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We serve and safeguard the public, protect the environment and its resources, and defend the Nation’s interests in the Alaskan maritime region.

Leading a crew of professionals, fostering a creative and supportive team, and building and strengthening our trusted partnerships.

D17 Command:

Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel, 17th District Commander
Captain Charles L. Cashin, 17th District Chief of Staff
Master Chief Petty Officer Brett L. VerHulst, 17th District Command Master Chief

District Information:

Arctic Shield 2016:  For more information about the Coast Guard's presence in the Arctic, please click here.  


Draft Arctic Shield 2016 Environmental Assessment for United States Coast Guard Arctic Operations and Training Exercises:

The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to conduct operations and training exercises in the Arctic region in summer of 2016. These activities would provide an air, surface, and shore-side U.S. Coast Guard presence in the Arctic to meet U.S. Coast Guard mission requirements. The U.S. Coast Guard has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that evaluates a Preferred Alternative and the No Action Alternative, and provides information on possible effects on the natural and human environment from U.S. Coast Guard activities in the Arctic region in summer 2016. The Draft EA is available for review here, or copies may be requested from Mark Ridgway, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Engineering Unit Juneau, P.O. Box 21747, Juneau, Alaska, 99802-1747, by phone at 907-463-2407, or by email to Comments on the Draft EA should be submitted to Mark Ridgway in writing or via email by May 11, 2016.

For Maritime Emergencies:
Contact the U. S. Coast Guard by VHF radio CH 16 or call *CG from your Alaska registered cellular telephone.

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