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Francesca Farlow

It is crazy to think that the first month of school is already over and midterms are right around the corner. It feels like yesterday I was taking my finals for the spring semester and then summer absolutely flew by. I spent three weeks on the Japan Coast Guard Training Ship Kojima with five other CGA cadets. We had a blast sailing from San Francisco to New York City through the Panama Canal. We spent 19 days underway talking to the cadets, officers, and sailors on board. We made so many friends and learned a lot about the Japan Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard Academy. After sailing on Kojima, I returned to CGA to serve as a Battalion Logistics Officer for the remainder of the summer. This was a completely different but equally rewarding experience. I helped over see Swab Summer, CGAS, and AIM as well as the daily operations in Chase Hall for the cadre and trainees. I got the chance to work with people in my class I did not know that well before the summer and now I consider them some of my best friends. Over leave I traveled to Utah, Washington State, Victoria, and Vancouver before heading home to Texas to spend some time with my family. This semester I am looking forward to the rugby season and finishing my last season with my amazing teammates, taking my last Operations Research classes to prepare for capstone, and just enjoying my 2nd to last semester with my friends.

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