Laurent Weyl, a French reporter and photographer, captures images of a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, forward-deployed to Kotzebue, Alaska, as they conduct a series of hoisting evolutions on the Brooks Range, north of Kotzebue, Alaska, July 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean)

Commandant of Coast Guard, Members of Congress Visit Juneau

Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard and uniformed head of the service, visited Juneau Saturday, July 27, with three members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The visit was to do a quick familiarization with the mission of the Coast Guard in Alaska, which differs from their operations in the Lower 48, and to see some of the equipment and stations in use by the Coast Guard here, as the Coast Guard’s mission in the Arctic undergoes evolution.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-California, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tennessee and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, visited with the Commandant. All three representatives are members of the House Appropriations Committee, on the Department of Homeland Security subcommittee. The Coast Guard falls under DHS during peacetime.

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