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 […]


My fortnight with the Coast Guard

Written by Hannah Sample I am a senior at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School located in Akron, Ohio. Being a senior in high school can be stressful because planning for the future and making life-changing decisions is difficult. […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Coast Guard Ice Rescue Trainer Course Instructors, Essexville, Mich.

A team of five instructors led by Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Abold delivered the Coast Guard’s Ice Rescue Trainer Course this winter at the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan.   This is the third season of delivery of […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Christopher Dominguez, Station Rochester, N.Y.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Dominguez, a boatswain mate and El Paso, Texas, native joined the Coast Guard in September 2006. After completing recruit basic training, he received orders to Coast Guard Cutter Chase, homeported in San Diego, where he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Alex McGarry, Station Ludington, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex McGarry, a native of Newaygo, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007. Upon graduating from boot camp, he was assigned to Station St. Ignace, Michigan, where he earned his rating as a machinery technician […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jordan Clarke, Station Marquette, Mich.

A quick glance at the crew assigned to Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan, reveals a unit full of dedicated professionals ready to execute any of the Coast Guard’s missions at a moment’s notice. Among them is Petty Officer 3rd class […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Justin Zita, Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard Fireman Justin Zita, a Darien, Illinois-native, joined the Coast Guard in December 2010.He is currently stationed at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, where his duties include boat crewman, boarding team member and unit health promotion coordinator.Previously he […]


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 […]


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