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Why Did I Sign Up to Blog?

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2019) Permanent link   All Posts
Hepler Photo I signed up to be a cadet blogger for two main reasons. Number one: I love the Academy! It definitely kicks my butt at times but the challenges it brings has brought me close to some of the best people on the planet. The Academy is not an easy place but having the right people around you makes it a hundred times better. Number two: I love the Coast Guard! I have done some incredible things since I have been at the Academy that I would not have had the chance to do had I been somewhere else and the best part is many of these were surprises for me. I had no idea when I accepted my appointment what unexpected excitement was ahead. This past summer, my third class summer, was absolutely amazing. I spent five weeks working in the fleet on CGC Cypress and six weeks on CGC Eagle. While I had fun all eleven weeks, the best part was being able to see what the real Coast Guard is like. Now, knowing what I have to look forward to when I graduate (a humanitarian mission, truly wonderful people, traveling the world, boats) has me more excited than ever and more appreciative of the Academy, which allows me to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science and undergo training to be an officer simultaneously. At this point there’s not much more I can ask for!


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