The USCG’s Pacific Command is a core part of the security and defense outreach in the Pacific. At the heart of the USCG’s ability to do so, are the new generation cutters.
Unfortunately, the USCG has not gotten these new cutters in the numbers or in the time desired which has left a gap in the Pacific as the Chinese build out their gray zone operations.
In this video, The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) retuned home to Alameda, California, July, 2, 2019, following their 164-day deployment to the Western Pacific.
Under the tactical control of commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, 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.
ALAMEDA, CA, UNITED STATES
Video by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi