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Air Station Traverse City

"Guardians of the Great Lakes"

Welcome to Air Station Traverse City

Northern Michigan is an area rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage and close-knit communities. Agriculture and maritime activities are especially important to the region, which contains the largest freshwater reserve on earth. While a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the area also has all modern amenities at close reach. As a member of the Air Station, you will play a role in maintaining safety and security on a waterway system that holds tremendous national significance.
Traverse City has about 16,000 residents and is a popular resort location with no government quarters nearby. Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties form the broader region and are dotted with rural communities that together house roughly 100,000, including the 140 Air Station members. Housing costs can be high and availability varies with the season.
Understanding that military moves can be stressful events, Air Station Traverse City is dedicated in assisting new members to ensure their relocation goes as smooth as possible. Once orders are received electronically, the Administration Department will assign a sponsor, who is responsible for assisting new members with their transition. It is highly encouraged to keep your sponsor up-to-date on travel plans, progress, and personal contact information, so that you can be reached if needed.

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The unit has an outstanding Galley available to active duty members and dependants with meals offered at Breakfast and Lunch and a speed line offered for Dinner. Galley hours are Mon-Fri 06:45-07:45 ♦ 11-12:30 ♦ 16:30-17:30 / Weekends 08:00-12:00 ♦ 16:30-17:30. The Galley also frequently offers special meals during the holidays for those members and families wishing to have a wonderful meal prepared for them by our Galley staff.

The Housing Officer can be reached at 231-922-8204. There is no Government Owned housing available; however, there are plenty of rental properties and homes for sale in the Traverse City area. Additionally, there may be Coast Guard members who are looking to sell or rent their homes; for a listing please contact the Housing Officer.

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Last Modified 9/23/2014