Hazlet resident Glenn Mason was appointed as the public information officer for U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-4 tonight.
The USCGA serves to augment the U.S. Coast Guard's active duty component. Among other missions, the USCGA conducts vessel inspections and assists in waternorne rescue operations in the Raritan Bay.
When he is not serving the community in the USCGA, Mason is a detective on the Hazlet Police Department. Flotilla 2-4 is based in Keyport and regularly meets at the Senior Center.
Courier will be covering the USCGA extensively throughout the summer, focusing on the varied missions the group performs and services they offer to area residents.