Ocean Giant Returns to Norfolk, Completes Annual Resupply of Remote Arctic Air Base

Military Sealift Command chartered heavy lift ship MV Ocean Giant pulled into Naval Station Norfolk to complete its support of of Pacer Goose 2017, the annual resupply mission to Thule Air Force Base, August 18. Ocean Giant is to spend multiple days at the naval station off-loading outdated equipment and waste material transported from the remote U.S. Air Force base,…

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China ready to enhance Arctic environmental cooperation: vice premier

March 29, 2017 (Xinhua) – China will actively participate in environmental preservation and push for environmental cooperation in the Arctic, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said here on Wednesday. He made the remarks when addressing the opening ceremony of the 4th International Arctic Forum (IAF) in Russia’s far northwestern city of Arkhangelsk. Wang said that ecological protection should be strengthened and…

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Coast Guard joins Arctic stakeholders in historic forum

March 24, 2017 – U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joined leaders representing eight coast guards of Arctic nations in signing a joint statement Friday. The statement adopts doctrine, tactics, procedures and information-sharing protocols for emergency maritime response and combined operations in the Arctic. The Arctic Coast Guard Forum is an operationally-focused, consensus-based organization with the purpose of leveraging collective…

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