Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013

Coast Guard initiates Arctic Shield 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District announced its Arctic Shield 2013 plans to protect the maritime community in the Arctic and to strengthen their partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal and community members Wednesday. “We are committed to having a sustained presence in the region,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District. “As the nation’s lead...

Coast Guard Commandant visits Operation Arctic Crossroad personnel at Kotzebue

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp Jr. and Sen. Mark Begich visit personnel involved with Operation Arctic Crossroads 2010 at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue Tuesday.