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  • This Fall Will be Full of Memories - Coburn September 2015
    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 This Fall Will be Full of Memories Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Well we are officially into week two of the fall academic semester Starting school was a bit different this year than last year to say the least First I got to come back to the Academy in rec gear blue polo and khakis instead of wearing my trops which was a big plus The biggest difference though was when I got into Chase I almost ran into someone and immediately heard Good afternoon ma am This was the moment I had been waiting for since last August the moment when I would no longer be a 4th class It was a little weird at first but I can definitely say it is a lot less stressful being a 3rd class I am in Charlie Company and I have a good division with some of my own 4th class as a 3 c I will be a role model for the 4 c and help them throughout the year In addition I am starting to take more classes that are actually related to my

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65199 (2016-02-15)
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  • July: The Eagle Experience - Coburn July 2015
    am one week into my summer leave and two weeks away from my 3 c year at the Academy To say that the past 11 weeks out in the fleet were exciting would be an understatement Leaving South Padre I was excited to see my friends from school but also sad to be leaving all the awesome people that I met while at my station The Coast Guard is truly an amazing community and I learned that firsthand while in Texas After a day of travelling to the Academy a night of no sleep and then a bus ride leaving the Academy at 4 a m we arrived in Staten Island New York There we were able to catch glimpses of the other half of our class leaving as we shuffled onto Eagle in our trops with sea bags over our shoulders We were given the lowdown and attended safety briefs before they granted us liberty which meant we were allowed to go out and explore New York City After leaving New York we sailed for a little over a week down to Philadelphia for a tall ships festival During that week we encountered a storm that tore our main course sail It was around 6 a m and the emergency sail stations alarm went off This created a whole lot of chaos in a room of 15 sleeping girls We all got dressed as fast as we could and reported up to our masts It was pouring rain and thundering and lightning Luckily we were able to take down the sail and the situation didn t end too badly At the time it was not a very fun experience but it gave us some good sea stories to tell while giving tours in port It was really cool coming

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65119 (2016-02-15)
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  • Awesome Summer Adventures - Coburn June 2015
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    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65058 (2016-02-15)
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  • How Far We Have Come - Coburn March 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 How Far We Have Come The Cadet Experience Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Well we are four days away from April 1 and we only have 23 school days left of our fourth class year Everyone told me in the beginning of the school year that the two semesters would go by in a flash but I had no clue how right they were until this moment Last night we had our class formal and it was awesome The theme was Las Vegas and the place looked incredible I had a great night of dancing and having fun with my friends but more importantly our class crest was revealed It is a big milestone for the fourth class and it makes us realize how far we have come since we arrived on R Day Looking back and remembering all that we have accomplished individually and as a class is a great feeling I also realized how close I have become with my friends here and how close our community is My company has one more person to pass Boards and then we will be allowed to have social media back The lacrosse season is going pretty well so far and for an inaugural team that s not bad at all This week was also a big week because

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6744 (2016-02-15)
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  • Snowy Day
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    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6580 (2016-02-15)
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  • Part of a Team - Coburn October 2015
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    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6283 (2016-02-15)
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  • Transition from 4/c to 3/c - Condon September 2015
    Class of 2018 Permanent link All Posts Hey guys Sorry it s been so long since I posted but things have been really hectic in my life over the past year I greatly underestimated how busy I would be 4 c year I participated in three varsity sports last year meaning that I never had an off season In addition to sports academics were also very difficult for me First semester went by pretty easily but second semester came and I was constantly busy Beginning second semester studying until 2 a m became common I also began to struggle more than before Chemistry II and Calculus II pushed me farther than I ever have been academically I would spend hour upon hour studying for Chemistry only to get a 55 percent on a test It was extremely frustrating to constantly fail About halfway through the semester after spring break I changed my study habits and began to work more with my classmates I remember in high school I would avoid studying with other people over fear of distraction However group studying actually saved me toward the end of 4 c year Anyway I finished 4 c year and managed to get at least a C in Chemistry and Calculus thankfully avoiding academic probation Once 4 c year came to an end my mind left academics and began thinking of qualification boards and boat crew sign offs I was first phase Eagle and I actually had a pretty good time Eagle is a lot of work but the ship will take you to some really cool places Half my class and I went to Key West Nassau Norfolk and Staten Island After Eagle I reported to Station Emerald Isle in North Carolina for the second half of my summer At the

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65193 (2016-02-15)
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  • Favorite Week of the School Year - Condon September 2014
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    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6270 (2016-02-15)
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