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.

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Leadership for the Arctic

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 Strait nearly doubled from 2009 to 2010, and the debut of offshore oil […]


Sky is no longer the limit

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 Academy‘s […]

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CGA develops leaders in the STEM field

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 […]


History: Women at the Coast Guard Academy

Post written by Scott Price, Coast Guard historian The recent Compass post on the selection of Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz as the next superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy marked a historic occasion but brought up some questions on the […]


First female service academy superintendent named

Update: Paragraph four has been corrected to reflect that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was the first military service academy to accept women in 1976. Earlier today, the Coast Guard announced that Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz will be the first […]

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Coast Guard and Morgan State partner for diversity initiative

As future leaders of the Coast Guard, cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) find themselves uniquely poised to begin their selfless service to others, and for one particular academy team, their service began with tackling the issue […]

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A Conversation with the Commandant

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 […]

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 […]