U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Ramos, aviation maintenance technician loadmaster, look out the observation window of a Coast Guard HC-130H Hercules during a June 28, 2012, logistics flight to Barrow, Alaska. 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.
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