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  • Garrett Profile
    motocross and cross country on quads As time went along I got fairly good at the sport picked up sponsors and traveled all over the West Coast for races In addition I snowboard hike and love doing just about every outdoor thing there is However although I loved my civilian world I felt the need to move on from my everyday routine and chase my dreams of flight This dream of flight started early on but didn t start taking form till I did Running Start my senior year of high school At this time I took aviation classes at a nearby community college which proved to deepen my love of flying and began a long process of researching possible routes to flight school After graduating from high school my family and I went on vacation to the Oregon coast where I ended up talking to an Academy graduate in a flight suit outside of the North Bend Oregon air station After talking to him about how he had was granted admittance to flight school through the Academy I decided to do some of my own research After spending a year of looking I had finally found my way toward fighting for flight The Academy felt naturally right over every other possible option I had found By the beginning of June2011 I had submitted my application passed my medical done everything within my power to show Admissions I wanted to come here and then after being waitlisted for months I got a call Hearing Admissions say they had an opening for me was an amazing feeling to say the least Up until R Day I became an excited and nervous mess This excitement quickly turned to sweat and percolating as Swab Summer began and then a pile of books as

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  • Glock Profile
    August 2011 July 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 January 2011 September 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 January 2010 November 2009 Cadet Profile George Glock Smithtown NY Class of 2012 Major Government ABOUT GEORGE I am from Long Island New York and I went to Smithtown High School West I am a graduate of the great class of 2012 and am assigned to Flight School in Pensacola Florida I have an older brother Fred 24 who goes to Drexel University in Philadelphia He is studying architecture I also have a younger sister 17 who is in high school My main hobbies are running learning languages and following politics I never thought I would be in the military but that was before I looked into the unique experiences provided by the military academies My interest in the military first came when I became intrigued in aviation around ten years of age I soon joined the local Civil Air Patrol squadron not because of the military aspect but rather for my interest of aviation That got me interested in the Air Force ROTC and the academies and I began to explore from there I hope you enjoy

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=175 (2016-02-14)
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  • Gurtler Profile
    I am proud to call myself a member of the Class of 2015 At the Academy this makes me a 4 c I am from Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin and obviously a huge Green Bay Packer fan I have a brother that is a junior in high school and a Shih Tzu puppy named Abigail In high school I was captain of my Division I varsity basketball team played Amateur Athletic Union AAU basketball participated in the high school musicals a member of National Honor Society Vice President of Student Council competed in Forensics and a vocalist in the Wisconsin High School State Honors Choir Additionally I was named Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area First Runner Up 2011 one contestant away from competing in Miss Wisconsin At the Academy I am on the women s basketball team Check out our USCGA Women s Basketball website in the Glee Club Cantor for the Catholic Mass and currently in Alfa Company My intended major is Government I did not become interested in the Academy until the fall of my senior year of high school but I whole heartedly feel I made the right decision to enroll here As the first member of my family

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  • Hazen Profile
    an Ensign Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 MARY S PHOTOS MARY S LATEST ENTRIES February 2015 June 2013 Range Prep Week ROTR T Boats Cadet Aviation Training Program May 2013 October 2012 Cadet Profile Mary Hazen Muncie IN Class of 2015 Major Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering ABOUT MARY Hi I m Cadet Mary Hazen from Muncie Indiana I am the oldest of eight siblings and love adventure the main reason I applied to the Coast Guard Academy I am always busy doing things whether it is academics athletics or military obligations but I love every minute of it I also love meeting new people and talking to them At the Academy I am a member of the triathlon club Asian Pacific Club and St Francis De Sales Club I am studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering I have also learned a lot about the sea and its lore All of my experiences at the Academy have been truly amazing I have made many close friends and have been given many opportunities I would be more than happy to tell you about the Academy and my experiences I have a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3365 (2016-02-14)
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  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    not much ocean back home so living in New London has definitely been a new experience for me I come from a family of four I have one 16 year old brother and two happily married parents My father is an electrical engineer and does government contracting for General Dynamics The diversity of my father s career as an engineer has played a vital role in inspiring me to pursue a similar major On the other hand my mother is a professional clown and balloon artist So I come from two vastly different educational and career backgrounds But my family means the absolute world to me and I know I would not have made it here without them In my free time I love to be outdoors I am an Eagle Scout so I have had the great opportunity to develop a passion for backpacking and camping or just about anything out in nature I love to participate in sports I swim and play water polo here at the Academy and I cannot wait for the chance to try something new with the many different club sports offered here My faith as a Catholic is also something that is very

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  • Kane Profile
    2010 April 2010 Carry On and Looking Forward to Summer Spring Track March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 Cadet Profile Julie Kane Westwood MA Class of 2013 Major Electrical Engineering ABOUT JULIE Hey My name is Julie Kane and I m a member of the great Class of 2013 I grew up in Westwood Massachusetts which is a small town outside of Boston Naturally I love the Red Sox I actually didn t really know anything about the Academy until the summer before my senior year but I applied and came here because I wanted something more than the regular college experience and the Academy seemed like an adventure So far I love it It s really challenging but you ll actually have a lot of fun and I ve never met such a great group of people Here at the Academy I run cross country and outdoor track and I play the saxophone in the Regimental Band My major is Electrical Engineering I m also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters Sustainability Club Ski and Ride Club and the newly formed Women s Leadership Council My favorite things to do are run and hike and

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  • Kearney Profile
    2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 Cadet Profile Zachary Kearney Staunton VA Class of 2015 Major Government ABOUT ZACHARY Hey guys My name is Zachary Kearney and I m a 4 c cadet here at the United States Coast Guard Academy I was born on a navy base in Puerto Rico but have pretty much lived my entire life in Staunton Virginia home of the Statler Brothers Blackfriars Theater Woodrow Wilson s birthplace and a pretty nice downtown I graduated from Robert E Lee High school and attended Shenandoah Valley Governor s school my junior and senior years I have to say Governor s school really helped prepare me for the rigorous academic schedule here at the Academy I love to run and workout I ran cross country track on a great team in high school and am doing the same here at the Academy I enjoy playing the drums and listening discovering all kinds of music and am constantly whistling a tune but of course never when I m braced up waking down the p way or marching in formation I have an extremely supportive family including my father and mother my brother Alex and my

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  • Keith Profile
    of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 JORDAN S PHOTOS JORDAN S LATEST ENTRIES May 2014 April 2014 October 2013 June 2013 January 2013 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 June 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 Cadet Profile Jordan Keith Greenfield IN Class of 2014 Major Electrical Engineering ABOUT JORDAN I m Jordan Keith a 1 c cadet here at the United States Coast Guard Academy As well as being a cadet blogger I am an Electrical Engineering major and new for this year doing triathlon club Besides those two things some of my other interests include playing guitar doing community service running and spending time with my friends I have hopes of one day pinning on the wings of gold and joining the ranks of those hearty souls in the Coast Guard Aviators I look forward to sharing my experiences and academy adventures with all of you as I continue on the path of the Long Blue Line If you ever want to ask me anything about my major my experiences as a cadet or on applying to the Coast Guard Academy one of the best schools in the nation feel

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