Sunday, August 04, 2013

News Release - Photo Release: Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Juneau, Alaska

News Release

Date: Aug. 04, 2013
Coast Guard District 17
Office: (907) 463-2065

Photo Release: Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Juneau, Alaska


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Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, explains the operational capabilities of the icebreaker to a group of partner agency and local visitors aboard the cutter in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. The 399-foot Polar Star is the nation's only heavy icebreaker and serves as an important asset to future polar missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, explains the operational capabilities of the icebreaker to a group of partner agency and local visitors aboard the cutter in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.
The 399-foot Polar Star is the nation's only heavy icebreaker and serves as an important asset to future polar missions.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, take a moment for a photo aboard the Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. The cutter visited Juneau after successfully completing ice trials in the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, take a moment for a photo aboard the Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.

The cutter visited Juneau after successfully completing ice trials in the Arctic.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, shakes hands with Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, after her keynote speech at an open house event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. Ulmer spoke about the Coast Guard's important role in the increasingly busy Arctic region. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.
Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, shakes hands with Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, after her keynote speech at an open house event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.

Ulmer spoke about the Coast Guard's important role in the increasingly busy Arctic region.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

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