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Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Mandarin elects officers for 2012
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in Mandarin elects officers for 2012

 MANDARIN, FL – Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-8 held annual elections on Tuesday, November 1 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club on San Jose Boulevard.  Whit Vick was re-elected to the office of Flotilla Commander and Kevin Koehl was elected to the office of Vice Commander.  Their terms begin January 1, 2012.

Vick joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1998 in Georgia and transferred to the Mandarin Flotilla in 2008. Vick also serves as the Operations Officer for the Flotilla.  He is qualified as an Auxiliary Coxswain and volunteers his boat as an Auxiliary Facility conducting safety patrols for the Coast Guard on the St. Johns River.

Koehl joined the Auxiliary in 2010 and also serves as Public Affairs Officer for the Flotilla. He is qualified as an Auxiliary Vessel Examiner conducting vessel safety checks for area boaters, an Auxiliary Program Visitor, keeping the area boating community informed of the latest boating safety information and is an Auxiliary boat crew member.

If you would like more information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary go to the website www.cgaux.org. Information regarding your local Flotilla 14-8 in Mandarin can be found at www.safeboatingjax.com  or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/CGAUXJacksonville

Established in 1939 by Congress, the United States Coast Auxiliary is the all volunteer, uniformed branch of the U.S. Coast Guard.  More than 30,000 men and women ages 17 and up volunteer in a variety of missions and locations for the Coast Guard. The combined active duty and Auxiliary personnel constitute “Team Coast Guard”. Flotilla 14-8 in Mandarin was established in 1969 by members of the Florida Tackle and Gun Club.

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