The cutter just completed a 63-day law-enforcement patrol in the EASTERN PACIFIC.
Petty Officer Christian Flores says deployment during the pandemic was anything but EASY.
China is using not only its warships to establish a presence in the area, but even its FISHING VESSELS
The USS Connecticut has suffered a long-term infestation, according to sailors interviewed by the NAVY TIMES.
The Polar Security Cutter remains a HIGH PRIORITY.
The USCGC Polar Star deployed to the Arctic for 78 days. The crew went without seeing daylight for 10 straight days, and endured hurricane-force winds and temperatures in the MINUS DOUBLE DIGITS.
The USCGC Hickory crew stepped in when Angoon, Alaska suffered WATERLINE FAILURES.
The Navy says the goals are to preserve readiness and reassure allies and partners in the REGION.
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