At the conclusion of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 141st Commencement Exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New London, Conn., the cadets have now become ensigns. Vice President Kamala Harris in the commencement speech Wednesday at the academy, reflected on the state of the world in which long-standing rules and norms are more frequently coming under attack, noting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

The Coast Guard Academy’s current class looks a lot different than traditional ones

The Coast Guard Academy has reached a record for its incoming class, with 43% of the new swabs being women.

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