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CBJ, Coast Guard and other agencies to conduct Maritime Security Exercise

March 30, 2018 – News

Coast Guard Sector Juneau is sponsoring a full-scale security exercise called Shielded Eagle 2018 on April 4. During this time local residents might witness a joint Coast Guard and Juneau Police Department boarding of a tour boat in Auke Bay as part of the exercise. This exercise will focus on decision-making, coordination and multi-agency integration during a maritime security emergency. Exercise participants will have an opportunity to assess capabilities, security plans, policies and procedures.

The exercise will involve the simulation of suspicious activity and nuclear threat aboard a passenger vessel. Exercise participants will practice their response techniques, with a focus on interagency coordination during the exercise. The expected outcome of the exercise is to strengthen interagency partnerships and improve security readiness in Juneau.

The following agencies and organizations will participate in the exercise:

  • United States Coast Guard
  • City and Borough of Juneau
  • Capital City Fire/Rescue
  • Juneau Police Department
  • DHS – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD)
  • Juneau Docks and Harbors
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Community Role Player volunteers aboard the tour boat

For more information on this exercise, please contact U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Britany Mckibben at britany.m.mckibben@uscg.mil or call 463-2437.

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