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Things to Look Forward To

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Chavarria-Aguilar Photo So I’ll admit, I should most likely be studying for an exam at the moment, but I cannot currently focus. As a result, I have chosen to explain why I am so distracted. Not only is Spring Break literally one day away, but tonight also marks one of the most anticipated nights in a cadet’s career. This evening is Billet Night for the class of 2013, and boy is there a ruckus here in the barracks! Billet Night is a time-honored tradition in which first class cadets gather in Leamy Auditorium in order to receive their initial billets as Coast Guard officers. There is a lot of emotion surrounding this evening, and it makes me giddy. As of now, the firsties have returned from Leamy and the halls are filled with cheers. Above me, well, I quite frankly am not sure what is going on, but I think they are jumping up and down, causing the ceiling in my room to shake. Although I cannot explain what it feels to be like in their shoes, I can say that I am overwhelmed with a sense of excitement. Not only for my upper-class shipmates, but for what the future has in store for us 3/c cadets as well. Until then, however, there are plenty of hurdles to jump and experiences to be had. To my firstie-friends, congratulations and may your billets bring you success!


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