Coast Guard mobile communication vehicle deployed in Juneau

    A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules and a mobile communication vehicle positioned in Juneau (Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 17)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Communications Command deployed, for the first time, one of the Coast Guard’s three mobile communication vehicles to Juneau for a joint Coast Guard 17th District and Coast Guard Sector Juneau continuity of operations training exercise.

    A mobile communication vehicle is a robust communication asset capable of providing a radio suite for communication and internet capabilities when deployed for planned events, emergency responses, continuity events, and disaster recovery.  

    The Coast Guard personnel are using the mobile communication vehicles to augment the communications capabilities for a simulated disaster response to test their continuity of operations plans for Sector Juneau and the 17th District.

    Chief Petty Officer Suzanne Bitinas, operations specialist, for the 17th District said “Communication systems such as the mobile communication vehicles deployed during these continuity exercises are critical as they provide redundant and reliable communication systems that further ensure Coast Guard support of its critical mission areas.”

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