U.S. Coast Guard, aka “Coasties”, have been an integral part of Traverse City, MI since 1946. Their community involvement, providing life-saving support and vital protection on the Great Lakes makes them superior stewards of our community. The Coasties have a broad reach within the US Coast Guard’s Ninth District – all of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and most of Lake Huron. Their guardianship and the selfless sacrifices their families make on a daily basis is all the more reason we should show our appreciation.
From a fixed-winged search and rescue – one plane operation – to today’s MH-60T “Jayhawk” helicopters, our Coasties are ready to go when needed. Being prepared, willing and able is a daily occurrence. Covering over 6,700 miles of shorelines and 1,500 miles of our international border with Canada is a huge responsibility for the members of the US Coast Guard’s Ninth District. Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Traverse City is a key component to the Ninth District’s success. Under the command of Commander Nathan Coulter with 19 other officers and 100 enlisted personnel, their mission coverage is vast. Day in and day out, these men and women ensure our safety and protection. This safety and protection often go unnoticed.
As a special thank you, Reining Liberty Ranch and Team Ben Williams with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, have come together to show appreciation to our Coasties and their amazing families. With help from amazing sponsors – Caliber Home Loans, WIN Home Inspections, and Mid-American Title – we are able to provide this wonderful event for 2nd year. Whether you are a military veteran, active, duty, 1st responder, teacher or a member of our hospital community, please feel free to stop by.
The 2nd Annual Coastie Appreciation Day will be held August 18th, 2018 from 11AM until 3PM at Reining Liberty Ranch 4956 Silver Pines Road Traverse City, MI 40685.