Williamsburg, Va., native enforces maritime law in the Arctic

Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Wilson, a maritime enforcement specialist 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. As a senior boarding […]


Hooper, Utah, native maintains cutter’s engines in Arctic Ocean

Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Spaulding, a machinery technician 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. As a machinery technician, Spaulding’s […]


Coast Guardsman raised in Juneau, Alaska, patrols north of Arctic Circle

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Sayer , a storekeeper 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. Sayer is a supply petty […]


Warwick, R.I., native takes part in inaugural Arctic patrol

    Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Olczak, an intelligence specialist 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. As an information […]


Bremerton, Wash., native crosses Arctic Circle with CGC Bertholf

Petty Officer 2nd Class Samantha Hayes, an operations specialist 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. Hayes’ job is to track […]


Newark, Calif., native deploys on CGC Bertholf for Operation Arctic Shield

Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Gonzales, a boatswain’s mate 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. As a boatswain’s mate, Gonzales’ […]


Hilo, Hawaii, native patrols Arctic Ocean

Petty Officer 1st Class Vernon Batulanon, a yeoman 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. Batulanon is responsible for maintaining accurate […]


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 Cutter Bertholf participates in Operation Northern Edge, Base Kodiak provides support

The crew of the Legend-class cutter Bertholf serve aboard the first national security cutter built. It was the first of the NSCs to test their new capabilities such as stern launching a Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement. They are the first NSC […]


From the deck plate of the Bertholf: Alaska Patrol

As one of the Coast Guard’s newest assets, the national security cutters bring operational capabilities the fleet needs for mission success. The enlisted crew of the service’s first NSC continue to share their unique perspective on how the fleet’s newest […]


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