Congressman Dave Camp visits Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City

>Guest post by Air Station Traverse City.

Congressman Dave Camp visited Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. Congressman Camp represents the people of the 4th Congressional District of Michigan, which spans from Owosso to Greenville and northward to Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula. Congressman Camp is the top republican on the Ways and Means Committee, which is one of the oldest and most powerful committees in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The congressman kicked off his visit with an all hands muster, in which he communicated his appreciation for the services that the Coast Guardsmen provide the region and the country. The congressman also presented various awards and recognitions to Air Station personnel and civilian community leaders. Following the unit gathering, the air station’s command and staff briefed the congressman on the Coast Guard and unit’s roles and responsibilities, as well as the diverse community relations efforts and impacts of Air Station Traverse City personnel.

After the brief, Congressman Camp was outfitted for an orientation flight in one of the unit’s five HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopters. The flight encompassed portions of Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties, and provided the congressman with a unique perspective of the region and firsthand experience of the capabilities and responsibilities of the unit.

Before departing, Congressman Camp and his staff expressed gratitude for a very rewarding and productive visit to Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City.

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