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USCG Arctic strategy requires more ice breakers

USCG Arctic strategy requires more ice breakers

The number of ships through the Bering Strait grew 118 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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How the Coast Guard’s ice breaker crushes through 21 feet of solid ice

How the Coast Guard’s ice breaker crushes through 21 feet of solid ice

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The heavy ice breaker Polar Star at the ice edge of the Chukchi Sea north of Wainwright, July 16, 2013. Photo by USCG PO1

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USCG celebrates 223rd birthday

USCG celebrates 223rd birthday

The U.C. Coast Guard heavy ice breaker Polar Star pulled into Juneau’s AJ cruise ship dock on Friday. The ship was open to the public

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Polar Star to visit Juneau

Polar Star to visit JuneauThe only heavy ice breaker in the Coast Guard’s fleet will be in Juneau this weekend and open for tours.

Tragedy and Courage on the Bering Sea

Tragedy and Courage on the Bering Sea

FPV Galaxy on fire in the Bering Sea, Oct. 20, 2002. Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard.

One of the most riveting stories of disaster and bravery … more

Military explains missile defense failure

Military explains missile defense failureThe new director of the Missile Defense Agency Vice Admiral James Syring called the test an overall failure.

Polar Star headed for Arctic ice trials

Polar Star headed for Arctic ice trialsThe United States’ only heavy icebreaker will soon be back in service after a four-year, $90 million renovation.

WATCH: Rep. Tammy Duckworth Dresses Down IRS Contractor

WATCH: Rep. Tammy Duckworth Dresses Down IRS ContractorYesterday during a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost her legs and use of her right arm when she served in Iraq, dressed down an IRS contractor who used his military disability status to receive government contracts reserved for disabled vets.

‘Days Of Rambo Are Over’: Pentagon Details Women’s Move To Combat

‘Days Of Rambo Are Over’: Pentagon Details Women’s Move To CombatWomen in America's armed services will have new options for what units they can join in coming years, the Pentagon says.

Ferry off course? Nope, it’s a medevac.

Ferry off course? Nope, it’s a medevac.Some Thane and Douglas Island residents saw an unusual sight Thursday night: The ferry Matanuska sailing up Gastineau Channel.