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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: GM1 Charlie Petrotto

Photo illustration of GM1 Charlie Petrotto by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth.

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.

Day One: New Coast Guard Academy cadets begin 200-week journey

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.

STEMulating achievement through partnerships

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.

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itCG – Guardians unveil flag before Seahawks game, search for plane suspended, Lake Champlain safety, CGA centennial celebration

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

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Guardian of the Week – RDML Sandra Stosz

Rear Adm. Stosz

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

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itCG-Missing boy, Rear Admiral first, diver medevac, Operation Safe Catch

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

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itCG-SAR Controllers help rescue man, CGA football in the spotlight, security zone amendment, missing fishermen

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

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itCG-29 migrants detained, drug smuggling suspects charged, CGC Sycamore’s in Russia, CGA soccer

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

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