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Great Lakes Media Contact: (216) 902-6020

9th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: July 31, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office

Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

PHOTOs: Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival continues with Kids' Day and search-and-rescue demonstration

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120730-G-GR411-001 Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Safety Outreach

Emily Smith interacts with Coastie, a Coast Guard Auxiliary robot-controlled by auxiliarist Sarah Dinkelmann at Kids’ Day in Grand Haven, Mich., July 31, 2012. 

The Coast Guard Auxiliary uses Coastie as a public safety outreach tool for teaching boating, swimming, and water safety to children. More information on boating safety is available here.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

120730-G-GR411-002 Kids Experience Coast Guard Damage Control Simulator

Brendan, Madelyn, and Harrison Fogg rush to plug leaking pipes in the Coast Guard damage control simulator under the instruction of Petty Officer 2nd Class Cameron Croteau at Kid’s Day in Grand Haven, Mich., July 31, 2012. 

The damage control simulator is a mobile training platform used to train Coast Guard members in emergency response.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

120730-G-GR411-003 Coast Guard Auxiliary Teach Environmental Stewardship

Coast Guard Auxiliarist Al Kracker teaches (left to right) Carian and Macaiah Ward, Elysia Vandenbash and Mary Tice about the time it takes different materials to biodegrade, July 31, 2012.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary works closely with Coast Guard units around the Great Lakes to teach boating and water safety and environmental stewardship.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

120730-G-GR411-004 Coast Guard Helicopter Conducts Search and Rescue Demonstration

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Baker, an aviation survival technician, prepares to deploy from a Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter during a search-and-rescue demonstration in the Grand River, July 31, 2012.

The demonstration was conducted for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense organization established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Davey Connor

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