About Flotilla 26
As members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, flotilla personnel are all volunteers, performing a variety of missions and tasks benefiting the boating public or providing support for the U.S. Coast Guard.
For example, Flotilla 26:
- patrols Oneida Lake.
- assists boaters in distress.
- responds to Coast Guard search-and-rescue calls.
- conducts free vessel safety checks.
- does public education outreach.
- sponsors boating safety classes.
- has AuxChefs to provide food service support for active duty personnel at Coast Guard Station Oswego.
- trains, trains, trains to qualify members for missions and to improve performance.
About the Auxiliary
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 motto is to be Semper Paratus (Always Ready) against all threats and hazards. The Coast Guard also has an unofficial motto to excel -- Semper Nostra Optima (Always Our Best). Thus, the opportunity in the Auxiliary to participate in training, build skills, and strive for excellence.