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  • Hectic Days Leading Up to Spring Break - Eshleman February 2015
    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 Hectic Days Leading Up to Spring Break Athletics Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Permanent link All Posts January came to a cold end with over a foot of snow falling on the Coast Guard Academy s grounds We got two days off of school and got to spend our time going sledding catching up on homework and sleeping Foxtrot Company even had a snowman building contest and some friends and I drew a giant 2018 into the lower field overlooking the river Overall it made the end of January very enjoyable Since second semester started life has been incredibly hectic I am trying water polo this semester for the first time It has been awesome getting to know a new group of girls and everyone has been very welcoming The sport is hard though I never swam on a team in high school but I am doing my best to learn the rules of the game and be a beneficial member of the team Our first tournament is the end of February so we re all looking

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6605 (2016-02-15)
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  • Finals, Break and Returning to the Academy - Eshleman January 2015
    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 Finals Break and Returning to the Academy Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts So the first semester has come and gone It is hard to believe that I am 1 8 of the way through my journey at the USCGA Although I may have never thought on R Day that I would make it this far it has been one heck of a roller coaster ride Finals approached right before winter leave One difference I noticed between civilian college and the USCGA is that finals week is a lot more enjoyable at the Academy While civilian college students cram to learn months worth of materials in one night cadets here including myself use the free time during the day to study but not having sports extra military obligations clubs or classes makes finals week a bit more relaxing than the normally hectic work days Once finals were finished I booked a train out of New London and went back

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6326 (2016-02-15)
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  • To Sing or Not to Sing - Eshleman October 2014
    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 To Sing or Not to Sing Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts I have always loved to sing Not necessarily in public but in the shower in my room humming to myself in school etc All my life I have loved to sing but I have never pushed myself out of my comfort zone to join a choir or singing group This year I decided was a year of firsts I decided to try out for Glee Club I thought I would not make it since I did not have any professional background in singing but luckily my style was something the Glee Club was looking for and I was blessed enough to make the club as well as the girls group Fairwinds Although this is only my second month in the club the opportunities I have gotten to have through this club are outstanding Last week I sang in NYC at the Marriot for the Commandant of the Coast Guard the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard and other special guests Getting to stay at the dinner and listen to their speeches given to a room of professionals was an eye opening experience It helped me to see past the Academy and into what the Coast Guard is really like Many people at that

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6272 (2016-02-15)
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  • 3/c Summer and the Benefit of Summer School - Fruhwirth June 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 3 c Summer and the Benefit of Summer School Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts It is crazy to think as I sit here writing this that I am now a 3 c and beginning my second year at the Academy Spring semester flew by and before I knew it I was boarding Eagle and setting off on a five week adventure Very quickly my classmates and I acclimated to underway life getting into the routine of standing duty and getting qualified in things such and Helm and Lookout as well as Auxiliary Engineering It was a wonderful learning experience especially being able to interact with enlisted personnel and officers alike The port calls weren t too bad either Key West Florida Nassau Bahamas Norfolk Virginia and Staten Island New York After I departed Eagle I returned to the Academy for the six week long summer school program allowing me to take Calculus II and Organizational Behavior and Leadership OBL I was placed in Foundations for Calculus first semester of 4 c year then Calculus I second semester The reason I am in summer school is due to my major

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65085 (2016-02-15)
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  • The Importance of Shipmates - Fruhwirth January 2015
    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 Importance of Shipmates Overcoming Challenges Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Winter leave Possibly the greatest two words I have ever heard First semester finished finals completed and halfway through one of the most challenging years of my life Two weeks to finally go home reconnect with my family and high school friends and momentarily forget about all the stressors the Academy brings Coming back was definitely one of the hardest things I ve ever done I wanted more than anything to sign those drop papers and join my friends at a civilian school having fun for the next four years and living a somewhat carefree life This past week has been difficult no longer home with my friends and back to waking up every morning before the sun I wouldn t be able to be doing this if it weren t for my shipmates The greatest part of this school is the bond you make with everyone here We pick each other up we have each other s

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6329 (2016-02-15)
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  • Football Versus Kings Point - Fruhwirth September 2014
    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 Football Versus Kings Point Athletics Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Since I was little my favorite sport to watch and even play has always been football After attending my first football game here I was slightly disappointed as the Bears suffered a gruesome loss against St Lawrence Needless to say when the next Saturday rolled around I was a bit worried we were playing Kings Point our mortal enemies and winning this game was vital For a week I had greeted every upper class with a hardy Go Bears Sir which was always returned with a Beat KP The Thursday before the game a pep rally was held in the gym The lights were off music pumping through the floor and up the bleachers and blurs of orange and blue glow sticks seemingly floating through the air As a corps we cheered on our teams playing against Kings Point that weekend The dance team along with the cheerleaders did routines and morale was high Saturday morning was off to a great start our men s soccer team winning 1 0 against Kings Point The corps filled in the football stadium tensions were high between the Bears and the Mariners The sun was hidden behind layers of clouds humidity tangling around us but no one complained The first half was a bit rocky the Bears were playing well but we were down going into the second half In the third quarter we were able to tie up the score with the hopes of winning for the first time in four years As the fourth quarter started

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6273 (2016-02-15)
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  • There' s Only More to Come - Haerr September 2015
    to keep on laughing and smiling Since my last entry in February Yikes It s been a long time I went through 4 c Boards earned my 3 c red shields experienced the best of 3 c summer and now am into the academic school year of fall 2015 4 c Boards was an awesome experience Yes it s scary and frustrating but I have never been so proud to work so hard to learn the most I could about the Coast Guard I have found that the upperclassmen are really rooting for us to excel so that we can join them out in the fleet During spring break we as a corps experienced a tragic loss when our two Georgian international shipmates passed away in a fatal car accident RADM Stosz our superintendent at the time brought all of us together as a family to mourn our loss and to inspire continual strength in moving forward It was an incredible feeling to share our memories and what we have learned from the wise lives of our two lost shipmates After spring finals concluded I went straight into my 3 c summer assignment Coast Guard Small Boat Station Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach Florida for five weeks and then the USCGC Barque Eagle for six weeks The small boat station was the best opportunity to learn from the enlisted crew They taught me about successful leadership styles and how to apply them in the real fleet I got the opportunity to contribute to the station as I had earned my Communications and Watch Stander Qualification went through Boarding Team Member week got OC pepper sprayed qualified and worked toward a Boat Crew Qualification by power washing the 45s and 24s and doing routine boat checks I witnessed

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65197 (2016-02-15)
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  • Fingers Crossed - Haerr February 2015
    to My Roots Rollin 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 Fingers Crossed Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Hi again It s finally spring semester though it doesn t really look like spring for there is a LOT of snow on the ground These past weeks have included many snow days due to the winter storm Juno I ve never experienced such large amounts of fluffy snow in my life In Texas we usually get ice During some of our snow days we got to go outside We went sledding and had plenty of snow ball fights Some of my shipmates even made huge tunnels on the football field One of my good friends here is from Panama and you can imagine her surprise with all the white on the ground let s just say she couldn t stop making snow angels Other than all

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6649 (2016-02-15)
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