Friday, January 18, 2019

New Leaders at Helm

Karen Beehm
Karen Beehm
John Ressue
John Ressue
Karen Beehm of Hubbardsville is the new commander of Sylvan Beach Flotilla, and John D. Ressue of Little Falls is the new vice flotilla commander. Assuming the helm Jan. 1, both serve one-year terms.

Karen and John are certified boat crew members for Coast Guard-approved patrols and search-and-rescue missions.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Base Opening Signals Arrival of Boating Season

David Troutman
By Austen Givens, Flotilla 26 public affairs officer

With the smell of grilling hamburgers drifting through the open door while rows of American flags fluttered in the breeze outside, David Troutman, a 38-year member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, eased back in his chair, marine radio to one side, and contemplated the meaning of Flotilla 26’s annual Base Commissioning on June 3.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Paddlecraft Safety Training

Patrick Christopher
With injuries and deaths occurring among the rapidly growing number of paddlesports enthusiasts, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26 sponsored kayak safety training for members May 9 during its monthly meeting at its Sylvan Beach base.

Monday, April 16, 2018

A New Member Comes Aboard

AUX Andrew Carr typingArea Professor, Cybersecurity Expert Joins Flotilla 26
Andrew Carr joined Flotilla 26 in early 2018. We recently sat down with Andrew to learn about what prompted him to join and what he would like to do in the Auxiliary.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

D-Train 2018 is coming!

District 9ER's 2018 D-Train is coming!

Click here to view a promotional brochure with all of the relevant details.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The 'Commander-in-Chefs'

Lou and Bill Cummings Couple Tackles Food Service with Gusto

Bill Cummings and Helen “Lou” Held-Cummings of Utica have been Coast Guard Auxiliarists for more than 15 years. Each has distinguished records of service and leadership in the Auxiliary.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Conroy, Kimber to lead Flotilla 2-6

John Conroy
On November 8th Flotilla 2-6 members voted to elect John Conroy and Mark Kimber as the new Flotilla Commander and Flotilla Vice Commander, respectively.

Conroy and Kimber replace outgoing Commander Bill Cummings and Vice Commander Karen Beehm, whose terms of office end this year.