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Coast Guard Protecting Alaska

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off to conduct a night flight from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2018. Aircrews are forward deployed to Kotzebue in in support of Arctic Shield to be more geographically available to respond to search and rescue cases. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off to conduct a night flight from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2018. Aircrews are forward deployed to Kotzebue in in support of Arctic Shield to be more geographically available to respond to search and rescue cases. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off to conduct a night flight from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2018. Aircrews are forward deployed to Kotzebue in in support of Arctic Shield to be more geographically available to respond to search and rescue cases. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.

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Coast Guard C-130s Prepare for Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, prepare aircraft for deployment in preparation for post Hurricane Michael response efforts Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. After the storm passes Coast Guard crews will surge to assist people in affected areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Ryan Stille)

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, prepare aircraft for deployment in preparation for post Hurricane Michael response efforts Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. After the storm passes Coast Guard crews will surge to assist people in affected areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Ryan Stille)

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, prepare aircraft for deployment in preparation for post Hurricane Michael response efforts Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. After the storm passes Coast Guard crews will surge to assist people in affected areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Ryan Stille)

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US Coast Guard HC-130

A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is rinsed down at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2018. Crewmembers maintain operational readiness by washing the plane after every flight to protect it and remove any salt. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandon Kelly)

A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is rinsed down at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2018. Crewmembers maintain operational readiness by washing the plane after every flight to protect it and remove any salt. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandon Kelly)

A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is rinsed down at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2018. Crew members maintain operational readiness by washing the plane after every flight to protect it and remove any salt. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandon Kelly)