Chief Petty Officer Greg Rogers, a reservist boatswain's mate, stands next to his wife at a Coast Guard function in Buffalo, New York, summer of 2018. Rogers received the 2018 Reservist McShan Inspirational Leadership Award. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Great Lakes, Leadership

Chief Petty Officer Greg Rogers, a Coast Guard Reserve boatswains mate out of Station Buffalo, New York, received the 2018 McShan Inspirational Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership. Every year the Coast Guard awards a chief petty officer – active […]


Honor the Member, Honor the Mariner, Honor the Memory: U.S. Coast Guard’s Master Marine Inspectors

Story by Cmdr. Zeita Merchant and Cmdr. Erin Williams The Coast Guard is charged with the unique responsibility to ensure our Nation’s maritime safety, security and stewardship. Focused intently on that mission everyday are Coast Guard marine inspectors. Under the […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Zoran Pedisic, Lake Superior Warehousing Company

The Silver Lifesaving Medal was created by congress in 1874 and is awarded to people who endanger their own lives while saving or attempting to save another from drowning, a shipwreck or other perils of the water. Zoran Pedisic risked […]


Coast Guard Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Stanek, Sector Detroit

For Lt. Cmdr. Gerald D. Stanek, dedication and professionalism are second nature. So when it came time to nominate candidates for the 2014 Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award, Stanek was an obvious choice who went on to win […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: FN Jaiden Gray, Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York

At Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York, there are many crew members that embody the core values of our service, but none more than Fireman Jaiden Gray. Gray has proven herself to be a dedicated and hard charging shipmate, whose […]


Because there is need

  By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read There are millions of opportunities to volunteer in our world, but very few of those require an expertise in something. In many cases, organizations are just grateful to have a few helping […]


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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