(Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) returned to it’s homeport of Seattle on Saturday, November 2.
In addition to friends and family, the USO Northwest was there with one of it’s three Mobile USOs to provide a hot meal to all those waiting to see their loved ones return home from deployment.
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy was returning from a grueling 103 day deployment to the Artic on a ice breaking and scientific mission. At 420-feet long with a displacement of more than 16,000 tons and a permanent crew of 87, the Healy is the largest ship in the U.S. Coast Guard.
We are glad our local Coasties had a successful deployment and were able to return home safely.
Special thanks to the USCGC Healy’s Commanding Officer, Captain Mary Ellen J. Durley. To show their appreciation, they presented to the USO a beautiful deployment challenge coin depicting the Northern lights as would be seen from the Artic Circle. Welcome home!
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