A pair of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star red hats sits atop a chart of the coast of Antarctica, Jan. 10, 2017.

A red hat for a cold mission

Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. What started as a source of pride aboard the former Coast Guard Cutter Glacier in the mid 1970s, donning a red uniform ball cap, is now part of a rite of […]


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a 420-foot polar icebreaker, returns home to Seattle after spending 130 days on a science deployment in the Bearing Sea, Chukchi Sea and Arctic Ocean, Sept. 11, 2014. During the four-month patrol, the crew aboard Healy conducted three missions to further scientific knowledge and understanding of the Arctic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama)

Coast Guard crew returns to Seattle following 130 day annual Arctic science deployment

Sail along with the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy and learn about their 130 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean during their Arctic West Summer 2014 deployment. Healy’s crew and science team conducted three missions to further scientific knowledge and understanding of the Arctic and even did some search and rescue.