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Coast Guard Role Call

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

  1. wannaflyguy

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    Blacked out badges, wheels, tool box, grill, and BHLM. 2in lift with stock tires. So many projects left to do....
    For the most part(other than long patrols) I haven't heard many bad things about these...I cant wait to get out there! For the boat and the area...
     
  2. kbauman92

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    I love MSU! but im not sure if want to continue going or not

    Thanks for the insight!, im gonna talk to my friend who joined right after graduating tonight and see what he says about it
     
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    That was my goal. I highly recommend looking into that also
     
  4. Doc4216

    Doc4216 Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

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    Just remember that every Coastie has had a completely different experience so talk to a bunch of people and take everything in. Most everyone loves and hates something about their job.
     
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    +1
     
  6. kbauman92

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    What do all of you guys do in the coast guard?

    like what part or branch and what you do day to day?
     
  7. KodiakToyTRD

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    I was a BM (Boatswains Mate) and I was out of rate as a base security unit member. This was from Oct 2008-Jun 2011. I went out of rate for one reason only, and that was to get the training I wanted to put on a resume for a police job. And I got it all.

    When I first joined, I went to an 87 ft patrol boat, and worked as an FN and an SN. We did a lot of SAR and LE boarding's. I started to get the small boat coxswain but transferred out to BM "A" School before I finished that.
     
  8. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    What is an FN and SN, and BM A school? I know of a few ratings but not very many. I have been looking into joining the military for a long time and the coast guard has always been at the top of my list. Just deciding if it's what I want to do and what I would want to do in the coast guard.
     
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    Brunes abides. Thor

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    SN is a Seaman - Junior Enlisted (E2/3) working in anything but engineering or aviation. FN is a Fireman - Junior Enlisted (E-2/3) working in the engineering.

    BM A-School is the training you go to in order to learn everything a brand new boatswains mate needs to know.
     
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    Knot tying, charting and boat driving school. With some painting and flag signals mixed in...and some other extracurricular activities...Norfolk.

    :anonymous:
     
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    I am AET, avionics electrical technician, I work on all wiring and electrical components on an MH60T and also a qualified flight mechanic which is a duty standing qualification for search and rescue operations to deploy and recover rescue swimmers and survivors. Lot more goes with the job but that's the main part.
     
  13. ForeRunner

    ForeRunner BBC. Bring Back Clarkson Thor

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    I'm an IT (former "TT" Telephone Technician). We maintain the servers, workstations, telephone systems, network switches, routers and cabling infrastructure to name a few.

    When you ask "what branch" there is no branch within the USCG, it's the United States Coast Guard and we fall under the Department of Homeland Security. The USCG is the only branch of the Military that practices Law Enforcement and is exempt from the Posse Comitatus act.
     
  14. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I was looking in security, like boat security for ports and whatnot, and firefighting. I looked into naval firefighting as well. I also read that the minimum enlistment contract for the CG is 8 years, with few exceptions for any shorter ones, is this true?
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have been reading all over this site and had tons of questions answered already. Coast Guard is something that has always grabbed my interest more than any other branch.
     
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    I only signed 4 active. Most people do either 4 or 6
     
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    When you enlist in any service. It is for 8 years. 4 years active duty and 4 years inactive reserve. Which means they only activate you if your needed.
    I am a BM2 and I love it. Been a coxn for 4 years now and there's nothing like running a good SAR case and doing boardings. Currently stationed at the MSST in Seattle which isn't bad. We do a lot of security and get excellent training.
    I tell everyone to go BM. But the great thing about the CG is, after boot camp when you head to the fleet as a FN or SN you get to see exactly what every rate does before making the decision to put your name on the A-school list.
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I was looking at BM as a job after I figured out what it was, which is basically what I wanted to do. I was gonna talk to a recruiter to figure out specifics between each one. So when you join you get put in as an FN or SN then you choose later?

    I wasn't aware that everyone signs for _ active and 4 inactive. I know reserve units still get called up to deploy pretty frequently with every other branch but I don't know as much about the CG.
     
  19. Mr. Brown

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    Inactive reserve is different than the regular reserve you are thinking about. It basically means that you don't have to do any thing for the Coast Guard after your initial tour is over. However, if another war started up, they reserve the right to call you back to active duty for the next four years. It doesn't happen very often... That I know of.
     
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    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    Oh that makes sense, that was my bad. I misunderstood.
     
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