Storytelling from the Last Frontier

This article aimed to tell the story of the development of the Arctic region. During Arctic Shield 2015, a program that consisted of comprehensive Coast Guard operations aimed at protecting the Arctic maritime community, the Coast Guard worked to enhance Arctic maritime domain awareness, broaden partnerships, and improve preparedness, prevention, and response capabilities. The United States (U.S.) Coast Guard public affairs involvement was critical for making sure that the public was kept informed of all of these missions in a timely and engaging fashion. By the time the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Healy, a ship designed to conduct science experiments in the Arctic, departed from Seattle heading for the Arctic in the spring of 2015, there were already plans in place to have multiple media outlets aboard. A U.S. Coast Guard public affairs officer was sent on temporary orders to assist the command during the media embeds and to ensure that the media was able to get and transmit the information they needed. Millions were able to see and hear how important the work was via images, videos, blog posts, articles, and tweets.


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  • Accession Number: 01608395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2016 3:19PM