Shipmate of the Week MK3 Jerad May

Shipmate of the Week – MK3 Jerad May

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jerad May, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., reported to Station Sault Ste. Marie in December of 2010. May joined the U.S. Coast Guard in May of 2009 because he wanted to be a mechanic […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Zachary J. Stewart, Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Fireman Zachary Stewart, a Connecticut native, reported to Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., in August 2012 from Recruit Training Center Cape May, N.J. Stewart quickly certified as a communications watchstander, small boat crew member, boarding team member, ice rescuer, […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: YN3 Amanda Miller, Sector Field Office Grand Haven, Mich.

Customer service and its delivery is a unique characteristic that significantly defines the Coast Guard yeoman.  It takes attributes such as dedication, perseverance, and diligence to provide quality administrative assistance, which is what Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Miller, a […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT1 Tony Fredo, Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Located on the southern shore of Grand Traverse Bay is the city of Traverse City, Mich., also known as the nation’s Cherry Capital. Traverse City is home to the 136 dedicated Coast Guard men and women of Air Station Traverse […]


Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew members

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: David Linder, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station Sodus Point, N.Y.

Every day, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer their time, skills and talents to support and augment the active-duty workforce. Unlike the reserve component of the Coast Guard, auxiliarists are not reimbursed for their service. They are true public […]


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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: YN1 Jennifer Brown, Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wis.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Brown, a native of South Milwaukee, is currently serving a “hometown tour” at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan.  Brown is a Yeoman assigned to the Sector’s Reserve Forces Readiness Staff.  She is responsible for tracking […]


Cutter Bristol Bay assists dog stranded on Lake St. Clair

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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Illuminating the way: Women lighthouse keepers of the Great Lakes

  In a Feb. 27 Facebook post, Bill Meahan said the following, regarding female lighthouse keepers on the Great Lakes … “Note these women do not wear spandex nor possess some supernatural power, they are simply strong and capable women […]


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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 […]


Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Vitou

Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Walter Vitou

This post originally appeared at Coast Guard Compass. Bravo Zulu to Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Vitou for earning not only the Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week but the servicewide Shipmate of the Week! What are Coast Guard crews […]


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