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 […]


From the field: CBP canine handlers conduct training at Air Station Detroit

Guest post written By Lt. Jason Neiman, Air Station Detroit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine handlers and their dogs recently trained aboard Air Station Detroit. Three dogs and their handlers were on site to conduct training events on Jan. […]


Photo of helicopter on snow-covered pavement

Christmas Eve Surprise

Coast Guardsmen at Air Station Detroit were treated to a Christmas Eve surprise when they awoke Dec. 24, 2011.


Photo of the Auxiliary Symposium Gala

Active-duty, Auxiliary Coast Guardsmen gather, train to better safeguard Great Lakes citizens

Dinner dress uniforms and high spirits dominated a gala ball that closed out the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 2011 Combined Ninth District Symposium this weekend in Pontiac, Mich. Several hundred auxiliarists and their spouses gathered Saturday night with active-duty counterparts in a ballroom at the Marriott Centerpoint hotel for an annual affair celebrating the volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, who serve on the water, in the air and in the classroom to keep the boating public safe.


Ready for operations

>Today’s Ninth Coast Guard District image of the day comes from Lt. Cmdr. Brian Donahue, Chief of the Ninth District’s Aids to Navigation and Domestic Ice Breaking Section. Lt. Cmdr. Donahue is currently aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay […]


Guest post: Training time, Coast Guard style

>Blog and photos by PA3 Brandon Blackwell, Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs: Being always ready is a task that doesn’t come easy. It takes countless hours of education and training for Coast Guard members to be always ready to […]