The Coast Guard Academy always offers amazing opportunities to network and meet different people in various ways. Over Veteran’s Day weekend I had a great opportunity to leave base and travel to Las Vegas, Nevada for a conference. I am writing this entry right now from 34,000 feet up in the air on an airplane heading to the conference. A group of cadets including myself are helping with a conference for the Academy Robotics on the Water program, which is offered at high schools throughout the United States to give students a chance to be exposed to robotics and the missions of the Coast Guard. I have attended a conference like this in the past and it is a great chance to teach others about what the Coast Guard does and to apply my knowledge of robotics that I obtained from being part of a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team in high school.
This is a great way to end the semester, which only has about 12 more days of school in it, and then it will be time for a very much-needed winter break. I look forward to spending some quality time with my family and friends. I am also very much looking forward to catching up on sleep after a long semester of projects and homework. This semester has flown by and I can not wait for next semester to be one step closer to getting my commission and graduating.
I am very thankful for the opportunities that I receive at the Coast Guard Academy especially because I know I would not be able to take advantage of things like this at a normal college. On this Veteran’s Day I am also very thankful for all of those military members that have served our amazing country, and for all of their sacrifices that they have made to keep us safe. Veteran’s Day is a great chance to step back from our busy lives and realize what the people in our military have done for us. Thank you veterans and stay safe wherever you service brings you.
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