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July 10, 2016

CGC Healy Mission Update - 10 July 2016

“Now, for the information of all hands, US Coast Guard Cutter HEALY has stood into the realm of the Arctic Circle…To all Honorable Polar Bears Onboard: Borealis Rex and his court welcome you back.” - LCDR Dan Everette, Operations Officer.

July 3, 2016

CGC Healy Mission Update - 3 July 2016

“Fair winds… and open leads, Shipmate.” – CAPT Jason Hamilton

June 19, 2016

CGC Healy Mission Update - 19 June 2016

Aloha friends! After a week of non-stop drills, training, and flight operations, HEALY stopped in Honolulu, Hawaii for a few days of relaxation before our 140 day Arctic deployment begins.

June 12, 2016

CGC Healy Mission Update - 12 June 2016

“It’s time to take HEALY back to where she belongs… the Arctic!” – CAPT Hamilton

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EM1 Espinosa’s concentration could not be broken while working on his masterpiece during the Paint Night.
MSTC Winegar gives the signal to bring in the CTD rosette from over the side and set it on deck.
LT O’brien instructs SA Baker-Rodriguez and BM3 Shoopman on proper firefighting techniques during emergency response drills.
CSCS Wheeler and CS1 Densmore pin on CS3 Trudell’s new rank insigna following his advancement.
Two members of HEALY’s 1702 science party work to complete their sampling at a science station.
LTJG Brian Hagerty and BMCM Andrea Martynowski show Senator Dan Sullivan the navigation equipment HEALY uses while underway in the Arctic.
HEALY crewmembers take a break from combing the beach to enjoy the beautiful Alaskan day.
EM1 Omar Zaldivar poses with his “catch of the day”.
CAPT Tlapa congratulates LTJG Lash upon receiving the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
CAPT Tlapa and Chief Scientist explain some of the unmanned maritime systems HEALY tested in the Arctic to the Mayor of Nome and local tribal representatives.
HEALY’s crew and the 1701 science crew assemble on the flight deck for a group photograph.
MST1 Sean Carrillo gives the “take-off” signal to the HH-60 during flight operations.
HEALY’s deck crew set a NOAA buoy in the Arctic Ocean in support of the 1701 science mission.
CS1 Densmore and CS3 Jackson present CS3 Taylor his new rank insignia, Petty Officer Third Class.
CAPT Tlapa congratulates BMCS Cichoracki as he is awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.
BM2 Wells uses a tag-line to guide part of the hyperbaric chamber aboard HEALY in Seward, AK.
A crewmember prepares to catch a heaving line for towing operations.
ETCS Brian Moller painting a masterpiece during the Morale paint-along.
HEALY operating in the ice at night using searchlights.
EM1 Espinosa and EMCM Hudson replacing a cycloconverter circuit card.