24 years old, Ensign, recently commissioned from Enlisted Status, USCG on my second Arctic trip.
From June to October that year, I was on Arctic Support Operations in support of DEW line and Wood's Hole (or other establishment) ocean and sedimentary research, very exciting, shoving icebergs and bergy bits to get where we were going..
Actually was very interesting and something no amount of money could duplicate. Lunching in Eskimo housing somewhere above Thule, walking through Eskimo burial sites (cairns, cannot dig there), and more as we traveled the Baffin Bay and SE Greenlandic areas.
bob>Interesting service, did you ever "Turn on, tune in and drop out?"