Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Kennedy Elected Division Commander

Michael Kennedy of Fayettville has been elected commander of Central New York Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 2. He takes office Jan. 1 and is a member of Sylvan Beach Flotilla 26.

Elected Vice Division Commander was Robert F. Shanahan Sr. of East Syracuse, who is also commander of Brewerton Flotilla 2-14.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

East Syracuse Man Heads Central NY Auxiliary

Rick Kunz
Rick Kunz of East Syracuse is the new Coast Guard Auxiliary commander of Central New York’s Division 2, which oversees flotillas in Oswego, Brewerton, Syracuse, Ithaca and Sylvan Beach.

He and Vice Division Commander Paul Phelps of Ithaca were sworn in at a recent Change of Watch Banquet by Coast Guard Commander Nathan Podoll from the Coast Guard’s Great Lakes headquarters in Cleveland.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Conroy Re-Elected Division Commander

John Conroy
John Conroy
John Conroy has been re-elected commander of Division 2 for 2014, and Rick Kunz has been re-elected vice division commander. The elctions took place earlier this month. Division 2 encompasses the Coat Guard Auxiliary's Central New York area and includes flotillas in Oswego, Brewerton, Syracuse, Ithaca and Sylvan Beach.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall Training Conference in Oswego Sept. 20-22

Central New York's Division 2, in conjunction with Ninth District Eastern Region, holds a fall training conference Sept. 20-22 in Oswego. More information and conference brochure.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Oneida Lake Search Turns Up No Capsized Boat

Coast Guard Helicopter
A U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boat was waiting out a storm in the canal at Sylvan Beach Sunday afternoon (June 30) when Oneida County Sheriff's Marine Unit contacted the crew for help in searching for an overturned sail boat in the North Bay area and possibly a pontoon boat in distress. Three 9-1-1 callers had reported seeing what appeared to be boats in trouble.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Central NY Coast Guard Auxiliary Has New Leader

John Conroy
John Conroy of Cazenovia is the new commander of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 2, overseeing the Central New York area of operation. Division 2 encompasses five flotillas in Oswego, Brewerton, Syracuse/Phoenix, Ithaca and Sylvan Beach.

Conroy will fill the remaining 2013 term of the previous commander, who had to step down due to his health. A special election took place June 19, with District Commodore Robert Laurer presiding.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Musket Fire Signals Start of Boating Season Operations

Civil War re-enactors
Civil War re-enactors.
Volleys of musket fire echoed through the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26 Base at Sylvan Beach Sunday afternoon (June 2, 2013).

The squad of Civil War re-enactors paid tribute to the fallen men and women of the Coast Guard and Auxiliary. The musket fire also brought to a close annual base commissioning ceremonies, officially signaling the start of the flotilla's Oneida Lake operations for the 2013 boating season.