NEWS ARTICLE ARCHIVE
FLOTILLA 33 HOLDS ANNUAL CHANGE OF WATCH ON FRIDAY 09DEC, RECEIVES FLOTILLA MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
CDR STEVEN WHITEHEAD, DIRECTOR OF AUXILIARY 5TH DISTRICT SOUTHERN REGION (L), PRESENTS THE FLOTILLA MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO FLOTILLA 33 MEMBERS DURING THE ANNUAL CHANGE OF WATCH DINNER AT INDIAN CREEK YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB.
CDR WHITEHEAD JOINS FLOTILLA 33 MEMBERS GIVING THE WE'RE #1 SIGN.
CDR STEVEN WHITEHEAD, DIRECTOR OF AUXILIARY 5TH DISTRICT SOUTHERN REGION (L), SWEARS IN THE 2011 BRIDGE. HOWARD MONTGOMERY (C) WILL SERVE AS VICE COMMANDER, BRIAN MCARDLE (R) WILL SERVE AS FLOTILLA COMMANDER.
INTRODUCING MR. & MRS. RICHARD GONZALEZ.
DURING THE FLOTILLA 33 CHANGE OF WATCH, NEWLY MARRIED MEC RICHARD GONZALEZ & BM1 EMILY GONZALEZ RECEIVED A SURPRISE WEDDING CAKE.
CDR WHITEHEAD THANKS FLOTILLA 33 MEMBERS & SPOUSES FOR THEIR DISTRICT LEADING SERVICE TO THE COAST GUARD & BOATING PUBLIC.
The Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award is
authorized by CAPT Mark Rizzo, Chief Director of the Auxiliary,
Coast Guard Headquarters in
Flotilla 33 has a long history of outstanding
service to the middle
During 2009, Flotilla 33 led District 5 Southern
Region with over 2,200 separate missions totaling 19,838 mission
hours, with each member averaging an exceptional 522 hours in
support of the Coast Guard and recreational boating public. Flotilla
33 conducted 19 assists helping 21 people and $282,000 in property.
The Flotilla’s 11 operational boats conducted 891 marine patrol
hours, coxswains & boat crews totaled 3,361 man-hours. During on the
water Search & Rescue missions 21 persons were assisted with boat
values of $282,000. In addition members contributed 2,951 hours of
Search and Rescue Standby hours. Coast Guard Station
In receiving the award, Wally Dawson, Commander 2009 & 2010 remarked “I am truly honored to accept the Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award for 2009 on behalf of Flotilla 33’s thirty eight dedicated members. It is a great honor to be considered the top Flotilla among the District’s 105 Flotillas, and one of the top 16 Flotillas in the Nation. Our members focus on the mission and give great effort to support Coast Guard Station Milford Haven, the Aids to Navigation Team Milford Haven, Sector Hampton Roads, the National Search & Rescue and Command Center Schools at the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, and we even have members who support the Chief Directors Office and Office of Boat Forces at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC. Flotilla 33 members are proud of our service to the communities of the Northern Neck.”
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