Admiral: Juneau in running to host new Coast Guard cutter

Commanding officer of District 17 also talks Arctic and marijuana with Chamber of Commerce

Rear Admiral Michael McAllister, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 17th District, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, July 20, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska said Thursday that Alaska’s capital may host a new cutter.

Rear Adm. Michael McAllister told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce that Juneau is in the running to become a host city for a new Fast Response Cutter.

“Juneau is one of the ports we’re looking for for potential Fast Response Cutters,” he told attendees of the weekly Chamber luncheon at the Moose Lodge.

 

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