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Polar Star Stops in Juneau

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) made a logistics stop in Juneau, Alaska, earlier this month as the crew nears the end of their months-long Arctic deployment conducting scientific research and protecting U.S. maritime sovereignty and security throughout the polar region. In addition to Polar Star’s strategic national security objectives, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker sailed north with

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USCG Polar Star’s First Visit to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Since 2013

USCG Polar Star

The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) has made a logistics stop at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 30 days into a months-long Arctic deployment. The 44-year-old heavy icebreaker is patrolling the Bering and Chukchi Seas to project power and support national security objectives throughout Alaskan waters and into the Arctic, including along the Maritime Boundary Line between the United States

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Sole US Icebreaker Changes Command

US icebreaker

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) has held a modified change-of-command ceremony at the Mare Island Dry Dock. Capt. William Woityra relieved Capt. Gregory Stanclik as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star during a scaled-back ceremony designed to support COVID-19 physical distancing practices, which was presided over by the Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm.

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USCG Tech Solicitation

DHS SVIP benefits

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is looking for start-ups to develop or adapt a system to more clearly mark and track objects in the water. The new Maritime Object Tracking Technology solicitation was posted today for a new technology that could become a valuable part of mission execution

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Thunderbird Adorns USCG North Bend Helicopters

US Coast Guard Sector North Bend Thunderbird

Southern Oregon has been home to tribal nations of Native Americans long before America became known as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” In honor of Native American Heritage Awareness, the command of U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend adorned the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopters with original artwork modeled after cultural references from the confederation

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USCG’s Last-Known Recoverable WWII POW/MIA Laid to Rest

Lt Thomas Crotty USCG MIA POW burial

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) last-known recoverable POW/MIA from WWII was laid to rest during a ceremony in Buffalo, New York. “Half a world away, Lt. James Crotty demonstrated selfless service in the face of great adversity and calamity,” said Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. “After 77 long years, he is finally home. I hope his return

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