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September 19, 2011

Coast Guard C-130 and the CCGS Louis S St. Laurent. (Photograph taken by SN Evan Burgeson)
Coast Guard C-130 and the CCGS Louis S St. Laurent. (Photograph taken by SN Evan Burgeson)

Day 35 of our 43 day mission, we approach the conclusion of our Joint Extended Continental Shelf surveying with the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. Over the past two weeks we’ve mapped 1100 nautical miles of Arctic Ocean to include the Nautilus Basin, Alpha Ridge, and the extended continental shelf.

Last week a Coast Guard C-130 from AIRSTA Kodiak paid our two ships a visit and airdropped mission-critical parts to a nearby ice floe. HEALY’s ice team recovered the supplies and deployed the third ice drift buoy of this mission.

The ice team (ENS Sheridan, MK2 Schumacher, and IT1 Uribarri) retrieve the mission-critical parts delivered by the C-130, and place an Ice Drift buoy.
The ice team (ENS Sheridan, MK2 Schumacher, and IT1 Uribarri) retrieve the mission-critical parts delivered by the C-130, and place an Ice Drift buoy.

For more pictures and media on the C-130 airdrop visit the following websites.

Last Saturday the science party prepared a delicious Israeli cuisine of perfectly seasoned kabobs, hand made falafels, and freshly ground hummus. For some, it was their first introduction to Israeli dining and will not be their last! We culminated the evening with our first Casino Night. Scientist and Crew gathered around the roulette, black jack, and texas hold’em tables exchanging chips and skill. FS2 Bondurant quickly arose as the events champion and all who participated had an opportunity to trade their winnings in for raffle ticket prize drawings later in the week.

This past Saturday, the officers prepared the Saturday night morale dinner of handcrafted assorted pizzas and hot wings, followed by the showing of Water for Elephants on the big screen in the Hangar.

With a few days left of joint operations we look forward to rafting alongside the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent for an end of mission professional exchange and sharing of sea stories with our Canadian counterparts.

Until Next Time,
ENS Holly McNair
Public Affairs Officer
USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20)

(Left to Right) Science Party member Leanna Russell, MK2 Gavaldon, ENS Woodbridge, ENS Cuprak and DC1 Paulino place bids as MK3 Osburn deals at the Roulette table.
(L-R) Science Party member Leanna Russell, MK2 Gavaldon, ENS Woodbridge, ENS Cuprak and DC1 Paulino place bids as MK3 Osburn deals at the Roulette table.
Science party member, Leanna Russell, serves Israeli cuisine at last weeks Saturday Night Morale Dinner.
Science party member, Leanna Russell, serves Israeli cuisine at last weeks Saturday Night Morale Dinner.
ENS Frooks tosses Pizza dough before ENS Johnston and ENS Olsen prepare it for toppings for this past Saturday’s Wardroom sponsored morale dinner. (Photograph taken by MK2 Schumacher)
ENS Frooks tosses Pizza dough before ENS Johnston and ENS Olsen prepare it for toppings for this past Saturday’s Wardroom sponsored morale dinner.
(Photograph taken by MK2 Schumacher)
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