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  • Eagle: Summer Training Schedule
    away from its homeport of New London Connecticut for several years Eagle also known as America s Tall Ship is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square rigger in U S government service The ship was built in 1936 in Germany and commissioned as Horst Wessel one of three sail training ships operated by the pre World War II German navy At the close of World War II Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States recommissioned as the U S Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London Connecticut Eagle provides an unparalleled at sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U S Coast Guard Specific port call dates are May 3 Depart Coast Guard Yard Baltimore Maryland May 8 Arrive New London Connecticut May 9 Embark Cadets Cadet Phase I May 9 Depart New London Connecticut May 22 Arrive Key West Florida May 25 Depart Key West Florida May 28 Arrive Nassau Bahamas May 31 Depart Nassau Bahamas June 5 Arrive Norfolk Virginia June 8 Depart Norfolk Virginia June 13 Arrive Staten Island New York June 14 Phase Change Cadet Phase II June 16 Depart Staten Island New York June 25 Arrive Philadelphia Pennsylvania June 29 Depart Philadelphia Pennsylvania July 4 Arrive Hamilton Bermuda July 7 Depart Hamilton Bermuda July 18 Arrive Portland Maine July 21 Depart Portland Maine July 23 Arrive Boston Massachusetts July 24 End of Long Cruise Swab Short Phase I July 27 Depart Boston Massachusetts July 31 Arrive New York New York August 1 Phase Change Swab Short Phase II August 3 Depart New York New York August 7 Arrive Newport Rhode Island August 8 Phase Change Swab Short Phase III August 10 Depart Newport Rhode Island August 14

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/eagle.aspx?id=690 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    months I d figure I d share some insight into this place that I wish I d known before coming in Have a good reason to want to come here I ll tell you right now this place is very hard at times Simply coming here because you won t be shelling out any money for an education isn t enough You don t necessarily have to want to be a career military officer I honestly don t foresee myself making a career with the Coast Guard but you need a good reason to come here If you accept you are going to question your decision Even if you ve wanted to come here since you were 10 years old there are going to be days when you want to quit For me this hit me hard coming back from winter break Even though I ve wanted to come here since sophomore year in high school for a couple of weeks I was in a funk where I was very seriously considering transferring to another school The reasons for this were complicated but my point is that it s normal to question your decision The Academy is a cycle of highs and lows The lows are tough like I ve already described but the highs are indescribable Since getting in I ve raced my first Olympic distance triathlon sailed on Eagle become a volunteer firefighter joined the U S Military Cycling Team ate lunch with the Commandant of the Coast Guard and marched in NYC on Veterans Day You will have opportunities here that you wouldn t ever have other places The bond you share with your shipmates here can t be simply summed up with the word friendship You ll form bonds that can t be described Even though you might be moving away from home you ll have a family at the Academy you can rely on Home won t feel quite the same when you finally go back This isn t a bad thing by any stretch it s just different You ll discover who you really consider to be your friends from back home Part of this is because you don t have social media your fourth class year so you have to make an effort to stay in touch with your friends Not only this but people tend to drift in different directions once they head off to college Your core values might not necessarily align with theirs as time progresses Even beyond this you might not necessarily be able to relate to a lot of what your friends are going through and the opposite is certainly the case That being said the friendships that remain are going to last a lifetime My final insight unsolicited piece of advice is HAVE FUN Not only is this true at the Academy but as you go into your final months of high school enjoy them responsibly as much as you can Go hiking seek out random adventures

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx (2016-02-14)
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  • Cadet Blogs: Kirsten Sharp
    Dance Team Track and Field International Ballroom Dance Club Women s Accountability Group Fellowship of Christian Athletes the Mock Trial and Debate Team and am an active member of the Officers Christian Fellowship Needless to say I am keeping extremely busy Although this leads to endless nights that turn into mornings I am truly happy with my decision to attend the USCGA I am having the time of my life and have already gotten to travel and do so many things that I would not be able to do if I had chosen to remain a civilian On top of all this I have already made lifelong friends that I know are going to be serving beside me for years and years to come You can t go wrong with any of the opportunities here From being a pilot to a boarding officer there is something for everyone For me personally I have no clue what I want to do yet And that s okay What I do know is I want to travel and experience life on all seven continents I want to build a bridge I want to save a life I want to be invited to the

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3285&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=eeb11f836_22_25 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    English will help us in the fleet whether it is writing evaluations or something else In addition it allows you to see your strengths and helps with picking a major that is a good fit for you Your 3 c year is when your classes are tailored to your major and then 2 c year is when you are really taking fun major related classes We also have to take general requirements throughout the four years Those are classes like Physics Navigation Morals and Ethics Criminal Justice Government and Maritime Law Enforcement Everyone has to take Chemistry and Physics because every degree the Academy offers is a Bachelor of Science As far as ORCA goes it is essentially all about using math and computers to make things more efficient even with limited resources Therefore we take math optimization classes and learn how to program with Java to be able to solve certain problems that are brought to us This major is very Coast Guard applicable since the Coast Guard performs so many missions but also does not receive very many funds to do them So an operations researcher would use their background in math and computers to schedule employees and distribute billets allot aircraft to different stations and find the shortest amount of time it would take a cutter to reach 10 buoys that need to be tended and go back to home port important to save crew morale and fuel In short the application of the major is to find ways to maximize mission effectiveness and efficiency through logistics Your first billet after graduating is not major specific it can be attending flight school serving as a student engineer or deck watch officer on a cutter or working at a sector Your billets afterward are really when you would start using your major Also the majority of officers go to grad school as well so you could do a multitude of jobs in the Coast Guard or private sector depending on what your master s is in I really hope this was helpful in answering any questions you might have had about ORCA As always if you have more questions do not hesitate to email me More about Rachel Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 25 2016 3 53 PM A Whale of a Time Academics Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link Hello everyone and happy New Year We just got back to school for MAP week which is a week of re adjustment to the Academy which includes military and academic trainings I am more than excited to be back and loved seeing all my friends again although the adjustment is never easy Anyhow I worked all winter break on my directed study project which is a literature review for the Mystic Aquarium on stress physiology in marine mammals just a Marine and Environmental Sciences major thing Essentially I have been reading what feels like a million very complicated and sciency papers about endocrinology and stress

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?category=Academics&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    descents These challenges made the race that much more fun and exciting though Racing hard out of the starting line I managed to work my way up through the crowd into the middle of the pack by the time we hit the narrow trails halfway through the first lap Sprinting up the first hill I was a little surprised when I heard a spectator holding a beer yell Walk your dog ride your bike I couldn t help but laugh a little It turns out cyclocross has a culture where the spectators heckle the riders in good fun By the time the second lap came around I was racing well and feeling great That suddenly changed though About a third of the way through the race I got a flat in my back tire Suddenly it felt like my bike tire was gliding on butter whenever I went through a corner which is not a good feeling when you re passing less than a foot away from trees at 20 miles an hour Immediately I decided just to race through it rather than trying to fix it or drop out of the race My previous race the regional triathlon championships ended early for me when I had a major mechanical issue I wasn t going to have a repeat of that For the rest of the race I struggled to control my bike on the corners and push it through the rough terrain That being said it was refreshing to get into a completely different type of race Change isn t always a bad thing In the end I would estimate I finished mid pack about what I was expecting Crossing the finish line it was super cool to have one of my triathlon teammates Sam Roets there supporting me Sam has been an amazing mentor for me and he s one of those cadets I really aspire to become a lot like One of the things that the race highlighted about the Academy for me is that if you re interested in doing something like a CX race or a marathon or starting a club you only have to take the initiative to make it happen Your shipmates and mentors will be there to support you This is a pretty great feeling because you know if you re a leader or are motivated to make something happen you ll have your best friends and shipmates behind you to help it a reality Just as I m comfortable asking anyone for help with my homework I m comfortable enough to pursue opportunities like the CX race even with the constraints that fourth class year can bring For now I go into winter training mode until the next semester when my training will transition to focusing on preparing for the Collegiate Triathlon National Championships This race definitely got me excited about the coming months though Big things are coming in the future More about Evan Posted by Leann Strickland at 1

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?category=Athletics&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    piece of advice is HAVE FUN Not only is this true at the Academy but as you go into your final months of high school enjoy them responsibly as much as you can Go hiking seek out random adventures eat good food travel whenever possible laugh a lot start a bucket list and cross off as many bullets as possible Live life to its fullest Congrats to everyone who gets accepted into the Class of 2020 and if you have any questions feel more than free to reach out to me at my email Evan J Twarog uscga edu More about Evan Last Edited by Leann Strickland at 2 8 2016 3 12 PM On a Mission to Unwind Choosing the Coast Guard Academy The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link It s the beginning of 2016 Happy New Year Consequently that means it s time for another semester Winter leave was great and very important This past fall semester left me drained in my mind and body By heading home I had the opportunity to refresh and recharge Spending time with friends family loved ones and even pets was a welcoming feeling having been gone for so long However nothing was more comforting than sleeping in long past 6 a m If the mission of leave is to unwind I stood a tall watch and manned my rack One could say I was extraordinarily devoted to that duty Unfortunately my watch has come to an end and it s time to return to the Coast Guard Academy With the spring semester about to pick up I m ready Sure being away from home stinks but if I wrote that I didn t miss this place I would be a liar For some mysterious reason that I ll attribute to habit I started to miss the daily routine Being here and being productive gives one a sense of purpose which is ultimately what every human inevitably searches for in their lifetime I m glad it s still not snowing I m glad to be back with my friends I m ready for the challenges ahead It s good to be home More about Cody Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 21 2016 3 58 PM Second Time Applicant Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019 Permanent link I had never been on an official visit before reporting to the Academy on R Day I did not attend AIM or an Admissions brief I missed out on the opportunity to visit the Academy and experience a day in the life of a cadet so I turned to YouTube and the Cadet Blogs to learn about the Academy For me social life played a huge part in what college I wanted to attend Reading the Cadet Blogs assured me that my choice to apply to the Academy was the right one Learning about cadets summer experiences really intrigued me and from then I knew I wanted to be a part

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?category=Choosing%20the%20Coast%20Guard%20Academy&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    the grass and mud The race took us through a combination of grassy fields sand pits and single track mountain bike paths Throughout the course super steep sections forced you to dismount your bike and sprint up the muddy slopes Each lap was about 2 miles long and took around 8 to 10 minutes depending on your strength For this race in particular the winners did five laps I initially decided to compete in the race in mid October For some time now I ve wanted to do a CX race so I jumped in and signed up for it Normally fourth class cadets don t get to leave the Academy until noon on Saturday but I requested to leave a little early so I could race Generally if you ask to get special liberty like spend Friday or Saturday night away from the Academy and it s related to athletics or family it ll be approved In other words if you want to do a sport that isn t offered by the Academy you can make it happen In the past I ve competed as a road cyclist so this was a pretty dramatic move for me I m used to riding on smooth pavement not rocky sandy rooty muddy tracks With these changes a whole new set of challenges followed I had hop off and on my bike while running to sprint up hills or over logs I had to avoid hitting trees on the steep and windy descents These challenges made the race that much more fun and exciting though Racing hard out of the starting line I managed to work my way up through the crowd into the middle of the pack by the time we hit the narrow trails halfway through the first lap Sprinting up the first hill I was a little surprised when I heard a spectator holding a beer yell Walk your dog ride your bike I couldn t help but laugh a little It turns out cyclocross has a culture where the spectators heckle the riders in good fun By the time the second lap came around I was racing well and feeling great That suddenly changed though About a third of the way through the race I got a flat in my back tire Suddenly it felt like my bike tire was gliding on butter whenever I went through a corner which is not a good feeling when you re passing less than a foot away from trees at 20 miles an hour Immediately I decided just to race through it rather than trying to fix it or drop out of the race My previous race the regional triathlon championships ended early for me when I had a major mechanical issue I wasn t going to have a repeat of that For the rest of the race I struggled to control my bike on the corners and push it through the rough terrain That being said it was refreshing to

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?category=Extracurricular%20Activities%20and%20Faith-Based%20Involvement&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    Guardian In an effort to keep myself busy I ve been working out in Billard Hall s renovated cardio gym The newly renovated gym has a deluxe TRX layout which reminds me of a grown up jungle gym I also recently signed up for a half marathon in March in West Haven Connecticut I ve been running in Billard just about every day to prepare for the race More about William Last Edited by Leann Strickland at 1 28 2016 3 56 PM A Whale of a Time Academics Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link Hello everyone and happy New Year We just got back to school for MAP week which is a week of re adjustment to the Academy which includes military and academic trainings I am more than excited to be back and loved seeing all my friends again although the adjustment is never easy Anyhow I worked all winter break on my directed study project which is a literature review for the Mystic Aquarium on stress physiology in marine mammals just a Marine and Environmental Sciences major thing Essentially I have been reading what feels like a million very complicated and sciency papers about endocrinology and stress in whales dolphins and sea lions I can t wait to present my findings to the aquarium in a couple of weeks but I am so so nervous The study has been a bit of added on work this past semester but it is more than worth it I have had the incredible opportunity to visit the aquarium a few times as well as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute out on Cape Cod Additionally my work for the aquarium has allowed me to get in the enclosure with the beluga whales It really has been a dream come true In November I worked with a few scientists from Woods Hole doing acoustics or sound testing on Kela who is Mystic s female beluga The experiment was very successful and a lot of important data was collected concerning the whale s brain activity and ability to hear interpret sound I can t wait to see what this semester has in store and look forward to continuing my work with the aquarium and the whales Don t worry I whale be sure to keep you all updated haha Please check out the picture of myself in the enclosure with one of the beluga whales More about Cece Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 20 2016 3 33 PM Returning to My Roots Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link A common perception of military training is that everyone should fit into a mold By the time we graduate we should become the image of military excellence This was a fear that I had before coming to the Academy that I would be stripped of my core identity I can tell you this is just a silly rumor in most cases When I meet someone new one of

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?category=Just%20for%20Fun&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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