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  • Monday, June 26, 2017

    Troiola presents award at CG Academy

    NEW LONDON, CT — American Legion National Vice Commander V. James Troiola presented an athletics award to a graduating Coast Guard Academy cadet who is a national sailing champion.

    The former Department of New York commander presented an Individual Proficiency Award for Athletics at the Commencement Awards Program May 16 to now-Ensign Nikole Barnes. Barnes is 2015-2016 Women’s National College Sailor of the Year and the 2014-2015 All-American Women’s Skipper. Both honors are through the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).

    Award preseentatino at Coast Guard Academy

    National Vice Commander V. James Troila with now-Ensign Nikole Barnes and Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. James Rendon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger.