Air Station Traverse City to host local student accepted into US Coast Guard Academy

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host a woman who was recently accepted into the United States Coast Guard Academy and her family for a visit to the unit Monday. Sydney Arendt will begin her schooling at the Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation’s five military service academies, during the summer of 2017. The event will welcome Arendt and her guests to the Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs 2 people off Beaver Island

Coast Guard medevacs 2 people off Beaver Island
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Coast Guard aircrew from Traverse City medically evacuated two people off Beaver Island Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a medevac request from officials on Beaver Island early Friday evening. Due to poor visibility and icing conditions, an aircrew from Traverse City was forced to delay its response. By late morning Saturday, weather...

Traverse City aircrew rescues injured snowmobiler from remote area in Canada

Traverse City aircrew rescues injured snowmobiler from remote area in Canada
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – A helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescued an injured snowmobiler suffering life-threatening injuries from a remote area in southern Canada Saturday. Personnel at Canada’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton, Ontario, received a report of the emergency from the Ontario Provincial Police Department and Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Fire Department...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee

Coast Guard, partner agencies to hold mass rescue exercise in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard and more than 20 federal, state and local agencies will conduct a full-scale, mass rescue and recovery exercise at multiple locations near the Milwaukee waterfront and on Lake Michigan Thursday. Events will take place at different locations, including McKinley Marina, General Mitchell Airport and in the city of Cudahy. The Coast Guard, Milwaukee County, and the city...

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island

Coast Guard air station medically evacuates man from Beaver Island
Traverse City, Michigan – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City medically evacuated a man experiencing a life-threatening illness from Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan Saturday morning. Early in the morning search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received notice from officials on the island of a man needing a medical evacuation. After consulting with...

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts injured ice climber near Pictured Rocks

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts injured ice climber near Pictured Rocks
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City airlifted an injured ice climber suffering from head and back injuries Friday evening. The climber fell while ice climbing at Pictured Rocks Ice Caves in Munising, Michigan. Due to location and terrain, a ground evacuation was not possible. The Coast Guard was called to assist and the aircrew conducted a hoist of the injured...

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue fishermen in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue fishermen in Lake Erie
Chief Petty Officer Adam Kane, Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Lucio and Lt. Cmdr. Robert Berry stand with men rescued from a disabled fishing vessel Oct. 24, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Toledo) TOLEDO, Ohio — The Coast Guard rescued three men from western Lake Erie Monday after they were reported overdue from a fishing trip Sunday evening. The men’s names are...

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding

Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 10 people, 3 dogs from Chocolay River flooding
Petty Officers Gerard Gagnon, Tim Koscielny and Terry Bailey launch a rescue skiff Oct. 18 ,2016, down a flooded driveway near the Chocolay River in Marquette, Michigan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Marquette) SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan, — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued 10 people and three dogs from the floods along the Chocolay River near Marquette, Michigan, Tuesday morning. At...

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes
A pair of MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters on the flightline at Air Station Kodiak, May 13, 2016. The MH-60T has a maximum range of 700 nautical miles and can reach up to 180 knots. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Tracey Mertens, Coast Guard Auxiliary. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –The Coast Guard will begin reallocation of its helicopter resources, replacing four MH-65 Dolphins at Coast Guard  Air Station Traverse...