As the armory supervisor at the Coast Guard Academy and a competitive shooter, Petty Officer 1st Class Charlie Petrotto has been able to follow his passion for competitive shooting by working with the cadets on the shooting teams and hone his own skills as a marksman. Petrotto’s personal commitment, marksmanship and experience has brought in a fresh perspective to competitive shooting at the Academy.
The Class of 2021 started Day One, the beginning of Swab Summer and the beginning of their 200-week journey to becoming an officer, June 26, 2017. Swab Summer is an intensive seven-week program, that prepares students for military and Academy life. Cadre, second class cadets in-charge of the swabs training, will lead swabs through a series of challenging tasks, events and evolutions.
When company chiefs at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy inform others of their title, they are usually met with a question or two. What is a company chief? What do you do at the academy…
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks during a National Society of Black Engineers conference held at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy June 11, 2011. The conference was held to uphold the society's mission to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. U.S.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy located in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard Academy earned a perfect score of 100 and the top honor as the #1 regional college in the North based on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2011 issue released earlier this week. The academy was
SEATTLE – Guardians from the Thirteenth District gather to unveil a large American Flag during a Seattle Seahawks pregame ceremony at Quest Field in Seattle, Dec. 20, 2009. Each branch of the armed forces was given the opportunity to participate in unveiling the American Flag during the beginning of each Seahawks home game. (U.S. Coast
RDML Sandra Stosz became the first female Coast Guard Academy graduate to achieve flag officer rank. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by LT Connie Braesch Recently, the Coast Guard reached another milestone as it becomes a more diverse and integrated organization. In November, Captain Sandra Stosz was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 and replacement unit MSST 91103 face each other in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony, Nov. 19, 2009. Coast Guard MSST units are deployed to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to perform maritime anti-terrorism and force protection duties for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. (Photo by
When a 911 dispatcher called Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders to report a man was clinging to the hull of his capsized vessel, Guardians began to correlate his position based on their local area familiarization and his reported location. Norfolk Fire-Rescue marine unit, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and Air Station Elizabeth City crews launched
Coast Guard worked with Border Patrol agents yesterday to apprehend 29 suspected illegal migrants off the coast of Southern California. One boat made it to shore and six people were taken into custody by Border Patrol. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted a second boat offshore where it was intercepted by Coast Guard Cutter Petrel. The