Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan morale event teaches Coast Guard history lesson

Written by Ens. Zach Hall It was show time in Milwaukee as members of United States Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan and their families prepared to watch a movie about the Coast Guard’s most daring sea rescue. Often called the […]


Chicago’s Christmas Ship – The Committee Who Makes It Happen

written by Lt. Lindsay Cook The holiday season is a time for enjoying family, friends, setting new resolutions and for some it’s an opportunity to give back. Whether it’s a random act of kindness, participating in a toy drive, or […]


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 […]


Milwaukee Coast Guard and area first responders maintain ice rescue proficiency

Written by: Lt. Brian Dykens, public affairs officer at Sector Lake Michigan The below average temperatures and thicker than usual ice in Milwaukee Harbor provided a perfect venue for Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee and area first responders […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: OS1 Michael Day, Sector Lake Michigan

    Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Day, an Indiana native, reported to Sector Lake Michigan Command Center from Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in July 2011. As an operations specialist, he quickly qualified as an operations unit controller […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, MSU Chicago

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, native to Burlington, N.J., is a Marine Science Technician currently station at Marine Safety Unit Chicago, in Willowbrook, Ill., as the Response Division supervisor. Reporting to MSU Chicago, July 2011, Borkowski […]


Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary march down State Street in Chicago during the city's annual Memorial Day parade.

Great Lakes Coast Guardsmen celebrate Memorial Day

With contributions from Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. As members of one of the five Armed Services, Coast Guardsmen take pride in participating in Memorial Day celebrations, honoring those who have served the United States as […]


Coast Guard small boats ready to provide safety and security during the NATO Summit

From the field: Coast Guard, other agencies join forces during 2012 NATO Summit

Post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, maritime security public information officer, 2012 NATO Summit: Coast Guard units from around the country are partnering with other federal, state and local agencies on Chicago waterways to protect NATO Summit participants and […]


From the Field: Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan honors SPAR

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan: It’s been many years since she was last at a Coast Guard unit, but Valentine’s Day provided a great opportunity to have her aboard at Coast Guard […]


From the field: Coast Guardsmen and Milwaukee Firefighters conduct joint familiarization training of a Great Lakes freighter

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan:     More than 30 Coast Guardsmen based at Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis., and more than 70 Milwaukee firefighters conducted joint familiarization training on the […]