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A Big Victory for CGA Cyber Team

CGA Cyber Team

As Coast Guard responsibilities continue to grow in the Cyber domain, one way the Academy is doing its part to support a Ready Workforce is through the Cyber Systems major and CGA Cyber Team. As the Academy prepares to graduate the fourth cohort of Cyber Systems majors in 2024, the CGA Cyber Team offers an […]

Say Hello To the Roboboat “Rookie Of The Year”

The Coast Guard Academy took home “Rookie of the Year” at this year’s Roboboat competition in Florida. Team CGA, comprised of First Class Cadets Edward Ratliff, Sierra Barbee and Ellie Hiigel, built and tested an autonomous boat to showcase in this year’s competition.

The results are in, and the Coast Guard Academy took home “Rookie of the Year” at this year’s Roboboat competition in Florida. Team CGA, comprised of First Class Cadets Edward Ratliff, Sierra Barbee and Ellie Hiigel, built and tested an autonomous boat to showcase in this year’s competition. “The goal of our project was to […]

Assignments Are In: Class of 2024 Billet Night

Cadets receive Flight School Billet

The wait is over for 1/c cadets at the Academy. It’s Billet Night! One of the defining moments in a cadet’s career, Billet Night is the unveiling of a cadet’s first assignment as a Coast Guard officer. Months prior to this ceremony, cadets submit their “dream sheet” of billets, hoping to get their top choice. […]

Cheers for the Champions

CGA Cheerleading team

The Coast Guard Academy Cheerleading Team attended the Island Championships Competition in Wildwood, New Jersey this past weekend. The Team’s competition routine took months of planning, practice, and learning advanced skills. They competed in the Traditional College category, which allowed for flexibility with stunt and tumbling levels and placed first for “Traditional College” and “Grand […]

Mission Critical: To Lead and Inspire

Regimental Commander, 1/c Coy Spooner

Regimental Commander. Wrestling Team Captain. And now Cancer Fighter. First Class Cadet (1/c) Coy Spooner is a natural born leader. The Minot, North Dakota native graduated high school and dreamed of owning a cattle ranch in Wyoming. Little did he know his small-town vision would turn into humanitarian service aspirations at the Coast Guard Academy. […]

Say Aloha to Civil Engineering in Hawaii: Summer Assignment Series

1/c Benjamin Wagner

Civil engineers are critical to the Coast Guard mission. During his internship at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Hawaii, First Class Cadet Ben Wagner saw why. “Civil engineers in the Coast Guard do a lot of essential work managing ashore infrastructure. I wanted to understand how it works and explore it as a possible option after […]

Adventures In Alaska: Summer Assignment Series

Alaskan summer

She always wanted to see Alaska – and she was able to do so during her summer internship. First Class Cadet Hope Drake Duval worked at the Marine Exchange of Alaska (MXAK) in Juneau. MXAK does vessel monitoring and tracking using Automatic Identification System (AIS) to promote secure and environmentally responsible maritime operations. Being a […]

Stepping into Colombian Culture: Summer Assignment Series

Olmsted travels to Colombia

“I absolutely fell in love with Colombia and would go back in a heartbeat. Friendly people, good food, great music and dancing, and beautiful scenery,” said First Class Cadet Madison Foht. Foht recently returned from her summer travels to three Colombian cities: Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Santa Marta. This unique assignment is sponsored by the Olmsted […]

Fresh Off the Runway: The USCGA Flight Team

Flight Team patch

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Flight Team returned from the Service Academy Flight Competition held at Stewart International Airport from April 14-16. While the Coast Guard is the smallest of the service academies, the Flight Team brought ten cadet pilots and three ground crew to this year’s competition against the Naval Academy and the Military […]

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