Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training

Coast Guard, Kotzebue Fire Department conduct ice rescue training
Nick Jicha, a Kotzebue Fire Department volunteer firefighter, grins with icicles on his face and ice rescue gear, after performing a simulated ice rescue in Kotzebue, Alaska, March 19, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matthew Schofield. JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard members from the Ninth Coast Guard District trained Kotzebue Fire Department and Coast Guard Seventeenth District...

Coast Guard, Chicago State University establish partnership

Coast Guard, Chicago State University establish partnership
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, and Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq., president of Chicago State University, sign a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony at the university, November 30, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Master Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf) CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and Chicago State University partnered together to increase the diversity of the agency’s...

Virginia Beach Native Promoted to Rear Admiral

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Fred Midgette (center) hands his new rank insignia to his daughter, Maggie (left), as his wife, Mary, removes his captain shoulderboards during a ceremony in which he was promoted to rear admiral in Cleveland Jan. 14, 2010. CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard officer, serving as chief of staff of the Ninth Coast Guard District, was promoted today to the...

Cleveland man convicted and sentenced for boating under the influence

CLEVELAND — Steven M. Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Rear Adm. Michael N. Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, announce today that a Cleveland area resident pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to boating under the influence of alcohol. Mark H. Hornblower, 49, of Cleveland, was sentenced to two months of home detention and three years of...

Cleveland Coast Guard Public Affairs Team Deploys to Document Haitian Earthquake Relief Operations

CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Team, including Petty Officer Brandon M. Blackwell of the Ninth District Public Affairs Office, here, has deployed to document the U.S. Coast Guard’s Haitian Earthquake Relief Operations. The Ninth Coast Guard District Public Affairs Office will work with the USCG Public Affairs Team to provide video and still photography documentation of the...

Coast Guard prepares for 2009-2010 icebreaking season

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District is preparing for the 2009-2010 icebreaking season in the Great Lakes.

A true celebration of Coast Guard life & service

by LT Dave French This year’s annual Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival is over, but one of the most important events every year is the National Memorial Service held in Escanaba Park to honor the Coast Guard men and women who passed in the line of duty during the previous year. This year the public, the Coast Guard and festival organizers gathered to honor the lives and service of the four-man...