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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Coast Guard Ice Rescue Trainer Course Instructors, Essexville, Mich.

A team of five instructors led by Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Abold delivered the Coast Guard’s Ice Rescue Trainer Course this winter at the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan.   This is the third season of delivery of […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Christopher Dominguez, Station Rochester, N.Y.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Dominguez, a boatswain mate and El Paso, Texas, native joined the Coast Guard in September 2006. After completing recruit basic training, he received orders to Coast Guard Cutter Chase, homeported in San Diego, where he […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Alex McGarry, Station Ludington, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex McGarry, a native of Newaygo, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007. Upon graduating from boot camp, he was assigned to Station St. Ignace, Michigan, where he earned his rating as a machinery technician […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jordan Clarke, Station Marquette, Mich.

A quick glance at the crew assigned to Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan, reveals a unit full of dedicated professionals ready to execute any of the Coast Guard’s missions at a moment’s notice. Among them is Petty Officer 3rd class […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Justin Zita, Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard Fireman Justin Zita, a Darien, Illinois-native, joined the Coast Guard in December 2010.He is currently stationed at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, where his duties include boat crewman, boarding team member and unit health promotion coordinator.Previously he […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Week: Petty Officer 2rd Class Alexander J. Caldwell, Station Frankfort, Mich.

Nestled on the Northwest lower-peninsula of Michigan, the City of Frankfort is a true sportsman’s paradise and shares a rich tradition in Great Lakes maritime history. Covering over 60 miles of shoreline, including the Manitou Islands, Coast Guard Station Frankfort is responsible […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM1 Craig Case and MK1 Peter York

Story by PA3 Lauren Laughlin Residents of Western New York may be expecting rain for the coming weekend, but the community likely will not soon forget the record-breaking storm that dumped more than 5 feet of lake-effect snow on the […]


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Coast Guard Great Lakes ice rescue assets

Coast Guard Great Lakes units conduct hundreds of ice rescues and training events each winter. This work is done in the most arduous of environments, and it’s dangerous. The 9th District has 39 stations, 2 sir stations, and 8 cutters […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK3 Vincent Deluca, Station Michigan City, IN

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Deluca is a highly motivated machinery technician, and dedicated Coast Guardsmen, stationed at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana. Deluca reported to the station in 2012 from MK “A” School. Prior to school, Deluca served […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST1 Jesse Alling, Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, OH

While the Coast Guard is well known for harrowing rescues of distressed mariners, crews routinely perform a multitude of other, behind-the-scenes evolutions in an attempt to prevent incidents at sea. Pollution prevention, mariner training, certification and licensure, and vessel safety […]


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