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  • Christmas So Soon? - Daniels December 2013
    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 Christmas So Soon The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Season s greetings to all from the CGA It s astonishing how quickly this first semester went by It seems like yesterday that I was scared out of my mind with my cadre yelling down my back Now all of a sudden the first semester is over and it s time for Christmas leave For some of my shipmates this is the first time that they get to see their families again which is a big step in their careers Since I live in Connecticut it s less magnificent but it does mean that I can help people out who need rides to the various airports around here Finals week has been stressful and relaxing at the same time I ve had more time on my hands than I ve known what to do with I never really studied hard in high school and now my inability to do so has been fairly detrimental to my preparation I ve sought help from upper class and my classmates and they

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5639 (2016-02-15)
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  • Yet Here We Are - Daniels November 2013
    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 Yet Here We Are Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Well here we are again Hello to all reading this Having just returned from Thanksgiving leave I find myself both rested and exhausted at the same time which confounds my logic However there are only two and a half weeks left in the first semester of my fourth class year Only a year ago this seemed almost unthinkable to have gotten this far yet here we are with classes wrapping up and preparing for the first round of final exams I think that as we get closer it will probably become harder to get motivated about the grind Since the last time I wrote it seems like so much more has happened The Windjammers represented the Coast Guard Academy in the New York City Veteran s Day parade and played at the Giants Raiders game the day before These experiences were truly unique and I have had some of the best times of my life while off on these excursions Thanksgiving leave was a little strange for me since I live in Connecticut I have been

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  • Worth the Sacrifices - Daniels October 2013
    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 Worth the Sacrifices Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hello again everyone The school year has definitely gotten a lot more hectic than it was last month but we re almost a quarter of the way through There are only a few more months until all of these classes wrap up and we all head home for vacation Life as a fourth class is much less stressful than I had expected While we do have much more responsibility than before we all seem to be able to get together and pull it off We have all become a much more effective team than we had seen until now Over the last couple of months I ve been able to make several close friendships with others in my class This has helped me get through some tough times whether they are helping with my homework or laughing at the things we ve done to blow off some stress It builds up quickly and it is important to relax once in a while or else

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  • Hundreds of People Willing to Help - Daniels September 2013
    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 Hundreds of People Willing to Help Academics Overcoming Challenges Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hello to all who may read this It has been over a month since we graduated from Swab Summer which turned out to be one of the toughest experiences of my life It will change you in ways you don t expect until you are free to do your own thing and suddenly realize that you are thinking about doing something that was taught to you without thinking about it Habits are definitely hard to break With the start of the academic year the Class of 2017 faced a new set of challenges The first and foremost among these was time management We had all had our time managed for us during the summer with specific time given for each activity and if we went over we were punished Now we were given a bucket load

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5482 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Deciding Factor - Dillard November 2015
    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 A Deciding Factor Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts The main reason I want to join the Cadet Blog Club is to inspire high schoolers reading my entries to come to the Academy for the challenge and to have the experience of a lifetime Throughout my two years as a cadet I ve been tested and stretched in practically every way possible I ve had the opportunity to overcome challenges I never would have envisioned myself facing when I applied to the Academy and as a result I ve grown into the person I am today I am thankful for the truly amazing opportunities I have received as a cadet and can truthfully say that I ve learned to be appreciative of the struggles Academy life hands you daily As a senior in high school I obsessively read practically every

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65489 (2016-02-15)
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  • Highlights of 2015 - December 2015
    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 Highlights of 2015 The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts As this semester comes to a close I reflect on the highlights of 2015 This year I was decided to switch my major to Management from Government saw most of Western Europe served as a Swab Summer cadre rediscovered my love for running organized an inter service Academy Holocaust Symposium and most recently was selected to serve on the Corp of Cadets Regimental Staff for Swab Summer 2016 Unfortunately many good friends departed the Academy but our class also received some additions from 2015ers who were on religious sabbatical So much has changed in 2015 but so much has remained the same I am still amazed how fast this year has gone by and I still feel like a 4 c cadet I was in my interview with the Commandant of Cadets when it hit me it won t be too long before our class begins to take the reins of leadership this coming summer I am excited to help guide and work together with the Class of 2018 as the Class of 2020 arrives at the Academy in June Next semester we have our work cut out for us in terms of getting the Class of 2018 ready for cadre summer As I depart on leave I look forward to seeing family and friends

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65401 (2016-02-15)
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  • Faith, Reflection, and Meditation - Glick November 2015
    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 Faith Reflection and Meditation Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts As November comes to a close I am reflecting on how much time has flown by Between the exams presentations band practices long runs and the myriad other activities I do here one thing centers it all Since I ve gotten here I find myself in the chapel almost every week on Sunday mornings I was never particularly religious before I was a cadet and perhaps praying to pass my exams 4 c year introduced me to the greater importance of having faith in all aspects of my life Experiencing loss here at the Academy with the passing of one of our classmates and experiencing frustration with academics and military matters in Chase Hall is what drives me to seek out a greater peace and calm on Sunday mornings But celebrating our successes triumphs as young people and our enduring spirit is what also drives me to the fellowship of faith here at the CGA I also take part in Men s Accountability Group a club sponsored by the Chaplain s office MAG is a group of roughly 20 cadets who meet for lunch every Friday to discuss contemporary faith issues that face our generation or something that applies to our busy lives as cadets We meet with Chaplain Dickens the protestant chaplain here at the Academy The chaplains here are actually U S Navy officers who are assigned to the Coast Guard and wear Navy insignia but they wear Coast Guard uniforms This is an all male group and the female counterpart is known

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65399 (2016-02-15)
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  • October 2015 Highlights - Glick October 2015
    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 October 2015 Highlights Academics Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts I m looking at my ticker for graduation and it tells me that there are 560 days until the Class of 2017 graduates How the time has flown by this semester October s highlights include the Model United Nations MUN team attending the MUN Conference in New York City Halloween dinner and of course midterm exams I went to Columbia University for the Model UN Conference and I had a great experience This wasn t my first rodeo I ve gone to five conferences since I started at the Academy I ve attended National MUN in Washington D C West Point Security Conference and New York University MUN Conference Columbia s conference was fast paced and I was a member of the Soviet Union 1950s historical committee debating with delegates from Harvard Yale UC Berkeley and other big name schools about where we should take the USSR on the world stage I learned about how the USSR functioned during the 20th century and sharpened my debating and parliamentary procedure skills In November I along with other members of the team will be running simulations to get us ready for the West Point Security Conference in February Some team members are also traveling to Rome Italy for Harvard World MUN in the

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