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  • Visiting the Japanese Coast Guard Academy - Tousignant August 2015
    February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Visiting the Japanese Coast Guard Academy Choosing the Coast Guard Academy The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts This past summer I had the unique experience of traveling to the Japanese Coast Guard Academy located in Hiroshima with two of my shipmates in order to take part in an international conference The main objective of the conference was to bring together the coast guards of the U S Canada South Korea Malaysia Philippines and Japan in order to exchange ideas about how coast guard academies as well as coast guards operate and carry out procedures I stayed in the barracks with the Japanese cadets and was able to learn about their culture through their actions and regulations There was a cultural experience day in which I had the opportunity to wear Japanese traditional dress play instruments significant to Japanese culture and observe the process of making green tea Surprisingly there is no initial boot camp when freshman enter the academy because the freshman are already so respectful and understand the hierarchical system that the military operates by As a Government major I had studied Japan a little bit and learned about their form of government as well as problems facing their nation such as an aging population However being immersed into a culture is completely different than reading about it in a textbook The Japanese cadets were the most selfless and genuinely welcoming people I have ever encountered They wanted to share their culture with us and took interest in anything we had to say We discussed commonalities between academies such as cadets learning effective time management strong communication skills the value of respect and the development of lasting relationships Every day we went out into the city with our fellow

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65173 (2016-02-15)
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  • Pumped for Cadre Summer - Tousignant February 2015
    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 Pumped for Cadre Summer The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Cadre summer can be a captivating experience because so much power is given to the cadre in a short time frame I am not excited about the power I will have but about the opportunity I will have to help shape these high school kids into leaders of America This summer I will learn what it means to serve those I am

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6654 (2016-02-15)
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  • St. Francis De Sales Club and Friday Catholic Scripture Study - Tousignant September 2014
    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 St Francis De Sales Club and Friday Catholic Scripture Study Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Fourth class year is challenging because you are taking college courses have sports and military obligations you must fulfill Everything can build up and this can cause a significant amount of stress My faith got me through my fourth class year I was nervous coming out of Swab Summer that I would not find a group of people that I could relate with I decided to sign up for St Francis De Sales Club and Friday Catholic Scripture Study Joining these religious clubs has been one of the best choices I have made at the Academy The missionaries encourage us to make time for God and give our stresses to Him They have helped me realize that the little things I stress about from a day to day basis are not that important in the grand scheme of things Last week the missionaries pointed out that I can go about my day in two ways I can either choose to look at my homework and obligations as a burden and just something I have to complete or I can enjoy learning and make the most of each thing

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6261 (2016-02-15)
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  • Liderazgo - Tress Salvatori March 2014
    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 Liderazgo The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hola amigos y amigas En este bloque quisiera compartir con ustedes mis experiencias en la formación de mi liderazgo como parte de la Academia de Guardacostas de los Estados Unidos Primero comenzare por describir brevemente la experiencia de haber tenido un alumno de Preparatoria como mi sombra Este alumno de preparatoria ya ha sido aceptado en la academia de Guarda Costas de los Estados Unidos y es invitado a pasar un día en la academia viviendo la experiencia de ser un cadete por un día Mi alumna de preparatoria fue Alysia Fue una experiencia muy bonita porque tuve la oportunidad de compartir mis experiencias con una futura miembro de mi Academia A mí me hubiera gustado que alguien me hubiese contado la experiencia en general de como es Swab Summer así como haber recibido algunos consejos que me pudieran haber ayudado en los primeros días Por eso es que fue muy importante para mí haber compartido este día con ella y espero haber compartido suficientes experiencias con ella así como consejos En segundo término este viernes fue un día entero de conferencias referentes a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5821 (2016-02-15)
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  • Leadership - Tress Salvatori March 2014
    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 Leadership The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hello friends In this session I would like to share with you my experiences related to the formation of my leadership being part of the United States Coast Guard Academy First I will start by briefly describing the experience of having a high school student shadow me This student who has already been accepted into the Coast Guard Academy was invited to the Academy to have the experience of being a cadet for one day My student s name was Alysia It was a very nice experience because I had the opportunity to share my experiences with a future member of my Academy I would have liked that someone had shared with me the experience of Swab Summer in general terms as well as received some tips which would had helped me on the first days That is why it was really important for me have had shared this day with her and I hope I have had shared enough experiences as well as tips with her Second this Friday March 21st it was a day full of conferences related to ethics and leadership We were delighted by

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5820 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hola! Muy Feliz Año Nuevo 2014! - Tress Salvatori January 2014
    felicidad para este nuevo año Después de un largo semestre en la academia con todas sus altas y bajas por fin logre cumplir con el objetivo pasar el semestre y disfrutar de un merecido descanso Es triste haber regresado a la academia pero a la vez me da mucha felicidad el haber disfrutado de mis vacaciones en México en compañía de mis familiares y amigos Les contare un poco de las tradiciones en México durante este periodo vacacional tan especial Estas fechas todo mundo se rodea de familiares y amigos para disfrutar de comida navideña exquisita y para divertirse a lo máximo Para antes de Navidad hacemos algo llamado Posadas Las Posadas comienzan el 16 de diciembre de cada año y concluyen el día de Navidad Su objetivo es prepararnos para la Navidad En ellas se pide posada simulando como la Virgen María y José pedían un lugar donde pasar la noche para que naciera el niño Jesús se cantan los villancicos se rompen piñatas y se distribuyen los aguinaldos Se disfrutan con ponche de frutas dulces frutas y comida de temporada Para la celebración de año nuevo tradicionalmente la pasamos en familia donde disfrutamos de una rica cena con pavo ensalada de manzana pierna puré de manzana bacalao chiles chipotles entre otros En la cuenta final para comenzar el año nuevo es tradicional el comer doce uvas Estas uvas representan cada mes del año nuevo que comienza en donde al comerlas cada quien pide un deseo que quisiera cumplir para el nuevo año Mis vacaciones en particular fueron muy especiales ya que tuve la oportunidad de reunirme con toda mi familia mi mejor amiga de la escuela naval mis amigos y amigas de la escuela naval y de visitar la ciudad de México Puebla Córdoba Orizaba y Veracruz Disfrute

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5712 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hello! Happy New Year 2014! - Tress Salvatori January 2014
    Coast Guard Academy with its highs and lows I finally achieved my objective I carried out the semester and enjoyed a well deserved rest I feel sad being back at the Academy but at the same time I was very happy to have been able to enjoy my leave in Mexico surrounded by my family and friends I am going to tell you a little bit about the traditions in Mexico for this very special time of the year During these days everybody is surrounded by family and friends with whom you enjoy delicious Christmas food and to have lots of fun Before Christmas we do something called Posadas The Posadas start every December 16th of the year and ends on Christmas day Its objective is to prepare us for Christmas The main activity is to ask Posada by simulating being Virgin Mary and Joseph when they were looking for a place where Jesus could be brought to Earth We sing villancicos break piñatas and distribute aguinaldos We enjoy fruit punch candies fruits and Mexican food For the New Year s party we traditionally spend the night in surrounded by our family where we enjoy a delicious dinner with turkey an apple salad ham apple sauce cod chipotles chili etc For the final countdown to begin the New Year we traditionally eat twelve grapes Every grape represents each month of the new year where we wish something we want to accomplish this year My vacations were pretty special because I had the opportunity to gather with all my family my best friend from the Mexican naval academy my other friends from the Mexican naval academy and to visit Mexico City Puebla Cordoba Orizaba and Veracruz I enjoyed the company of my best friend Luz del Carmen Urista Mendoza She and

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5711 (2016-02-15)
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  • Día de Acción de Gracias - Tress Salvatori November 2013
    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 Dia de Accion de Gracias Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hola qué tal Espero que se encuentren de maravilla Yo me encuentro muy contenta especialmente después de haber pasado el Día de Acción de Gracias rodeada de mucha gente buena Me lo pase increíblemente bien Tuve la oportunidad de ir a Newport a pasar estos días con el Capitán de Navío Francisco Figuereo de la Armada de México y su familia que están viviendo ahí El Capitán se encuentra estudiando un curso en el Naval War College ubicado en esta misma ciudad Ellos también recibieron a mi otra compañera de México Nínive Pineda Carranza Les agradezco mucho porque nos la pasamos de maravilla Comimos mucha comida mexicana disfrutamos de una rica cena de día de acción de gracias en el restaurante de la marina de los EUA fuimos al famoso viernes negro a comprar muchas cosas jugamos boliche dimos un recorrido por todo Newport y vimos muchas películas en la comodidad de su casa Finalmente visitamos el Naval War College Además también se encontraban ahí los padres

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5591 (2016-02-15)
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