Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets...

Vice President scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises

Vice President scheduled to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement Exercises
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is preparing to host Vice President Mike Pence, who is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at graduation ceremonies here, Wednesday, May 23. The 137th Commencement Exercises are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. This event is not open to the public. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard Academy cadet presents at TEDxYale event

Cadet Evan Twarog gave a presentation on crisis mapping and using social media for Coast Guard applications during the final round of the student competition during the TEDxYale: Uncharted event March 3, 2018. The event highlighted nine featured speakers and five student speakers who presented their exploration of the uncharted. During Hurricane Harvey, Twarog contributed to the Coast Guard’s “crisis...

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award to study energy engineering

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award to study energy engineering
Cadet First Class Erin Wright photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Academy Cadet First Class Erin Wright has been awarded a 2018-2019 Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Energy Engineering at Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities...

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales

Coast Guard Academy cadets help save Right Whales
U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Ainsley Fruhwirth and Zoe Bolling show off their capstone project that works to give mariners a current location of right whales in their area using technology, Feb. 13, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. New London, CT – Right whales are dying. Only around 430 right whales remain. Scientists predict that right whales...

Coast Guard Academy graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship

Coast Guard Academy graduate receives Fulbright Scholarship
Ensign Laura Beck NEW LONDON, Conn. – U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Laura Beck has received a 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study in Norway. Ensign Beck graduated from the Academy in 2017 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Beck is the second Coast Guard Academy graduate to be granted a Fulbright Award to Norway. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg
The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn bell tolls honoring fallen shipmates during the 38th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crewmembers, survivors, family members, and community members from around the Tampa Bay area commemorated the 38th anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter...

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols to be held at Coast Guard Academy

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols to be held at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON. Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy will hold its annual Service of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 6 at the U. S. Coast Guard Memorial Chapel. The service is free and open to the public. Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma, Coast Guard Band harpist and the Cadet Handbell Choir will be performing prelude music at 6:45 p.m. The Service of Lessons and Carols will begin at 7 p.m. featuring the Cadet Glee...

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy

Massive Energy Savings Project Underway at Coast Guard Academy
Coast Guard Academy file photo NEW LONDON, Conn. – A comprehensive energy efficiency and infrastructure project broke ground Nov. 20 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The project will bring $39 million in capital improvements to the Academy, reduce overall energy consumption by 48 percent and save the Academy more than $2 million in annual energy costs. Funded through energy cost savings, the project...