Arctic Shield

Posted 28 June 2012
Photo by TSgt. Michael Holzworth

US Coast Guard PO2 Shane Ramos, an aviation maintenance technician loadmaster, communicates with the flight deck crew of an HC-130H Hercules prior to launching on 28 June 2012 in Barrow, Alaska. Coast Guardsmen from CGAS Kodiak flew daily missions to Barrow in preparation for a Coast Guard deployment to Arctic Shield, a temporary air station set up near the Arctic Ocean during the summer to increase aircraft time on station on search and rescue flights in the region.

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