Beacons of Hope

With satellite-fed maps on every smart phone getting lost seems like a problem of a past era. But what happens when your electronics short out, your boat starts taking on water or catches on fire and you have to abandon […]

Understanding the weather can save the day

Blog post written by PA2 Levi Read, D9 External Affairs Division, with information obtained from Dave Anderson, a Coast Guard auxiliarist. As the months pass and February turns to March and then April, the weather will change. Here in the […]

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 […]

Ambassador Doer, Rear Adm. Parks, and Ambassador Jacobson, attend Canada-US Law Institute 2012 Conference

Canadian and US Ambassadors Talk Partnerships on Shared Border

As a shared waterway system, the Great Lakes require bi-national cooperation to ensure the safety and security of the region, as well as citizens and visitors from both the U.S. and Canada. Recently, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law […]

Photo of MK1 George Taylor

Ohio Coast Guardsman awarded Bronze Star for Iraq service

In honor of Veterans Day, the 9th District Public Affairs staff will be highlighting several Coast Guardsmen who are assigned to or are from the Great Lakes region.

The first is Petty Officer 1st Class George Taylor, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest military combat decoration, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 6, 2011, for his performance while training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard personnel in Iraq from December 2010 to July 2011.

DHS names Sector Buffalo reservist among its ‘Heroes on the Front Lines’

Post written by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Reinhart, reservist public affairs specialist assigned to the Ninth Coast Guard District.  Petty Officer 2nd Class Bonnie Wysocki, a Coast Guard reservist who works at Sector Buffalo, was recognized Wednesday by […]