First-year cadet Sydney Johnson of Suffolk, Va., is seen at the Coast Guard Academy, Aug. 25, 2015. Johnson was recognized for excellence during “Swab Summer,” the seven-week indoctrination period for incoming first-year cadets. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa A. Ferdinando.

Future Leaders: Sydney Johnson

Demonstrating exceptional qualities as a swab, one Coast Guard Academy cadet was chosen as the top-performer who most embodied the training values taught to him since reporting-in day.


Coast Guard Academy cadets study pieces of history to help solve modern problems

Historical Fact: The Cutters Taney, Kukui and Tiger along with other Coast Guard ships and patrol craft, and the CG-8 all responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States’ entry into World War II.


Honoring our profession: The long blue line

Do you know the traditions of those who have gone before you? So was the question posed to cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy by the Coast Guard Commandant himself, Adm. Bob Papp. In a speech to the […]


CGA reporting in day

Welcome Coast Guard Academy Class of 2015

Update: Paragraphs one and six have been updated to reflect that 291 men and women reported for Swab Summer at the Coast Guard Academy on Reporting-In Day. Written by Lt. j.g. Katherine C. Gaudette. Early this morning, standing outside the […]