U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

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We apologize for the delay, but here are the slides from the pre deployment brief!
07/07/2021

We apologize for the delay, but here are the slides from the pre deployment brief!

07/02/2021

Good evening, we are having some technical difficulties uploading the videos of the pre deployment brief from today. We will have either the powerpoint of the presentations or the videos uploaded shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please join us this Thursday at noon in the Banner’s Club for our pre deployment brief. All friends and family are welco...
06/28/2021

Please join us this Thursday at noon in the Banner’s Club for our pre deployment brief. All friends and family are welcome to attend!

Please join us this Thursday at noon in the Banner’s Club for our pre deployment brief. All friends and family are welcome to attend!

Today is the day!! Join us at 10:00PST on the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area page for our Change of Command!
06/24/2021

Today is the day!! Join us at 10:00PST on the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area page for our Change of Command!

Today is the day!! Join us at 10:00PST on the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area page for our Change of Command!

During inports, BERTHOLF undergoes major maintenance to assure that the cutter is ready for patrols. Shown below a crane...
06/02/2021

During inports, BERTHOLF undergoes major maintenance to assure that the cutter is ready for patrols. Shown below a crane is lifting a 5,000lb GT exhaust out of the cutter and placing it on the pier to allow for easier access to the spaces. Thank you to Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center for supporting and all engineers involved in the evolution!

As many of our shipmates begin to depart to their next assignments, we say farewell and Bravo Zulu EMC Rodriguez, BM1 Al...
05/29/2021

As many of our shipmates begin to depart to their next assignments, we say farewell and Bravo Zulu EMC Rodriguez, BM1 Alley, and BM2 Gaudreau! As well as congratulations to the newly promoted LT McNeil!

Thank you to all of the ombudsmans that care and work diligently to help keep our families connected to their coasties w...
05/25/2021

Thank you to all of the ombudsmans that care and work diligently to help keep our families connected to their coasties when away. Specifically, thank you to Mrs. Jen Wolfe who was BERTHOLF's ombudsman for years! From keeping the crew motivated through fun videos and the BERTHOLF BEACON to making sure all families can connect through Microsoft Teams, Mrs. Wolfe has done so much for this crew! You will be missed!

In honor of Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month, the Leadership and Diversity Council (LDAC) hosted a bar...
05/25/2021

In honor of Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month, the Leadership and Diversity Council (LDAC) hosted a barbeque where crewmembers came out and spoke about diversity over some delicious food made by our CS1s!

Bravo Zulu to the newly advanced Petty Officer Second Class Beau Duet! Petty Officer Duet has been onboard CGC BERTHOLF ...
05/21/2021

Bravo Zulu to the newly advanced Petty Officer Second Class Beau Duet! Petty Officer Duet has been onboard CGC BERTHOLF for nearly 3 years. When asked, his favorite part of BERTHOLF was every morning after breakfast while underway, MK2 Duet would sit on the fantail and watch the sunrise while drinking coffee. “That feeling and image will stay with me forever.”
Petty Officer Duet joined the Coast Guard because, “I’ve always felt that I would serve my country and after seeing the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation to Louisiana I, I knew the Coast Guard’s mission was for me.”
Petty Officer Duet is heading back home to CG Station Lake Charles Louisiana.

05/17/2021

The inport period is about spending time with family and training to get underway again! Crew members of the CGC BERTHOLF spent two weeks on small boat training to qualify new boat crew members, engineers, and pursuit crew! Bravo Zulu to all those who completed the training!

FORE! The crew of the BERTHOLF had a great morale day at the Monarch Bay Golf Club where teams of four competed to win p...
05/11/2021

FORE! The crew of the BERTHOLF had a great morale day at the Monarch Bay Golf Club where teams of four competed to win prizes. Thank you to morale for organizing it and Bravo Zulu to all competitors.

Congratulations to Petty Officer Doubek on his ceremonial advancement to Second Class! Good luck at your next assignment...
05/05/2021

Congratulations to Petty Officer Doubek on his ceremonial advancement to Second Class! Good luck at your next assignment at Station Panama City, they are lucky to have you!

During VADM Fagan's visit, multiple shipmates were recognized! Welcome aboard to SNCS Garcia and Bravo Zulu to ET1 Pring...
04/29/2021

During VADM Fagan's visit, multiple shipmates were recognized! Welcome aboard to SNCS Garcia and Bravo Zulu to ET1 Pringle and EM2 Hessler. ET1 and EM2 were recognized by VADM Fagan for their dedication to duty and hard work while onboard, filling as lead petty officers of their shops!

Congratulations to SK2 Megan Carter for earning BERTHOLF's Sailor of the Quarter! SK2 leads by example through her initiative to help shipmates earn their qualifications, while also earning qualifications above the standard requirements. SK2 also aided in the procurement of over $700,000 worth of materials vital to the success of BERTHOLF's operational readiness. Bravo Zulu to all!

We were honored to have VADM Linda Fagan, Pacific Area Commander, and CMC Jones, Pacific Area Command Master Chief, visi...
04/26/2021

We were honored to have VADM Linda Fagan, Pacific Area Commander, and CMC Jones, Pacific Area Command Master Chief, visit the CGC BERTHOLF crew this week to congratulate us on our patrol and issue recognition to some well-deserving shipmates. VADM Fagan addressed questions from the crew and commented on upcoming operations and expectations with the decommissioning of High Endurance Cutters and commissioning of Offshore Patrol Cutters and Polar Security Cutters for future Eastern Pacific, Western Pacific, and High Latitude Region patrols.

On April 20th 2021, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Petty Officer Shane Richmond, who serves aboard USCGC BERTHOLF (WMSL 7...
04/26/2021

On April 20th 2021, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Petty Officer Shane Richmond, who serves aboard USCGC BERTHOLF (WMSL 750), was meritoriously advanced to First Class Petty Officer by Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander. Unbeknownst to him and the BERTHOLF crew in attendance for an all hands with VADM Fagan, Petty Officer Richmond was called forward by Pacific Area’s Command Master Chief, Master Chief Petty Officer Heath Jones for this incredibly prestigious recognition and honor.

Petty Officer Richmond was advanced under the Coast Guard’s Meritorious Advancement Program for his tremendous leadership of others, superb judgment, and utmost professionalism in the performance of his duties. Petty Officer Richmond performed as BERTHOLF’s primary pursuit coxswain and earned qualifications well above his pay grade including Deck Watch Officer of the Coast Guard’s most capable and technically advanced asset, a National Security Cutter. Captain Brian Anderson, Commanding Officer of CGC BERTHOLF, had this to say of Petty Officer Richmond: “This year, with Scan Eagle overhead, I finally had the privilege of watching, in real time, BM2 Richmond do what he does best. There are heart stopping moments, rendered in stark black and white, where I can see the thing protecting our crews during high speed nighttime chases is his unmatched skill.”

Also in attendance was Petty Officer Richmond’s family, who remained hidden until the meritorious advancement announcement. With a look of surprise and Petty Officer Richmond utterly speechless, the crew cheered him on for this incredibly joyous occasion. Petty Officer Richmond accepted this rare achievement and gave the most humble and appreciative response to his family and shipmates. Bravo Zulu BM1 Shane Richmond!

New Faces Alert! Welcome aboard to SNOS Mwangi, SN Whaley, SN Aguirre, and FN Valle!
04/09/2021

New Faces Alert! Welcome aboard to SNOS Mwangi, SN Whaley, SN Aguirre, and FN Valle!

03/24/2021

Thank you to the ETs who got some awesome video of the CIWS shooting down the drone!

Some of the incredible assets National Security Cutters have on board are our naval weapons – the MK110 57MM Gun Weapon ...
03/24/2021

Some of the incredible assets National Security Cutters have on board are our naval weapons – the MK110 57MM Gun Weapon System and the MK 15 Close In Weapons System. Towards the end of patrol, BERTHOLF was able to test both! Bravo Zulu to all those involved in the Gunnery Exercise and those that shot down the drone!

Before returning home to Alameda, the crew of the CGC BERTHOLF was able to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine!...
03/17/2021

Before returning home to Alameda, the crew of the CGC BERTHOLF was able to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine! Thank you to Base Alameda for travelling down to San Diego to administer it!

Photos from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard's post
03/10/2021

Photos from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard's post

It was a beautiful day in the middle of the Pacific to run some gunnery exercises! Gun crews conducted training on the M...
03/10/2021

It was a beautiful day in the middle of the Pacific to run some gunnery exercises! Gun crews conducted training on the M240 and 0.50 cal; running through mounting the guns, mis fires and target practice! We launched a "Killer Kiwi" to shoot at and after the drills were complete, sank it! Bravo Zulu to all the new qualified gunners!

SWIM CALL!! The crew of the CGC BERTHOLF cools off in the Eastern Pacific with a nice dip in the middle of the ocean. It...
03/10/2021

SWIM CALL!! The crew of the CGC BERTHOLF cools off in the Eastern Pacific with a nice dip in the middle of the ocean. It was a perfect day for everyone to enjoy the warmth and practice their cannonballs!

BERTHOLF SPOTLIGHT: SN Elijah Burns, Lead Seaman "I am from Charlotte, NC and joined the Coast Guard to help people and ...
03/01/2021

BERTHOLF SPOTLIGHT: SN Elijah Burns, Lead Seaman
"I am from Charlotte, NC and joined the Coast Guard to help people and make a difference in our wonderful country. The most challenging thing onboard BERTHOLF is balancing operations with normal work hours. Sometimes after a full day of work underway, the boats need to get launched for a mission, or the helo needs to be traversed, which can end up being a long night. But all of it is worth it in the end because we are doing a meaningful mission! Onboard, I really like the diversity. There is a little over a hundred people from all over the US and beyond. Everyone has had varied life experiences, different points of view, and also lots of stories to tell. Also, almost every rate can be found onboard as well, and it's a great way to find your calling (which can be difficult as a new member to the Coast Guard). I would like to become an Information Systems Technician (IT) because I am interested in the Cyber Security opportunities available in the Coast Guard."

Cutter BERTHOLF's women lead a refueling at sea with the USNS JOHN LENTHALL while supporting Counter Drug Operations in ...
02/26/2021

Cutter BERTHOLF's women lead a refueling at sea with the USNS JOHN LENTHALL while supporting Counter Drug Operations in the Eastern Pacific. ENS Stuckey (Officer of the Deck), BM1 Bourgeois (Deck in Charge), MK1 Massey (Main Deck in Charge), EM1 Litten (Engineer of the Watch), and MK2 Bonnette (Deck Rover, fuel team member) filled key roles.
ENS Stuckey (not pictured) stated, "As the Officer of the Deck, it was my job to relay/control what was happening from the bridge, so I had a full picture of the evolution. It was incredible seeing the whole crew do separate jobs that all came together to accomplish this challenging evolution."
As the Main Deck in Charge, MK1 Massey is the direct link between the Fuel Oil Water King (FOWK) and the USNS JOHN LENTHALL. "Replenishment at sea is a critical feature of the National Security Cutter. It's a tool that allows us tremendous flexibility in support of the many unit missions we are tasked with."

As part of our onboard leadership training, our own CWO2 Garza answered questions about being a previous company command...
02/21/2021

As part of our onboard leadership training, our own CWO2 Garza answered questions about being a previous company commander at Cape May and how that effected his leadership style as well as what it was like transitioning from enlisted to officer. This event is part of a rotating series hosted by BERTHOLF's Leadership and Diversity Council.

Congratulations to LT Kavanaugh, MK1 Sessions, MK1 Massey, MK1 Blume, and ET2 Atha on their introduction to the cutterma...
02/17/2021

Congratulations to LT Kavanaugh, MK1 Sessions, MK1 Massey, MK1 Blume, and ET2 Atha on their introduction to the cutterman tradition! Being a cutterman represents the sacrifice these crew members have made to their country and the Coast Guard by serving a minimum of five years at sea. Bravo Zulu to all cutterman in the Coast Guard and those who serve in the long blue line!

As we set sail, we say congratulations, good bye, and welcome to some shipmates! Bravo Zulu to ET2 Slentz for earning En...
02/03/2021

As we set sail, we say congratulations, good bye, and welcome to some shipmates! Bravo Zulu to ET2 Slentz for earning Enlisted Person of the Quarter for CG Cryptologic Unit of San Antonio, Texas as well as LTJG Lemke on his Coast Guard Achievement medal before he departs BERTHOLF for flight school! Fair winds and following seas Mr. Lemke!
We also welcomed many shipmates to the BERTHOLF family! Joining us is GM2 Morris, DC3 Pike, EM3 Decker, ME3 Guerra, ME3 Freiheit, and FN Caliste!

One of the most challenging and exciting evolutions crews perform is Fueling at Sea, where cutters steam up to an oiler ...
02/03/2021

One of the most challenging and exciting evolutions crews perform is Fueling at Sea, where cutters steam up to an oiler and string a probe over to receive fuel! This past week BERTHOLF was able to complete this evolution with a perfect score, ending our annual training cycle! Bravo Zulu to the entire crew for this major accomplishment!

Bravo Zulu to BM2 Shane Richmond for earning the Sailor of the Quarter Award! BM2 Richmond has been an integral part of ...
02/03/2021

Bravo Zulu to BM2 Shane Richmond for earning the Sailor of the Quarter Award! BM2 Richmond has been an integral part of the crew, from being the only Second Class Petty Officer qualified as Deck Safety Officer to spearheading the qualification of three boat crew members and one coxswain. He has inspected and maintained over 500 mission critical aviation parts while maintaining and 4.0 GPA at Santa Anna College. We are honored to have him on our crew and continue working with him.

We have our winners!! Bravo Zulu to LTJG Cassidy, MK2 Berg, and MK3 Duet for winning the gingerbread house competition! ...
12/26/2020

We have our winners!! Bravo Zulu to LTJG Cassidy, MK2 Berg, and MK3 Duet for winning the gingerbread house competition! Also congratulations to our winners of the ugly sweater competition:
1st: MK2 Lee
2nd: MK2 Berg
3rd: BM2 Richmond
Happy Holidays from the Bertholf crew!

Happy Holidays friends and family of BERTHOLF! We need your help! The crew members onboard had a gingerbread house compe...
12/26/2020

Happy Holidays friends and family of BERTHOLF! We need your help! The crew members onboard had a gingerbread house competition and we need you to pick the winner! Please like the individual photo that you think is the best house! Tomorrow the winners will get a prize!

12/02/2020
11/30/2020

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