Coast Guard Inviting Media for Arctic Overflights

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Seventeenth Coast Guard District (D17) will be conducting Arctic Domain Awareness flights approximately every two weeks and the next one is Thursday (Nov. 8th). Members of the media are invited to ride along, interview crew members and obtain imagery of the Arctic as part of the Coast Guard’s initiative to establish an increased presence in the region.

Interviews with Rear Admiral Gene Brooks, Commander, 17th Coast Guard District, and other senior staff members, are available upon request.

As Coast Guard operations in the Arctic increase, there may be additional opportunities for media to accompany Coast Guard personnel on future missions.

The Coast Guard’s goal in increasing Arctic operations is part of an effort to enhance our capabilities and readiness to meet the needs of American interests in the region.

“The Arctic is a pristine and environmentally sensitive region that must be protected. We as a nation must understand the challenges and opportunities changes in the environment might present,” Brooks said.

To request reservations onboard the next Arctic Domain Awareness flight, please contact D17 Public Affairs at 907-463-2065.

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