“Not Your Father’s Coast Guard”

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the keynote address at the 132nd commencement exercises at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He told graduates that they face new challenges in a changing world.  “This is not your father’s Coast Guard,” he said, as he addressed the 227 graduates overlooking the Thames River on the academy campus in New London.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Vice President Joe Biden walks by a cordon of cadets on the way to the stage at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement in New London Wednesday.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Vice President Joe Biden walks by a cordon of cadets on the way to the stage at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement in New London Wednesday.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Cadet Michael Massaro cracks up at a joke that Vice President Joe Biden made during the commencement address.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Cadet Michael Massaro cracks up at a joke that Vice President Joe Biden made during the commencement address.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Sandra Quinones, a retired Master Sargeant in the Air Force, hugs her son, Enrique Quinones, after handing him his commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement in New London Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden looks on with Jorge Quinones, retired U.S Army Sgt. first class (left), Enrique's grandfather.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Sandra Quinones, a retired Master Sargeant in the Air Force, hugs her son, Enrique Quinones, after handing him his commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement in New London Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden looks on with Jorge Quinones, retired U.S Army Sgt. first class (left), Enrique’s grandfather.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - A female cadet sits among male classmates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement in New London.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – A female cadet sits among male classmates at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement in New London. Of the 227 graduates, there were 66 women and 161 men.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Ensign Elizabeth Kenis gives the thumbs up to her family in the audience after she received her commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Ensign Elizabeth Kenis gives the thumbs up to her family in the audience after she received her commission at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - An ensign holds his commission near the end of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – An ensign holds his commission near the end of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Newly commissioned officers toss their cadet hats into the air at the end of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Newly commissioned officers toss their cadet hats into the air at the end of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Newly commissioned officers look for their ensign hats at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Newly commissioned officers look for their ensign hats at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 - New London, CT - Tyler Bittner, of Seoul, South Korea, hugs his girlfriend Olivia Roome, of Southbury, after the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd commencement.

2013.05.22 – New London, CT – Tyler Bittner, of Seoul, South Korea, hugs his girlfriend Olivia Roome, of Southbury, after the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 132nd commencement.

 

Posted in Cloe Poisson, Graduations, Uncategorized. RSS 2.0 feed.
The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on courant.com articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.

One Response to “Not Your Father’s Coast Guard”

  1. proud says:

    Coast Guard rules!