Monday, September 23, 2013
USCG Order of the BlueNose Polar Bear signified by red cap
Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Arndt, a food service specialist aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, presents Ensign Carolyn Mahoney, a deck watch officer aboard the #Healy, with a red ball cap signifying her induction into the Order of the #BlueNose Polar Bear, while underway in the #BeringSea Sept. 17, 2013. The recognition, a part of line-crossing nautical tradition, is the result of crossing the #ArcticCircle latitude on a cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.