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  • Olivia Chang Profile
    2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 October 2014 Cadet Profile Olivia Chang Queens NY Class of 2018 Major Government ABOUT OLIVIA Hi My name is Olivia Chang and I m from Queens New York I like Pokémon playing the guitar and I can always go for a PB J I m a first generation American so the military was a new thing for my family Nevertheless I made the right choice in the Academy and am thankful for every day I spend here My interest in the Academy started during my junior year of high school when the prospect of college was getting closer and closer At the time I wasn t sure what I wanted to do with my life so I went to AIM just for kicks However that was where the base of my desire to come to the Academy was made Then after an arduous four months of application work I received a conditional appointment to the Academy via the CGAS program where I was sent to Georgia Military College for a year Despite my initial disappointment at not getting a direct appointment

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6140 (2016-02-14)
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  • Mimi Coburn Profile
    a younger brother and an older brother who goes to King s Point yes this does escalate the sibling rivalry haha While in high school I played field hockey and lacrosse and was involved in a wide variety of extra curricular activities I found out about the Academy during my freshman year when I was tagging along on some college visits with my dad and brother I instantly fell in love with the campus and also learned about the many amazing opportunities one has after graduating It was a tough process to get in but definitely worthwhile I just finished Swab Summer about three weeks ago and although it was probably the most difficult things I have ever done it really does get you prepared for the cadet life It also brings your company together as a family and I am very grateful for that I am currently in Foxtrot Company and so far everyone is awesome I am going to be playing lacrosse here at the Academy and we just moved from being a club sport up to Division III so I am very excited for the season I am also going to be involved in the command religious

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3039 (2016-02-14)
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  • Ryan Condon Profile
    of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 RYAN S PHOTOS RYAN S LATEST ENTRIES September 2015 September 2014 Cadet Profile Ryan Condon Rosemount MN Class of 2018 Major Management ABOUT RYAN Hi My name is Ryan Condon and I am from Rosemount Minnesota My favorite memories as a child were always on the water so I knew I wanted to serve my country in a maritime branch However the hardest choice was which one For most of my life I thought that I was going to be in the Navy However after attending AIM the summer before my senior year really opened my eyes to the Academy as well as the different missions of the Coast Guard After AIM I knew without a doubt that the Coast Guard Academy was for me At the Academy I keep very busy I am involved with cross country indoor track and outdoor track I also do regimental band Although sometimes these activities lead me to get less sleep than some of my classmates they are definitely worth it When I have free time I enjoy going out to eat watching movies and talking with friends If

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6144 (2016-02-14)
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  • Tom Dalton Profile
    Mechanical Engineering ABOUT TOM Hello My name is Tom Dalton and I m from Lincoln Nebraska In high school I ran cross country wrestled and was a part of student council Both of my parents were prior military and I grew up with great admiration for those who serve our country I have always known that one day I would be honored with the privilege of serving my country I

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6146 (2016-02-14)
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  • Cadet Blogs: Emily Dow
    Massachusetts and I live there with my Mom and Dad I am in the Class of 2018 No one in my family went to a military academy a few were in the military but the nature of an academy was foreign to all of us I visited 26 small private colleges on the East Coast but then my high school softball coach who was a graduate of the Academy recommended I look into the CGA I toured the campus the Eagle while she was in Boston stayed overnight during Cadet for a Day and talked with many cadets past and present The family atmosphere and tough academic rigor were exactly what I was looking for with an adventurous and all around great job waiting on the other end when I graduate as a commissioned officer I am a pitcher on the softball team and in the horn line in our drum and bugle corps the Windjammers I am a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major and can t wait to get into the engineering classes starting this semester and beyond So far I have found some things to be more difficult than others but it all depends on your attitude

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3526 (2016-02-14)
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  • Hannah Eshleman Profile
    LATEST ENTRIES January 2016 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 October 2014 Cadet Profile Hannah Eshleman Lancaster PA Class of 2018 Major Mechanical Engineering ABOUT HANNAH Hello My name is Hannah Eshleman At home I live on a farm in Lancaster Pennsylvania I have two younger sisters named Julia and Laura I attended University of Colorado for a year before being accepted into the Class of 2018 Although I have only been at the USCGA for a short time I have learned so much about who I am and aspire to be as a person and the Academy s core values of honor respect and devotion to duty At the Academy I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering because I like figuring out how things run and getting to experience the engine room on CGC Eagle this past summer made me aspire to become a part of the engineering community in the Coast Guard I m involved in three singing groups at the Academy one of them being Glee Club I also play lacrosse and participate in triathlon club If you have questions about the application process coming into the Academy

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=904 (2016-02-14)
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  • Ainsley Fruhwirth Profile
    Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 AINSLEY S PHOTOS AINSLEY S LATEST ENTRIES June 2015 January 2015 September 2014 Cadet Profile Ainsley Fruhwirth Exton PA Class of 2018 Major Marine and Environmental Sciences ABOUT AINSLEY Hi My name is Ainsley Fruhwirth and I am from Exton Pennsylvania I have a younger brother two younger sisters and a dog named Duke I ve wanted to attend a service academy since my freshman year in high school and I cannot see myself loving any other school more than I love USCGA Throughout high school I took AP classes swam on my school s team and was involved in clubs such as NHS Action Against Hunger and LEO Club I ve always wanted to help others and found the most fun in constantly challenging myself After being accepted to both Air Force and Coast Guard Academy there truly was no decision to make Coast Guard s humanitarian mission make it utterly unique and unlike any other college in this nation Though Swab Summer was difficult and 4 c year will be stressful I wouldn t want to be anywhere else If you have any questions please feel free to email

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6148 (2016-02-14)
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  • Kathryn Haerr Profile
    TX Class of 2018 Major Civil Engineering ABOUT KATHRYN Hi y all My name is Kathryn Haerr and I m from Plano Texas Back at home I have a younger brother Chris who is also my best friend my mom and dad and my yellow Labrador retriever Lucky While I m at home with my friends and family I enjoy going country dancing trail biking and spending time outside in my hammock Before coming here to the Academy I had a civilian college experience as I attended Texas A M University down in College Station Texas It was a year full of many blessings and learning experiences I found that although my year at Texas A M University was an amazing experience it was not how I wanted to serve my country The U S Coast Guard s humanitarian mission is purely unique to all of the other military branches and serving at such a large scale within a family like environment is something unmatched After completing the trials of Swab Summer with my shipmates and moving on into the journey of fourth class year I have recognized that self imposed limits are only as restrictive as I allow them

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6150 (2016-02-14)
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