Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: AMT1 Tony Fredo, Air Station Traverse City, Mich.

Located on the southern shore of Grand Traverse Bay is the city of Traverse City, Mich., also known as the nation’s Cherry Capital. Traverse City is home to the 136 dedicated Coast Guard men and women of Air Station Traverse […]


His story- a history lesson from a WWII veteran

    The Coast Guardsmen filled their plates with lunch, grabbed their drinks, and sat down. On most days, a gathering of chief petty officers and officers, also called Anchors and Eagles, would be full of conversation and sea stories, […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Chief Warrant Officer John Leaming, Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City

  Proficiency is a goal that has been identified by Adm. Bob Papp, commandant of the Coast Guard, as being critical to the success of the service. Proficiency is not a new concept for our service, though. The Coast Guard […]


Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Cmdr. Jonathan Spaner, commanding officer of Air Station Traverse City, cut a ribbon during a ceremony recognizing the formation of the Traverse City Chapter of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.

Coast Guard leaders strengthen ties with Traverse City community

On Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce held its 92nd Annual Dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, in Traverse City, Mich. The keynote speaker at this year’s dinner was Rear Adm. Michael N. […]


Air Station Traverse City air crews get wet during training

> Guest post by Lt. Karyn Forsyth, Air Station Traverse City public affairs officer Today, aircrew members from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., conducted their annual wet drills in Grand Traverse Bay, Mich., with the new LRU-25 life raft, which […]


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 […]


Traverse City becomes the newest “Coast Guard City.”

>Traverse City, Mich., is known as the home of the National Cherry Festival, an event that celebrates cherries, tourism and community involvement as a city known as the “Cherry Capital of the world.” This year’s Cherry Festival, held July 3-10, […]


From the field: Air Station Traverse City opens its doors to the public

> Today’s post comes from Cmdr. Jon Spaner, Commanding Officer of Air Station Traverse City, Mich. “Traverse City, Michigan has a population of approximately 14,000 people. Despite overcast skies and heavy rain, over 4,000 local residents turned-out on October 4th […]