Arctic West Summer 2016 (AWS16)
Mission Updates

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

MK2 Jeff Bernard conducts repairs on the #3 Main Diesel Engine.
An icy landscape surrounds HEALY in the Arctic.
A view of the Aloha Tower in Honolulu, HI.
SN Julie Nguyen, OSC Nicole Clark, and ENS Nickolette Morin on the bridge.
MKC Keith Hoefer faces MK2 Jeff Bernard on sumo night.
A shallow melt pond on the ice in front of HEALY.
Small boat operations on a beautiful day in the Arctic.
The iconic white sand beaches of Hawaii, taken near Waikiki.
MST2 Evan Krentar throws a bean bag during cornhole.
MK3 Danielle Ray performs maintenance the port rudder actuator.
The "pumpkin jellyfish" discovered this week.
A herd of walrus relaxing on an ice floe.
MK1 John Cole, USCG Ret., receives a Coast Guard Commendation Medal prior to retiring.
A view of the Holgate Arm Glacier.
The multi-year, extremely thick ice that HEALY has battled through this week.
The new benthic comb jelly!
ENS Chris DiBari shoots the azimuth at sunset.
SN Matt Weesner and BM3 Ben Ahlin guide a buoy onto the working deck.
Tie down crews secure the helicopter to HEALY’s flight deck with tie-downs during flight ops.
Cadets Susan West and Jennifer Haley soak up the sun on the flight deck.