Stories written for the U.S. Coast Guard come from a nearly two-month internship, with two weeks spent at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs Office. I completed the remainder of the internship at U.S. Coast Guard Station New London, working as a watchstander and crew break-in.
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DHS Secretary Johnson addresses Coast Guard’s newest officers
Written by Chris Weber, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson welcomed the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2014 as the service’s newest complement of officers yesterday.
Alongside degrees with majors ranging from humanities to engineering, cadets received commissions in the U.S. Coast Guard to officially begin careers in service to the country’s maritime needs.
“Today is a graduation representing the culmination of four years of hard work, but it is not an end. It is not your destination. It is your next beginning,” Johnson said.
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R-Day 2014: The challenge begins
Written by USCG Auxiliarist Chris Weber
The United States Coast Guard Academy renewed a longstanding tradition Monday, June 30, as 256 U.S. cadets and seven international cadets took part in Reporting-in Day.
Newly minted swabs cycled through drill training, uniform issue and a bevy of administrative procedures before filing into the companies to which they’d been assigned for Swab Summer. After a whirlwind day of administration and military indoctrination, the swabs took their oath before family, friends, and Academy personnel, officially marking the start of Swab Summer.
“I have high expectations that this impressive class of 2018 will develop into extremely capable leaders of character in service of their country and humanity,” said U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz. “These cadets report in to the Academy representing almost every state and the many different backgrounds that make up our society. Their cadet training will instill in them a commitment to excellence and devotion to duty.”
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CGA CLASS OF 2018 REPORTS TO THE ACADEMY
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The United States Coast Guard Academy welcomed the Class of 2018 during Reporting-In Day Monday, June 30.
256 U.S. citizens and seven international students took the oath before family, friends, and Academy personnel to officially begin four years of undergraduate study, community service and preparation for entry into the United States Coast Guard Officer Corps.