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  • Athletics: 1.5 Mile Run
    Level 5 the 1 5 mile run is 13 5 laps when measured from the first lane The start and finish lines are marked in black paint Cones should be set out on the curves and the straightaway to clearly mark the inside of the track 2 Instruction for Personnel There is a timer and a starter Each cadet taking the test will also have a recorder to count laps and record lap times on the lap time card 3 Instruction for Cadets Examiner Read Description On GO cover the 1 5 mile course in the fastest possible time Stay on the track at all times Pass only on the outside of other runners and only when there is enough space If you become winded or have a muscle cramp you may walk but make certain that you stay within the 1 5 mile course 4 Points for Examiner Examiners and recorders must be in a position to observe the cadets during the entire run Recorders will write down the time for each lap on the lap time card If a cadet must stop he or she should report to the sports medicine personnel on duty Cadets unable to finish

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/athletics2.aspx?id=407 (2016-02-14)
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  • Personnel Support Services
    Academy those currently serving here or nearby retired Coast Guard personnel in the area Additional information for current Academy personnel can be found on the Intranet portal Contact information for the various services is included in each section select from menu at right The main office is located in Munro Hall Personnel Support Services Email Direct Line 860 444 8371 Office Address U S Coast Guard Academy 15 Mohegan Ave

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/personnel/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Campus: Pistol/Rifle Range Application
    Eagle Alumni CAMPUS Accessibility Campus Resources Cadet Store Exchange Counseling and Development Leadership Development Center Legal Office Medical Clinic Personnel Support Small Arms Range Campus Landmarks Bear Plaza Bertholf Plaza Crown Park Yeaton Memorial Directions Hours and More Coast Guard Museum Pistol Rifle Range Application Collegiate Competition USCGA Student Other UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY 31 MOHEGAN AVENUE NEW LONDON CT 06320 ADMISSIONS HOTLINE 800 883 USCG 8724 JOBS SEARCH

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/armoryapplication/ (2016-02-14)
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  • About: Directions
    off Frontage Road Turn left on Briggs Street at the traffic light at the top of the exit ramp Continue on Briggs Street through three traffic lights You will now be on Mohegan Avenue The Academy s Main Gate will be on your right immediately after the third traffic light From Norwich and Worcester Take I 395 South to Exit 78 Route 32 South Continue on Route 32 approximately 3 miles Take exit to I 95 South to New Haven Turn right onto Briggs Street at stop sign at top of exit ramp Turn right on Willams Street at next stop sign Cross bridge and turn left on Mohegan Avenue at first traffic light The Academy s Main Gate will be on your right From Hartford Take Route 2 South to Route 11 to the end Turn left to go to Route 85 in Salem Take Route 85 South to I 95 North Get on Route I 95 North for a VERY SHORT 1 4 MILE distance Exit on Service Road to Briggs Street exit Turn left on Briggs Street at the top of the exit ramp Continue on Briggs Street through three traffic lights You will now be on Mohegan Avenue The Academy s Main Gate will be on your right immediately after the third traffic light From Providence Boston and Other Points East Take I 95 South to Exit 83 Frontage Road Take Briggs Street Exit off Frontage Road Turn left on Briggs Street at the traffic light at the top of the exit ramp Continue on Briggs Street through two traffic lights You will now be on Mohegan Avenue The Academy s Main Gate will be on your right immediately after the second traffic light Special Academy Traffic Regulations The speed limit is 15 mph Speed bumps

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/campus2.aspx?id=51 (2016-02-14)
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  • About: Hours and Tours
    feature precision marching riflery music flags and occasional honorary guests Call Public Affairs for specific dates 860 444 8270 Chapel Open daily sunrise to sunset Eagle When in port the tall ship Eagle is open for tours from 1 to 5 p m Call 860 444 8595 for more information and directions to Coast Guard Station New London Food Dining Visitors can get breakfast or lunch along with a beautiful waterview while dining at the affordable Dry Dock snack bar in Leamy Hall open during visiting hours or can enjoy an upscale cafeteria and classic maritime theme during lunch at the more formal Officer s Club in Yeaton Hall Monday through Friday 11 30 a m to 1 p m Gift Shop The Exchange This large centrally located campus general store offers a broad variety of goods Offerings include Coast Guard and Academy branded clothes souvenirs and marine themed collectibles Open Monday through Friday 8 a m to 5 p m Saturday 9 a m to 3 p m and Sunday 11 a m to 3 p m For further questions call 860 441 8491 Lodging There are several hotels located nearby for public lodging Military and authorized personnel may stay in guest quarters while at the Academy by calling 860 444 8664 U S Coast Guard Museum Spanning the 200 year history of America s premier maritime service this collection features paintings medals ship models uniforms figurehead carvings and more Located on the main floor of Waesche Hall housed in the same building as the Library and Admissions Free and open to the public Valid photo ID is required to get on campus Parking The Coast Guard Academy welcomes visitors and provides clearly marked visitor spaces near the Museum Waesche Hall and behind Rolland Hall Additional visitor parking if

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  • About: Transportation
    T F Green Airport is approximately 50 miles from the Academy Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee call 860 599 8840 Amtrak train information is available by calling 1 800 USA RAIL or visiting www amtrak com You ll need to take a taxi or shuttle service to the train station from the airport Hartford Connecticut Springfield Massachusetts Bradley International Airport is approximately 63 miles from the Academy Livery Limited offers sedan service for a fee call 860 599 8840 Amtrak train information is available by calling 1 800 USA RAIL or visiting www amtrak com You ll need to take a taxi or shuttle service to the train station from the airport there is a train change in New Haven Connecticut Bus Train New London s bus and train station is approximately two miles from the Academy Taxi fare is about 8 each way Greyhound provides bus service to New London 1 800 231 2222 Amtrak provides train service to New London 1 800 USA RAIL Ferry The Orient Point Ferry Terminal is approximately two miles from the Academy Service between Orient Point on Long Island and New London is available year round Taxi fare is about

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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    Chills shot up my spine and butterflies lit up my stomach as I awaited the buzzer Dozens of clicks could be heard echoing across the field as riders around me clipped into their pedals Finally the buzzer screamed and we were off in an explosive start I was competing in my first cyclocross race The Cheshire Cross CX Race and the Connecticut Cyclocross Championships Cyclocross is a form of cycling that merges road cycling with mountain biking Racers ride bikes that look a lot like road bikes but have slightly wider tires for more traction on 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 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 15 2016 3 35 PM School Starts Again Academics Athletics Class of 2018 Permanent link With fall semester 2015 in the books and a well deserved winter leave for the corps come and gone it is time once again for school to start Last semester as an engineering 3 c I took Multivariable Calculus Mechanics of Materials both are engineering specific Physics Ships and Maritime Systems Navigation II and Professional Rescuer This semester is not much lighter with Differential Equations Physics II American Government Dynamics Engineering Material Science and Lifetime Sports One great part about the Academy is that although some of the classes are very difficult and really challenge you there are always other students here to lend a helping hand One part that is different than almost any other college is that the first week back is called Mid Year Administrative Processing MAP week and while classes have not started yet this week is one of the most important This week is devoted to moving rooms we switch roommates every semester here as well as attend meetings and trainings for all of the cadets and faculty on order to prepare for the upcoming semester With the start of spring semester I get excited because softball is right around the corner Sports are the best way to blow off steam and get out of Chase Hall for a few hours after the school day ends As a varsity sport we get to go down to Florida during spring break to play games and get used to playing on a dirt field New Englanders know that couldn t happen in March up here We get to bond as a team and enjoy the nice Florida weather especially after the cold winters on the Thames It is one of my favorite parts of the Academy and the Coast Guard all the opportunities we are given and places we can go explore and represent the Coast Guard at the same time More about Emily Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 14 2016 4 14 PM Reflecting on Our Blessings Academics Athletics Class of 2018 Permanent link Hey everyone Since my last blog post in September I have finished out the fall semester of my 3 c year and have moved on into the spring semester It s been quite the adventure Cheerleading this past fall semester was exciting as we mastered new stunts and dances and our squad is now starting to cheer for basketball season Civil engineering classes were challenging yet rewarding We had an exciting Mechanics of Materials class and in the lab portion we were able to test the strength of many day to day materials with these hefty machines I also joined the Equestrian Club which provided a great external outlet for me and my friends as we got to go to a stable here in Connecticut to ride some horses This semester the Class of 2018 will be preparing for Cadre Summer Many of us are anticipating being cadre to the Class of 2020 and cannot wait to teach them how to succeed here at the Academy and in the fleet as well I will also be participating in the varsity Crew again this spring and I cannot wait to get back on the water with the girls It s moments like horseback riding or being out on the water in a boat that make you step back and reflect on all the many blessings we have here More about Kathryn Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 13 2016 2 34 PM Administrative Action Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Class of 2019 Permanent link Well I have almost officially made it to my first Thanksgiving break at USCGA which means that I have almost officially made it through my first semester of college Now clearly this is not your average college experience Over the past few weeks I have seen many of my shipmates get honor boarded and masted have attended a formal dinner training that our instructor said was the worst she had ever seen and have experienced a bussing and respect remedial No this place is not your average college We take honor respect and devotion to duty very seriously And right when you start slipping through the cracks and lose sight of these three pillars you had better believe that there is someone there to remind you albeit through administrative action or through a light slap on the wrist and some notecards As fourth class we are the followers A part of being on this lovely level of the chain of command is that sometimes we get to write these notecards On such notecards we get the privilege to write in pen mind you so you cannot re use the note cards 1 c name of your Company Commander 4 c Your last name respectfully requests to inform you that insert anything you might need to inform people of your whereabouts something you did wrong indoc test corrections etc On another note honor boards are where a cadet who has acted in a manner that rubbed someone the wrong way cadets are honor boarded when they are suspected of cheating fraternization or simply breaking the regulations This process consists of the cadet walking in and sitting at the position of attention with an upperclassmen advisor of their choice The upperclassmen who comprise the honor board and will ask the cadet questions about the situation The board then makes a recommendation to Commander Barker who oversees the mast Most honor boards lead to masts The mast is much more formal because it is where Commander Barker decides how hefty the punishment will be for the cadet in question Cadets are required to attend certain dinner and etiquette trainings so that we learn the importance of respect and how to act toward officers and how to act when we become officers Due to the nature of such trainings we cadets get restless and sometimes feel the need to occupy our time with other things to distract us from the training Unfortunately my classmates and I made a very negative impression on our instructor adding to the respect issues and misconduct coming from the Class of 2019 We fourth class cadets who attended this specific dinner training were addressed about our misconduct and now have to write a memo and apology notes to the trainer and the staff This is an understandable punishment that we are all dealing with and will get through together On another note this morning our first class that is in charge of fourth class behavior and misconduct and our company guidons second class cadets who are in charge of the fourth class of their company met with us during our morning training period Although the training took time out of our mornings everything that they had to say was correct This always happens to the fourth class Thanksgiving rolls around and we start getting bored with doing our jobs When we square corners it looks more like circling the corners When we speak to upperclassmen we drop our sirs and ma ams When we are marching in section to class also known as busing we speak to each other which is not allowed I think that we have forgotten our place at the bottom of the food chain so to speak We have forgotten what we learned over Swab Summer about teamwork and that we need each other to get through this We have forgotten that we still have another semester of being fourth class We have forgotten that we can never get too comfortable About anything Ever The main thing that I have learned is that life at the Academy is like one giant slightly bruised apple You can look at it and be like ew This apple is gross Why would anyone want that Or you can journey through the process of eating the apple One bite at a time When you decide to deal with it and eat the apple you find some bruises That bitter sour taste enters your mouth and you squinch your face up In fact when you are least expecting to find a bruise you find one That s the best part You never know when it s coming It just does And there is nothing you can do about it You just have to embrace it Think about all of the people before you that had a bruised apple You aren t special Embrace that bruised apple Because you know what What it comes down to is the fact that somewhere out there there is someone who would die for that apple Now don t get me wrong USCGA has made me who I am today and I am forever grateful I have gotten to travel an insane amount I have been to New York City and Newport Rhode Island on Eagle over Swab Summer Canada with the dance team and Wind Jammers Boston for a dance team competition numerous church camps Colgate College for a Mock Trial competition and of course initially to lovely New London Connecticut To make everything that much better the people here are amazing We have all been through some sort of trial that has brought us together and formed a level of respect for one another We have done something and are doing something that nobody else in the whole wide world gets to do It sounds super cheesy but I always feel blessed here On my hardest day when I am getting called out have a bad test grade or am fighting with my best friend none of it matters Because I am here I am doing what I truly believe I was meant to do I am glad to be here And I can t wait to see what lies for us next More about Kirsten Last Edited by Leann Strickland at 1 27 2016 4 07 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 my first questions is always what s your story To which I typically get a look of confusion followed by I don t have a story Everyone has a story and it is important to realize what it is and hold on to it Your story is what makes you unique it is what makes you the person you are A piece of my story that I always share is my love for art Before becoming an Electrical Engineering major I had taken zero count em zero engineering courses I did however max out the ceramics department s program and the graphic design program and did an independent study in ceramics with a focus on throwing on the wheel So why talk about this Because it is important to know your story and return to it occasionally I lugged my potter s wheel up to the Academy last semester hoping that I would have time to experience something other than the math and military filled days I unfortunately did not get the chance to reach back to that previous flame last semester and thus brought my wheel back home for winter break While home however I bought myself 25 pounds of clay fired up the wheel and day after day went back to what I did before the Academy I sat for a lunch break with my mother most days in a disarray of clay covered clothes and with dry hands Among this chaos of an outfit was a smile though I was at peace working with the medium The Academy can often fill our lives up and make it feel like we have nowhere to go other than the crevices inside the mold It is important to realize that there is no mold except the one you make for yourself Expand your expectations to be what you want and pursue what you want I can sit here happily studying electrical engineering but it does not mean I have to give up other things in my life that made me happy Besides at the end of the day let s face it an engineer is an artist too just with a different medium More about Shane Posted by Leann Strickland at 1 11 2016 3 52 PM Rollin on the River Athletics The Cadet Experience Class of 2019 Permanent link Here on the banks of the Thames the school year is just flying along October has come and gone

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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    dealing with the same thing If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Jill M Friedman uscga edu More about Jill Posted by Leann Strickland at 2 12 2016 1 37 PM Things to Know Before Saying Yes Choosing the Coast Guard Academy The Cadet Experience Class of 2019 Permanent link It was right around this time last year that I officially committed to the Coast Guard Academy and I ll be entirely honest this last year has been both the longest and the shortest of my life My time in high school feels like a lifetime ago and yet it s hard to believe that I took the oath on R Day only seven months ago As the Class of 2020 prepares to accept or decline their appointments in the coming 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

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