Walking across a sheet of ice in mid-January is standard business for Coast Guardsmen serving in the Great Lakes. Whether responding to an on-ice emergency, or training to do so in the future, Coast Guardsmen across the Great Lakes region, [...]
Guest post written By Lt. Jason Neiman, Air Station Detroit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine handlers and their dogs recently trained aboard Air Station Detroit. Three dogs and their handlers were on site to conduct training events on Jan. [...]
The Coast Guard is known for giving back to the community, and that is never more evident than during the holiday season. Volunteers from the Maintenance and Augmentation Team at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., have recently gone [...]
Coast Guardsmen in the 9th District are known for their proficiency in all matters of search and rescue, ice breaking, and servicing and maintaining maritime aids to navigation. Members of the public may not be as familiar with the [...]
The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that ensures Coast Guardsmen are aware that the authority and continuity of command is maintained when a new commanding officer or officer-in-charge arrives. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw bore witness [...]
Dinner dress uniforms and high spirits dominated a gala ball that closed out the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 2011 Combined Ninth District Symposium this weekend in Pontiac, Mich. Several hundred auxiliarists and their spouses gathered Saturday night with active-duty counterparts in a ballroom at the Marriott Centerpoint hotel for an annual affair celebrating the volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, who serve on the water, in the air and in the classroom to keep the boating public safe.
Ten years ago, the Coast Guard lost two members of our service family. Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Chism and Seaman Chris Ferreby were crewmembers at Station Niagara well before I was stationed here as officer-in-charge. But, their absence is still felt today, as we’re reminded of their sacrifice every time we suit up and carry out the same missions in the same waters that they had patrolled.
>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 [...]
>Cmdr. Joseph Snowden, the Sector Detroit Chief of Prevention sent in the following piece about Marine Industry Day in Port Huron, Mich.“Members from Coast Guard Sector Detroit hosted the 2010 Marine Industry Day at Station Port Huron, MI. Commercial fishermen, [...]
>The Ninth Coast Guard District would like to recognize Jerome A. Popiel, a civilian employee, who received the George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award during a May 11, 2010, ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. CLICK HERE [...]