The Coast Guard Academy may move some programs out of New London if it cannot expand

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  1. educ8

    educ8 Member

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    WNTH news story about the CGA. CGA wants to expand into an adjacent park, but the city of New London won't allow the expansion - for the National Simulation Center. The City want the CGA to build the Center in town and not contiguous to the CGA campus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfM59EjN1J0&feature=youtube_gdata
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    New London proves again why it has been a disappointment since whaling ended. Riverside Park, known mostly for the number of needles that could be found there when I was a cadet, is just outside the gate near the old visitors center.

    What has been said is the Coast Guard Academy could not afford to added additional security measures for an entirely new facility elsewhere. If the Coast Guard Academy expanded, the same security could be used.

    If you've ever been to New London, you know there isn't much to be proud of there. Bank Street, while I was there, was a frequent location for problems, including an especially "exciting" execution-style killing.

    Cadets FREQUENTLY preform community service for a group of people who couldn't give two $hits that the Coast Guard is there.

    On top of all of this, think about the local work and jobs "created" to do the expansion.

    But.... nope, New Londoners again show they see themselves more as a dying town than anything else.
     
  3. Sandbar

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    I have traveled to New London on more than several occasions.
    I have been to the Coast Guard Academy. It has a great campus.
    However it is small and I could understand the need for more land.

    LITS you are right about New London. The only thing New London has going for itself is the Coast Guard Academy. I would include the Sub base but that is in Groton. The park land they (New London) refused to sell is basically a dump by the water. It clearly is not used to its capacity. Why sell it to the Coast Guard
    who would improve it when you can keep it and do nothing with it.
     
  4. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    And all of the money the Corps pumps into the local economy. It's too bad. I wish we could just move the whole operation further south.
     
  5. Lynpar

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    Just how far south are you thinking? :rolleyes:
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    CONCUR!!!

    I'll sponsor a cadet! :thumb:
     
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    I vote for Florida. Now, it may get a "little" warm in the summer, but the winters are beautiful.
     
  8. Luigi59

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    The CG will bait them, dangling the Museum and threatening to move the CGA to Norwich unless they finally give in with some land at Riverside.

    All bluffs, IMHO. Moving OCS offsite might happen in the future, but the CGA isn't going anywhere. When the threats get a little more serious, New London will eventually buckle and do whatever they can to keep them.
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I know CGA isn't moving anywhere. First Riverside vote I saw had the land going to CGA. I've been in favor of moving OCS back to Yorktown since I joined the Coast Guard. Let them be the big show in their own place.... right now they're just overshadowed.
     
  10. CGA2016

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    Yorktown would be awesome!
     
  11. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm talking Yorktown for OCS.... that's where OCS was prior to... maybe 1994 or 1996.
     
  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Could very easily be 1998.... I based my time frame off of a company officer we had at CGA who was in one of the last Yorktown classes....
     
  13. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Why did they move it in the first place? I know quite a few people who get annoyed by the early-morning racket that OCS makes.
     
  14. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    We got annoyed by summer campers (I mean OCS) taking parking spots....

    They moved it to save costs, have all officer training programs take place on the same grounds... OCS, LDC, CGA.....

    Speaking of "cost saving" find a Commander or Captain and just mention "Governor's Island".... makes many senior officers turn red.
     
  15. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    http://www.theday.com/article/20120120/NWS01/301209923

    What a joke.
     

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