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Coast Guard Role Call

Discussion in 'Military' started by FARNORCAL, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Nov 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM
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    It's about time you got rid of that bucket you called a truck and got a Tacoma Joe!
     
  2. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Don't mean to cut in but I'm going into college in spring (planning) and actually looking into rescue swimming. Anyone here one? Just had a few Q's
     
  3. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    I'm not a swimmer-but I fly them to the excitement.
    I might be able to help or at least bounce your questions off a swimmer for ya.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    I was just curious on the route they took after high school.. Any college or just straight to boot and A school/ training?
     
  5. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    Mixed bag-But most tend to pretty motivated in whatever they do.
    They go thru boot camp and then spend a while (a year +) waiting/training in the "airman program" before school.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    And one more important thought was how much time are you away from family? I've heard awhile to an everyday not really specific. Thanks
     
  7. Dec 2, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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  8. Dec 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Duty days are normally 24 hours for aircrews. Non-Duty days are a "normal" workday...8-4 or so.
    Deployments can last a couple weeks to a few months...but swimmers do not always go on deployment.
    There are swimmers assigned to fixed wing units and they may deploy...I don't know- but those are usually a couple weeks to a month.

    Heard this morning. Sad to see something like this. RIP.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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  10. Jan 6, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    just graduated basic. I got orders to the CGC Reliance in Portsmouth, NH. Anyone have any advice or live in the area?
     
  11. Jan 12, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:10 AM
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    Enjoy it. Whatever 'sucks' or you don't want to do today will be something you look back at and laugh about at your next unit. Shut your trap and listen to the older fellas til you've been there awhile. And I know it's all you know so far but almost every enlisted has been to Cape May, we know the stories.

    Other than that don't get discouraged by anything and do everything the best you can, the little stuff DOES get noticed. Get qualified in as much as you can without driving yourself crazy.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:21 AM
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm enjoying it so far. Work hard, play hard
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:39 AM
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    Tyler,

    That came off kind of dickish, sorry. Good group of people who've seen it all though so if you have any questions to can't get answered on the boat this is a good place to go.
     
  15. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    not at all man, dont worry about it. doing my best to become qualified asap. the drawings and 1 in 3's are the only terrible things so far
     
  16. Jan 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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    :brianr:
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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  19. Jan 24, 2013 at 4:28 AM
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    SA
     
  20. Jan 24, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Any ideas what rate you're going?
     
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