Officer Candidates Aboard Barque Eagle

ATLANTIC OCEAN – U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle crewmembers and Coast Guard Academy officer candidates climb down the rigging aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle Sept. 15, 2012. Officer candidates spend two weeks aboard the Eagle during their 17-week school to further develop their seamanship, teamwork and leadership skills. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)