Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska

Operation Arctic Shield 2016 ends as forward operating location closes in Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Operation Arctic Shield 2016 concludes as Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak crews close Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Monday. Air Station Kodiak crews were deployed to FOL Kotzebue during the summer months as part of Operation Arctic Shield, an annual operation that began in 2009. The aircrews responded to 22 cases, saving six lives and assisting five others,...