UAS

UAS deployment nets historic drug interdiction

The Coast Guard completed the second of three planned shipboard demonstrations of unmanned aircraft system capabilities aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. These exercises are part of an ongoing effort to explore UAS capabilities and shipboard handling techniques. The Coast Guard is using knowledge gained from these demonstrations to inform a future cutter-based UAS acquisition project.


testimony

Adm. Papp testifies at Senate Appropriations hearing

Written by Cmdr. Rick Wester. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Homeland Security Subcommittee, yesterday on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The Commandant led his opening statement with a strong statement reaffirming […]


On stage

Adm. Papp discusses maritime strategic issues with Adm. Greenert and Gen. Amos

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp was joined by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert to discuss maritime strategic issues during the WEST 2013 Luncheon Town Hall Address in San Diego, Calif. A main point of discussion during the event was the Commander-in-Chief’s strategic guidance that the U.S military “…will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.”


ships in a row

Adm. Papp discusses cutter topics at Surface Navy Association’s Symposium

Addressing a crowd, including both Coast Guard cuttermen and Navy surface warfare officers, the Commandant described how maritime countries have shown an increasing emphasis on a “maritime governance” approach using law enforcement authorities in contrast to the traditional Mahanian “control of the sea” approach to ensure safety, security and prosperity.


A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles flies missions while attached to the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in the Bering Sea, Sept. 17, 2012. Both units are deployed to the Arctic region in support of Operation Arctic Shield in order to test operational capabilities and to participate in community outreach efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo

Amplifying Arctic capabilities through air and sea

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo It takes a great amount of teamwork to complete Coast Guard missions.  Forward deployed assets like the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, a national security cutter, cooperate with other Coast Guard units while […]


On March 26, 1898, the relief party sights the most westerly of the icebound whaling vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Bertholf: Continuing a legacy of Coast Guard Arctic service

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo. Excerpts from Commodore Ellsworth P.Bertholf by C. Douglas Kroll and The Overland Expedition: A Coast Guard Triumph by Paul Johnson. On Aug. 21, 2012, the engines were lit and mooring stations set. […]


Welding

Building the national security cutter: Keel laying

A keel is the very foundation of a ship. Running from bow to stern, a ship’s keel historically served as the core for the rest of the ship’s structure, providing a source of strength for the superstructure above. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth national security cutter, named for Alexander Hamilton, symbolically received that source of strength.


The Coast Guard's newest ensigns await their diplomas during the 131st commencement exercise May 16, 2012, in New London , Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Written by Chief Warrant Officer Kimberly R. Smith, Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs. With the graduation of the class of 2012, another year passes at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. But with this class and institution, as with the Coast […]


response

April Fool’s Day is full speed ahead aboard Bertholf

Two injured sailors involved in an around-the-world race were rescued from their storm-damaged yacht by Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, one of the Coast Guard’s newest assets, approximately 250 miles offshore. The successful rescue of the two sailors followed two days […]


First Lady welcomes Coast Guard's newest cutter

First Lady welcomes newest cutter

Perhaps there is no better way to close out Women’s History Month than by welcoming the Coast Guard’s newest cutter – a cutter honoring the legacy of Capt. Dorothy Stratton. Earning the title “Coast Guard Cutter,” today marked the beginning of the […]


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