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2013 Alaska Military: U.S. Coast Guard

PRINCE RUPERTÑ Master Corporal Dave Galant lines up the Cormorant Helicopter for Search and Rescue Technicians awaiting to be hoisted into a Royal Canadian Air Force Cormorant Helicopter from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, as it hovers near United States Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, during a Search and Rescue exercise held on April 30, 2013, off the coast of Prince Rupert, B.C. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force joined members of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Air Force (USAF) for a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) held from April 29 to May 1 near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The Canada-United States Hecate Strait SAREX allowed Canadian and American crews to practice working together in order to respond to an off-shore vessel in distress. The challenging and realistic training involved approximately 50 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 25 CCG members, as well as 30 USCG and 30 USAF members.
Cpl Jennifer Chiasson
PRINCE RUPERTÑ A United States Coast Guard H-60 Jayhawk helicopter from USCG Station Sitka, Alaska takes off from Canadian Coast Guard Station Seal Cove, behind a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 19 Wing Comox, B.C. on April 30, 2013 during a bi-national, off-shore search and resue exercise. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force joined members of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Air Force (USAF) for a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) held from April 29 to May 1 near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The Canada-United States Hecate Strait SAREX allowed Canadian and American crews to practice working together in order to respond to an off-shore vessel in distress. The challenging and realistic training involved approximately 50 members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 25 CCG members, as well as 30 USCG and 30 USAF members. Photo by Captain Trevor Reid 19 Wing Public Affairs © 2012 DND-MDN Canada
Capt Trevor Reid
PRINCE RUPERTÑ Major Paul Hodge (left) an exercise controller from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria, briefs Rear-Admiral William Truelove (centre), Royal Canadian Navy, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific, and Rear-Admiral Thomas Ostebo, United States Coast Guard, Commander of the 17th District, on the status of the Canada-U.S Hecate Strait Search and Rescue Exercise during a tour of Canadian Coast GuardÕs Seal Cove Station, on April 30, 2013. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force joined members of the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Air Force (USAF) for a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) held from April 29 to May 1 near Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Capt Trevor Reid
U.S. Geological Survey scientists aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple prepare an ocean-bottom seismometer for deployment along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska, April 26, 2013. The team placed the equipment along a 28-mile section of the fault to improve understanding of recent earthquake activity in the region.
Emily Roland
Coast Guard Cutter Maple crewmembers help U.S. Geological Survey scientists deploy ocean-bottom seismometers along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, northwest of Craig, Alaska, April 26, 2013. The crew deployed 12 seismometers over two days before returning to Sitka.
Emily Roland
The Communication Station Kodiak chief's mess stand with a plaque they commissioned to memorialize shipmates Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle (ret.) and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins during a memorial held at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the COMMSTA were given during the ceremony honoring the lives and character of both men.
Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis
Craig Medred