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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Meleah Bainbridge, Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo, N.Y.

Mt Vernon, Ohio native, Seaman Maleah Bainbridge, reported aboard Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo from recruit basic training, June 2010. She worked hard to quickly become qualified as an aids to navigation crewmember aboard the station’s two boats. She then […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, STANT Kenosha, Wis.

Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, a Wisconsin native, reported to Station – Aids-to-Navigation Team Kenosha, Wisconsin from recruit basic training in January 2012.From his first day at the STANT, Seiltz showed a dedication and initiative that far exceeded that expected of […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: ME3 Joshua Frazier, Station Milwaukee

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Frazier is a maritime enforcement specialist temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Station Milwaukee where he has proven himself to be a force multiplier. While normally assigned at Sector Lake Michigan, also located in Milwaukee, he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT3 Nick Rosner, Air Station Detroit, Mich.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Rosner is stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was raised in Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007, and […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Kole Rosa, STANT Two Rivers, Wis.

Nearly every unit in the Coast Guard is considered “multi-mission” but few units exercise that philosophy to the same extent as the Station/Aids to Navigation Teams. These units are responsible for the search-and-rescue, law enforcement, and ports waterways and coastal […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: ME3 Corey Tull, Station Calumet Harbor, Chicago, Ill.

The city of Chicago is the third largest city in America, located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, and it plays host to a large boating and water sports community. Ensuring the safety of those that venture out on […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Taylor Staniewicz, ANT Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Staniewicz, a machinery technician currently assigned to Aids to Navigation Team Sault Ste. Marie is a major contributing factor to keeping and maintaining a high morale at his unit. Staniewicz, a native of Montrose, NY, […]


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