Arctic partnerships

Arctic Operations: Partnerships

Success in the Arctic depends on unity of effort among Arctic nations. Why? Because no single nation has the sovereignty, capacity or control over all the resources necessary to meet the emerging challenges in the Arctic. While in Greenland, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Sen. Angus King met with the Joint Arctic Command, government dignitaries, leaders of indigenous communities and members of the scientific community to learn more about how our missions may change in this complicated operating environment.


Capabilities

Arctic Operations: Capabilities

Environmental changes in the polar regions are boosting new economic opportunities and transforming maritime activity in the regions. Access to previously unreachable natural resources is now possible and is encouraging new sovereignty claims by Arctic nations.


Glacier

Arctic Operations: Change in the High Latitudes

As the cruise ship Crystal Serenity and her 1,700 passengers and crew began her maiden northerly voyage from Alaska to New York this past week, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Arctic Caucus co-chairman Sen. Angus King held engagements in Greenland to personally observe and better understand the changes occurring in the Arctic.


Searching for the missing WWII Coast Guard J2

WWII Coast Guard Grumman Duck crash site located after 70 years

Today, the Defense Department’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command announced that an expedition team – comprised of U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers, scientists and explorers – has produced sufficient evidence that the crash site of the Grumman Duck has been found beneath the ice near Koge Bay, Greenland.


Kulusuk, Greenland

Duck Hunt Photos – Getting to Greenland

As part of the Coast Guard’s effort to locate a missing World War II air crew, a team has been dispatched to the frozen Greenland ice cap.  Getting there was half the battle. The journey to Greenland began Friday morning […]


Duck Hunt – The Air Pirates

The Air Pirates are a crew of about a half-dozen airplane salvage experts who have recovered dozens of aircraft, many of them World War II-era war-birds, all over the globe.  They were contracted by the Coast Guard to help locate […]


Duck Hunt – September 2009 Expedition Photos

If you’ve been following our coverage of the search for two missing World War II-era Coast Guardsmen you know that the Coast Guard sent a team to Greenland last September to search for the crash site.  Their journey began at […]


Duck Hunt – Lt. Pritchard’s last flight

In our first post in this series, we gave you an overview of the crash of the Grumman Duck in Greenland during WWII and the efforts to find the missing crew.  The effort to recover the two MIA Coast Guardsmen […]


Duck Hunt – The search for a missing WWII air crew

During World War II two Coast Guard aviators died in Greenland attempting to rescue a downed B-17 crew. Their bodies were never recovered but 67 years later the search is on and investigators are hot on the case, hopeful to bring the missing heroes home next year.