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

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: GM1 Charlie Petrotto

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.


Company Chiefs: Shaping the way for future officers

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…


STEMulating achievement through partnerships

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Adm. Bob Papp. I was thrilled to have the opportunity on Saturday to close the National Society of Black Engineers Leadership Conference at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. […]


USCG Academy

Coast Guard Academy named top college

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 […]


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

The Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday for two men who were onboard a Piper PA-27 aircraft that apparently went down around Plana Cays, Bahamas, early last Thursday. Not long after the men left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport en route […]


Rear Adm. Stosz

Guardian of the Week – RDML Sandra Stosz

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 half) and became the first […]


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

Guardians from St. Petersburg, Fl. are assisting local law enforcement agencies in a search for a missing 3-year-old boy, after the boy and his estranged father were seen boarding a 32-foot sailboat and leaving a local marina. Authorities are concerned […]


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. […]


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 […]


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