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Megan Doubrava

Megan Doubrava: Post-AIM Interview

What were your first impressions? When I was with my family, before AIM started, I thought the campus was beautiful and I enjoyed walking around and taking it all in.  After my parents dropped me off, we

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Megan Doubrava

Megan Doubrava: Pre-AIM Interview

What are your expectations going into AIM? New challenges to overcome. Since AIM will be a challenging week, it will help me grow and decide if I am ready to be a cadet at the Coast Guard

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Julia Striker

Julia Striker: Post-AIM Interview

What were your first impressions? Nervous; but I started to calm down when I got to look around the beautiful campus and meet everyone in my platoon.  But once the cadre came in and took us to

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Julia Striker

Julia Striker: Pre-AIM Interview

What are your expectations going into AIM? That I will be challenged, create relationships with the people around me and learn what teamwork means. How have you prepared? In addition to my six-day per week swim practice

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Lily Rivera

Lily Rivera: Post-AIM Interview

What were your first impressions? When I arrived in Connecticut, I was picked up from the airport alongside other AIMsters and taken to the Coast Guard Academy. From there, we grabbed our bags and organized them against

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Lily Rivera

Lily Rivera: Pre-AIM Interview

What are your expectations going into AIM? A realistic program where I am fully immersed in life as a cadet. AIM has the reputation of either “blowing you into the Coast Guard life” or “blowing you out.”

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