SEATTLE - Adm. Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, addresses the media aboard the Polar Class Icebreaker Polar Star, homeported here, as Lt. Cmdr. Jack W. Jackson the icebreaker's Commanding Officer observes during the Polar Star's reactivation March 10, 2010. Allen referenced the Coast Guard's role as the nation's principal federal maritime enforcement agency in the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle.
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