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CGA Billet Night 2013

Coast Guard Academy first-class cadets receive their first assignments as officers during Billet Night in the Leamy Hall ballroom on the Coast Guard Academy campus Thursday, March 7, 2013.

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First-Class Cadets Colleen Patton, second from right, of Levittown, N.Y., and her fellow cadets Josh Surgeon of Portland Ore., Vincent Knaeble of Temecula, Calif., Matt Martin of Nixa, Mo., blocked from view, and Katie Romas of Silverdale, Wash. celebrate after reading that their first assignments as officers will be the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stationed in San Diego, Calif.

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First-Class Cadet Freddy Hofschneider of Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands reacts after reading that his first assignment as an officer will be Coast Guard Cutter Assateague in Apra Harbor, Guam. Commander Jim Sylvester (ret.), left, president of Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, waits to congratulate Hofschneider.

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First-Class Cadet Caleb Wadsworth of Joshua, Texas reacts after reading that his first assignment as an officer will be Flight School in Pensacola, Fla.

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First-Class Cadet Catherine Walker of Dearborn, Mich. cries tears of joy after reading that her first assignment as an officer will be USCG SECTOR San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif. RADM Sandra Stosz, superintendent of Coast Guard Academy, and Commander Jim Sylvester (ret.), president of Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, wait to congratulate Walker.

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