Petty Officer 3rd Class John Crow, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., deployed to Alaska for Arctic Shield 2015, sits on a piece of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean after approaching a simulated person in the water during a joint civil and federal search and rescue exercise near Oliktok Point, Alaska, July 14, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

It’s a wrap: Arctic Shield 2015

The focus throughout Arctic Shield 2015 operations was on protecting lives and property at sea, enforcement of laws and regulations in the region, tribal engagements and assistance, service to aids to navigation, performance and evaluation of science missions and a range of marine safety activities in many Arctic communities.