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USCG District 9 goes to Barrow

District 9 travels to Alaska District 9 travels to Alaska BARROW, Alaska – Mike Hudson, the ice rescue program manager for Coast Guard District 9, Petty Officer 1st Class James Collins, a boatswain’s mate with Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Saginaw River, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Sayers, the lead ice instructor for STANT Saginaw River, observe as two Barrow search and rescue workers perform ice-rescue techniques in the Barrow High School pool April 6, 2012. Coast Guard District 9 ice-rescue personnel travelled to Barrow and Nome to cross train with local search and rescue agencies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. Ice rescue training at Barrow High School Ice rescue training at Barrow High School BARROW, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Sayers, the lead ice instructor for Coast Guard Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Saginaw River, demonstrates the use of a sling on Master Chief Petty Officer Gerald Backus, officer-in-charge of STANT Saginaw River, at the Barrow High School pool April 6, 2012. The sling was one of many tools Coast Guard District 9 ice rescue personnel brought to Alaska for cross training with local search and rescue workers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. Coast Guard, Barrow SAR share techniques Coast Guard, Barrow SAR share techniques BARROW, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Sayers, the lead ice instructor for Coast Guard Station/Aids to Navigation Team Saginaw River, Michigan, speaks with a local search and rescue worker about improvements that could be made to rescue equipment during a demonstration at the Barrow High School pool April 6, 2012. Members of many local search and rescue agencies joined Coast Guards ice rescue experts from the Great Lakes region for two days of classroom and hands-on training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. Coast Guard ice rescue visits the top of the world
Coast Guard ice rescue visits the top of the world BARROW, Alaska – A Barrow search and rescue worker hoists Master Chief Petty Officer Gerald Backus, officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Saginaw River, out of the Barrow High School pool April 6, 2012. Members of many local search and rescue agencies joined District 9 Coast Guardsmen for two days of classroom and hands-on training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

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