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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST3 Jonathan Braddy, Marine Safety Unit Massena, N.Y.

Marine Safety Detachment Massena lies on the U.S. – Canadian border in the village of Massena, New York. Established in 1991, the MSD is strategically located in the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Administrative building near both the Snell and […]

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Marine Safety Unit Duluth celebrate new home

After four decades of conducting maritime missions out of someone else’s building, the crew of Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota moved into their new home. The crew of the MSU celebrated their new home at the Gerald W. Heaney Federal […]


Coast Guard cutters get “dressed up” for 4th of July

  There are 10 cutters homeported in the Great Lakes. These cutters conduct maintain aids to navigation, enforce laws, help clean the environment, keep our homeland secure and rescue boaters in distress. Most of the year the ships are out […]

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Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST1 Caleb Peterson, Marine Safety Unit Duluth

With nearly 8 years of service in the Coast Guard, this Jasper, Missouri native has what it takes to stand out amongst his peers. Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb Peterson works alongside members from a variety of emergency response agencies […]

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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 […]

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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, […]


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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