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.
Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel,
17th District Commander
Captain Charles L. Cashin
District Chief of Staff
Master Chief Petty Officer Brett L. VerHulst
District Command Master Chief
Arctic Shield 2016:
For more information about the Coast Guard's
presence in the Arctic,
please click here.
Arctic Shield 2016 Environmental Assessment for United States Coast Guard
Arctic Operations and Training Exercises
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments on the
Draft EA should be submitted to Mark Ridgway in writing or via email by May
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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