Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska

Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Kotzebue Friday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in Western Alaska and the Bering Strait. FOL Kotzebue, part of Coast Guard Arctic Shield 2013, will consist of one Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with supporting air and ground crews, and will be based...