Air Station Detroit hosts Coast Guard Atlantic Area deputy commander

Guest post by Lt. Jason Neiman, Air Station Detroit

MT. CLEMENS, Mich. - Cmdr. Michael Platt (far left), commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, and Rear Adm. Michael Parks (far right), commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, pose with Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, deputy commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area (third from right) and a helicopter crew prior to a flight out of the air station on Selfridge Air National Guard Base here, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Cook's visit to the 9th District involved tours of multiple units and an area-familiarization flight out of the air station. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Air Station Detroit

(Pictured left to right are: Cmdr. Michael Platt, commanding officer of Air Station Detroit; Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle McClure and Lt. Scott Stechschulte, of Air Station Detroit; Capt. Peter Brown, Coast Guard Atlantic Area chief of staff; Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, deputy commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area; Lt. Jason Trichler, of Air Station Detroit; and Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District.)








MT. CLEMENS, Mich. – Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, deputy commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, was in the 9th Coast Guard District last week to visit multiple local units as well as the recently opened Operational Integration Center located aboard Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

The purpose of his visit was to receive briefs on local maritime law enforcement and cross-border coordination in the district.

Part of Cook’s visit to the area included a brief stop at Air Station Detroit. Cook was briefed on air station operations and also received a local familiarization flight and landing at Station Harbor Beach. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, 9th Coast Guard District commander, also participated in the visit to the air station and was able to check out the newly updated hangar doors, which enables the air station to operate in higher winds and be more capable of responding to missions.