Happy Flag Day!
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Hamilton Hall’s clock tower is illuminated April 15, 2013 as U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets and officer candidates hold a “Take Back the Night” rally in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The rally included a march across campus and a special performance by the Cadet Glee Club.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.
The Women’s Reserve of the Coast Guard (SPARS) was created on Nov. 23, 1942 “to expedite the war effort by providing for releasing officers and men for duty at sea and their replacement by women in the shore establishment of the Coast Guard”. Women were not to serve outside the continental United States, and no woman, officer or enlisted, could issue orders to any male serviceman. The first 153 enlisted SPARs and 15 SPAR officers were former WAVES who agreed to be discharged from the Navy and join the Coast Guard.
This spring 48 A-school students set sail from Charleston, S.C., alongside officer candidates from both Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Basic Officer Training. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall.
Source: U.S. Coast Guard
3/c Taylor Tennyson and 1/c Josh Surgeon left Foxwood Casino tonight as NCBA National Champs. Taylor won best fighter in the 147- heavyweight division, and Coast Guard came in 3rd overall. It was a winning night for America, as USAFA placed 2nd, and USMA won 1st place. It was a great night with friends, rocking school pride and losing our voices for these two boys (men). Go Bears!
T-Minus four days until I find out what I’ll be doing with the first two years of my career… here goes nothing…