Map


U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions. For more information about the Coast Guard Auxiliary visit