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CGC Healy Mission Update - 06 August 2017

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Welcome back, loyal readers! HEALY is finishing up her first science mission, Arctic West Sumer (AWS) 1701 and temporarily heading south. After a busy few weeks at sea, HEALY’s crew is looking forward to a few days of rest back in Seward, AK before we begin our second science mission, AWS-1702.

During AWS-1701, HEALY tested oil skimmer technology in open and ice covered waters; tested autonomous surface, underwater and aerial vehicles; tested an electrically powered shore transfer craft; tested a passive millimeter wave camera; deployed NOAA moorings; and conducted conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) measurements.  The embarked joint Coast Guard and Navy dive team conducted a total of 18 dives from the cutter and cutter small boat.  Additionally, HEALY supported the F/V DESTINATION investigation by surveying the wreck site, using the dive team’s ROV to collect video confirmation of the vessel, and recovering a crab pot from the sea floor as evidence.

Since returning to the Arctic, many new articles of “red gear” adorn the new Blue Noses—the title earned by sailors crossing the Arctic Circle and proving their seaworthiness to Davey Jones and King Boreas Rex.  Those who proved themselves were authorized to don the coveted red hat worn by icebreaking Arctic sailors. Congratulations to the new Honorable Blue Noses!

While transiting through the Bering Strait, HEALY embarked a new media team comprised of a reporter and photographer from Defense Media Activity.  They arrived via HH-60 during flight operations with Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, AK. This operation not only facilitated the transfer of passengers, but also served as a training opportunity for many new shipmates to qualify in numerous flight quarters positions.

While underway Thursday, HEALY recognized two new Permanent Cuttermen, CS2 David Buck and ET2 Jonathan Gibbs. The designation of Cutterman is held in high regard throughout the Coast Guard. The Permanent Cutterman Insignia represents the personal fulfillment of the professional training and sea service associated with a seagoing Coast Guard career. Permanent Cuttermen are authorized to wear their silver (enlisted) or gold (officer) pins on their uniforms for the duration of their Coast Guard career. The ceremony began with a “Cuttermen’s Call,” a gathering of all Permanent Cuttermen onboard HEALY, after which the crew was called to muster and congratulate the new inductees. Congratulations CS2 and ET2!

HEALY spent Saturday and Sunday night “on the hook,” anchored just outside of Nome, AK. While at anchor, the Mayor of Nome, and local tribal representatives were welcomed aboard HEALY to tour the vessel and have lunch with the Captain and Executive Officer. Many crewmembers were able to go ashore and experience the city of Nome for a few hours. A big thank you to those crewmembers who volunteered to stand duty or be part of the boat crew transporting crewmembers to and from shore!

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 - 06 August 2017

By Staff

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Welcome back, loyal readers! HEALY is finishing up her first science mission, Arctic West Sumer (AWS) 1701 and temporarily heading south. After a busy few weeks at sea, HEALY’s crew is looking forward to a few days of rest back in Seward, AK before we begin our second science mission, AWS-1702.

During AWS-1701, HEALY tested oil skimmer technology in open and ice covered waters; tested autonomous surface, underwater and aerial vehicles; tested an electrically powered shore transfer craft; tested a passive millimeter wave camera; deployed NOAA moorings; and conducted conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) measurements.  The embarked joint Coast Guard and Navy dive team conducted a total of 18 dives from the cutter and cutter small boat.  Additionally, HEALY supported the F/V DESTINATION investigation by surveying the wreck site, using the dive team’s ROV to collect video confirmation of the vessel, and recovering a crab pot from the sea floor as evidence.

Since returning to the Arctic, many new articles of “red gear” adorn the new Blue Noses—the title earned by sailors crossing the Arctic Circle and proving their seaworthiness to Davey Jones and King Boreas Rex.  Those who proved themselves were authorized to don the coveted red hat worn by icebreaking Arctic sailors. Congratulations to the new Honorable Blue Noses!

While transiting through the Bering Strait, HEALY embarked a new media team comprised of a reporter and photographer from Defense Media Activity.  They arrived via HH-60 during flight operations with Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, AK. This operation not only facilitated the transfer of passengers, but also served as a training opportunity for many new shipmates to qualify in numerous flight quarters positions.

While underway Thursday, HEALY recognized two new Permanent Cuttermen, CS2 David Buck and ET2 Jonathan Gibbs. The designation of Cutterman is held in high regard throughout the Coast Guard. The Permanent Cutterman Insignia represents the personal fulfillment of the professional training and sea service associated with a seagoing Coast Guard career. Permanent Cuttermen are authorized to wear their silver (enlisted) or gold (officer) pins on their uniforms for the duration of their Coast Guard career. The ceremony began with a “Cuttermen’s Call,” a gathering of all Permanent Cuttermen onboard HEALY, after which the crew was called to muster and congratulate the new inductees. Congratulations CS2 and ET2!

HEALY spent Saturday and Sunday night “on the hook,” anchored just outside of Nome, AK. While at anchor, the Mayor of Nome, and local tribal representatives were welcomed aboard HEALY to tour the vessel and have lunch with the Captain and Executive Officer. Many crewmembers were able to go ashore and experience the city of Nome for a few hours. A big thank you to those crewmembers who volunteered to stand duty or be part of the boat crew transporting crewmembers to and from shore!

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