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  • Coming Back and Loving the Rhythm - Beck February 2014
    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 Coming Back and Loving the Rhythm Athletics The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts As a fourth class coming back from winter break may seem like some kind of forced return to a work camp We all just spent three weeks looking at our food choosing what clothes to wear every day and keeping our minds as far from the Academy as possible For me coming back was a little surreal but as soon as I was surrounded by my company and shipmates I felt right at home again Don t get me wrong the leave was amazing I spent a lot of time catching up with family and friends and basically doing nothing I m from Arizona so most days I wore shorts and enjoyed the mountains both skiing and hiking with my dad It was also great to have access to a kitchen every day and I took full advantage of it experimenting and mostly making a mess It didn t take long to get back in the rhythm of the Academy the first week back was full of trainings and getting to know a whole new cadet command structure This semester differs from the last in that all the fourth class are directed to focus on passing boards above all There are many things we can still get in trouble for but we all have our eyes on the

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  • Autumn Fun - Beck November 2013
    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 Autumn Fun Academics Athletics Just for Fun Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts You ll hear it a lot from cadets but it really is true how fast time passes here Just like during Swab Summer the days are long but the weeks are short The days are significantly shorter now that we get to manage our own time though Academics are ramping up as finals approach but October ended on a really high note and we re all ready to stick with our studies for a few more weeks Halloween festivities last month were far more enjoyable than I expected never really being the type to dress up before Myself and 3 other shipmates in my company dressed up as Ghostbusters and a slimer for the evening s events These included a very upbeat dinner together as a corps culminating with a costume contest and trick or treating at the Superintendent s and her staff s houses on campus There was also a pumpkin carving contest and I went nautical with my company Fourth Class pumpkin and carved a square knot into it

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5567 (2016-02-15)
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  • Autumn at the Academy - Beck October 2013
    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 Autumn at the Academy Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts All of my fellow 4 c and I are in the swing of the Academy life I think We re kept busy with full schedules of academics sports and military trainings We re just coming back from Columbus Day weekend one of our precious three day weekends After weeks of routine on campus everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to spend a couple of nights away either with family or sponsor families or even just with a group of friends on a train trip to Boston or NYC I usually choose to spend time with my amazing sponsor family we get along great and days with them really allow me to unwind and remember what the real world is like This weekend we really embraced fall cooking off a 40 lb pumpkin and pureeing it into delicious pulp It took hours and three pairs of hands to slice it get the seeds and strings out bake it in pieces and then finally blend it up So far we ve only made

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  • It’s Worth Every Minute! - Beck September 2013
    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 It s Worth Every Minute Athletics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hey there I m Laura 4 c Beck and if you re looking for maybe a different perspective on Academy life I hope to give you that Sorry if this post may not live up to that but I promise it only gets better These first few weeks of the academic year are so overwhelming Not only do we have a full course load but also tons of rules to acclimate to This may seem discouraging but knowing that the three classes above us all dealt with the same thing and respecting how much knowledge and professionalism they have motivates us all to work hard every day Above all the community here is really supportive I attended civilian university for a while and the Academy is way closer to being a team dare I say a family than the random grouping of people I experienced previously The academic and moral support system makes us feel included and involved I started a sport here I ve never

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  • Autumn in New England - Cannon September 2015
    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 Autumn in New England Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Well it s the first day of fall in New London Connecticut I am going to miss the warm weather summer nights days at the lake and so on and so forth But despite not being the biggest fan of colder weather I honestly have high hopes for this upcoming autumn winter You might ask But Colton how in the world could you find enjoyment of the bitter New England cold where you aren t right down the road from the nearest Chick Fil A or Waffle House While that is definitely a valid question there are plenty of upsides to the changing of seasons despite being so far from Georgia Autumn means a couple of things bonfires camping corn mazes pumpkin patches THANKSGIVING state fairs I ll take a fried order of everything you have please college football games WDE dressing more formal is considered casual and that is just off the top of my head Probably one of the sweetest parts of the fall up here is a large scale obstacle course I go to in Vermont each year Not only is it eight to ten miles of variations of crawling running pull ups and carrying heavy objects but the changing color of the trees in the Vermont mountains is unbelievable I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious The summer was pretty incredible though don t get me wrong Whether it was sailing around New England and spending the fourth of July in Nantucket or was it Martha

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  • Success and Failure - Cannon April 2015
    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 Success and Failure Athletics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts As far as I can remember I have enjoyed the game of baseball I have been able to play since I was 5 years old so my life has been molded in many ways by the game itself I have had great days where I love the sport while there have also been days when I wanted to quit right on the spot In addition I have played in pretty much every kind of terrain you can think of from incredibly hot and humid Georgia days to sheer cold temperatures where I couldn t feel my hands or my toes I have learned many things from playing this game for so long and in so many different situations As a pitcher for the Coast Guard baseball team I have quickly learned the reality of success and failure Some days I will have a great game and pitch for all nine innings without giving up hardly any hits Conversely I have given up three home runs in the same game and learned that failure is an equally important reality to face if not

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  • A Non-Stop Semester - Cannon November 2014
    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 Non Stop Semester Athletics The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Well this semester has been literally non stop with campus tours hosting prospective cadets working out for baseball and no longer being a freshman That last part might honestly be the brightest aspect of this year so far I honestly can t put into words what it is like to be a sophomore there are countless things I am no longer required to do like squaring my meals marching to and from class among other obligations Now that everything has settled down and been a lot lower key this year I have been able to focus more on baseball something I am very passionate about I can not wait for this upcoming season and all of the challenges that will come with it In addition the Academy kept me even busier than in comparison to freshman year I can hardly believe Thanksgiving break is already approaching fast It seems just like yesterday that I was a little freshman trying to survive But with time I

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  • Who Doesn' t Love Sailing Around the Caribbean? - Cannon July 2014
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