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. […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Aidalis Mills, Coast Guard 9th District

      Recognized as a leader and humanitarian, this Hispanic woman is a shining example of what it means to volunteer, not just to Latina and Hispanic women, but to everyone regardless of gender or race. Aidalis Mills, the […]


Women in the Coast Guard- Standing watch since 1915

  What happens when you take a Coast Guard asset or office and fill it full of women? No, this is not a joke. Give up? The answer is … the same job would get done as if it were […]


10 things that make the Great Lakes Coast Guard unique

1. We don’t get a summer or winter break Operational seasonality is an on-going reality for all Coast Guardsmen who call the Great Lakes home. Just as the summer months bring a hectic schedule due to increased search-and-rescue and law […]


Detroit-based Coast Guard Chief finds Great Lakes a photographers paradise

Josh Bozarth, a Chief Petty Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, joined the Coast Guard to pay for college and to get a sense of greater responsibility. He never thought that the Coast Guard would open the door […]


Retired Petty Officer 2nd Class Marge Vandestadt, a food service specialist who served for 22 years as a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, Lt. Glenn Goetchius, who recently returned from deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. his daughter, and his wife, Lt. Yamaris Barril, a member of the 9th District prevention division, stand on the field with Skipper, official mascot of the Lake County Captians before throwing out ceremonial first pitches at a Captains game.

Captains salute the Coast Guard during Nautical Day

The ceremonial first pitch is a longstanding baseball tradition, in which a guest of honor throws a ball to mark the end of pregame festivities and the start of the game. Before a Lake County Captains game on Sunday, Cleveland-area […]


Members of Coast Guard Cleveland Area Chiefs Mess after a day of community service

Cleveland chiefs chop and lop invasive crops

A dozen Coast Guard chief petty officers from the Cleveland Area Chiefs Mess gave up a couple hours of their day on May 10 to clear invasive plant species from an area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, […]


Groundbreaking: A new day for Cleveland’s Coast Guard facilities

>The Ninth District continued the process of upgrading the Coast Guard facility at the Cleveland moorings with a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 23, 2010. Honored guests at the ceremony included Rear Adm. Michael Parks, Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard […]


On the field: Coast Guard members participate in Cleveland Browns’ military day

>By Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Della Rosa, an operations specialist from the Ninth District Command Center: Nov. 7, 2010 was the perfect day for a Cleveland Browns home game – clear skies and a high of 50. On this […]


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