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Nothing Can Stop You

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2017) Permanent link   All Posts
Daniels Photo Greetings again to all who may be reading this.


Winter leave has wrapped up and everyone (except those unfortunate to be waiting for flights due to the weather) has returned to the Academy. I must admit that as much as I enjoy Academy life, being home and able to see my family and friends for a couple of weeks was very nice. The routine is beginning to sink in again, even in the two days that I’ve been back. Our Boards, a ten-question verbal exam on everything from cutter dimensions to traditional phrases, begin in about a month. This is our class’s opportunity to earn carry-on, which includes not bracing up everywhere we go and would make college life a little bit easier on all of us.


About three months ago, I read a story about a boy who was diagnosed with the same blood condition that I was whose dream was to become a helicopter pilot in the Coast Guard. After going through several channels, I finally managed to get in contact with him! I am unbelievably excited and I am trying to arrange a day or two for him to spend at the Academy and see what cadet life is like. This is almost exactly like my situation, so I would like to show that if you want something badly enough, then there is nothing that can stop you.


I’m looking forward to playing some intercompany sports this spring, as well as perform with the Conn College band for a couple more concerts, and whatever else may happen this semester.


Until next month!



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