Cutter Healy returns from circumnavigation of North America

Cutter Healy returns from circumnavigation of North America
Family and loved ones wave to welcome the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) as they return to homeport Saturday, Nov. 20, following a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment circumnavigating North America.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) SEATTLE — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to their Seattle homeport Saturday following a 22,000-mile,...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrives in Baltimore

Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrives in Baltimore
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB  20) arrived in Baltimore for a port call following its recent transit of the Arctic’s Northwest Passage, Wednesday morning. (U.S. Cost Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno/Released) BALTIMORE—The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) arrived in Baltimore for a port call following its recent transit of the Arctic’s Northwest Passage, Wednesday...

Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Cutter Healy

Coast Guard holds Arctic discussions in Boston aboard Cutter Healy
The U.S. Coast Guard held an Arctic discussion roundtable aboard the USCGC Healy (WAGB 20) in Boston on Oct. 15, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Atlantic Area commander, Rear Adm. Thomas Allan, 1st District commander, and Capt. Kenneth Boda, commanding officer of Healy, joined more than 20 professors, students, and Arctic leaders from multiple U.S. universities. (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Executive Officer Cmdr. Jessica Worst observes Canadian coast guard ship Amundsen transit alongside Healy during a passing exercise near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada on Sept. 6, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Michael Underwood. ALAMEDA — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s (WAGB 20) crew conducted a search-and-rescue exercise and professional...

Coast Guard patrols U.S. Arctic

Coast Guard patrols U.S. Arctic
The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and the Canadian coast guard ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier conduct a joint maritime security patrol in the Chukchi Sea on July 20, 2021. MidgettU.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutters Midgett and Healy patrolled the Bering and Chukchi Seas off the coast of Alaska this summer to demonstrate the Coast Guard’s commitment to ensuring a...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier salutes Capt. Kenneth J. Boda during the Coast Guard Cutter Healy change of command ceremony June 25, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Maddie Colwell. SEATTLE — A change of command ceremony was held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Friday, June 25,  at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, acting commander Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is at anchor in Puget Sound Monday, December 7, 2020 ahead of the crew’s months-long deployment to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Cynthia Oldham. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is making its way north for the ship’s...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment
With Mt. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Sunday with the seasonal closure of its Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Alaska. Air Station Kodiak air crews and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters were forward deployed to Kotzebue to provide better response times and coverage to remote regions of Alaska during...