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Unit William & Mary Student Experiences Life Aboard USCG Cutter

Unit William & Mary Student Experiences Life Aboard USCG Cutter

This winter break, I was privileged to spend 26 days aboard the USCGC Hollyhock, homeported in Port Huron, Michigan. She is a 225-foot buoy tender and icebreaker, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Molly K. Waters.
I didn’t know what to expect when I came on board, but I was ready to experience cutter life.

From Auburn graduate to Cape May recruit: JD DeCastra reflects on basic training

From Auburn graduate to Cape May recruit: JD DeCastra reflects on basic training

JD DeCastra, AUP Unit Auburn Class of 2012, reflects on his basic training experience at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May during the fall of 2012. He is currently serving on Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin out of Charleston, S.C. and will report for Officer Candidate School in August. DeCastra's decision to enlist to active duty and attend boot camp following graduation from Auburn is one of many paths that AUP alumni take.