Melissa's Mission with the U.S. Coast Guard

Traverse City is a Coast Guard city and it's this recognition that sets it apart from other communities. 7&4's Melissa Smith has always been fascinated with how the Coast Guard works, especially when it comes to their patrol missions. That's why it was part of her northern Michigan bucket list to actually fly with the Coast Guard to see how it all works.

She met with Lt. Charlie Wilson from Air Station Traverse City and helped him co-pilot a routine mission from Frankfort in Benzie County north along the Leelanau County shoreline. To see the complete report that aired during 7&4 News Today, check out the video clip.

For more information about the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, click here.