U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

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On Friday, Rear Admiral Moore, the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, visited BERTHOLF to see how our d...
02/03/2020

On Friday, Rear Admiral Moore, the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, visited BERTHOLF to see how our dockside is progressing. While here, he got the chance to talk to some of the contractors, observe the intrusive engine work, and meet the engineering Junior Officers. Thanks for visiting!

Congratulations to the newest member of our Chief’s Mess, ITC Carpenter! Advancing to E-7, the rank of a Chief Petty Off...
01/23/2020

Congratulations to the newest member of our Chief’s Mess, ITC Carpenter! Advancing to E-7, the rank of a Chief Petty Officer, is about more than just knowing a trade. It means additional responsibility and leadership opportunities, as chiefs are trusted to lead the crew, mentor Junior Officers, and advise the command. Chiefs are no longer wrench turners, but people managers. With it comes the trade of anchors for crows, a new cover, and joining other E-7’s in the Chief’s Mess.

Congratulations to BERTHOLF’s new lead non-rates! Lead non-rates are the most senior of their respective department and ...
01/16/2020

Congratulations to BERTHOLF’s new lead non-rates! Lead non-rates are the most senior of their respective department and help newly reported non-rates assimilate to life on board, act as a liaison, and often obtain higher qualifications. 📸: PA2 Giles

While underway, we had the opportunity to host a Cutterman’s Ceremony recognizing five new members of our crew as perman...
01/10/2020

While underway, we had the opportunity to host a Cutterman’s Ceremony recognizing five new members of our crew as permanent cutterman! Captain Anderson commented on what being a permanent cutterman means to him, explaining “Being a cutterman is about sacrifice, opting to serve in the Coast Guard in a unique capacity on the high seas conducting law enforcement, rescue, ice breaking, defense, and homeland security operations, so others at home May enjoy the freedom and protection that ensues from these operations. It’s about a common bond that forms between shipmates from these shared experiences that last a lifetime. I can think of no better way to celebrate being a cutterman than by recognizing our new permanent cutterman in a memorable ceremony steeped in nautical tradition.” 📸: PA2 Giles.

12/20/2019
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew has been BUSY since departing their homeport in Alameda and getting underway in early October! The crew's been operating in support of interagency and international efforts to combat international drug cartels alongside other Coast Guard cutters for months patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean stemming the flow of illicit drugs.

Today the crew is scheduled to offload more than 18,000 lbs. of cocaine in San Diego worth an estimated $312 million!

Join us today around 9:30 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) as we broadcast Bertholf’s offload via Facebook live with commentary by Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer, Southern District of California, and Principal Deputy Administrator Preston Grubbs, Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA!

The contraband to be offladed was seized from seven separate interdictions or drug trafficking disruptions by five Coast Guard cutters operating in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-October through early December!

• Northland (WMEC 904) was responsible for one case seizing 3,328 pounds
• U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES - WMSL 754 was responsible for one case seizing 1,609 pounds
• Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) was responsible for one case seizing 5,037 pounds
• Thetis (WMEC 910) was responsible for one case seizing 2,394 pounds
• Bertholf was responsible for three cases seizing 5,851 pounds

The cocaine that arrives in Central America and Mexico from the South American source zone triggers violence, corruption, extortion, and instability, driving families from their homes to seek safe havens elsewhere.

The negative effects of drug trafficking create “push factors” that, combined with illegal migration, contribute to the shared security concerns and humanitarian crisis on our Southwest Border.

Coast Guard cocaine interdictions at sea, measured in hundreds of thousands of pounds each year, have a direct cause-and-effect on reducing push factors.

Pushing out our borders over 1,500 nautical miles offshore is critical to confronting drug cartels and enhancing our national security.

🎥by Bertholf boarding teams

12/20/2019
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

What's $312 million worth of cocaine look like? Yesterday the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew offloaded more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego!

The $312 million worth of seized cocaine was the result of seven separate suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and disruptions by Bertholf and four other U.S. Coast Guard cutter crews who patrolled international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between October and November.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome back the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and congratulate them on a job well done. This has been quite the year for Bertholf – when I was last onboard this cutter in July, the crew was finishing up a 5-month patrol to the Western Pacific where they enforced UN Security Resolutions, completed a transit of the Taiwan Strait and conducted operations with our partner nations targeting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Now they are returning from the Eastern Pacific, where they expertly conducted counterdrug operations.” -Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, Pacific Area Commander

Preston Grubbs, the Principal Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcment Agency, and Robert Brewer, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California attended the Wednesday's offload and addressed the crew and media in attendance.

“One of our key missions is stopping dangerous drugs before they reach our shores,” said Brewer. “Succeeding in that mission would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the United States Coast Guard.”

#BZ to all the crews at sea, in the air and on land involved in these interdictions!

🎥 by PA3 Aiden Cooney - Public Affairs Detachment LA/LB

Read more about their offload here: http://bit.ly/750offload2019

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
12/20/2019

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

#ICYMI U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloaded more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine yesterday in San Diego!

#BZ to the crews aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Bertholf, James, Northland, Thetis and the Harriet Lane on their hard work making a total of seven at-sea interdictions or disruptions between mid-October and early December. The joint efforts stopped an estimated $312 million worth of pure, uncut cocaine from entering our country!

Read more about their offload here: http://bit.ly/750offload2019

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
12/20/2019

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

#BZ to the crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and all the crews who contributed to the interdiction of seven suspected smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific over the past few months disrupting the flow of more than 18,000 pounds of pure cocaine worth ~$312 Million!

http://bit.ly/38KP55Q

Do you think Monday's are normally a drag?Well, not on CGC BERTHOLF! The Chief’s Mess got the chance to create the Plan ...
12/16/2019

Do you think Monday's are normally a drag?
Well, not on CGC BERTHOLF! The Chief’s Mess got the chance to create the Plan of the day and they worked with Morale Committee to plan MEGA MORALE MONDAY. The events of the day included: late sleepers, steel beach, pool party, fish call, ice cream sundaes can and a casino night with prizes!

Not only does the Damage Control Division endure BERTHOLF’s equipment is ready for responding to casualties, they also e...
12/13/2019

Not only does the Damage Control Division endure BERTHOLF’s equipment is ready for responding to casualties, they also ensure the crew is ready! ENS Franza & DCC Hall planned the DC Olympics, and all-afternoon, all-hands event targeted at training new personnel and maintaining proficiency at tasks such as plotting, de-smoking, donning Fire Fighting Ensembles and Self Contained Breathing Devices, and operating as part of a hose team.

ITALIAN NIGHT: where the officers cook and serve the crew. Family recipes and fancy desserts were made - a morale night ...
12/10/2019

ITALIAN NIGHT: where the officers cook and serve the crew. Family recipes and fancy desserts were made - a morale night for all!

November has been a month of advancements and promotions underway! Congratulations to our newly minted crew members: LTJ...
12/03/2019

November has been a month of advancements and promotions underway! Congratulations to our newly minted crew members: LTJG Ford, LTJG Muzo, GM2 McManamy, OS3 Ford, and CS3 McIntosh!

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from your deployed U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew! The crew got together to make this video to show their thanks and appreciation for their families back home. Enjoy! Thanks to PA2 Giles for the incredible video!

Our Culinary Specialists have been working hard well in advance of this patrol to make sure the crew is well fed underwa...
11/15/2019

Our Culinary Specialists have been working hard well in advance of this patrol to make sure the crew is well fed underway! For this patrol alone, that included on-loading over 24,00 lbs of frozen and dried goods prior to leaving home port, coordinating stores on-loads in foreign ports, and making the meals underway. Luckily, BERTHOLF has some of the best CS’s around! Additionally, thanks to PA1 Kelley for the photos!

We recently completed a three-day Aviation Standardization Inspection (AVSTAN) off the coast of San Diego. AVSTAN involv...
11/10/2019

We recently completed a three-day Aviation Standardization Inspection (AVSTAN) off the coast of San Diego. AVSTAN involves a wide range of certifications, from crew member qualifications to administrative matters to drills by day and at night. Special thanks goes out to ENS Lemke, our aviation officer, for ensuring we were prepared; to the AVSTAN team for teaching us a few new tricks; to PA1 Kelley for deploying with us and capturing these amazing photos; and the the many crew members who worked to help us pass!

Back flips & cannon balls & belly flops, oh my! We love when the weather cooperates & the crew can have a little fun.
11/08/2019

Back flips & cannon balls & belly flops, oh my! We love when the weather cooperates & the crew can have a little fun.

Happy Halloween! The passageways are getting spookier on board as our crew members gear up for the door decorating conte...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! The passageways are getting spookier on board as our crew members gear up for the door decorating contest, costume contest, and trick-or-treating as part of our underway morale!

It was great to host the Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan aboard Bertholf during our counterdrug patro...
10/24/2019

It was great to host the Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan aboard Bertholf during our counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean!

Today’s #travelTuesday takes us to El Salvador where Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan recently spent time with the crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf while the cutter was in port!

Bertholf’s crew is currently deployed to the region where they are patrolling known drug transit zones in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard crew is working tirelessly along with our partner agencies during their deployment to stem the flow of illicit narcotics trafficked by cartels who bring violence and instability to the region.

📸’s courtesy of Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s twitter page

We are lucky to have such energetic messcooks! Messcooks help the Culinary Specialists on board prepare meals, do the di...
10/16/2019

We are lucky to have such energetic messcooks! Messcooks help the Culinary Specialists on board prepare meals, do the dishes, and keep the galley clean. FN Davis, SN Torres, and SN Massey made doing a seemingly monotonous job fun through their spontaneous singing and dancing in the scullery and their positive attitude throughout the month. Your work does not go unnoticed, we appreciate you!

Bravo Zulu to IT1 Li and OS2 Hoban on your recent advancements! Your hard work has paid off.
10/09/2019

Bravo Zulu to IT1 Li and OS2 Hoban on your recent advancements! Your hard work has paid off.

SHOP HIGHLIGHT! The Electronic Technicians (ETs) are a critical division on board. ETs are responsible for maintaining a...
09/27/2019

SHOP HIGHLIGHT! The Electronic Technicians (ETs) are a critical division on board. ETs are responsible for maintaining and repairing vital electronic systems on board, such as GPS, radar, communications, and weapons systems. ET2 Shultz explains that he loves what he does because "It's never the same problem. I'm constantly being challenged to solve problems in new ways and I get to work with quite a few different divisions on board so I'm always learning." Special thanks to our ETs; we couldn't complete the mission without you!

September is an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Special thanks to the Leadership Diversity Advisory Co...
09/24/2019

September is an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Special thanks to the Leadership Diversity Advisory Council and SK1 Knudsen for putting together a tasting of the traditional Venezuelan dish Arepas for the crew!

WEST PAC THROW BACK! In May, we stopped in the Philippines to work with their Coast Guard, learn about their service, an...
09/21/2019

WEST PAC THROW BACK! In May, we stopped in the Philippines to work with their Coast Guard, learn about their service, and build international bonds! #LegendsBeginHere #WMSL750

The Cliff House Luncheon is a special event that has taken place every year in San Francisco since 1977. The event began...
09/19/2019

The Cliff House Luncheon is a special event that has taken place every year in San Francisco since 1977. The event began after Mr. Dan Hountalas, the owner of the Cliff House and a Coast Guard Foundation member, witnessed a sailing vessel in distress and called it in. The Coast Guard rescued the family and the survivors personally thanked Mr. Hountalas. Mr. Hountalas was upset that they did not thank the Coast Guard, so he decided to throw an appreciation party for the Coast Guard that year and every year since. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Hountalas for recognizing the hard work of our Coast Guard service men and women and for your kindness and hospitality in hosting this incredible event. The members in attendance were touched. Special thanks also goes out to PA1 Masaschi for taking this photo of our crew members in attendance!

SHOP SPOTLIGHT! The US Coast Guard is both a military branch and law enforcement agency and as such, our members must be...
09/14/2019

SHOP SPOTLIGHT! The US Coast Guard is both a military branch and law enforcement agency and as such, our members must be trained in all areas. The Marine Enforcement Specialists (MEs) help train the crew in law enforcement techniques. ME1 Wortman, explains "The trick is to stay enthusiastic and engaged so others will follow suit."

It has been an exciting week on board as two crew members advanced and two others re-enlisted. Congratulations to SK1 Ro...
09/11/2019

It has been an exciting week on board as two crew members advanced and two others re-enlisted. Congratulations to SK1 Rodriguez and DC2 Basso on all your hard work to get to where you are! We are thankful to have you on board.

The change of command is a time honored tradition in the military, signifying the passing of responsibility from one cap...
08/27/2019

The change of command is a time honored tradition in the military, signifying the passing of responsibility from one captain to another. The oncoming captain states ”I stand ready to relieve you,” warranting the reply of “I stand properly relieved” by the off-going captain. When we pulled into Honolulu, Hawaii at the end of our West Pac patrol in June, Captain Brian Anderson relieved Captain John Driscoll as the Commanding Officer.

Welcome aboard, Captain Anderson! Captain Driscoll, we wish you fair winds and following seas in your next assignment.

Happy Coast Guard Day! It’s been an exciting month back in homeport. We’re seeing lots of new faces as we welcome over t...
08/04/2019

Happy Coast Guard Day! It’s been an exciting month back in homeport. We’re seeing lots of new faces as we welcome over twenty crew members aboard, we’ve cheered on our shipmates as they advanced, and we are well into a dockside preparing to fulfill the Coast Guard missions on our next patrol! #LegendsBeginHere #WMSL750

07/04/2019
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

Welcome home to the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf!
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Bertholf returned home to Alameda, California Tuesday following their nearly 6-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
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The crew steamed nearly 32,000 nautical miles since they departed Alameda Jan. 20 amidst the partial-government shutdown.
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Under the tactical control of commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, the crew patrolled and conducted operations as directed including enforcing United Nations Security Council Resolution Sanctions against North Korea by monitoring and gathering intelligence on vessels conducting ship-to-ship transfers in the East China, South China and Yellow Seas.
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Bertholf’s crew made history March 24-25 as the first U.S. Coast Guard cutter to transit the Taiwan Strait.
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Bertholf’s crew engaged in professional exchanges, community relations events and capacity-building exercises with navies and coast guards in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines, including at-sea joint search-and-rescue and interdiction exercises.
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Read more here: http://bit.ly/Bertholf_returns_home
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📽 by Lt. Trevor Clark/Oakland CEU and PA1 Matt Masaschi/Pacific Area public affairs
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#Bertholf #USCG #CoastGuard #CoastGuardCutter #WMSL #WMSL750 #WesternPacific #Westpac #partnerships #C7F #southchinasea #patrol #deployment #homecoming #RTHP #homewardbound #SanFrancisco #SFFD #Tern #Bayarea #Goldengatebridge #Alameda #uscg #SCS #taiwanstraight #UNSCR

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
06/28/2019

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

“Star light Star Bright”
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How many stars do you see at night? Far from the reaches of light pollution, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf sail beneath a blanket of stars as the cutter navigates across the South China Sea during their Western Pacific patrol earlier this year.
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Bertholf deployed to the region under the tactical control of Commander, 7th Fleet and patrolled and operated as directed while in the Western Pacific.
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U.S. Forces operate in the Indo-Pacific region on a daily basis, including in the South China Sea. All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail, and operate globally wherever international law allows.
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📸’s by PA1 Matt Masaschi/Pacific Area public affairs
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#bertholf #uscg #coastguard #coastguardcutter #wmsl #wmsl750 #westernpacific #westpac #partnership #c7f #southchinasea #underway #underwaylife #patrol #deployment #nightskyphotography #nightsky #milkyway #stars #space #moon #universe #night #star #sky #galaxy #astronomy #astrophotography #photography #instagood #nasa #cosmos #longexposure #earth #nightphotography #ig #planets #celestialnavigation @ South China Sea

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I know there was changing of crew this summer. Where are the new pics?!