Coast Guard Academy gunner’s mate becomes double distinguished competitive shooter

Coast Guard Academy gunner’s mate becomes double distinguished competitive shooter
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Charlie Petrotto holds all of his awards in front of one of his targets at the 2016 Fleet Forces All Navy shooting competition. Courtesy photo. New London – While Monday is considered the worse day of the week, for Petty Officer 1st Class Charlie Petrotto it is just another day for him to get to do his favorite job and participate in his passion. As the armory...

Giving back to move forward

Giving back to move forward
Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, executive officer of Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, poses for a photograph outside the command building on base, Aug. 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Elizabeth City, NC – If ever you enter the office of Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, he will most likely greet you not with a handshake, but with a fist bump. It...

Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award

Rhode Island Auxiliarist Arnie Geller wins boating safety educator award
Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller, of Warwick, Rhode Island has been named “Northern Region Educator of the Year” by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. U.S. Coast Guard photo. by Reid Oslin, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary BOSTON – One of New England’s busiest Coast Guard Auxiliarists, Arnie Geller of Warwick, Rhode Island, has another honor to add to his long list...

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor

Tracking mysterious oil in New Bedford Harbor
Petty Officer 3rd Class John Northup takes a background sample in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Home to Massachusetts’ historic whaling fleet and the largest fishing fleet in the country, New Bedford is also a popular New England tourist destination. Visitors...

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan

Drifting in the dark: Stranded divers, a flashlight and a float plan
Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Sparks used this high-powered flashlight to signal a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, July 6, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean’s surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach,...

SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop

SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandi Stevens and Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Parameter, aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, point for local media in Auckland, New Zealand May 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur/Released) When a mariner is found at sea it is no accident. In fact it is often the result of hours of deliberate...

Coast Guard father, daughter track roots of maritime security

Coast Guard father, daughter track roots of maritime security
Wayne Ormsbee, a Coast Guard civilian employee, and his daughter Petty Officer 2nd Class Keisha Kerr, reenact World War II Coast Guard mounted patrols at Fourth Cliff Recreation Area in Humarock, Massachusetts, Monday, June 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By Auxiliarist Reid Oslin Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi A New England-based Coast...

Coast Guard ‘paper pusher’ answers the call for help after car wreck

Coast Guard ‘paper pusher’ answers the call for help after car wreck
Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Wilson stands where she assisted a man ejected from his vehicle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, June 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) Elizabeth City – Kicking a plume of dust into the morning air, a Chevy Tahoe veered off Route 17 South, hit a ditch, rolled and ejected its driver. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class...

Diving into the heart of the community

Diving into the heart of the community
Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Wright teaches a Wounded Warriors Project member how to operate a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat near Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook on June 1, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sabrina Clarke. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Sabrina Clarke As local fisherman strolled by the Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook base, they slowed down to catch a glimpse of all...