Bill Trimyer, is a member of Flotilla 16-7: Outer Banks, and he is also an outstanding volunteer for the federation, especially when it comes to the shell recycling program. Mr. Timyer invited Michael Flynn, coastal advocate in the Northeast office, to attend two Flotilla meetings in August and October to give a presentation about the mission and goals of the federation as a means to identify opportunities for support from the Auxiliary.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, all-volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. The mission includes:

  • Promoting and improving recreational boating safety
  • Providing trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance the safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions
  • Supporting U.S. Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical requirements.

The Auxiliary’s internal operating levels are broken down into four organizational levels: National, District, Division, and Flotilla. Flotilla 16-7 is one of four flotillas that serve Division 16.

The discussion that followed both presentations focused on keeping our waterways safe and navigable as a paramount mission objective. Members of the Auxiliary also expressed interest in supporting a coast that is free of marine debris by identifying abandoned vessels and preserving and improving our coastal water quality by encouraging participation in the Clean Marina Program from local marina owners and operators.

For more information about the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary visit,