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A battle to the soccer field

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.

Leadership for the Arctic

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow transits Nares Strait near an iceberg while a Danish naval vessel follows. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton. Written by U.S. Coast Guard Academy public affairs. Warming temperatures have had a dramatic effect on the Arctic recently. Many reports indicate ship traffic through the Bering

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Sky is no longer the limit

Daniel Burbank talks live to cadets from the International Space Station. Screen shot from NASA TV. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi. More than 100 cadets sat eagerly waiting while NASA’s live video stream played out on the screen in front of the small auditorium. On Jan. 24, members of the Coast Guard

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CGA develops leaders in the STEM field

1/c Cadet Brockway

March is Women’s History Month . In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. This week, we are highlighting female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy who are using science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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History: Women at the Coast Guard Academy


An article in the CGA Alumni Bulletin exclaimed that “WOMEN JOIN THE CADET CORPS” and proudly proclaimed that they were “the first of the armed forces” academies to integrate women into their Corps. Seven hundred women sent in their applications to join the Class of 1980. Photos courtesy of CGA Alumni. Post written by Scott

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First female service academy superintendent named

Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz currently serves as Director of Reserve and Leadership. She is responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support over 8,000 Coast Guard Reservists. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Update: Paragraph four has been corrected to reflect that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was the first military service academy to accept

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Coast Guard and Morgan State partner for diversity initiative

CGA lacrosse helment

CGA and MSU partnered together for a lacrosse and diversity showcase that included a youth clinic, a Coast Guard information booth, a scrimmage between the two teams and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flown in from Air Station Elizabeth City. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Brandyn Hill. As future leaders of the Coast Guard, cadets at

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A Conversation with the Commandant

Commandant and cadets group portrait

If you could ask the Commandant of the Coast Guard one question, what would it be? Five female cadets, in D.C. for the AcademyWomen Leadership Symposium, were faced with answering this question as they met with the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Bob Papp. This once in a career opportunity made them privy to

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Building a culture of respect – Cadets Against Sexual Assault

As we enter the third week of our blog series in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month we asked two cadets at the Coast Guard Academy (CGA) to share their perspectives on how the future leaders of the Coast Guard are tackling the issue of sexual assault in a college campus setting while preparing to

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