Latest "Coast-guard" stories
The enhanced U.S. posture aims to deter increased Russian and Chinese activity in the region as global warming rapidly melts the Polar ice caps.
Supporters say the move could help veterans get well-paying jobs with the service.
Walter Glenn Primrose and his wife have been charged with stealing identities of two dead children.
Federal prosecutors said old photos show the couple wearing uniforms of the KGB, the former Russian spy agency.