The Coast Guard Academy’s Alumni Association officially opened the doors to the Otto Graham Athletic Hall of Athletic Excellence in the newly renovated Billard Hall. The facility tells the story of the Academy’s great teams, Hall of Fame athletes, and pioneers of men and women’s sports, through storyboards and technology-aided reviews of all Academy NCAA varsity, club and intramural sports.
Marik Tucker and his family transferred from Louisiana to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., when his family learned that he had a rare bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. Ten months later, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team in New London, Conn., “adopted” Marik after contacting Kelli through Team Impact, a program that matches sick kids with college athletic teams to provide a diversion from their medical realities and cultivate relationships.
Running is part of our daily routines. Running to catch the bus. Running to stay fit. Running to clear our thoughts at the end of a long day. But for a select group of Coast Guard men and women, running isn’t just part of the routine; running is to remember. For the past few months Coast Guard members have prepared for CG Remember, a global event where servicemembers, dependents and civilians come together to honor the memory of Coast Guard members killed in the line of duty. Leading the movement is Lt. Lucy Love.
While opening night ceremonies of the 30th Olympiad stir the imagination, inspire and invoke a sense of community, the United States Coast Guard has its own ties to the games. Edmond Morris, a civilian port security specialist at Sector St. Petersburg, was a cadet on Coast Guard Cutter Eagle which sailed to the 1972 Olympics. Ironically, it was the ship’s first trans-Atlantic voyage since World War II. Morris was entering his third year at the Coast Guard Academy and recalls sailing with all 240 of his classmates and the permanent enlisted crew.