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  • Tess Heimerman Profile
    Tess Heimerman Washington D C Class of 2018 Major Mechanical Engineering ABOUT TESS Hey there My name is Tess Heimerman I am currently a 4 c cadet here at the Coast Guard Academy I am from Washington D C yes the actual city and am currently on track to be a Mechanical Engineer I am also on the rifle team I am the youngest of four with one sister and two brothers I have one dog named Cosmo a Bernese Mountain Dog When I was first looking into the Academy I was not sure if it was going to be the right choice for me I had no prior military experience but the more I looked into the Academy and the Coast Guard the more I liked it On my first attempt I was accepted into the Scholars Program and did a year of prep at Georgia Military College I was excited when I received my appointment letter that said I was accepted Looking back I am really glad I took the chance and applied It was one of the best decisions I have ever made I have met amazing people and have been given the opportunity to do amazing

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6152 (2016-02-14)
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  • Cadet Blogs: Cece Hosley
    am from Chester Connecticut a tiny town not far from the Academy located on the Connecticut River I am a Marine and Environmental Sciences major and I play varsity lacrosse here at the Academy I have lived in Connecticut all my life and spent almost every summer on the island of Martha s Vineyard off of Cape Cod Massachusetts At home I live with my mom dad two younger sisters and my two dogs Having spent so much time at the beach I fell in love with the ocean from a very early age In fact I have dreamed of being a marine biologist ever since I can remember so when I was given the opportunity to attend a high school specific to marine science I jumped at the opportunity I attended the Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut where I studied everything from physical oceanography to aquaculture growing fish As a senior in high school I realized that the Coast Guard Academy was the perfect fit I could pursue my dreams of studying marine science while serving the greatest country in the world Here at the Academy I am thoroughly enjoying my major specific classes and the boating field trips that go along with them as well as my directed study which is focused on marine mammals The Academy is truly a unique place every day is a challenge and a reward all at the same time I have met some of the greatest people in the world had some of the hardest days of my life and some of the best I have come to appreciate the little things in life and to understand why we do what we do While the days can seem to last forever there will be nothing more rewarding than crossing

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6155 (2016-02-14)
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  • Amy Kimura Profile
    S PHOTOS AMY S LATEST ENTRIES October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 Cadet Profile Amy Kimura Honolulu HI Class of 2018 Major Civil Engineering ABOUT AMY Hello My name is Amy Kimura and I am from Honolulu Hawaii In high school I did band kayaking diving and pole vaulting I originally heard of the Academy from Navy officers who recommended the Coast Guard to me because of the smaller scale service and family like community My high school had around a thousand students which is pretty similar to the corps here I am also looking forward to summer assignments such as cruising to different countries on CGC Eagle next summer because being from Hawaii I love everything to do with the water While at the Academy I am doing pole vaulting and judo and so far I have enjoyed both The Academy has such a diverse variety of clubs I joined the Adventure Club which involves camping climbing and other outdoor activities the Asian Pacific American Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Although this year will be rough as a 4th class there are so many opportunities to meet new people and get involved

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3036 (2016-02-14)
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  • Irene Martorell Crespo Profile
    a fourth class cadet from Honduras In case you didn t know Honduras is located in Central America Its capital is Tegucigalpa and its official language is Spanish It is famous because of the beautiful beaches it has and its big mountains Now I will tell you a little bit about myself I was born in La Ceiba and have a huge family My mom my dad my brother who graduated from West Point and now serves in the Honduran Special Forces my oldest sister who is a first class in West Point me and my youngest sister who just graduated from high school Before coming to the Coast Guard Academy my plan was to join a military academy After taking a look at the Coast Guard s campus and its small community I fell in love I knew that it was going to be perfect for me Being at sea saving people s lives and taking risks is my thing Swab Summer was a challenge for me but not impossible There were hard times but there were also times in which you could have fun with your shipmates and laugh Basically Swab Summer is a training period to make

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6158 (2016-02-14)
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  • Cadet Blogs: Saranjoe Sukcha
    of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 SARANJOE S PHOTOS SARANJOE S LATEST ENTRIES October 2015 Cadet Profile Saranjoe Sukcha Sarawak Malaysia Class of 2018 Major Marine and Environmental Science ABOUT SARANJOE Greetings My name is Saranjoe Sukcha and I am from Sarawak Malaysia I joined the military when I was 16 years old I went to the Royal Military College of Malaysia and then I became an officer cadet in the Royal Malaysian Navy before I came to the U S Coast Guard Academy My father is an officer in the Malaysian Army and both my uncle and cousin are fighter pilots in the Royal Malaysian Air Force I chose to be the first naval officer in my family While at the Academy I am doing varsity pistol I believe it will come in handy in my future career There are various clubs at the Academy I joined the Glee Club International Council Asian Pacific American Council and Officers Christian Fellowship It is an honor to be here I really enjoy meeting people from various backgrounds Feel free to email me at Saranjoe Sukcha MY uscga edu if you wish to ask

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=65403 (2016-02-14)
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  • Cody Williamson Profile
    I am currently a fourth class cadet in the Class of 2018 I came to the Academy because although I do not come from a military family I always knew I wanted to serve my country Also I have a passion for science and the environment and out of all the branches of the military the Coast Guard is the most dedicated to environmental protection and preservation I am from Massachusetts which makes going home easy I have an older sister who goes to Stonehill College and my dad has an Australian Shepherd named Sydney I am on the offshore sailing team and I run the hurdles in outdoor track I also plan on doing ski and snowboard club in the winter I am definitely always busy but that s only because I am doing so many different things We are offered so many interesting and unique opportunities here that it would be a waste to not do everything you have time for The Academy itself is a very unique place If you are offered an appointment and you decide to go you will definitely have amazing stories to tell The Academy offers a quality education a meaningful profession irreplaceable

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6177 (2016-02-14)
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  • Erin Wright Profile
    PHOTOS ERIN S LATEST ENTRIES August 2015 January 2015 September 2014 Cadet Profile Erin Wright Alpena MI Class of 2018 Major Marine Environmental Sciences ABOUT ERIN Hi My name is Erin Wright I m from Alpena which is a great town in northern Michigan right on Lake Huron I have three brothers and two sisters all of whom are absolutely amazing I enjoy reading playing board games hanging out with family and friends camping SCUBA diving and school I plan on majoring in Marine and Environmental Science with a focus on the chemistry physical oceanography track I m looking forward to finishing the basic required courses so I can start studying major specific classes Currently I am a member of the offshore sailing team I was a complete novice at sailing when I first came to the Academy but have found myself really enjoying the sport Life is busy and stressful here so finding a sport or activity you enjoy is important Despite all of the challenges that I ve been through since June 30th I have no regrets about coming here Every day I think at least once how amazing this place is and how blessed I am to

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=6179 (2016-02-14)
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  • Beck Profile
    Laura Beck Tucson AZ Class of 2017 Major Marine and Environmental Sciences ABOUT LAURA My name is Laura Beck and I grew up in one of the furthest places from Coast Guard influence Tucson Arizona I graduated from high school in 2009 and attended college at Arizona State for a while before deciding I d rather work than go to school I was an EMT for almost two years before enlisting in the Coast Guard in the summer of 2012 I enjoyed my billet at Station Shinnecock on Long Island but when the opportunity to become an officer and get an amazing degree at the Coast Guard Academy presented itself it was too good to pass up This year I m on the crew team I ve never rowed before but they re great about training walk ons and taking basic classes to get ready for a degree in Marine Environmental Science On the weekends I try to get off campus and visit with my awesome sponsor family and ride my road bike around the sometimes rough New England roads Out of both necessity and enjoyment I enjoy finding great places to get coffee around the area and haven t

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=300 (2016-02-14)
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