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  • It’s All About the Morale - Kimura September 2014
    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 It s All About the Morale Athletics Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts The year has finally gotten underway School has been in session for about a month but through the new hectic daily routine the weeks are flying by Thankfully our upperclassmen and clubs have helped make the transition from the physical strain of Swab Summer to the fast paced academic rigor of the school year easier Although academic and military life can be stressful at times there are so many outlets available for me I really appreciate groups like Asian Pacific Awareness Council APAC Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA Society of Women Engineers Morale Division and the Judo Club because they give me an escape from daily life Activities like these highlight my week or day from the lunch excusals to division dinners or practices it s time away from the chaotic life in Chase Hall I especially enjoy my judo practices because I forget everything academic and military when I step onto the mat and I interact with my upperclassmen as teammates Besides judo practices my favorite group here that directly helps fourth

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6276 (2016-02-15)
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  • Summer 2015 - Martorell Crespo June 2015
    Cyclocross Race School Starts Again Reflecting on Our Blessings Administrative Action Returning 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 Summer 2015 The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Hi there My Eagle summer experience included sailing to Key West Virginia the Bahamas and Staten Island It was so much fun Not only were the port calls a great adventure but just being on Eagle was too We had many damage control trainings in order to get qualified and drills such as man overboard Although it was sometimes challenging it was important to learn Many of us were able to climb up to the royals we had to memorize all of the pin rails and sails and then were tested on them It was an interesting experience Overall Eagle was not at all bad and the port calls were super fun Between trying to get qualified and

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  • Spring Break 2015 - Ireland Bound - Martorell Crespo April 2015
    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 Spring Break 2015 Ireland Bound Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Hey everyone So for spring break this year I had the opportunity to go to Ireland with the chaplains from the Academy We were a group of about 30 people which consisted of some 1 c 2 c 3 c and 4 c cadets It was a fun and exciting trip We went to Galway Donegal Belfast Dublin and many other places Besides doing a lot of sightseeing we also visited the Irish Coast Guard It was an enjoyable and unique experience We were able to learn how their coast guard is small and that it s Irelands 4th Blue Light Service Its objective is search and rescue and it also provides security to all those people who are in danger at sea on the coast or in any other

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6745 (2016-02-15)
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  • Unforgettable Moments - Martorell Crespo January 2015
    Our Blessings Administrative Action Returning 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 Unforgettable Moments Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts My cadet experience has been really nice It has been a fun and exciting experience Being here at the Academy is something unique and cadets have unforgettable moments On the weekends we have leave Saturday afternoon and return at midnight and Sundays we leave in the morning and return at 1800 Being out of Chase Hall is something nice and you get to relax outside for a little bit with your friends I usually hang out with my friends or see my sister when she comes from West Point to visit me Also we had a ballroom dance and it was something enjoyable to experience for the first time being a fourth class You go with your date or with your friends

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6349 (2016-02-15)
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  • The Academic Year - Martorell Crespo October 2014
    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 Academic Year Academics Just for Fun Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Being a fourth class is tough but fun at the same time First semester is almost over and now I can t wait to start second semester We always have homework plus other tasks that we have to accomplish but that is just preparing us even more I have learned the importance of time management and setting goals while being here at the Academy If you want to do well you have to do your homework every day use your time wisely pay attention in class and never fall asleep Academics here are a challenge but if others have made it through why can t I Every day I am busy and don t usually have time to go out and talk with my friends Some weekends I don t even leave the Academy because of the quantity of work I have But if you want to succeed you have to sacrifice I always try to work ahead and seek help when I

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6285 (2016-02-15)
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  • Why the Coast Guard? - Martorell Crespo September 2014
    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 Why the Coast Guard Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts First of all coming to the Coast Guard was and is a blessing It is an opportunity that not everybody gets Coming to another country and knowing that English is not your first language is tough a challenge but not impossible When I was in 10th grade I watched the military channel with my brother and started to love the military But to sum it all up my brother was my inspiration and motivation to join this service He was the one who told me about the Coast Guard even though he wanted me to join the army I told him what I wanted my dreams and my goals Based on that he told me about the Coast Guard and I was able to apply It was a challenge for me because I had to take lots of exams before coming here and waited two months to get an answer but in the end I was that fortunate one who won the scholarship to come here and study for four years out of

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6277 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Look Back at September: The School Year is Ramping Up - Williamson September 2015
    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 Look Back at September The School Year is Ramping Up Academics Athletics Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts The first round of tests starts this week and that s always interesting I should be fine if I just plan out my time and actually study It is easy to get sidetracked with other important things while at the Academy As an MES major in my 3 c year I have a lot of classes and labs but staying organized makes all the work doable It also helps that the material is interesting and fun for example our last marine biology lab was a trip to a salt marsh to study the ecosystem I am continuing on in my corrosion research It is a bit slow moving right now because we are trying to simultaneously do tests and set up corrosion cells while still waiting on supplies Although it is fairly difficult to get everything ready to run the tests when I go to work on the project it is relaxing because there are no requirements With the freedom to do as much or little as possible

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65271 (2016-02-15)
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  • Being Responsible for the Fourth Class - Williamson August 2015
    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 Being Responsible for the Fourth Class The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts I have started my third class year and it feels great After a long and productive summer of training I feel more confident in my own abilities and also I know my classmates better If there is any advice I can give someone it would be stick out your fourth class year because by your third class year you feel like you re part of a huge family I am already having a lot of fun and it is only the first week It is strange to have a fourth class who I am responsible for because just last year that was me and it s amazing how far you can come in one year Learning how to lead and communicate my ideas to the fourth class is the first step in my development as a leader I am going to try to be very connected with my fourth class and see how that style works With convincing from my friend I decided to try rugby this season The team is made up of a bunch of great guys from every class It has only been a few days and I

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65122 (2016-02-15)
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