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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 […]

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