Great Lakes Coast Guard Shipmate of the Week: IS1 Judy Aguinaga, 9th District Staff

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Judy Aguinaga, a native Texan and intelligence specialist with the Coast Guard, reported to the 9th District Intelligence Branch in July 2010 following her assignment at Coast Guard Cryptographic Unit Hawaii. “She’s become an […]


Coast Guard small boats ready to provide safety and security during the NATO Summit

From the field: Coast Guard, other agencies join forces during 2012 NATO Summit

Post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, maritime security public information officer, 2012 NATO Summit: Coast Guard units from around the country are partnering with other federal, state and local agencies on Chicago waterways to protect NATO Summit participants and […]


Members of the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Chicago Marine Police and Illinois Dept of Natural Resources host a public safety meeting for uninspected passenger vessel operators.

From the field: Marine Safety Unit Chicago hosts 2nd annual meeting for operators of uninspected passenger vessels

Guest post by Lt. Leslie Downing, MSU Chicago: Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago joined forces with local Coast Guard Auxiliary, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Chicago Marine Police to host a public safety meeting for operators of uninspected […]


From the field: Boy Scouts tour Station Rochester, N.Y.

Guest post by Lt. Tom Pequignot, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y.: The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Rochester, N.Y., hosted a group of Boy Scouts from Pack 203 on Saturday. The group of eight Boy Scouts and their parents […]


From the Field: Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan honors SPAR

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan: It’s been many years since she was last at a Coast Guard unit, but Valentine’s Day provided a great opportunity to have her aboard at Coast Guard […]


From the field: Coast Guardsmen and Milwaukee Firefighters conduct joint familiarization training of a Great Lakes freighter

Guest post written by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan:     More than 30 Coast Guardsmen based at Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wis., and more than 70 Milwaukee firefighters conducted joint familiarization training on the […]


Excellence in Reserve Readiness

  The 9th Coast Guard District’s Planning Branch was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award, for excellence in support of the 9th District’s Reserve Force during the past year. Capt. Scott McKinley, the 9th District’s […]


Oil in ice: Expanding expertise into new environments

The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center, in New London, Conn., working with the State of Michigan and other environmental response agencies, held an exercise in the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan to try and determine the best ways […]


Looking back: The year of the Coast Guard family

Guest post written Petty Officer 1st Class James Robinson, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y.: As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard I have definitely gained a new perspective of my career this year. It was in the fall of 2004 […]


Looking at the future of Coast Guard small boats

The Marinette Marine Corporation, of Marinette, Wis., is building and delivering the Coast Guard’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to units across the United States. These boats are designed to replace the aging fleet of 41-foot Utility Boats that have been […]


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