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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]