Images: Iditarod check
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley
KNIK, Alaska - Coast Guard sponsored Iditarod musher Ken Anderson exercises members of his sled dog team maintaining their conditioning in preparation for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Feb. 29, 2012.
The Coast Guard is sponsoring Anderson in the 40th Iditarod as part of an outreach effort to the villages in remote northern Alaska and in tribute to the Coast Guard's historical partnership with the people of Alaska.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley