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cadet blogs

Back in the Swing of Things

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Gurtler Photo This year I stand a little taller as I get back into the swing of things here at the USCGA. I think every third class has a sense of accomplishment coming back after a summer away from the Academy, working out in the fleet. I learned a great deal about the U.S. Coast Guard over my twelve weeks on USCGC Eagle and Small Boat Station Oak Island, and now I’m ready to hit the books for another demanding, but rewarding semester.


My schedule is difficult, especially for a Government major. I am studying everything from Calculus to Physics to American Government to Ships and Maritime Systems. Sprinkle a little Nautical Science and Morals and Ethics in there, and you got a loaded semester!


In addition, my teammates and I are busy pre-season conditioning for this upcoming women’s basketball season. I am so excited to begin practices in mid-October. We are looking at what seems to be a successful season with a lot of new talent on the roster!


With all the excitement happening this past week, I am really pleased to get my first blog out for the semester. This weekend plays host the Homecoming football game. Next weekend my parents are flying in from Wisconsin for Parents’ Day Weekend, and the week after that Glee Club performing at the Coast Guard Foundation Dinner in NYC, where I am honored to have a solo. Whew! I always forget just how busy us cadets are until I write it all down!


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