[MES]sing Around

Hello everyone and happy fall! I wanted to take this opportunity to blog about my major (the best major) here at the Academy and that is MES or Marine and Environmental Sciences. Within my major, I focus on two of the three intended tracks which are biology, physical oceanography and chemistry (I study biology and […]

Ice, Ice Baby

President’s Day weekend can only be described as one thing: awesome. I and eleven other cadets spent the weekend taking an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) level one course. I took it in Gorham, New Hampshire with the Adventure Club. The first day was in a classroom where we discussed case studies […]

ORCA, Not the Whale

Time flies when you’re having fun…or really busy. I always forget how that saying goes. The school year has quickly ramped up and I can’t believe we’re at midterms and selecting classes for next semester. I’m an Operations Research and Computer Analysis (ORCA) major, which is applied math. I just started my in major classes, […]

I’m Designing an Icebreaker

This semester has been a whirlwind. We were assigned our Capstone groups for the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major almost as soon as we returned to the Academy after summer training. I am part of a group of four who are working on creating a medium icebreaker with a focus on scientific research. For […]

My Major: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Hello! I wanted to take some time to talk about why I chose my major, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME), and the experiences I have had with Nav Arch thus far. I will start off by saying that, unlike a lot of my shipmates, I came into the Academy knowing what I wanted to […]

My Summer Internship: The Perfect Fit

My summer internship was at the Marine Safety Center at Coast Guard Headquarters (CGHQ) in Washington D.C. While there I was comparing sub-chapters T and L from the Code of Federal Regulations in regards to intact and damage stability for a vessel used involved with the Block Island Wind Farm. I am very interested and […]

Career Goals

Just shy of a year away from graduation. Only a few months away from putting in our billet list. I honestly had no idea what I wanted to do when I stepped foot on CGA nearly three years ago. It was not until I went to USAFA that I began to consider aviation as a […]

A Busy Fall Semester

Hello readers! Here we are, a little over a month into the Fall Semester. Let’s just say that 3/c year is a huge adjustment. Coming off of the summer, my classmates and I have all lived in the fleet, made new friends, and explored countless new places. Now we saunter through the halls, 4/c traditions […]

A Look at the Semester

Monty Rickey

The spring weather has finally arrived! This semester has been chaotic, to say the least. This year has definetly been challenging with school, a long winter, of course the pandemic, and constantly changing schedules. I am in Golf Company but moved to a Hotel triple for a month or two. This turned out to be […]