|U.S. NAVY P-8 POSEIDON PATROL AIRCRAFT
Milwaukee warmly welcomes the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon flown by the “Fighting Tigers” of Navy Squadron VP-8, based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia. More information about the P-8 and VP-8 can be seen in the “Performers” section.
|USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WLB) – King of the Waters
We would, like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard for providing the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay as the Air & Water Show’s Official Center Marker Vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BRISTOL BAY (WLB-216) is a 225′ multi-mission buoy tender located in Detroit, Michigan. BRISTOL BAY’S primary missions are aids to navigation (ATON), ice breaking, law enforcement (LE) and search and rescue (SAR). BRISTOL BAY’s also performs missions such as marine environmental protection and port security and safety. BRISTOL BAY is primarily responsible for Lake Erie, Detroit River, Lake St. Clair, St. Mary’s River, and the Straits of Macinac. For more information on the US Coast Guard, please visit: www.gocoastguard.com
|USCG AUXILIARY – Milwaukee
We would like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Milwaukee, for providing critical support to patrol the Air & Water Show safety zone during the event. Established by Congress in 1939, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is Semper Paratus (Always Ready). The Auxiliary operates Safety and Security Patrols, Search and Rescue, Mass Casualty or Disasters, Pollution Response & Patrols, Homeland Security, Recreational Boating Safety, Commercial Fishing and Vessel Exams, Platforms for Boarding Parties, and Recruitment for all service in the Coast Guard. In addition, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary operates in any mission as directed by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard or Secretary of Homeland Security. Our mission is to promote and improve recreational boating safety, provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions, and support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical requirements. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org.
|U.S. COAST GUARD AIR STATION TRAVERSE CITY
We would like to thank USCG Air Station Traverse City, for providing Airborne Search and Rescue capability and SAR demostrations, during the 2017 Air & Water Show. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City was established in 1946 and is a part of the United States Coast Guards Ninth District. They are situated on the southern end of Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan. Since 1995, Air Station Traverse City has controlled and manned Air Facilities throughout southern Lake Michigan. Their area of operations includes all of Lake Michigan and a greater part of Lake Superior and Lake Huron. For more information on the US Coast Guard, please visit: www.gocoastguard.com