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  • 17 Mar 2018 15:54 | Anonymous

    USCGC Polar Star arrived at its Seattle homeport Friday, March 16, after a 107-day mission to support resupply of McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  At least the crew got liberty in Fiji on the way back!

    Enjoy the PHOTOS! 

  • 17 Mar 2018 15:23 | Anonymous

     OAK HARBOR, WA (March 15, 2018) From left to right, Commander, Navy Region Northwest Rear Adm. Gary Mayes presents the 2018 Navy Installation Excellence Award pennant to Command Master Chief Shane Cardon and Capt. Geoffrey Moore, commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, during an all hands call at the base chapel on Whidbey Island. The Navy's installation excellence award program recognizes the top three large and top three small installations based upon performance within the command's strategic goals and also fitting the criteria established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with NAS Whidbey Island winning the large installation recognition for its second time now. (USN photo by MCS2 Scott Wood)

  • 15 Mar 2018 16:51 | Anonymous

    UPDATE - The Navy is recognizing America's strategic issues in the Arctic, and the exercise includes a Bangor-based sub, USS Connecticut.  

    Read the Navy Times ARTICLE

  • 15 Mar 2018 15:45 | Anonymous

    Coast Guard and Navy representatives met in Juneau to examine homeland security threats.  Here's the article from the JUNEAU EMPIRE

  • 01 Mar 2018 13:07 | Anonymous

    Diving training and procedures aboard the Seattle-based icebreaker, a Council-sponsored unit, have come a long way since the tragic loss of two Coast Guard divers in 2006.  Read MORE.

  • 28 Feb 2018 15:27 | Anonymous

    These vessels are called "over the horizon cutter boats," built by SAFE Boats international of Bremerton, a Council Corporate Sponsor.  These boats are to be deployed aboard Coast Guard Medium-Endurance Cutters.  Read more about the boats and their roles HERE.   

  • 26 Feb 2018 14:44 | Anonymous

    Learn about what Coast Guard ice pilots do and where they do it -- about 100 feet above the main deck.  Read the article from The Maritime Executive HERE.  You can also read the USCG FEATURE RELEASE on this subject.      

  • 21 Feb 2018 13:35 | Anonymous

    Three fishermen from Micronesia were rescued Tuesday, Feb. 20, after drifting for 8 days in the Pacific Ocean -- thanks to a Navy search coordinated by the Coast Guard. 

    The Boeing-built P-8A is equipped with an advanced APY-10 multifunction radar and MX-20 camera system, which was ideal for searching the 2,100-square-mile area.  The Boeing-built sub-hunter aircraft located the fishing boat after just 3 hours.  Read more about the SEARCH AND RESCUE.     

  • 15 Feb 2018 11:52 | Anonymous

    The Kitsap Sun reports the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will be in drydock for more than a year.  Read DETAILS

  • 12 Feb 2018 14:49 | Anonymous

    The crew of Seattle-based USCGC Polar Star had to overcome engineering challenges to finish its job at the bottom of the world.  Something always breaks on this aging heavy icebreaker, and there's no AAA road service in McMurdo Sound.  READ MORE.

    And scroll down on the link for a cool video of Polar Star doing its job.

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