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Senator Murkowski in right seat of C-130 on the ride to Nome (latest photos USCG)  Jan 15 2012 (click for full)
NOME, Alaska - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski sits in the co-pilot's seat of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft while speaking with Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Coast Guard District 17 commander, on a trip to Nome Jan. 15, 2012. Murkowski visited Nome upon the arrival of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker vessel Renda at the port with a critical fuel delivery. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.
Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Coast Guard District 17 commander, and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speak with the media during a press brief Jan. 15, 2012. Subject-matter experts, as well as federal, state, local and tribal representatives, were available to inform the media of the ongoing fuel delivery to Nome by the tanker vessel Renda and Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.
Mayor Denise Michels, of Nome, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, Coast Guard District 17 commander, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell brief the media during a press meeting here Jan. 15, 2012. Local, state and federal representatives, as well as subject matter experts, conducted interviews with the media regarding the delivery of over 1.3 million gallons of fuel to Nome by the tanker vessel Renda under the escort of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

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