New superintendent describes his return to Coast Guard Academy as a “homecoming”

New superintendent describes his return to Coast Guard Academy as a “homecoming”
Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 30. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt Thieme New London – Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 30. Kelly has an extensive history with the Academy, graduating in 1987 and previously serving as both the Officer Candidate School...

Coast Guard Officer Candidate School graduates 78 new officers

Coast Guard Officer Candidate School graduates 78 new officers
The Coast Guard Officer Candidate School graduated 78 new officers along with 12 newly commissioned officers from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Tuesday. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Officer Candidate School graduated 78 new officers along with 12 newly commissioned officers from the National Oceanic Atmospheric...

Coast Guard Academy names gym after first African-American head coach

Coast Guard Academy names gym after first African-American head coach
Dr. Hallie Gregory Field House ribbon cutting ceremony NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday where the 5th Deck of Roland Hall gym will forever be known as the Dr. Hallie Gregory Field House, named after the man that embodied the words “Strive to Excel, Foster Unity, Instill Respect”. Gregory, a Rockford, Illinois-native, became the first African-American...

Coast Guard Academy releases Spring Regimental Review Schedule

Coast Guard Academy releases Spring Regimental Review Schedule
Coast Guard Academy regimental review file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy’s Corps of Cadets is scheduled to march in five regimental reviews at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy during the spring semester. The community is invited to attend the drills, which are free and open to the public. Bleachers are available and located in front of...

Coast Guard Academy named a Best Value College

Coast Guard Academy named a Best Value College
NEW LONDON, Conn., — The Coast Guard Academy was recently included in the Princeton Review’s “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional Return On Investment for Your Tuition Investment” publication which recommends institutions considered the nation’s best for academics, affordability, and career prospects. According to the publication the colleges were selected based...

Coast Guard Academy announces next superintendent

Coast Guard Academy announces next superintendent
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy announced that Rear Adm. William G. Kelly will be its 42nd superintendent, Thursday. Kelly will relieve current Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon this summer. Kelly currently serves as the assistant commandant for Human Resources since April of 2016. He also oversees the Coast Guard’s human resources field activities, from accession of new...

Coast Guard Academy to host annual Service of Lessons and Carols

Coast Guard Academy to host annual Service of Lessons and Carols
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy is scheduled to hold its annual Service of Lessons and Carols at the U. S. Coast Guard Memorial Chapel, Wednesday. The service is free and open to the public. The Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet and...

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch

US Coast Guard, DHS S&T ventures into space with Polar Scout launch
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), launched two 6U CubeSats from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Monday. The launch is part of the Polar Scout project to evaluate the effectiveness of space-based sensors in support of Arctic...

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance
U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by PA2 Nicole Foguth On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 1986, fall had turned to winter in the southern Great Lakes region. A major blizzard had struck Winnipeg far to the north a few days earlier, and harsh weather blanketed the area. At some point during the day, a distress call was received at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. A small passenger plane crashed...