Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment
Family members watch as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star [WAGB 10] arrives back to its homeport in Seattle on Feb. 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier)SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to its homeport in Seattle Saturday following a months-long Arctic deployment to defend the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the...

Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data

Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data
JUNEAU, Alaska – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits the Gastineau Channel to moor up in Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 12, 2021, as the crew nears the end of their months-long Arctic deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Juneau, Friday, for a logistics stop as the crew...

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in mid-January. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.) JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in...

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), transits the Chukchi Sea, in the Arctic, at noon Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. BERING SEA – The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday, for a logistics stop 30 days into a months-long Arctic deployment to protect the nation’s maritime...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) is underway in the Chukchi Sea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. CHUKCHI SEA — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, traversed a historic winter latitude Friday during a months-long Arctic deployment to protect...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is at anchor in Puget Sound Monday, December 7, 2020 ahead of the crew’s months-long deployment to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Cynthia Oldham. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is making its way north for the ship’s...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment
With Mt. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker to deploy to the Arctic this winter

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker to deploy to the Arctic this winter
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) will deploy to the Arctic this winter to help protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security in the region. The United States is an Arctic nation, and the Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security, safety, and environmental...

Baptism by Antarctic Water

Baptism by Antarctic Water
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Joseph Del Valle baptizes Petty Officer 1st Class Andres Murillo Feb. 16, 2020, about seven miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi Story by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi As a scuba diver in the U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Andres Murillo is no stranger to water. His last...