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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: EM2 Kyle J. Hoggatt, Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle J. Hoggatt, an electrician’s mate stationed aboard Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is a proven Great Lakes sailor. Originally from Wilmington, Ohio, Hoggatt reported aboard Sector Sault Ste. Marie in 2013, after completing […]


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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Great Lakes Coast Guard train in Kentucky

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw A chill breeze blew through the Kentucky hills as the last rays of sunlight cast their golden rays over the Fort Knox small arms range and faded into darkness. The landscape stood […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Auxiliarist John Steinbarge, Flotilla 02-01, Phoenix, N.Y.

For well over a decade John Steinbarge has devoted countless hours to the Coast Guard and to his community of Central New York. Steinbarge, a Coast Guard Auxiliary member assigned to Flotilla 02-01, based in Phoenix, New York, has selflessly […]


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Show dad some love this Father’s Day and keep him safe on the water

Father’s Day is a special day to honor a very important and influential figure in your life. If dad is a boater, there’s nothing more important than keeping him safe when the unexpected happens on the waterways. The U.S. Coast […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Joseph D. Wesley, USCGC Mackinaw, Cheboygan, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Wesley, a native of Chicago, reported to Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, homeported in Cheboygan, Michigan, in June 2013. Throughout his nearly 10-year Coast Guard career, Wesley has served at a variety of units including: Station […]


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Great Lakes Coast Guard search and rescue boats

    Boating season on the Great Lakes is finally here. With the increase of boaters and paddlers on the lakes the Coast Guard must be ready for any type of emergency. The Coast Guard 9th District is responsible for […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Ely, Station Grand Haven, Mich.

Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the city of Grand Haven hosts a variety activities on the water, ranging from water sports to sport fishing to maritime commerce. The city, better known as Coast Guard City USA, has […]


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Coast Guard Motor City dining facility wins award

It has been often said that the secret to success at a small boat station is to have a happy crew. For many, that means good food. The food service specialists at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, not only […]


Coast Guard crews search for missing boaters on assets like this 25-foot response boat. Hoaxes are no joke: lives are on the line. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Phillip Null

Hoax: a $400,000 joke

Say the word hoax out loud. It sounds similar to the noise you might make if something was stuck in your throat. Just like something stuck in your throat, hoaxes are obstructions to the life-saving work that we do. They […]


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