Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. (right), commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents Chris W. Bandy, an auxiliarist with Flotilla 28-1 in the Coast Guard 9th District, Central Auxiliary Region, with a plaque recognizing Bandy as the 2012 Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year at the Auxiliary National Conference in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 24, 2013.
Bandy was also awarded the Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal during the conference. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis

2012 Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year, Chris Bandy

Chris Bandy, a Coast Guard auxiliarist in Bayfield, Wis., was recognized as the 2012 Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year in a ceremony held in San Diego, Calif., Saturday. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, […]


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Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 4

  The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to go […]


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Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 3

The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to go the […]


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Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs, part 2

    The Great Lakes Coast Guard is sharing the stories of several dogs stationed throughout the Great Lakes in our blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” We hope you enjoy these stories of dogs who are “Always Ready” to […]


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Guarding the Great Lakes, tales of Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs

    Over the next few days we will be introducing you to several Coast Guard Great Lakes dogs in the blog series “Guarding the Great Lakes.” At the end of the week all the dogs will be featured on […]


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Dog Blog: how to avoid a ruff time on the ice

On March 3, 2014, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, homeported in Detroit, rescued a dog that was stranded on the ice on Lake St. Clair. The crew named him Lucky and he has since been reunited with his owners. Following […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Coast Guard auxiliarist Norman Raymond

    One of the Coast Guard’s core values is devotion to duty. Devotion to duty means that we as Coast Guardsmen seek responsibility, accept accountability, and are committed to the successful achievement of our organizational goals. One such Coast […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Aidalis Mills, Coast Guard 9th District

      Recognized as a leader and humanitarian, this Hispanic woman is a shining example of what it means to volunteer, not just to Latina and Hispanic women, but to everyone regardless of gender or race. Aidalis Mills, the […]


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