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.