Bertholf first Coast Guard cutter to ply the Taiwan Strait
Last Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25, were historic days for the United States Coast Guard. The service’s Legend-Class Maritime Security Cutter Bertholf joined the U.S. Navy’s USS Curtis Wilbur in what the Navy spokesperson Lt. Joseph Keiley called “a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law.”
United States Coast Guard Rear Adm. Brian K. Penoyer joined Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan and Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier in a properly distanced salute on Coast Guard Island on Thursday, July 23, during a change-of-command ceremony. Fagan presided over the ceremony that marked Penoyer replacing Gautier as commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District.