Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Lyndsey Slabe, STANT Saginaw River, Essexville, Mich.

  Seaman Lyndsey Slabe, a Magnolia, Texas, native, reported to Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., in October 2011 after completing basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. As her current unit’s name implies, it plays a multitude […]


Coast Guard Station Lorain team takes possession of 9th District flag football crown

Post written by PA3 Lauren Laughlin, D9 External Affairs Division On a calm and cool day, 10 men step onto the field, calm and cool on the outside, a little nervous on the inside.  It’s late in the day, they […]


Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Click here to read a July 13 blog post, in which this crew of boaters was named the Coast Guard’s “Shipmate of the Week” Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Huth, 9th Coast Guard District public affairs. There’s an […]


BAY CITY, Mich. - A Coast Guard ice rescue team uses a rescue sled to pull a man out of the water after he fell through the ice on Lake Michigan as part of a night time training exercise Jan. 27, 2011. The training is part of a four-day school where Coast Guard men and women come to the Ice Capabilities Center of Excellence at Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., to learn the proper techniques for rescuing people on ice-covered bodies of water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen)

Ice rescue training on the Great Lakes

Coast Guard men and women standing the watch on the Great Lakes perform their missions in one of the nation’s most environmentally challenging areas, and one element above all others presents the biggest challenge – ice. This winter season has […]