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My Turn: New definition for military 'Dereliction of Duty'

...launched in 1979 shows that there has been a reduction in polar sea ice by 10 percent. (Total polar ice - land and sea...a much smaller percent and current May 2015 data show polar sea ice some 5 percent greater than the post-1979 average...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-27/my-turn-new-definition-military-derel
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...has only two active icebreakers: the medium icebreaker Healy and the Polar Star. The Polar Star's sister ship, the Polar Sea, needs $100 million in repairs before it can leave dock, and building another heavy icebreaker would take about 10...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion
Navy breaks down ice camp

ANCHORAGE - Cracks in polar sea ice north of Alaska will force the closing of an ice camp supporting a Navy submarine exercise, the Navy announced Monday.Ice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/navy-breaks-down-ice-camp
State
State Department plans Arctic representative

...in their plans and investment and that non-Arctic nations also are looking at opportunities that come with diminished polar sea ice."The United States has never been last in a race to the future, but absent any visionary leadership and meaningful...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/state-department-plans-arctic-represent
State
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...under full Canadian sovereignty. In 1986, following a controversial transit of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker CGS Polar Sea, Ottawa, further, drew straight baselines around the Arctic Archipelago ? in effect, breathing legal life into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Coast Guard honors Fran Ulmer at ceremony

...designed to crash through more than 20 feet of sea ice. The other heavy ice breaker in the fleet, the 1970s-vintage Polar Sea, has been out of service since an engine failure.The USCG Healy, commissioned in 1999, is an icebreaker designed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-04/coast-guard-honors-fran-ulmer-ceremony
Local
On return trek from the Arctic, heavy ice breaker stops in Juneau

...six years. (The other heavy icebreaker and sister ship Polar Sea had engine issues in 2007, which left only the medium...upgrades while it was laid off. However, due to the Polar Sea's engine problems in 2007, that meant no heavy breakers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-04/return-trek-arctic-heavy-ice-breaker-st
Local
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...scientific expeditions, and two heavy icebreakers, the Polar Sea and Polar Star.Both heavy icebreakers were built in...Washington and Alaska want Congress to rehabilitate the Polar Sea too."A half-century after racing the Russians to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/nations-jockey-arctic-position
State
Healy at port in Juneau after 2 years

...served as executive officer of the heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Sea, under the command of then-Capt. Carl Uchytil.Uchytil...the icebreaking program, because what we were doing on Polar Sea back then was modernizing the mission. I saw that in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-02/healy-port-juneau-after-2-years
Local
Arctic military policy discussed

...limited in her icebreaking capabilities. She is technically a medium icebreaker."Polar Star and its sister ship, Polar Sea, which Ostebo said is in "caretaker status" right now with no plans to reactivate it, are the largest icebreakers in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-15/arctic-military-policy-discussed
State

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