George Washington monument to be unveiled during Coast Guard Academy Homecoming

George Washington monument to be unveiled during Coast Guard Academy Homecoming
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – A monument dedicated to U.S. President George Washington will be dedicated as a 50th reunion gift from the Coast Guard Academy Class of 1969 on the Washington Parade Field, Friday morning. The statue is a bronze reproduction using molds pulled from the original statue created by famous French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon in...

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot

Air Station Houston to honor first Coast Guard helicopter pilot
Capt. Frank Erickson, 1907-1978, served in Pearl Harbor and is Coast Guard helicopter pilot No. 1. His contributions to naval aviation forever changed search and rescue. (U.S. Coast Guard archive photo) HOUSTON — Coast Guard Air Station Houston is scheduled to hold a memorial ceremony Friday to rededicate the headstone of Coast Guard Helicopter Pilot #1, Capt. Frank Erickson, whose contributions...

Coast Guard member found deceased at Marion Military Institute

Coast Guard member found deceased at Marion Military Institute
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the death of a student attending a preparatory program at Marion Military Institute. The Coast Guard Academy scholar attending Marion Military Institute, in Marion, Alabama, was found deceased on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation. Out of respect for the student’s family, we are not releasing...

Coast Guard Academy ranked one of the top colleges in the nation

Coast Guard Academy ranked one of the top colleges in the nation
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy continues to be featured as one of the nation’s top institutions of higher learning in several major college rankings. The U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine annual college rankings are a comprehensive look at how accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. compare in a set of widely-accepted indicators...

U.S. Coast Guard Academy welcomes Class of 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Academy welcomes Class of 2023
The Coast Guard Academy welcomed 284 men and women into the Class of 2023 for Day One of Swab Summer, an intense eight-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members ready to accept the challenges that await them in their pursuit to become Coast Guard officers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Thieme. NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast...

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...