Great Lakes Chapter

Welcome to the USCGA Parent Association Great Lakes Chapter

We are parents from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana and who support our cadets throughout their time at the Academy and beyond.  Ohio will be serviced by the VADM Nelson Chapter. We host picnics in June to welcome new Coast Guard families and answer questions about Swab Summer and the Academy. During R-Day at the end of June we have a welcome table at Leamy Hall at the Academy. In July we have a parent picnic on board the Cutter MACKINAW during the Chicago-Mackinac Island sail boat race. In August, we hold another picnic during the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven, Michigan to share stories about Swab Summer and cadet summer duty assignments. In September we met at the newly restored Station Calumet Harbor. During the winter break, we assist in the All Academy Ball, and also greet the "Christmas Ship" at Chicago's Navy Pier and help staff a informational booth at the Strictly Sail Chicago Show in January. Our chapter regularly produces a newsletter and features a very active parents-only Face Book page. We will be posting event updates as they become available. Come join us. We would love to meet you!

On Board the Cutter MACKINAW 2011