SKCM Mary Fowlkes discuses being a women, education, leadership and the Coast Guard

On March 17, 2016, members of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee had the privilege of listening to retired Master Chief Petty Officer Mary Fowlkes tell her story during a Women’s History Month event. Being the first African-American female […]


Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan morale event teaches Coast Guard history lesson

Written by Ens. Zach Hall It was show time in Milwaukee as members of United States Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan and their families prepared to watch a movie about the Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. Often called the […]


The Coast Guard Reserve: Interesting, Fun, Diverse

Written by Ens. Zach Hall On February 19th, 2016, the United States Coast Guard Reserve celebrates its 75th anniversary. Established by the passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act of February 19th, 1941, the force of about 8,000 […]


Chicago’s Christmas Ship – The Committee Who Makes It Happen

written by Lt. Lindsay Cook The holiday season is a time for enjoying family, friends, setting new resolutions and for some it’s an opportunity to give back. Whether it’s a random act of kindness, participating in a toy drive, or […]


Illuminating the way: Women lighthouse keepers of the Great Lakes

  In a Feb. 27 Facebook post, Bill Meahan said the following, regarding female lighthouse keepers on the Great Lakes … “Note these women do not wear spandex nor possess some supernatural power, they are simply strong and capable women […]


Michigan highway engineer mapped the way to equality as 1st African-American commissioned naval officer

African-American History Month, celebrated in the U.S. every February since 1976, is an annual observance for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African-Americans. Similar observances, instead titled Black History Month, are celebrated in February in […]


Some of the things we are thankful for

    Thanksgiving celebrates the people and relationships that helped the settlers survive their first harsh winters in Plymouth Colony. This year, we want to highlight three things we’re thankful for. These three things help make our harsh Great Lakes […]


Life Boat Station Ludington, Mich., completes first rescue, overcoming odds

One characteristic of a life-saving crew is to never give up. A second is to always try to overcome all odds. This is exactly what the first crew of Life Boat Station Ludington, Mich., did for their first rescue, Nov. […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: D-Day and saying goodbye

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, […]


World War II combat diary of J.J. McAndrews: Limeys and Jerries and Frogs, Oh Boy!

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the story of Petty Officer 3rd Class J.J. McAndrews on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea for the invasion of Italy, then to the shores of Normandy for D-Day, […]


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