Great Lakes Coast Guard ice rescue assets

  Ninth Coast Guard District 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 […]


Coast Guard small boats ready to provide safety and security during the NATO Summit

From the field: Coast Guard, other agencies join forces during 2012 NATO Summit

Post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, maritime security public information officer, 2012 NATO Summit: Coast Guard units from around the country are partnering with other federal, state and local agencies on Chicago waterways to protect NATO Summit participants and […]


Ambassador Doer, Rear Adm. Parks, and Ambassador Jacobson, attend Canada-US Law Institute 2012 Conference

Canadian and US Ambassadors Talk Partnerships on Shared Border

As a shared waterway system, the Great Lakes require bi-national cooperation to ensure the safety and security of the region, as well as citizens and visitors from both the U.S. and Canada. Recently, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law […]


From the field: Coast Guardsmen and Milwaukee Firefighters conduct joint familiarization training of a Great Lakes freighter

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan:     More than 30 Coast Guardsmen based at Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis., and more than 70 Milwaukee firefighters conducted joint familiarization training on the […]


From the field: CBP canine handlers conduct training at Air Station Detroit

Guest post written By Lt. Jason Neiman, Air Station Detroit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine handlers and their dogs recently trained aboard Air Station Detroit. Three dogs and their handlers were on site to conduct training events on Jan. […]


MAT Team Sault Ste. Marie helps out during the holiday season

The Coast Guard is known for giving back to the community, and that is never more evident than during the holiday season. Volunteers from the Maintenance and Augmentation Team at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., have recently gone […]


Multiple agencies hold full-scale maritime security exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior

In the world today, cooperation between agencies responding to events that threaten the safety of the public is paramount. In that spirit of cooperation, more than 15 different federal, state and local agencies came together on Aug. 24, 2011 in […]


Routine boarding in the St. Lawrence Seaway

 Coast Guardsmen in the 9th District are known for their proficiency in all matters of search and rescue, ice breaking, and servicing and maintaining maritime aids to navigation. Members of the public may not be as familiar with the […]


DHS names Sector Buffalo reservist among its ‘Heroes on the Front Lines’

Post written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Reinhart, reservist public affairs specialist assigned to the Ninth Coast Guard District.  Petty Officer 2nd Class Bonnie Wysocki, a Coast Guard reservist who works at Sector Buffalo, was recognized Wednesday by […]


Alabama-based Coast Guard aircrew supports Great Lakes missions

      A U.S. Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft landed at Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport June 17 to demonstrate the aircraft’s unique capabilities for Ninth Coast Guard District staff. This fixed-wing turbo prop aircraft, assigned to Aviation Training Center Mobile, […]


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