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United States Coast Guard
Air Station Traverse City

"Guardians of the Great Lakes"

Family Resources

The Traverse City area hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. By far our largest annual event is the National Cherry Festival, held in early July in downtown Traverse City. Below is a link provided by the Traverse City Visitors Bureau on local events throughout the year.

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Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Ombudsman Program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:

Purpose of Program
An Ombudsman serves as a link between a Coast Guard command and the families of the command. An Ombudsman can assist families in locating resources, communicate information from the command to the families, and take concerns of families to the command.

The following definition applies to the Ombudsman Program:

Program Confidentiality
Discussions of the Ombudsman Program may be confidential except family violence that must be reported. An Ombudsman must be able to distinguish between issues suitable for public discussion and those requiring confidentiality.

Services and Resources Available
Ombudsman services or resources can be obtained by contacting the Ombudsmen Coordinator 

Local Ombudsman Sheryl Morton 231-392-5382

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Ombudsman Program Manager or our local Ombudsman, or if you need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact Mr. Rodney Whaley at (202) 475-5158, or Email at

Office of Work-Life (CG-111) The Coast Guard's Work-Life Program

Last Modified 9/23/2014