Honolulu native patrols Arctic Ocean

Seaman Leon Chingcuangco, a seaman on the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, deployed Aug. 21 with the ship to the Arctic Ocean as part of the Coast Guard’s Operation Arctic Shield mission. Chingcuangco is a member of the deck division aboard […]


Springfield, Ore., native runs Arctic Ocean clinic

Chief Petty Officer Lonnie Douglas, a corpsman on the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, deployed Aug. 21 with the ship to the Arctic Ocean as part of the Coast Guard’s Operation Arctic Shield mission. Douglas is responsible for the wellness of […]


Rutland, Mass., native deploys to Arctic on CGC Bertholf

Petty Officer 1st Class Sam Jones, a damage controlman on the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, deployed Aug. 21 with the ship to the Arctic Ocean as part of the Coast Guard’s Operation Arctic Shield mission. Jones is responsible for damage […]


Coast Guard, partners deploy spilled oil response systems in Arctic

Story by Caitlin Goettler With its unpredictable weather and lack of infrastructure, the Arctic is a difficult region in and of itself, but add increased traffic and the potential for an oil spill to the equation and it’s an even […]


Arctic Shield 2012 briefing

Planning ahead for Arctic Shield 2012

JUNEAU, Alaska – In preparation for this summer’s Arctic activities, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, 17th Coast Guard District commander, took a trip to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage with a few senior members of his staff June 19, 2012. The […]


Council of Foreign Relations visits Barrow

Coast Guard personnel accompanied members of the Council of Foreign Relations on an Arctic Domain Awareness flight to Barrow May 13, 2012. The CFR is a group designed to minimize gaps between different professional communities. Individuals from the government, business, […]


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