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Coast Guard Wraps Up Seasonal Operations Out of Kotzebue

A Coast Guard helicopter lands at the seasonal base in Kotzebue.

October 31 marks the end of the Coast Guard’s annual operation Arctic Shield, which focuses on search and rescue and community outreach throughout the Alaskan Arctic.

Listen above to hear from Coast Guard officers at their seasonal base in Kotzebue and aboard the USCG Cutter Alex Haley.

Image at top: The MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter is the workhorse of the Coast Guard’s search and rescue missions. Photo: KNOM.

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