Coast Guard cutters get “dressed up” for 4th of July

  There are 10 cutters homeported in the Great Lakes. These cutters conduct maintain aids to navigation, enforce laws, help clean the environment, keep our homeland secure and rescue boaters in distress. Most of the year the ships are out […]

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 […]

Cleveland-based Coast Guardsmen honored before Toledo Mudhens game

Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, homeported in Cleveland, were honored at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, July 14, 2011, before a baseball game between the Toledo Mudhens and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Thirteen crewmembers, led by […]

From the field: Hands-on education for our Coast Guard crew

>Lt. Cmdr William Woityra sent me a short piece about an innovative partnership between the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and a local Ohio University, that enables crewmembers to get a hands-on education about the Great Lakes. “In addition to […]

From the field: CGC Neah Bay crew tackles a dirty job for a good cause

>With all of the on-going Ninth District operations and the multitude of preparations for yesterday’s Ninth District Change of Command, you may have overlooked that last week marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The crew of the Coast Guard […]

Helping Our Neighbors Control Flooding

>It’s been a busy week here in the Ninth District. We barely had a chance to catch our collective breath after rescuing 134 ice fishermen, when the communities living along many of the rivers here began calling the U.S. Army […]

Small Step, Giant Leap

>I had to smile this morning when I opened up the metro section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and was greeted by a picture of our own USCGC Neah Bay’s Petty Officer Dave Scribellito, posing in front of his invention, […]