As the nation's lead federal agency for ensuring maritime
safety, security and stewardship in the Arctic, the Coast Guard will perform
its statutory missions to ensure the Arctic remains a safe, secure and
environmentally sustainable region.
Coast Guard Arctic Shield 2012 will focus on outreach, operations and an
assessment of our capabilities.
Coast Guard and other federal, state and local personnel will conduct more
than 50 humanitarian outreach events in 27 different communities. It is the
nation's largest humanitarian outreach effort not in response to a disaster
(natural or man-made) in recent history and will include water safety
training, medical, dental and veterinary assistance.
Coast Guard operations in the Arctic will be conducted by multiple cutters,
aircraft and personnel.
Coast Guard personnel will exercise our capabilities to ensure we have the
right resources to conduct our maritime operations to meet our maritime
safety, security and stewardship requirements in the Arctic.
Please click here
view our Arctic Shield tri-fold.
to view our final Arctic Shield environmental assessment.