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  • Frost February 2013
    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 That Time of Year Athletics Overcoming Challenges Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts It is the most anticipated time of the year for the 4 c BOARDS We are currently preparing and taking our Boards indoctrination exams one of the requirements as a 4 c Once we all pass as a class we can earn full carry on So everyone is of course eager to pass Boards requires a lot of hard work and studying to prepare for the exam but once you pass I ve heard it feels amazing to finally be done I take it for my first time tomorrow night Hopefully all goes well and I pass To make matters even more exciting sailing season started two weeks ago and spring break is just around the corner The past two weekends I have traveled down to Florida to race and this Friday I head off to Charleston for another regatta It s definitely nice to escape the cold once in a while Tomorrow we are scheduled to have our first practice of the spring season I am excited to wear a dry suit for the first time ever As I mentioned spring break is just over a week away The energy and morale of the corps is growing as everyone is ready for a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=4092 (2016-02-15)
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  • Frost January 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 Yay for Long Weekends Athletics The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hey everyone So here I am sitting in Leamy Ballroom thanks to the lovely fire alarm going off back in Chase It was back to the grind today after a great long weekend The first week of class went by smoothly and the four day week is already flying by This past weekend I enjoyed visiting my friend s house in New Jersey which was full of excitement I visited Philly for the first time and of course had a real Philly Cheese Steak I went to my second ever hockey game which went into double overtime and I rode on my first train in the states Yes the last one is exciting for me haha I am already getting stoked for sailing season Team workouts start tomorrow and I hope the rest of the team is

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=3940 (2016-02-15)
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  • Back to Blogging for 1/c Year - Hirst October 2015
    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 Back to Blogging for 1 c Year The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts I ve taken a two year hiatus but I m back to blogging for my senior year Perhaps my lack of blogging can attest to the busy ness of the Academy or maybe it s just my inability to write a decent blog post My 3 c and 2 c years were so much better than 4 c year The CGA allows cadets to exchange to one of the other service academies during the fall of their 2 c year and I was blessed with the opportunity to go to the Air Force Academy While at the Air Force Academy I was in charge of an element like a division and was integrated into their Wing equivalent to our Corps of Cadets I had a great time seeing completely new faces and spending time in Colorado I also was fortunate enough to fly in a glider and complete five solo free fall jumps through their soaring and jump programs respectively Currently I m in my

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65210 (2016-02-15)
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  • An Amazing Summer - Hirst June 2013
    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 An Amazing Summer Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts So far this has been an amazing summer I spent the first five weeks on Eagle which was such a cool experience It was really neat to look out at the horizon and realize that we were the only ship within miles Besides the sailing experience the port calls were unbelievable We went to St Martin Aruba Guantanamo Bay and St Pete At times it seemed like it was a paid vacation Eagle also really connected me with my classmates I was sad to leave everyone after the five weeks as we all split off to go to our new units Now I m at station Humboldt Bay California The station life is one we

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5046 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hirst February 2013
    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 Wrapped Up The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts It s been a while since the last blog I got wrapped up in things and forgot to take a second to write Anyway second semester is so much better than the first I just reread my January blog and it s hard to believe how long ago that was time has gone by so quickly Throughout first semester I was counting down the days until Thanksgiving and Christmas because I wanted to get out so badly Now I still want to be home but there s not a sense of urgency I m heading home in one week and the summer training starts in the beginning of May It s come on me by surprise since I haven t really been focusing on

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=4077 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hirst January 2013
    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 Coming Back After Break Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts While I couldn t wait for Christmas leave in the back of my mind I was dreading coming back Christmas break was wonderful it was more than three weeks of complete freedom I was able to spend time with friends and not worry about anything Many people told me I wouldn t be able to relate to my friends back home but that was not true at all Coming back however was very difficult Stepping into Chase Hall was an extremely weird feeling It was the first time squaring greeting and maintaining brace for almost a month It s tough being back but I know the next few months of fourth class year will go by quickly just like the first semester

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=3749 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hirst November 2012
    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 Ready To Go Home Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Today is my first day heading home in the past five months I m beyond excited These past months have tested me but were definitely worth it Last night I pulled out my R Day backpack from storage to pack and go home which brought back many memories I distinctly remember

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=3680 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hirst October 2012
    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 Closer to the Goal Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Wow it s hard to believe that it s already the end of October Life at the Academy has become much more routine which is good in many ways yet bad in some others I say it can be bad because it s somewhat easy to just go through the motions with things It s good because things are more predictable I m able to look ahead and see what s going to be tough throughout the week granted as a fourth class you never know what can be thrown at you instantaneously Those kinds of things are just something you learn to deal with No matter what you will make mistakes however you can t hold them over your head Every day is one day closer to the end goal Anyway the weeks here have varied It seems like I ll get a rather smooth

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=3626 (2016-02-15)
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