Bon Voyage 4/C!

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  1. Luigi59

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    Congrats to the 4th Class Cadets on their last day of Finals!

    Have a great flight on that s-l-o-w C-130 to Rota tomorrow!

    Or if you are on phase 2 Eagle, have a safe trip to your summer cutter assignment.

    Just think, the next time you see New London you'll have a stripe on your shoulder or a new red collar device!

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    9 hours in a plane with no seats, cold, noisy and little food...gotta love it!:eek:
     
  3. zfam

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    Whoo-hoo, you made it!

    Kudos to the CGA Class of 2012! You represent everything that's good and right in the world. A hearty congratulations and job well-done to each and every one of you.

    and a BIG thanks to Luigi, for keeping the CGA family well-informed and reminding us to always stay semper gumbyish :wink: You rock!
     
  4. mnolan

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    Air Travel

    And how exactly does that differ from the airlines? :smile:
     
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    :shake::shake::shake:So True, and less chance of losing their luggage. hehe -officer
     
  6. vmaguire

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    C130

    There is a HUGE difference between sitting in a cargo net on a C130 and the worse Airline - its even worse than Delta. I don't think my old body would survive.
     
  7. Luigi59

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    Semper Gumby, plans change again - C-130 flight was not taken yesterday, they got to fly 9.5 hours commercial.
     
  8. mdsu

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    why are they going to rota? i used to live in guam and thats a far way out there

     
  9. zaatarmonster

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    I believe it is Rota, Spain.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    You are correct. Rota, Spain it is.
     
  11. mdsu

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    ohhh ok, i thought you meant Rota the island
     
  12. Luigi59

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    [​IMG]

    ROTA, Spain - Coast Guardsmen aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX-327) hosted an evening reception for U.S. Sailors and special guests during a port call at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota.

    Approximately 100 Spanish military members, dignitaries and local business leaders joined U.S. and multinational military personnel on the three-masted training vessel for a social event in an effort to strengthen relations between the military base and the Spanish community.

    USCGC Eagle Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Sinnett welcomed everyone onboard and said the event was a perfect start for the cutter's deployment to the Mediterranean Sea.

    http://www.military.com/news/articl...-maritime-partnerships.html?col=1186032311124
     
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    15/05/2009

    Le plus grand navire école américain à Monaco

    Un des plus beaux trois mâts de la Marine américaine fera escale en Principauté le 18 et 19 mai 2009.

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    L'Eagle ( ou USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) ,(ex-Horst Wessel) est un trois-mâts barque utilisé comme navire-école de formation pour les futurs officiers des Gardes Côte des USA .

    Il est le seul bateau à voile actif dans la Marine des USA. Il est aussi le septième navire militaire ou des gardes-côtes à porter le nom Eagle depuis 1792.Chaque été, l'Eagle effectue des croisières avec les cadets de la United States Coast Guard Academ[Ypour des périodes allant d'une semaine à deux mois.

    Ces croisières remplissent plusieurs rôles ; la mission première est la formation des élèves-officiers, 175 cadets et instructeurs ,la seconde est un rôle de relations publiques en participant aux grands rassemblements de voiliers et Tall Ships' Races à travers le monde.

    Durant ses diverses croisières, l'Eagle a participé à diverses Tall Ships' Races, courses et rassemblements divers à travers le monde.L' Eagle a un équipage permanent de 6 officiers et 56 marins, sur ses missions de formation et peut porter ses effectifs jusqu'à 12 officiers, 68 membres d'équipage et 150 élèves-officiers .

    L’équipage se fera un plaisir de faire découvrir au public ce très beau gréement historique.

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  15. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Well said! :thumb:
     
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    *ROTA TO MONACO

    Winds: Light and variable

    Seas: None, we are tied to the pier!

    Location: Monaco, a principality in the South of France. An independent city state, and the second smallest nation on the planet. In fact within a few hours of liberty, some of the crew walked to France. Others are taking the train to Italy (12 kilometers away) or to Paris (a bit longer). Monaco is fantastic, and is definitely one of the best portcalls even the most experienced crewmembers have had.

    As mentioned in the last post, we had a bit of a difficult time with the internet during the past week, so here is a re-cap of the trip from Rota, Spain to Monaco this past week:

    In Rota, EAGLE welcomed aboard the first phase of 4/c cadets, who are soon going to be promoted to 3/c and will be finished with their 4/c year at CGA. This is a big time for these young men and women, and almost all are excited about being aboard EAGLE for the next few weeks. Upon arrival, the new crewmembers were shown to their bunks, given a short amount of training on how to be a good shipmate, and then most were cut loose on liberty. I'm sure you will hear the stories from your loved ones about Spain, but needless to say, it was a fantastic portcall.

    On Tuesday, all the 4/c cadets and 2/c cadre were given training on EAGLE called "School of the Ship" where they learn how to use the lines and rigging on EAGLE safely and effectively. They also climbed to the tops in order to get back into the sailing mindset.

    Shortly after the training, EAGLE got underway for the Med. After dinner, we crossed through the straits of Gibraltar, the crew got a great view of Africa to the south and Europe to the north.

    For the next several days, EAGLE's crew and cadets sailed (or motored when there was no wind) through the med towards Monaco. Our new shipmates were exposed to a multitude of experiences afloat, including navigation, seamanship, engineering, support services, wildlife sightings, beautiful sunsets (and sunrises for those awake), a bit of high winds and seas, and a fantastic mooring evolution in Monaco.

    * - From the United States Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle Facebook page

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    Wow! What a neat trip for these young folks. Is "soon to be 3/c Luigi's Son" aboard right now? If so, have you heard anything from him? Can't imagine what the phone call would sound like....cruisin' the Med, gazing out on Africa, port call in Monaco, walked to France for the day. Not exactly the description of a day in the life of the average American college student on summer "break". Thanks for the updates...keep 'em coming.
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    Eagle has left the pier in Monaco and is sailing the Mediterranean, heading for Cassis (France), arrival scheduled for Saturday.
     
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    From United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle - facebook page

    21 May 2009
    Today at 2:41pm
    Winds East: 10 knots


    Seas: Calm

    EAGLE is sailing south of France in light air, with almost all of her sail set. Today was a big day for the class of 2012...their first day as third class cadets. At quarters today, Captain Sinnett promoted the class to third class amidst smiles all around, as well as promoting the class of 2010 to "firsties." As everyone got back to work, there was noticeable bounce in the step of the newly promoted shipmates. Below is a recent journal article from 3/c Ogden.


    Journal Article

    This summer has been one of my best yet. In the past week I have been to Spain, France, Monaco, and Italy for the first time. While visiting these countries, I have experienced various cultures and people much different than my own. I have made it through my first sea storm with 12-15 foot waves; without getting sick I might add.

    Today was also the class of 2012's first day as third class cadets, or as we like to call it, "our first day as no longer being fourth class". It is amazing to look back at last summer and realize how far we have come as individuals, and most importantly, how close we have become as a class. Since then we have been transformed from high school graduates in matching outfits to a cohesive unit who depends on each other.

    Last week I sat on the beach in Spain with twelve friends. As we laughed and watched the stars, I wondered aloud, "Does it get any better than this?" I suppose only time will tell. The daily underway grind may be tough, but the camaraderie aboard Eagle has made it worthwhile.

    3/c Ogden

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  20. LineInTheSand

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    Seas calm? Booooooo! :biggrin:
     

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