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 […]


Air Station Detroit air crew safe following training incident

>By now I’m sure many have heard about the crash of an Air Station Detroit HH-65C helicopter in Lake Huron around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The great news is that all three of our aviators are OK! Lt. Vincent […]


Not your normal 9-to-5: Wilmette Harbor Guardians save lives around the clock

> Bravo Zulu to Guardians at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, located in Chicago. At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, Seaman Reginald Edwards heard a woman screaming for help through an open window. “It was so clear and loud and […]


Just another cold day at the office

>Here on the Great Lakes, venturing out onto the frozen lakes is a hallmark of many poplular winter activities. Whether it be ice fishing, riding snowmobiles or simply exploring new territory, being out on the ice is a staple of […]


Guest post: A celebration of Independence & success

>By PA3 Brandon Blackwell, Ninth District Public Affairs As America celebrated its independence, mariners in the Great Lakes celebrated by taking to the water in what turned out to be one of the year’s busiest weekends for the Coast Guard […]


Guest post: Spill responders practice for perfection

>As responders know all too well, a successful oil spill cleanup requires a true coordinated effort by multiple agencies. Today’s post by Public Affairs Specialist Third Class George Degener, of the Ninth District Public Affairs staff, touches on the highlights […]


From the field: A sure sign of spring

>I know, I know, winter’s over for most of the Great Lakes. However, parts of Lake Superior remain in winter’s grasp long after spring has sprung else where in the Ninth Coast Guard District. That’s why today’s post comes from […]