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Coast Guard icebreaker returns to Arctic for first time in 38 years to counter Russia
"I told the crew we were trading our penguins for polar bears and the northern lights."
‘She’s an old beast’ — What it’s like to serve aboard the Polar Star, the Pentagon’s neglected 43-year-old stepchild
The United States spends $2 billion a day on the most advanced military ever assembled, with more aircraft carriers, fighter planes and nuclear submarines than any other nation. The Pentagon...
The Coast Guard is finally getting its first new heavy icebreaker in 4 decades
The U.S. Coast Guard on April 23, 2019 tapped VT Halter Marine, Inc. to build, for $750 million, the service's first new heavy icebreaker in four decades.
A fire broke out aboard the US’s only heavy icebreaker in one of the most remote places on earth
During its return from an annual supply run to the McMurdo research station in Antarctica, the U.S. Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, had a fire break out...