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Last Post 12 May 2018 11:05 AM by Bells. 3 Replies.
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10 May 2018 04:00 PM
    As I'm sure most of y'all know. The Russians have been heavily investing in their Icebreakers and the Arctic region in general. It is no secret that the US is grossly unprepared for increased arctic operations. Commandant Zukunft is pushing for funding to acquire new ice breakers. The Commandant has also mentioned the possibility of making future icebreakers capable of having modular weapons systems. My question to the community is, with the development of the arctic being more and more accessible, and Russian and Chinese presence quickly growing, would the Coast Guard finally see an increase in budget and treated more as a war fighting force? I would like to start a discussion on this.

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    10 May 2018 06:20 PM
    Doubtful that we will see budgets increased to defend Alaska and our Arctic Claims. When I was there we had a complete light infantry division, F15C's for Air to Air and a squadron of F 16 to support the infantry. Our mission under ALCOM was defense of Alaska. In reality the Air assets were tasked to fight in Korea of Norway as we were just a short hop over the pole. Not sure what the Army was to do but I figure Norway and Korea also.

    United States Naval Forces Alaska

    The commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, United States Coast Guard, commands U.S. Naval Forces Alaska, accomplishing both the peacetime and wartime naval tasks in the state. Major peacetime responsibilities include search and rescue, law enforcement of territorial waters, maintenance of navigational maritime aides and ensuring maritime safety. Naval Forces Alaska has the task force designator Task Force 91.

    District 17 forces are located at Petersburg, Juneau, Ketchikan, Homer, Seward, Tok, Anchorage, Kenai, Valdez, Nome, St. Paul, and three air stations at Kodiak, Sitka and Cordova (seasonal). The district uses a wide variety of vessels, including tenders, patrol boats and medium endurance cutters. During wartime, Coast Guard forces provide the majority of naval forces in Alaska for the defense of the state's 33,000 miles (53,000 km) of shoreline.

    Due to budget constraints and warming relations with former adversaries, the Naval Air Station at Adak Island was closed in March 1997. Prior to the deactivation, Adak's mission had shifted from providing support to air operations for antisubmarine warfare forces to one of providing short term support of transiting aircraft and ships. The island's population had shrunk to approximately five hundred unaccompanied personnel residents - down from a peak of nearly 5000 active duty and family members
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    11 May 2018 03:52 PM
    Ok, so lets so the unthinkable happens and things pop off, before the acquisition of a new ice breaker. What would the Coast Guard do? Or the US military do in general? What would be the most likely course of action.
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    12 May 2018 11:05 AM
    We've been talking about new ice breakers for over 10 years. We actually worked with the Russians to bring fuel to Nome in 2012. There's plans for four new ice breakers to be done by 2021 or 2022.

    What would Happen? Just like any other incident. Getting to Alaska isn't a big deal. It's just the ice. Which is melting. And the Healy and Polar Star are operational.
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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