Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Justin Zita, Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard Fireman Justin Zita, a Darien, Illinois-native, joined the Coast Guard in December 2010.He is currently stationed at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, where his duties include boat crewman, boarding team member and unit health promotion coordinator.Previously he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jesus Velarde, Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Velarde, a Los Angeles-native, joined the Coast Guard in February 2008.  After successful tours at Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 and the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, he reported to his current duty assignment, Station […]