Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: David Linder, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station Sodus Point, N.Y.

Every day, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer their time, skills and talents to support and augment the active-duty workforce. Unlike the reserve component of the Coast Guard, auxiliarists are not reimbursed for their service. They are true public […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: YN1 Jennifer Brown, Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wis.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Brown, a native of South Milwaukee, is currently serving a “hometown tour” at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan.  Brown is a Yeoman assigned to the Sector’s Reserve Forces Readiness Staff.  She is responsible for tracking […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Peter D. Lenzo, Station Portage, Mich.

Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Bob Papp, often speaks of his guiding principle of steadying the service. Papp states that, “We must bolster the fundamentals that underlie our readiness. Doctrine, training, resourcing, and policies must catch up to current mission demand […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MST3 Clint Bellon, Marine Safety Unit Cleveland

This week’s Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty both on and off the job. Petty Officer 3rd Class 3rd Class Clint Bellon reported to Marine Safety Unit […]


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: Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Hall, Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay

  Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Hall, from Detroit, Mich. is a Food Service Specialist aboard Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, home-ported in Saint Ignace, MI. He transferred to the Biscayne Bay in June 2012 after his first active duty tour at Station […]