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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    on the River Excited About My Research Projects Academics Athletics Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs The Actor Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Class of 2017 Permanent link Not much going on around here it s been a pretty typical start to the semester with new classes new divisions etc Since there s not a lot of news I thought I d rock the blogging boat a little bit and share some of the writing that I ve talked about before So here is The Actor an appropriate one as I start rehearsals for the fall musical Enjoy Eyes of glass illuminate a face locked in a dream A world only a feet few beyond Seizes his soul and holds him A barrier stands a wall unbroken Lights shine through the impenetrable invisibility Catch the glass Ignite the spirit that crosses the ground Explores Discovers Slips back into him Bringing new life to share Who is this man

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?blogmonth=2&blogday=1&blogyear=2016&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2018 Permanent link Coming back from winter break this year was nowhere near as difficult as freshman year I was excited to see my friends again after three weeks apart and ready for the spring semester to begin This semester I am taking 19 credit hours Two of these are attributed to my professional rescuer class where we get our lifeguard certification So far this class has been a lot of fun While I have never been a certified lifeguard I have had many summer jobs working at pools lakes being a pool attendant or working with rental boats so it is a unique opportunity for me to actually get the certification We currently are learning different rescue techniques for drowning victims and while the class may seem silly at times since no one is actually drowning I know the skills we are learning are useful for our future careers in the Coast Guard My most difficult class so far is Dynamics Luckily many of my Mechanical Engineering major friends are in the class my company in Chase Hall so when collaboration is allowed we can help to answer each other s questions and mutually benefit from the process While academics is keeping me busy between Dynamics Advanced Engineering Math Material Science Professional Rescuer American Government and Morals and Ethics lots of extracurricular activities are starting up as well Glee Club just returned from a trip to Massachusetts where we sang over MLK Weekend at a high school retirement community and local church Lacrosse season starts in the beginning of February and I am hoping for little to no snow cold so we can practice outside without freezing too much even though I know this is unlikely Spring semester is bound to be a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?blogmonth=2&blogday=2&blogyear=2016&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?blogmonth=2&blogday=8&blogyear=2016&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • USCGA Cadet Blogs
    always remembered when I was applying to the Academy and browsing through the blogs was reading about how the 3 c were so happy they didn t have to do all of the 4 c duties anymore But no one really explained what the 4 c duties were There is a good amount but I thought I d give the top duties Clocks At the Academy we have formation twice a day before breakfast and before lunch Starting 10 minutes before every formation there has to be a 4 c at every clock in the company s wing area sounding off the time to go to formation and daily indoc meals days to go movies CGA sports games Bracing Up Bussing Whenever 4 c are in Chase Hall we are braced up greeting the upper class squaring corners squaring our meals and not talking to each other Outside of Chase Hall we have to bus everywhere which means we march from class to class as a group The most annoying part of this is that people have different length legs so depending on who s in the front of your formation you re either crawling or sprinting to class Indoc Tests The Running Light doesn t go away after Swab Summer Every week 4 c are assigned three to four pages of indoc to memorize then Sunday night there is an indoc test which 4 c must get an 80 or above on to pass If you fail there are consequences such as extra indoc tests note cards or demerits Toward the end of 4 c year you take a cumulative exam called boards Everyone in your class must pass in order to earn carry on and not have to brace up anymore Note Cards As a 4 c note

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?blogmonth=2&blogday=12&blogyear=2016&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • 4/c Daily Duties - Friedman January 2016
    I always remembered when I was applying to the Academy and browsing through the blogs was reading about how the 3 c were so happy they didn t have to do all of the 4 c duties anymore But no one really explained what the 4 c duties were There is a good amount but I thought I d give the top duties Clocks At the Academy we have formation twice a day before breakfast and before lunch Starting 10 minutes before every formation there has to be a 4 c at every clock in the company s wing area sounding off the time to go to formation and daily indoc meals days to go movies CGA sports games Bracing Up Bussing Whenever 4 c are in Chase Hall we are braced up greeting the upper class squaring corners squaring our meals and not talking to each other Outside of Chase Hall we have to bus everywhere which means we march from class to class as a group The most annoying part of this is that people have different length legs so depending on who s in the front of your formation you re either crawling or sprinting to class Indoc Tests The Running Light doesn t go away after Swab Summer Every week 4 c are assigned three to four pages of indoc to memorize then Sunday night there is an indoc test which 4 c must get an 80 or above on to pass If you fail there are consequences such as extra indoc tests note cards or demerits Toward the end of 4 c year you take a cumulative exam called boards Everyone in your class must pass in order to earn carry on and not have to brace up anymore Note Cards As a 4 c

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65584&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • Things to Know Before Saying “Yes” - Twarog January 2016
    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

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65582&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • Excited for a Busy Spring Semester - Eshleman January 2015
    February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Excited for a Busy Spring Semester Academics Athletics Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Coming back from winter break this year was nowhere near as difficult as freshman year I was excited to see my friends again after three weeks apart and ready for the spring semester to begin This semester I am taking 19 credit hours Two of these are attributed to my professional rescuer class where we get our lifeguard certification So far this class has been a lot of fun While I have never been a certified lifeguard I have had many summer jobs working at pools lakes being a pool attendant or working with rental boats so it is a unique opportunity for me to actually get the certification We currently are learning different rescue techniques for drowning victims and while the class may seem silly at times since no one is actually drowning I know the skills we are learning are useful for our future careers in the Coast Guard My most difficult class so far is Dynamics Luckily many of my Mechanical Engineering major friends are in the class my company in Chase Hall so

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65575&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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  • The Actor - Culp January 2016
    the River Excited About My Research Projects Academics Athletics Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs The Actor Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Not much going on around here it s been a pretty typical start to the semester with new classes new divisions etc Since there s not a lot of news I thought I d rock the blogging boat a little bit and share some of the writing that I ve talked about before So here is The Actor an appropriate one as I start rehearsals for the fall musical Enjoy Eyes of glass illuminate a face locked in a dream A world only a feet few beyond Seizes his soul and holds him A barrier stands a wall unbroken Lights shine through the impenetrable invisibility Catch the glass Ignite the spirit that crosses the ground Explores Discovers Slips back into him Bringing new life to share Who is this

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65574&blogid=139 (2016-02-14)
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