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Press Release | June 26, 2024

Media Advisory: Day One begins July 1 at CGA

Editor's Note: Please RSVP by 12 p.m. Friday, June 28, to attend Day One. Contact Coast Guard Academy External Affairs at

Who: About 290 young women and men from across the country and around the world,

What: Incoming Class of 2028 will report to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy,

Where: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Avenue New London, CT 06320

When: Monday, July 1, 2024.

Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, an intense seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members ready to accept the challenges that await them in their pursuit to become Coast Guard Officers. During their first day at the Academy, the Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing.

This year about 34 percent of the class is from underrepresented minority groups, and 34 percent are women. Also joining the class are 8 international students from the Kingdon of Jordan, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau, the Philippines, Honduras and the Marshall Islands.

  • Media representatives must RSVP with:
  1. Name
  2. Media outlet they represent
  3. Role (e.g., Reporter, Camera person)
  4. Contact number