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Coast Guard, NOAA cadets train together

This week marked the first time that officer candidates from both the Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, worked together to make it through the first week of training at the academy — the physically, mentally and emotionally stressful indoctrination week, which is meant to bond them as a team.

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United States Coast Guard Lt. Rachel Stutt, left, asks an officer candidate why he is the only OC on the floor as Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates are drilled by their Coast Guard Officer Candidate School instructors Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard officer candidate Michael Griffin, center, reports all members of Zulu Company present and accounted for to Officer Candidate School Executive Officer Jim Bendle, not pictured, as Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates line-up to march to lunch Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates gather for lunch in the Officer Candidate School wardroom Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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Lt. Chris Crowther, left, shouts at United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates in the hallways of the Chase Hall dormitory Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates march across the Coast Guard Academy grounds Thursday, Jan.17, 2013, in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates are drilled by their Coast Guard Officer Candidate School instructors in Roland Hall Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates are drilled by their Coast Guard Officer Candidate School instructors in the Chase Hall dormitory Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates are drilled by their Coast Guard Officer Candidate School instructors in Roland Hall Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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United States Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA), officer candidates march out of Roland Hall after drilling Thursday, Jan.17, 2013, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.