Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: FN Jaiden Gray, Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York

At Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York, there are many crew members that embody the core values of our service, but none more than Fireman Jaiden Gray. Gray has proven herself to be a dedicated and hard charging shipmate, whose […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Justin Zita, Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard Fireman Justin Zita, a Darien, Illinois-native, joined the Coast Guard in December 2010.He is currently stationed at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, where his duties include boat crewman, boarding team member and unit health promotion coordinator.Previously he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK3 Vincent Deluca, Station Michigan City, IN

Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Deluca is a highly motivated machinery technician, and dedicated Coast Guardsmen, stationed at Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Indiana. Deluca reported to the station in 2012 from MK “A” School. Prior to school, Deluca served […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST1 Jesse Alling, Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, OH

While the Coast Guard is well known for harrowing rescues of distressed mariners, crews routinely perform a multitude of other, behind-the-scenes evolutions in an attempt to prevent incidents at sea. Pollution prevention, mariner training, certification and licensure, and vessel safety […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT3 Nick Rosner, Air Station Detroit, Mich.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Rosner is stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was raised in Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007, and […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Kole Rosa, STANT Two Rivers, Wis.

Nearly every unit in the Coast Guard is considered “multi-mission” but few units exercise that philosophy to the same extent as the Station/Aids to Navigation Teams. These units are responsible for the search-and-rescue, law enforcement, and ports waterways and coastal […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jesus Velarde, Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Velarde, a Los Angeles-native, joined the Coast Guard in February 2008.  After successful tours at Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 and the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, he reported to his current duty assignment, Station […]


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