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    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Coast Guard Academy graduates 252 in commencement exercises

    The graduates toss their caps in the air as a flyby of Coast Guard helicopters passes overhead to conclude the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Coast Guard Academy graduates 252 in commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London.

    U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Derek Kelley monitors as his daughter Karoline, 2, and nephew Victor Kelley, 6, examine the the ensign insignia for their aunt, Jenna Kelley, prior to the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Retired Commander Craig Coy, left, and his wife, Trisha, peruse the program as they wait for the start of the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Cmdr. Coy, Class of 1972, mentored Cadet Ryan Barlow through his four years at the academy as part of the academy's Link in the Chain program. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Derek Kelley helps his daughter Karoline, 2, and nephew Victor Kelley, 6, try on the the ensign cover of their aunt, Jenna Kelley, prior to the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A group of second class cadets re-assemble a table of ensign covers and shoulder boards after a gust of wind blew them off prior to the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of the audience make their way to the seats in Cadet Memorial Stadium for the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ron Anthony takes a photo of the ensign cover and shoulder boards of his granddaughter Olivia Anthony prior to the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    A group of second class cadets re-assemble a table of ensign covers and shoulder boards after a gust of wind blew them off prior to the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    The members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 process in to Cadet Memorial Field for the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    The members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 process into Cadet Memorial Field for the 141st commencement exercises Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Supporters of the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2022 cheer as the cadets process in to Cadet Memorial Field for the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris walks to the stage for the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris walks to the stage for the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Cadet second class Victoria Regalado barks the command to en the hand salute for the arrival of Vice President Kamala Harris for the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of the class of 2022 take their oath of office during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London.. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Olivia Anthony, right, looks back at her father Col. Christopher Anthony, USAF (Ret) as they leave the stage after he presented her commission during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Ashely Fuller smiles at a comment from Vice President Kamala Harris as she receives her commission during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Devin Gettman, his father, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Mattew Gettman, and Vice President Kamala Harris, smile for a photo during the hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Khalfani Hargrow accepts his commission from Col. Cynthia Lightner, U.S. Army (Ret), as Vice President Kamala Harris looks-on during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris directs Ukrainian graduate Anton Kononuchenko to the cheers of the audience as she presents his commission in the Ukrainian Defense Forces during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris laughs as Capt. Erik Langenbacher, USCG (Ret) embraces his daughter Emma Langenbacher after presenting her commission during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign John Overstreet, left, looks as his father Capt. Keith Overstreet, USCG (Ret) gives his commission a wave in the air before handing it to him during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Emma Puddington poses for a photo with her brother Lt. Paul Puddington, USCG, after he presenter her commission during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Emily Rivera is embraced by her mother Acpt. Melissa Rivera, USCG, after receiving her diploma and commission during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Katharine Stroh accepts her commission from Vice President Kamala Harris during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris watches as ensign Ryan Weeks walks off the stage with his commission presenter, brother Lt. Zach Weeks, USCG, one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Javon Wingate gives a wry smile as his commission presenter, Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Harper, right, chats up Vice President Kamala Harris during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Joe Williams takes a photo with his son, ensign Joshua Williams, during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Bryce Sturtz and classmates wave to supporters as the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy near an end Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Newly minted ensigns celebrate on the field at the conclusion of the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Vice President Kamala Harris shows the nautical telescope presented to her by ensign Samantha Bolin, representing the graduating class, during the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Newly minted ensigns Niles Harrell, left, and Julia Churbuck attempt to pin each other with thier new ensign shoulder boards following the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Newly minted ensigns march off the field at the conclusion of the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Christan Burzycki, center, dons his new cover after his parents, Mike and Debbie, pinned his shoulder boards following the one hundred and forty first commencement exercises at the United States Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in New London. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered the keynote address to the class of 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)