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My Journey

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
 Zachary Kearney Three and half months ago, I began my journey here at the Academy. It’s crazy to think that only a few months ago I still had my ’97 black Honda Civic, I lived in a room that consisted of clothes, school work, boxes, and more clothes scattered everywhere, and I still had my long locks of brown hair. Now, these three and a half months later, I am carless, my room is always inspection-ready with a sparkling buffed deck, and I get a haircut three times a month.

The United States Coast Guard Academy has truly been the definition of “change” for me. I’m not going to lie, it has definitely been a challenging few months. Swab Summer was pretty difficult, and the school year has also proved to be just as hard. I have to stay on top of my academics, as well as memorize indoc, make sure my room and uniform are perfect, and participate in a varsity sport. The days are constantly busy, but as I’ve heard a million times here “The days are long, but the weeks go by fast.” That statement is definitely true; even though every day is tough, once Friday comes along I always wonder how it came so fast. The friends I’ve made here have been extremely supportive and are very helpful.

Have a great month of October and never hesitate to email me at

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