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Layla Ernst

Layla Ernst: Post-AIM Interview

Describe your initial impression of AIM in five words or less. Difficult. Did all your physical fitness preparation pay off? The training I did assisted me in not falling behind the other AIM members. If I had

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Layla Ernst

Layla Ernst: Pre-AIM Interview

What interests you about the Academy and what made you apply to AIM? I have known for a while that I want to become an officer in the military.  I am working through applying to the service

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Lily Slaughter: Post-AIM Interview

Describe your initial impression of AIM in five words or less. Extremely real. Did all your physical fitness preparation pay off? It definitely did! Prior to attending AIM, I focused mainly on pushups and sit-ups while my

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Lily Slaughter: Pre-AIM Interview

What interests you about the Academy and what made you apply to AIM? Growing up I was surrounded by all things Coast Guard as my dad went to the Academy himself and served for many years. In

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Gwen Slaughter

Gwen Slaughter: Post-AIM Interview

Describe your initial impression of AIM in five words or less. Stressful, chaotic, and disorienting. Did all your physical fitness preparation pay off? Yes, it did. I feel that I performed well on the PFE and could

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Gwen Slaughter

Gwen Slaughter: Pre-AIM Interview

What interests you about the Academy and what made you apply to AIM? I’ve always been interested in the Academy, even from a young age. My dad went to the Academy and hearing about his experience and

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Ella Stolarzyk

Ella Stolarzyk: Post-AIM Interview

Describe your initial impression of AIM in five words or less. My initial impression of AIM was: tense and competitive, yet motivational. Did all your physical fitness preparation pay off? My physical fitness preparation and training prior

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Ella Stolarzyk

Ella Stolarzyk: Pre-AIM Interview

What interests you about the Academy and what made you apply to AIM? As I considered different service academies, I was drawn to the Coast Guard Academy for its humanitarian mission. That mission deeply resonates with my

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Shaun Chung

Shaun Chung: Post-AIM Interview

Describe your initial impression of AIM in five words or less. Very intense and fast-paced. Did all your physical fitness preparation pay off? Yes, it really did help that my cardio was in tip-top shape coming into

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Shaun Chung

Shaun Chung: Pre-AIM Interview

What interests you about the Academy and what made you apply to AIM? The Coast Guard Academy (CGA) is unique in that its emphasis on saving lives and helping others is very important to me. I always

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