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  • How I Could Contribute as a Cadet Blogger - Haerr September2014
    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 How I Could Contribute as a Cadet Blogger The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Fourth class year is a handful but senior year was just as stressful if not more when deciding my fate for the next four years On top of that choosing to attend CGA is also choosing a career commitment which adds a whole new level of concern I believe I would contribute as a cadet blogger by relating to the normalcy of prospective cadets and their anxious feelings Not only am I relatable but I also am passionate about the missions of the U S Coast Guard and I enjoy sharing that enthusiasm with those that are looking to serve in our great maritime service Even if prospective cadets find that this is not the career path in which they are called to serve I

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6274 (2016-02-15)
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  • The Challenge - Heimerman October 2014
    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 Challenge Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts One of the things I am beginning to notice with the Academy is that it always challenges you Swab Summer challenges you to push yourself even when you want to quit on the last lap It challenges you the stay emotionally strong in the face of failure Swab Summer challenges you to never give up and to persevere One of the biggest shocks was switching from Swab Summer mode to the school year mode All of a sudden you were responsible for yourself instead of a cadre watching over your back With the new atmosphere came a whole new set of challenges The hardest of these challenges did not seem hard at first but disregarding its importance could wind up getting you into trouble and that is time management I ll say it again time management is one

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6275 (2016-02-15)
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  • What Will I Bring to This Unique Program? - Hosley October 2015
    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 What Will I Bring to This Unique Program Academics Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts My name is Cecelia Hosley and I am a 3 c cadet here at the Academy I grew up in Chester Connecticut and attended the Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut I would love to bring my passion for marine science and the MES major to the Cadet Blog program I have wanted to be a marine biologist for as long as I can remember sparked by my love of the sea while spending my summers on Martha s Vineyard When I was a junior in high school Admiral Stosz Academy Superintendent at the time visited the school and I had the honor of showing her around Learning about the Academy from her perspective as well as hearing about her leadership style and the opportunities in the Coast Guard made up my mind and I have been very happy with my decision I am thrilled to pursue a career in marine biology in the Coast Guard and have begun a directed study on orca whale populations

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65493 (2016-02-15)
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  • Middle School Me in Retrospect - Kimura October 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 Middle School Me in Retrospect Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts The academic year is in full swing whether I want it to be or not Things are happening fast such as Homecoming midterms my first diving meet Halloween and many others College life can make it easy to forget to take a step back and reflect On Wednesdays I enjoy volunteering at one of New London s middle schools The experience is a great opportunity to reflect on my time at the Academy in comparison to when I was in middle school Last Wednesday I had the shock of realizing how old I am when I discovered there are now online P E classes the concept still baffles me and online math classes 150 students with computers teaching themselves algebra I was not the only one to learn something new I had the chance to answer a few questions the students had Such as Do you have to do push ups all the time I get that question frequently because for some reason people think I attend 24 hour fitness training and not school I informed them that I can do push ups but right now I m only focusing on my classes Another question I got was Do you have fun There are many versions of fun

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65238 (2016-02-15)
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  • There’s More to New London Than the Academy??! - Kimura August 2015
    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 There s More to New London Than the Academy Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts The school year could not have come any faster I swear I was packing up my room s contents into my trunk only yesterday but that happened over three months ago Although it can feel like I never left Chase Hall I definitely am not the 4 c freshman that left for summer training After being back at the Academy for a couple weeks the experience on the faces and in the actions of my shipmates and mine shows With the extensive time put in over the summer on Eagle and at stations I appreciate the new sense of free time as a 3 c This gives me the leisure to seek opportunities that I enjoy The other weekend I finally got a glimpse of the sights food and activities around the New London area First I discovered that Rhode Island only about 30 minutes away has amazing beaches one of which Taylor Swift has a beach house on Second there are various campsites around 20 minutes south is Rocky

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65178 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Cadet Summer - Kimura August 2015
    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 A Cadet Summer Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts There s summer and then there s a cadet summer Here s a warning be prepared for a summer of travelling getting dirty climbing new people and experiences to share Five six three Five weeks on CGC Eagle six weeks at Station San Francisco three weeks of leave in Hawaii The first five weeks I spent on Eagle we cruised the southeast coast and the Caribbean Of the port calls in Key West Florida Nassau Bahamas Norfolk Virginia and Staten Island New York surprisingly one of the most memorable experiences was in Norfolk Harbor Fest just ended so the nightlife started to die down At 9 p m a group of us still wanted to enjoy our last hours of liberty before getting underway again As we walked the empty streets around town we found a small hole in the wall concert venue Without any idea of the music playing we paid our

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65114 (2016-02-15)
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  • Regular College is Overrated - Kimura December 2014
    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 Regular College is Overrated Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Every Veteran s Day cadets at the Academy have the opportunity to march in the Veteran s Day Parade held in New York City Luckily for me I snagged a spot to be one of about a hundred cadets representing the Coast Guard Academy to honor America s veterans Although the occasion was an escape from the rigor of Chase Hall with extra liberty to enjoy the city the parade also illustrated the reverence of the servicemen and women who have already served and sacrificed for our country A captain giving a pre parade talk to the Coast Guard group consisting of cadets officers enlisted and auxiliary summed up the purpose of the cadets perfectly The great majority of cadets never served prior to attending the Academy and had only experienced military life through the Academy making us seem very miniscule in comparison to the officers and enlisted with years of duty Although with the little experience we

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6581 (2016-02-15)
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  • Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program, What’s That? - Kimura October 2014
    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 Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program What s That Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts CGAS Coast Guard Academy Scholars program I wished somebody covered that topic in a cadet blog when I was accepted into the program during my senior year I had no idea what to expect I never heard of it before I received the acceptance phone call and the Academy website vaguely explained the program s details There is relatively no advertisement for the CGAS program because candidates cannot apply for it The program is similar to other service academies preparatory school programs in which the Academy sends potential cadets to a year of schooling to improve certain areas such as academics or physical fitness before joining the next year s class Although I joined the program feeling uninformed I have not regretted the decision or opportunities it provided me A few questions I had going into the program What does CGAS consist of Well it starts with a three week training period almost like a compressed version of Swab Summer full of the yelling and running around campus Those three weeks are challenging physically and mentally but creates everlasting bonds with the other scholars At the conclusion of the three weeks the Academy sends the scholars to one of two military

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6284 (2016-02-15)
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