Tag: competition

RDT&E Spotlight: Ready for Rescue prize competition

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) narrowed the field in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge with a Piranha Pool pitch event. The competition seeks enhancements for personal flotation devices that will help make it easier for Coast Guard rescue personnel to find people in the water who are in need of aid.

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.

Coast Guard Academy cadets contend in military skills competition

Coast Guard Academy cadets competed at the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition in April. The Sandhurst competition is a two-day event, which tests a teams overall military skills. The Academy cadets beat 29 out of 38 West Point teams and the U.S. Naval Academy at the competition, along with the Korean, Japanese, Colombian and Thailand teams.

Military Wilderness Challenge Winner

Last week, we talked about the various Coast Guard teams participating in the all military Wilderness Challenge including last year’s winners Team Ducky Fuzz and the Masters of Rubber. Sounds like it was a close competition as Team Ducky Fuzz came in second place overall. Here are the Tweets as the competition unfolded: One hour

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Guardians of the Week – LCDR and AMTC Fleming

Post Written by Bob Hopkins Yes, that’s two Guardians, as in related active duty brothers Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Lee Fleming and Aviation Maintenance Technician Chief Petty Officer (AMTC) Wes Fleming. The brothers not only share a bond over their Coast Guard careers but also over their exceptional competitive shooting record. These two Guardians have been

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Guardian of the Week – FS2 Fuchs

This Sunday, August 30, Food Service Specialist Second Class (FS2) Ed Fuchs will be among the military chefs competing in the inaugural Coca-Cola Military Chef Ultimate Summer Grill-Off Challenge at Bolling Air Force Base. The grill-to-grill combat pits top military chefs against each other to create dishes that incorporate Coca-Cola products. The winning teams will

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itCG – Coast Guard chefs compete, Good Sams recognized, tanker grounding investigation

Coast Guard chefs (yes, I mean chefs… not chiefs) compete and win in an armed forces iron chef challenge. Bravo Zulu! Story here Capt. Cody Catapono and Capt. Dave Paris received a Good Samaritan Award for coming to the rescue of six people whose vessel capsized in Jamaica Bay in May. Good Sams are a huge

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