“Air Facility Muskegon’s opening coincided with National Safe Boating Week, and the theme this year is ‘always wear your life jacket,’” said Cmdr. Michael Platt, commanding officer of Air Station Detroit. “This applies to both boaters and weak swimmers.”
Air Station Detroit is a year-round Coast Guard facility that has a staff of 115 personnel and five MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopters. Both Air Station Detroit and Air Facility Muskegon are maintained under the Ninth Coast Guard District.