In September, Dr. Jason Gobat and a team of about 30 engineers and scientists deployed aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in support of a departmental research initiative for the Office of Naval Research. The project, led by friend and colleague Dr. Craig Lee, attempts to better understand how the Arctic ice, atmosphere and water interact. This team deployed sea gliders to help them measure water conductivity, temperature, depth and oxygen.
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The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy completed their second mission of their Arctic West Summer 2018 deployment Thursday, Oct. 18. Mission 1802 was a scientific mission to study stratified ocean dynamics in the Arctic (SODA) for the Office of Naval Research. Healy is one of two icebreakers in U.S. service that serves American interests in the region helping us better understand, plan and prepare for increased human activity.
Blog series created by Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Myers. This is the 15th in a series of Q+A blog posts highlighting enlisted female leaders serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Be sure to check back monthly for more career insight, mentorship and inspiration. Please describe your daily duties. I am the navigator of Coast
The newest episode of the Coast Guard Paratus Report is now live! In this episode, we’ll discuss Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s recent trip to the arctic, new guidelines for LAMS. and a BRS Q&A opportunity!
The crew of the service’s most technologically advanced polar icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy, has been assisting Dr. Larry Mayer and his team from University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) National Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping with mapping the areas of the Arctic where the U.S. has potential rights to extend its continental shelf. The Healy crew acts as the backbone for groundbreaking science, providing presence and access throughout the Arctic to execute Coast Guard missions, project national sovereignty, and fulfill treaty obligations.
Sometimes, just like a weightlifter, even the best Coast Guard crew can use a spotter. With mechanical engineers from Coast Guard Base Seattle’s Naval Engineering Division and select civil contract technicians, the crew is able to get the job done with a little support from their spotters.
Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s mission has been devoted to service in Alaskan and Arctic waters since it first sailed. This summer, Healy’s crew and scientists from both the University of Alaska-Anchorage and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made several ground-breaking discoveries while plying the frigid waters of the Arctic Chukchi Sea. Read more to find out how they helped improve knowledge and understanding of the rapidly changing region.
Women do not only serve afloat in the Coast Guard, but they can also hold the highest positions onboard the cutters. While it is normal for women to serve afloat now, this wasn’t always the case and it is something to continue to celebrate! That’s why Coast Guard Cutter Healy stood an all-female watch (to include 10 women) while underway for its second mission of the summer with a crew of 88 aboard, of which 24% is female. This blog will tell you all about why these women serve and what inspires them while they serve afloat.
Petty Officer Kenny Cook, a boatswain’s mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, gives a first-hand account of life aboard the Coast Guard’s largest icebreaker.
Each Tuesday during the month of August, our very own Coast Guard food service specialists will share some of their favorite dessert recipes so you can have dessert first! This recipe comes to us from the Arctic where Coast Guard Cutter Healy has been conducting icebreaking operations to advance scientific research. Enjoy!