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 […]


Change of command: Mackinaw has new commanding officer

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that ensures Coast Guardsmen are aware that the authority and continuity of command is maintained when a new commanding officer or officer-in-charge arrives. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw bore witness […]


Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw spreads holiday cheer

> Story and photos by PA2 Bill Colclough, Ninth District Public Affairs (Left: Coast Guard Auxiliary and crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw offload Christmas trees for Chicago-area needy families during this year’s Christmas Tree Ship operation.) For the […]


Guest Post: Planting buoys for spring takes a team effort

> Commander Scott Smith, Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw is today’s guest blogger. “The first signs of spring are here, and the Ninth District Coast Guard Cutters and Aids to Navigation Teams assigned to aids to […]