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CGC Healy Mission Update - 30 July 2017

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CGC HEALY is in the midst of her first science mission of the year, Arctic West Summer (AWS) 1701. HEALY’s crew has been working alongside the embarked science party from the Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) to deploy and test a multitude of equipment. Oil skimmers, NOAA buoys, underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and unmanned maritime systems are being prototyped and tested during this mission to examine how well they perform in sea ice and in the Arctic.

HEALY’s First Lieutenant (1LT), responsible for supervising and training the Deck Department, BOSN2 Justin Young became our newest Underway Officer of the Deck (OOD). This is a pinnacle qualification on HEALY, as the scope of responsibility not only encompasses the normal operation of the ship during a 4 hour watch period but also reaction to emergency situations. Congratulations on your new qualification, BOSN!

HEALY embarked a media team consisting of a reporter and photographer from the Washington Post during HH-60 flight operations with Forward Operating Base Kotzebue, AK, as we transited in the Bering Strait. The operation was dual purpose, as it enabled the media team to board HEALY while at sea, and served as training for our flight operations personnel and the pilots.

On Thursday, July 27th HEALY crossed the Arctic Circle and entered the domain of the Blue Noses.  While HEALY’s Arctic return was not immediately met with ice floes or Polar Bears, many HEALY crewmembers traded their blue hats for red ones.  These red hats signify that the crewmember has been indoctrinated into the Order of the Blue Nose, an honor bestowed upon those who have served on an ice-breaker above the Arctic Circle. The newest crewmembers eagerly await their chance to be properly indoctrinated and await the arrival of Davey Jones.  Around 1200 on July 28th a great rumble was heard throughout the ship, yet instead of rushing to man their emergency billets, HEALY crewmembers rushed to the bridge and foc’sle to watch as HEALY broke her first ice of 2017. LTJG Jon Lash was the first to spot ice this year; he was also the first to spot ice aboard HEALY in 2015 and 2016.

Stay tuned for another update on HEALY’s Arctic West Summer 2017 mission next week!

Very respectfully,

ENS Samuel 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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Arctic West Summer (AWS) 2017

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Healy is underway for Arctic West Summer (AWS) 2017. You can view hourly pictures from the aloft conn at Icefloe. Links covering HEALY's missions are available on the media page.

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ENS Chris Dibari (HEALY's Public Affairs Officer) posts HEALY Updates for friends and family back home. HEALY's Ombudsman maintains an e-mail list for friends and family of HEALY crewmembers.

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 - 30 July 2017

By Staff

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CGC HEALY is in the midst of her first science mission of the year, Arctic West Summer (AWS) 1701. HEALY’s crew has been working alongside the embarked science party from the Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (R&DC) to deploy and test a multitude of equipment. Oil skimmers, NOAA buoys, underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and unmanned maritime systems are being prototyped and tested during this mission to examine how well they perform in sea ice and in the Arctic.

HEALY’s First Lieutenant (1LT), responsible for supervising and training the Deck Department, BOSN2 Justin Young became our newest Underway Officer of the Deck (OOD). This is a pinnacle qualification on HEALY, as the scope of responsibility not only encompasses the normal operation of the ship during a 4 hour watch period but also reaction to emergency situations. Congratulations on your new qualification, BOSN!

HEALY embarked a media team consisting of a reporter and photographer from the Washington Post during HH-60 flight operations with Forward Operating Base Kotzebue, AK, as we transited in the Bering Strait. The operation was dual purpose, as it enabled the media team to board HEALY while at sea, and served as training for our flight operations personnel and the pilots.

On Thursday, July 27th HEALY crossed the Arctic Circle and entered the domain of the Blue Noses.  While HEALY’s Arctic return was not immediately met with ice floes or Polar Bears, many HEALY crewmembers traded their blue hats for red ones.  These red hats signify that the crewmember has been indoctrinated into the Order of the Blue Nose, an honor bestowed upon those who have served on an ice-breaker above the Arctic Circle. The newest crewmembers eagerly await their chance to be properly indoctrinated and await the arrival of Davey Jones.  Around 1200 on July 28th a great rumble was heard throughout the ship, yet instead of rushing to man their emergency billets, HEALY crewmembers rushed to the bridge and foc’sle to watch as HEALY broke her first ice of 2017. LTJG Jon Lash was the first to spot ice this year; he was also the first to spot ice aboard HEALY in 2015 and 2016.

Stay tuned for another update on HEALY’s Arctic West Summer 2017 mission next week!

Very respectfully,

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

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