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Small boat safety and security patrols, search and rescue, and maritime domain awareness are the Auxiliary's oldest and most active missions.  Flotilla 25-12 members serve in Auxiliary-only boat crews or to augment active duty personnel from Station Washington on the Potomac.

Our response mission specifically entails:

Boat Operations (OP) - Safety and security patrols, maritime observation missions, search and rescue, special event operations;

Navigation Systems (NS) - Verification of private aids to navigation (PATONS), the system of buoys and markers directing traffic within our Area of Responsibility (AOR);

Radio Communications (CM) - Provide radio communications control and support to operational activities on the water.