Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Nikura Walls, Station Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, Ohio.

  Seaman Nikura Walls, a Colp, Illinois native, reported for duty at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor two years ago.  Prior to joining the Coast Guard she attended the University of Southern Illinois where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Auxiliarist Stephen Donnelly, Station Belle Isle, Mich.

  All five branches of the armed forces owe their existence to the spirit of volunteerism among their members. They are comprised of individuals who answer the call to perform their civic duty by defending and supporting the United States […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Brian Waters, Station Alexandria Bay, New York

  Nestled in the majestic 1000 Islands region of New York State is U.S. Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, home to 37 dedicated Coast Guard men and women who are charged with ensuring the security of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, MSU Chicago

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, native to Burlington, N.J., is a Marine Science Technician currently station at Marine Safety Unit Chicago, in Willowbrook, Ill., as the Response Division supervisor. Reporting to MSU Chicago, July 2011, Borkowski […]


Honoring our past: Better late than forgotten

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen and Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Reinhart, Ninth District Public Affairs. The fog of war has a way of eventually settling to pay its just rewards to both the fallen and the […]


District commander promotes boating safety in Chicago

Last week, as part of National Safe Boating Week, an annual observance sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council and endorsed by the Coast Guard, Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, traveled to Chicago to […]


Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard visits Ninth District Headquarters

> Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Leavitt, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, visited the headquarters of the Ninth District in Cleveland on Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010. Leavitt is the service’s senior enlisted member and advises the […]


Air Station Detroit honors Lt. Jack Rittichier

> (Shown here, left to right, surrounding the personal effects of Lt. Rittichier and a rotor from his crash site: Cmdr. Daniel Travers, commander, Air Station Detroit; Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District; Bill Forsyth […]