Images: US Coast Guardsmen prepare for Arctic Shield deployment [Image 15 of 28]
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Ramos, aviation maintenance technician loadmaster, communicates with pilots on the flight deck during engine start up prior to launching a Coast Guard HC-130H Hercules, June 28, 2012, from the Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, flightline. Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Kodiak are flying daily missions to Barrow in preparation for a U.S. Coast Guard deployment Arctic Shield. Arctic Shield is a forward deployed temporary air station operating from Barrow in the Arctic Ocean during the summer to increase search and rescue response times in the region.
Date Posted:07.02.2012 19:36
Location:KODIAK, AK, US
Hometown:EWA BEACH, HI, US