Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2013

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard completed Arctic Shield 2013 after a successful summer season of sustained operations and outreach efforts in the Arctic region Friday. Arctic Shield focused on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait and consisted of a three-pronged approach of operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard’s capabilities in the Arctic. This regional operation aligns...

Iceman Team supports Coast Guard mission to Arctic

Iceman Team supports Coast Guard mission to Arctic
by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska  — A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130H Hercules aircraft and crew landed at Eielson recently as part of a flying mission to and above the Arctic Circle. The crew of eight, along with eight civilian scientists, arrived the first week of RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3 operations. Their mission: to fly north, perform...