Flotilla 10-02 members Howard Yap (left) and Peter Byrne (right) practice putting out fires last week at the Boat Crew Academy training in Nutley.
(Photo by Mike Ellis)
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian component of the United States Coast Guard Forces under the Department of Homeland Security. It was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. The 39,000 volunteer members donate thousands of hours in support of Coast Guard missions each day.
With the exception of direct law enforcement and military action, the Auxiliary is there, side by side, working with regular and reserve Coast Guard units performing patrols on water, land and air.
Flotilla 10-02 is located on the Hackensack River in Secaucus, NJ. We are attached to USCG Sector NY and are very active in Public Boating Safety Courses, Vessel Safety Checks, Water Patrols, Member Training and Public Affairs. Please explore our website to learn more about what we do.
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