Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT3 Nick Rosner, Air Station Detroit, Mich.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Rosner is stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, located on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan. He was raised in Traverse City, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007, and […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Coast Guard auxiliarist Norman Raymond

    One of the Coast Guard’s core values is devotion to duty. Devotion to duty means that we as Coast Guardsmen seek responsibility, accept accountability, and are committed to the successful achievement of our organizational goals. One such Coast […]


Women in the Coast Guard- Standing watch since 1915

  What happens when you take a Coast Guard asset or office and fill it full of women? No, this is not a joke. Give up? The answer is … the same job would get done as if it were […]


Cool customers

This is a first-hand account of Icy Resolve 2013 from the eyes of Cmdr. Lisa Ragone, an incident commander at the full-scale exercise. I served as the secondary incident commander from Coast Guard Sector Detroit for an ice rescue exercise […]


Coast Guard Station Lorain team takes possession of 9th District flag football crown

Post written by PA3 Lauren Laughlin, D9 External Affairs Division On a calm and cool day, 10 men step onto the field, calm and cool on the outside, a little nervous on the inside.  It’s late in the day, they […]


Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Click here to read a July 13 blog post, in which this crew of boaters was named the Coast Guard’s “Shipmate of the Week” Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Huth, 9th Coast Guard District public affairs. There’s an […]


From the field: CBP canine handlers conduct training at Air Station Detroit

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. […]


Air Station Detroit holds first Auxiliary Air Safety Roundup

The first Coast Guard Air Station Detroit Auxiliary Safety Roundup was held July 16, 2011 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. About 40 Coast Guard Auxiliary pilots and aircrew members, along with eight Auxiliary aircraft, were on hand. Safety, crew risk […]


Lt. Jack C. Rittichier. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during […]


From the Field: Passing the pilot’s torch

>By Lt. Tasha Hood, Air Station Detroit (Lt. j.g. Anthony Falce and Cmdr. Nicholas Koester stand in front of and HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter in the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit hangar.) On Sept. 30, 2010, Cmdr. Nicholas Koester […]


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