Coast Guard cutter breaks ice in the Arctic Circle 660 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice on Oct. 1, 2018, about 660 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska. The Healy is a 420-foot medium icebreaker, one of two icebreakers in U.S. service, and is dedicated to scientific research in the Arctic.
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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice on Oct. 1, 2018, about 660 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska. The Healy is a 420-foot medium icebreaker, one of two icebreakers in U.S. service, and is dedicated to scientific research in the Arctic.

Kellen Browning is the D.C. correspondent for McClatchy’s newspapers in Washington and Idaho: The News Tribune, Tri-City Herald, Olympian, Bellingham Herald and Statesman. Before making his way to D.C., Kellen spent last summer chasing wildfires and covering local government for The Sacramento Bee.