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From July 1st to July 6th, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is traveling to Alaska, Russia and the Republic of Korea, advancing strategic Homeland Security priorities and meeting with our international partners. Follow Secretary Napolitano's trip here on the DHS Blog, and on Facebook and Twitter.
On Monday, July 1st, Secretary Napolitano traveled to Anchorage, Alaska and met with Department of Homeland Security personnel stationed in the region. While in Alaska, the Secretary was briefed on a number of issues that the Department, including the U.S. Coast Guard, are focusing on in the region and thanked the personnel for their service.
Secretary Napolitano addressed members of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson National Guard Armory in Anchorage, Alaska where she spoke of the Coast Guard's role in Alaska and of her pride in the service's accomplishments.
Secretary Napolitano took questions from the Coast Guard, and thanked them for their service.
During a meeting at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Secretary Napolitano addressed representativesfrom across DHS including the Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, and other federal, state and local agencies. She took questions from attendees in the audience, and discussed her goals for the future of the Department.