Every summer since 1974, 2nd class cadets, or juniors, at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., are given the opportunity to sail in the Coastal Sail Training Program providing them the chance to get in tune with their environment, hone their seaman’s eyes and understand the consequences of their decisions.
The start of the spring semester began this week at the United States Coast Guard Academy, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp traveled to the New London, Conn.-based institution to continue the tradition of delivering a leadership address to the corps of cadets.
UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, addresses the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011 during a live webcast at the 130th commencement May 18, 2011. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.
UPDATE: The photo’s caption at the end of the post has been corrected to read the cadets promote to First Class rather than Second Class. Built at Blohm and Voss Shipyards in Hamburg, Germany, in 1936, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The three-masted barque is the largest tall ship flying
The Coast Guard Academy helps cadets cope with life away from loved ones through a Cadet Sponsor Program. Local families offer the cadets a home away from home and the chance to be a part of their lives. This year, the Academy is still looking for sponsor families for about 40 cadets. Story here When