Fighting fire, breaking ice

  “Now, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy has entered a training environment,” boomed a disembodied voice over the intercom system. “All events will be drills unless otherwise stated.” That’s the only hint the crew needed. They were poised for something; […]


Counting Quals

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst A man stands on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, blue hardhat atop his head, helping to direct line handlers as a bulky piece of scientific equipment is lowered into the […]


Skimmer deployed from the starboard quarter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by NOAA PUMA UAS.

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Mission Update: Sept. 15

We check in again with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations […]


Home cookin’ on the high seas

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst. It’s Sunday morning, and for the most part, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy sleeps. A few tired souls stand their watches up on the bridge or down in the engineroom, but […]


Science Mission: Behind the Scenes

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst Most Coast Guardsmen will tell you that running a Coast Guard cutter is a full time job. Engines and generators need constant attention, hungry mouths need to be fed, the […]


unmanned underwater vehicle

The science of safety

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst Inside the thick red hull of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a multitude of crewmembers, scientists and support staff hustle to and fro, performing their various jobs in preparation for […]


Iceman Team supports Coast Guard mission to Arctic

  By Staff Sgt. Kirsten Wicker 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft and crew landed at Eielson recently as part of a flying mission to and above the Arctic Circle. The crew of eight, […]


Pingo

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Sep. 1, 2013

We check in again with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations […]


Adm. Papp continues Arctic outreach

Written by Cmdr. Rick Wester. Despite snowfall in the North Slope of Alaska last week and cooler than average temperatures all summer, Arctic sea ice extent tracked well below average again this year. This ongoing transformation of the Arctic Ocean […]


Ice Liberty science party

Coast Guard Cutter Healy: Mission Update Aug. 26, 2013

We check in with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot Seattle-based polar icebreaker, as they continue their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. Republished with permission from Ensign Rebecca Follmer, a member of the ship’s operations department […]


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