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U.S. Coast Guard supports Arctic missions

U.S. Coast Guard supports Arctic missions

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) will rescue the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) in the Arctic Patrol, Sunday near Greenland.

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In mid-July, Tahoma began operations for an overall two-month Arctic patrol to support Nanook and Argus joint activities, defend the maritime domain, protect resources and reinforce partnerships.

With the nation's primary maritime force in the Polar Regions, the Coast Guard serves our national interests through a rare combination of polar organizational flexibility, regulatory authority and diplomatic leadership through the broad spectrum of maritime governance.

“The Coast Guard has been in the Arctic for over 150 years. his signature exercise began in 2007. We are committed to enhancing our multinational capability to operate effectively in the dynamic Arctic domain, strengthening the rules-based order through the presence and joint efforts, and adapting to promote regional resilience and prosperity. We are proud to bring USCGC Campbell back to Greenland as the previous Campbell (W32) supported Coastal Operations in and around Greenland during World War II," said Capt. Thomas Crane, commanding officer, Campbell.

With the nation's primary maritime force in the Polar Regions, the Coast Guard serves our national interests through a rare combination of polar organizational flexibility, regulatory authority and diplomatic leadership through the broad spectrum of maritime governance.

As part of Operation Nanook, Tahoma engaged in patrols and joint exchanges with allies. Inuit for polar bears, Nanook is an annual international exercise and the flagship Northern Activity of the Canadian Armed Forces, which involves a number of extensive, collaborative, interagency and multinational exercises designed to exercise regional security and protect our polar regions.

Due to COVID-19, the company takes extensive precautions and tracks all activities closely. Unit schedules adjusted to ensure that missions take place as scheduled, as needed. Any port calls or staff transfers shall be evaluated for risk and shall be performed in close cooperation with the host nation and the appropriate agencies.

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