JUNEAU, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard has opened a seasonal base in Kotzebue from which to run operations this summer.
Capt. Daniel Travers is chief of incident management for the Coast Guard in Alaska. He says crews will conduct search and rescue operations, law enforcement patrols and homeland security missions in western Alaska and the Bering Strait. He says in a release that crews also will participate in scheduled Arctic Shield exercises.
The Coast Guard will use Alaska Air National Guard hangar facilities at Kotzebue to house a crew and helicopter.