Cadet Blogs

Jonah Lee - 2025

What Happens After 1600

For most people, classes run from 0800 to around 1600, or 4:00 pm. After that, the rest of the day is yours. The sports period is from 1600 – 1800

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Bryce Samples - 2024

Finding My Balance

One thing I really enjoy when I am at the Academy is finding my balance to the daily academic and military obligations. During the work week I find myself hanging

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Kobi Weiland - 2025

Sponsor Family Program

I am from Alaska so while deciding to come to the academy I was worried (and so was my mom) about moving so far away from home. The time difference

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Christian Salayon - 2026

Thankful for a Strong Community

One thing that I love about the Academy is the strong community that continues to grow with time. As I was thinking about this, I realized how awesome it is to be able to connect

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Savannah Riera - 2026

A Sense of Belonging

My life journey, cultural upbringing, values and moving overseas to Lima, Peru for over five years was an impactful event in my life and a period of personal growth. It

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Lydia Boyer - 2026

Guitars 4 Veterans

Cadets have the unique opportunity to join a veterans guitar jam session at the nearby Veterans Outreach Center in Norwich, Connecticut. It is one of the many ways in which

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Michelle Swanson - 2026


Nankurunaisa. In English, there is no word that sums up this Okinawan term which roughly translates to: “don’t worry- it’ll be alright.” “Nankurunaisa,” is what my Obachan, my grandma, whispered

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Emily Morin