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Thanksgiving

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Tress Salvatori Photo Hello! How are you? I hope you are doing great. I am very happy because I just had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by a lot of good people. It was an unbelievable experience. I was given the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving in Newport with a captain from the Mexican navy and his family. Captain Francisco Figuereo is studying at the Naval War College that is located in Newport. My shipmate from Mexico, Ninive Pineda Carranza, also stayed with us. I thanked them a lot because I had an amazing time with them. We ate a lot of Mexican food and a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Officers’ Club on the Navy base and then we went shopping on the famous Black Friday to buy a lot of things. On Saturday we went bowling and enjoyed a pepperoni pizza. Later that day we drove around Newport and then watched a lot of movies. We also visited the Naval War College. The Captain’s parents accompanied us during the whole trip. The Captain’s father is an admiral retiree from the Mexican navy. I had the opportunity to discuss with him the important change that is happening in the Mexican navy: including women at the Mexican Naval Academy and in the chain of command. We also talked about how important it is going to be for us to graduate from this Academy because we are going to be able to improve the environment for future women in the Mexican navy.

 

 


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