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  • Alaskan Summer - Schroeder May 2015
    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 Alaskan Summer The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hello from Kodiak Alaska I am spending my summer on the USCGC Munro a 378 foot white hull cutter along with four of my friends from the Academy So far it has been a pretty cold summer 40s 50s but also a beautiful one I have seen so much wildlife including otters bald eagles and whales And have been able to go on a bunch of hikes and trails as well Currently I am underway in the middle of the ocean somewhere and life aboard a ship is hard work but also very rewarding I have learned a lot so far and have even had the chance to drive the ship fish and shoot some of the ship s guns The Academy is a difficult institution to graduate from classes are hard and the extracurricular activities including military obligations can be strenuous Our summers at the Academy remind each cadet what the ultimate goal is to commission as an officer in the U S Coast Guard These

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65011 (2016-02-15)
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  • New Year, New Responsibilities - Schroeder September 2014
    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 New Year New Responsibilities Academics Overcoming Challenges Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts The new school year has finally started and I couldn t be busier After a seemingly short summer this past month has been a blur Over the summer I had the opportunity to do a bunch of really cool things my favorite being the Cadet Aviation Program CATP and the Coastal Sail Program For the CATP I got to fly down to Elizabeth City North Carolina for a week and ride on Coast Guard aircraft both fixed wing and rotary I also had the opportunity to get hoisted from the water into a helicopter which is easily the coolest opportunity I have gotten while at the Academy The Coastal Sail Program is a two week transit on a 44 foot sailing yacht around New England to places such as Newport Martha s Vineyard Block Island Cape Cod and Nantucket I was on a boat with seven of my classmates and a safety officer This trip taught me a lot about leadership and what kind of leader I wanted to be because of the high amount of exposure to peer leadership It was really cool to be sailing around New England and stop in such cool places as well The biggest thing of second class summer though is being cadre I got

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6170 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Much Needed Spring Break - Schroeder March 2014
    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 Much Needed Spring Break Just for Fun The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts If I could tell you one thing about the Academy it is that time flies while here as a cadet It is already the end of March of my sophomore year here and in a few short months I will be training the incoming class of 2018 All of it seems unreal considering the fact that it feels like just yesterday I was a swab After a couple seemingly long months without leave a spring break was much needed This month for spring break I jetted out to Orlando with a couple friends to go to Universal Studios and Disney World I also have a friend who is interning at Disney this semester and I got to see him for the first time in a long time I got to see both Universal Parks and Epcot at Disney and it was great to finally get some sun have some fun and catch up with friends From experience I know that time really starts to fly after spring break and second semester ends before you know it However coming back from spring break

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5862 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Delicate Balance - Schroeder February 2014
    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 Delicate Balance Academics Just for Fun Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts I can t believe a month has already gone by since I started this semester I am definitely a lot busier than I was last semester I have a couple more classes and overall my homework load this semester is greater It s been nice being busy though I actually enjoy being able to check things off a list whether it be homework military or sports obligations feeling accomplished is great I ve gotten my fair share of breaks from school though I ve spent most of my weekends either away in Boston with friends on hockey trips to places like New Hampshire or Massachusetts or just down the road to Waterford to spend time with my sponsor family We also have had an early dismissal for snow a delay due to snow and a snow day in the past month all of which were awesome breaks from school Presidents Day is coming up next weekend and I ve got plans to go see Brad Paisley and Chris Young at Mohegan Sun and then go skiing in Maine for the rest of the weekend I m super excited Even though the Academy loads you up with a lot of different types of obligations sports military and academic once you learn to balance everything it is relatively easy to make time for yourself It s already been a great semester because I figured out the balance early and have set a routine We also just

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5725 (2016-02-15)
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  • New Beginnings - Schroeder January 2014
    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 New Beginnings Academics Just for Fun Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts I can t help but feel excited and anxious for a new semester to begin Part of that is because it offers the opportunity for a clean slate and a fresh start Last semester was probably my best so far I raised my GPA by 0 6 I excelled militarily I found a new sport that I love and I made more friends After finals I was able to go on winter leave to visit my family for the holidays I first went to West Palm Beach Florida to visit some extended family and then I went home to Missoula Montana for Christmas and New Year s It was great to see my family and friends and spend a couple weeks relaxing at home At the Academy I have gotten so used to being busy all the time and I definitely needed a break Three weeks was a good amount of time though toward the end I started getting anxious for more

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5676 (2016-02-15)
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  • Pre-Thanksgiving Jitters - Schroeder November 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 Pre Thanksgiving Jitters Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hello again I can t believe Thanksgiving is just a week away I am so excited to go home to Montana I haven t been home since August and I m so excited to see my friends family and the mountains November has flown by even faster than October and it s unbelievable how the semester is already almost over This month went well though I have been keeping up my grades in school and I keep getting to go on awesome field trips with my major This month we went to a news station in Hartford for Meteorology where we got to talk to a weather broadcaster and we also got to go visit the Mystic Aquarium with my Marine Biology class Overall the workload is lessening as the semester draws to a finish and final project exam prepping is starting to commence I just finished my rugby season this past Saturday We made it all the way to the national rugby tournament and we finished somewhere between 9th and 14th nationally we

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5572 (2016-02-15)
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  • Hockey and Rugby and Snow? Oh my! - Schroeder October 2013
    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 Hockey and Rugby and Snow Oh my Athletics Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts I cannot believe how fast this semester has already gone by It feels like just yesterday I began third class year but here I am and it s already almost Halloween and midterms have already passed It has been a good yet crazy month I ve had hockey and rugby along with school to keep me way too busy I have hockey practice most mornings from 0500 which means a 0400 wake up until 0600 breakfast classes and then rugby after school Surprisingly though being so busy has been beneficial and at midterms I received the highest GPA of my time here yet I think having so many things going on has kept me focused and motivated Although my hockey season is just beginning the regular season of rugby is about to end However we are undefeated and because of this we are going to playoffs as the number one team in our conference This means that our rugby season could extend into December thus the rest of the semester My team is all hoping for the chance to go to nationals which is in Florida this year Amidst all the chaos I ve still found some time to devote

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5549 (2016-02-15)
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  • A Successful Transition - Schroeder September 2013
    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 Successful Transition Academics Athletics Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hello all Here I am already a month into school and I cannot believe how fast it is flying by It s strange to think that already over a year has passed since I first arrived at this place and that I have already made it through my fourth class year and third class summer This summer I got to see some amazing places I was in Miami Florida for five weeks working on a brand new fast response cutter and then I went on Barque Eagle for six weeks where we got to travel to places such as Bermuda France and Canada I had some unforgettable experiences that easily made for the best summer I ve ever had At first it was definitely tough to get back into school mode but I ve ended up making a great transition I am a Marine and Environmental Sciences major and I am taking some really cool classes Meteorology and Marine Biology are among my favorites As a fourth class I just took general classes now it s awesome to study subjects I am actually interested in I ve already got to learn and see some pretty neat things for example in Marine Biology lab the other day we got to go to

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5472 (2016-02-15)
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