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, the Academy is still looking for sponsor families for about 40 cadets.
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  • When a Navy midshipman hits his head during training on a Navy training vessel in the Chesapeake Bay yesterday afternoon, Coast Guard Station Annapolis responded and medically evacuated him to shore where EMS was waiting.
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  • Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrived in Portland, Maine yesterday for a four-day port call. Watch the video tour of the ship and hear what cadets have to say about their training.
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  • After an explosion in the engine room, a sailboat caught fire and sank on Lake Huron yesterday. Despite one crewmember being ejected from the boat, none of the three sailors were injured. Nearby Good Samaritans rescued the crewmembers and called the Coast Guard for help.
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