Learn by teaching

When 27 Coast Guard Academy cadets arrived at Martinez Magnet School in New Haven, Conn., recently, they had their Junior Achievement briefcases in hand and were ready to teach their young audience about finance, the importance of education and the Coast Guard. The students, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, took a day away from the textbooks to allow the cadets to run through various lessons.


Cadets unfurl their sails: from the classroom to the seas

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.

Leadership address

There is no short cut

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.

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. Today, President Barack Obama welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest officers into the corps, saluting their achievements and inspiring them in service to […]

Eagle 75th anniversary logo

Eagle 75: To know the ropes

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 […]

itCG-CGA cadet sponsorship, midshipman medevac, Eagle lands in Portland, fire sinks sailboat

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, […]