Family members wave to the crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) as the vessel begins to push away from the pier at Base Seattle on Nov. 15, 2023. The crew of the Polar Star are beginning their voyage to Antarctica in support Operation Deep Freeze, the annual joint military mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier)
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