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CGC Healy Mission Update - 23 July 2017

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Welcome back to another installment of CGC HEALY’s weekly blog.  The crew of HEALY has been busy since our last check-in. On July 17th, HEALY moored in Seward, AK for a five day logistics stop that also gave the crew a chance to experience Alaska and rest up for our first mission. During the work days, HEALY’s engineers took on 340,000 gallons of fuel, the deck force muscled aboard over 10,000 pounds of science equipment, and dive gear, and supply division managed the onload of 10 pallets of food stores for the upcoming trip to the Arctic. During their free time, HEALY crew members took to the nearby mountains, ice fields, and glaciers to take advantage of the beautiful Alaskan scenery.

Team HEALY gained over 35 new shipmates as personnel from the CG Strike Team, USCG and Navy Dive Lockers, and CG Research and Development Center embarked HEALY in Seward, Alaska for the first science mission of Arctic West Sumer 2017. HEALY’s crew continued their aggressive training regimen, resulting in several new qualifications across all departments. BM2 Richard Wells qualified as Helm and Lookout watchstander, serving as the eyes and ears of the ship to keep everyone safe. BM2 Samuel Traver, BM3 Shannon Eubanks, BM3 Scott Mellen, BM3 Alex Shoopman, and Midshipman Samuel LePage qualified as quartermaster of the watch (QMOW). QMOWs are responsible for maintaining about ten different ship’s logs, assisting the OOD in executing the plan of the day, and helping maintain a safe navigational picture for the safety and security of all those sailing in HEALY. MK1 William Hawley and MK1 Camille Sutton qualified as technician of the watch (TOW). The TOW is responsible for doing a thorough round of the ship every two hours, and oftentimes, they are the first sent to respond to any reports of casualties aboard HEALY. Additionally, MK2 Jeffrey Bernard qualified as Fuel, Oil, and Water King (FOWK). The FOWK helps manage fuel onloads and which tanks we use fuel from, ensures proper liquid loading procedures are followed, and ensures the ship’s stability. Congratulations to our newest qualified members!

HEALY’s Navigator, BMCS Scott “Gator” Cichoracki completed his final cruise aboard a Coast Guard Cutter as he retired on July 18th. All HEALY personnel, along with several close family members were on hand to celebrate his distinguished 27 year Coast Guard career. Seward’s American Legion Post 5 hosted a reception that night on behalf of the Cichoracki family and the HEALY crew. Thank you for your service, you will be missed!

HEALY got underway on a sunny and nearly cloudless Friday morning bound for the Arctic! As HEALY pulled away from Seward in Resurrection Bay, SNCS William Taylor stood before a packed flight deck as he advanced to Culinary Specialist Third Class (CS3)! Congratulations Petty Officer Taylor!
Soon after getting underway from Seward, AK, the dive teams aboard HEALY conducted a “Dirt Dive” where they rehearsed diving procedures and reviewed emergency protocols. The evolution concluded with an exercise where a member was transported via stretcher from the fantail to the hangar.

I look forward to meeting again after our Seward port call. Check back weekly for more information on HEALY’s Arctic West Summer 2017 mission!

Very Respectfully,

ENS Sam Wood
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
USCGC HEALY (WAGB 20)

For more information about CGC Healy, please visit:
http://www.icefloe.net

 


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CSCS Wheeler and CS1 Densmore pin on CS3 Trudell’s new rank insigna following his advancement.
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.
Two members of HEALY’s 1702 science party work to complete their sampling at a science station.
HEALY crewmembers take a break from combing the beach to enjoy the beautiful Alaskan day.
LTJG Brian Hagerty and BMCM Andrea Martynowski show Senator Dan Sullivan the navigation equipment HEALY uses while underway in the Arctic.
CAPT Tlapa congratulates LTJG Lash upon receiving the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
EM1 Omar Zaldivar poses with his “catch of the day”.
HEALY’s crew and the 1701 science crew assemble on the flight deck for a group photograph.
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.
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.
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.
CS1 Densmore and CS3 Jackson present CS3 Taylor his new rank insignia, Petty Officer Third Class.
Congratulations Commander Everette!
Ensign Abigail Isaacs prepares to lead training on donning life-saving fire fighting equipment.
Damage Control Chief David Warner trains shipmates on hose handling techniques.
Boatswain's Mates David Edelson and Ben Ahlin prepare the 26325 for training during shakedown.
HEALY’s bridge team prepares to moor the ship at Pier 19 in Honolulu, HI
BM2 Jim Bowell instructs HEALY crewmembers on the use of the Shoulder Line Throwing Gun.
HEALY’s Gold and Silver Ancient Mariners, ENG3 Rob Kopser and FSCS Cliff Grader stand with newly minted permanent cuttermen.
HEALY crewmembers on their first SCUBA dive

CGC Healy Mission Update - 23 July 2017

By Staff

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Welcome back to another installment of CGC HEALY’s weekly blog.  The crew of HEALY has been busy since our last check-in. On July 17th, HEALY moored in Seward, AK for a five day logistics stop that also gave the crew a chance to experience Alaska and rest up for our first mission. During the work days, HEALY’s engineers took on 340,000 gallons of fuel, the deck force muscled aboard over 10,000 pounds of science equipment, and dive gear, and supply division managed the onload of 10 pallets of food stores for the upcoming trip to the Arctic. During their free time, HEALY crew members took to the nearby mountains, ice fields, and glaciers to take advantage of the beautiful Alaskan scenery.

Team HEALY gained over 35 new shipmates as personnel from the CG Strike Team, USCG and Navy Dive Lockers, and CG Research and Development Center embarked HEALY in Seward, Alaska for the first science mission of Arctic West Sumer 2017. HEALY’s crew continued their aggressive training regimen, resulting in several new qualifications across all departments. BM2 Richard Wells qualified as Helm and Lookout watchstander, serving as the eyes and ears of the ship to keep everyone safe. BM2 Samuel Traver, BM3 Shannon Eubanks, BM3 Scott Mellen, BM3 Alex Shoopman, and Midshipman Samuel LePage qualified as quartermaster of the watch (QMOW). QMOWs are responsible for maintaining about ten different ship’s logs, assisting the OOD in executing the plan of the day, and helping maintain a safe navigational picture for the safety and security of all those sailing in HEALY. MK1 William Hawley and MK1 Camille Sutton qualified as technician of the watch (TOW). The TOW is responsible for doing a thorough round of the ship every two hours, and oftentimes, they are the first sent to respond to any reports of casualties aboard HEALY. Additionally, MK2 Jeffrey Bernard qualified as Fuel, Oil, and Water King (FOWK). The FOWK helps manage fuel onloads and which tanks we use fuel from, ensures proper liquid loading procedures are followed, and ensures the ship’s stability. Congratulations to our newest qualified members!

HEALY’s Navigator, BMCS Scott “Gator” Cichoracki completed his final cruise aboard a Coast Guard Cutter as he retired on July 18th. All HEALY personnel, along with several close family members were on hand to celebrate his distinguished 27 year Coast Guard career. Seward’s American Legion Post 5 hosted a reception that night on behalf of the Cichoracki family and the HEALY crew. Thank you for your service, you will be missed!

HEALY got underway on a sunny and nearly cloudless Friday morning bound for the Arctic! As HEALY pulled away from Seward in Resurrection Bay, SNCS William Taylor stood before a packed flight deck as he advanced to Culinary Specialist Third Class (CS3)! Congratulations Petty Officer Taylor!
Soon after getting underway from Seward, AK, the dive teams aboard HEALY conducted a “Dirt Dive” where they rehearsed diving procedures and reviewed emergency protocols. The evolution concluded with an exercise where a member was transported via stretcher from the fantail to the hangar.

I look forward to meeting again after our Seward port call. Check back weekly for more information on HEALY’s Arctic West Summer 2017 mission!

Very Respectfully,

ENS Sam Wood
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
USCGC HEALY (WAGB 20)

For more information about CGC Healy, please visit:
http://www.icefloe.net