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 […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Nikura Walls, Station Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, Ohio.

  Seaman Nikura Walls, a Colp, Illinois native, reported for duty at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor two years ago.  Prior to joining the Coast Guard she attended the University of Southern Illinois where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree […]


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 […]


Coast Guard in the Spotlight

> CLEVELAND – Petty Officer 2nd Class Dale Veverka, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, speaks with a local television news crew about the station’s newest asset on Friday, June 25, 2010. The station crew acquired a 45-foot […]


Just another cold day at the office

>Here on the Great Lakes, venturing out onto the frozen lakes is a hallmark of many poplular winter activities. Whether it be ice fishing, riding snowmobiles or simply exploring new territory, being out on the ice is a staple of […]


Guest post: Training time, Coast Guard style

>Blog and photos by PA3 Brandon Blackwell, Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs: Being always ready is a task that doesn’t come easy. It takes countless hours of education and training for Coast Guard members to be always ready to […]