Discussion in 'On Topic' started by CKMustangCobra, May 11, 2008.
see you fucks in 2 months.
Army? What MOS? Where will you be going for basic?
have fun just got back
Joining for the retirement benefits and Maritime Law Enforcement.
Basic is in Cape May, NJ.
May 13th - July 4th
I have actually never heard anything about the CG's basic program. I'm interested to hear what it's like.
From transfrees and recruiters, I've heard it is pretty intense, less intense than the USMC but right at Army level. I've had Navy recruiters tell me Navy boot camp is easier because it's longer. Dunno. Nothing I can't handle.
MK. Machinery Technician. I'm a yacht mechanic now and I want to change careers while I can to Law Enforcement. So my recruiter put me on the path I am on. MKs are cross trained in law enforcement and serve as boarding officers. I will be reserving so it will be 90% law enforcement for me. I get boot camp and "A" school over quickly (takes about 1.5 years for fresh active enlistees to get a spot for "A" school) and when I'm qualified (soon after "A" school grad) I will apply to be sent to the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, SC. Complete that and start a LE academy locally so I can become state certified in the civiilian world for Law Enforcement.
Work with both for a while and see what happens in a few years when the USCG opens their new Rating "LE", which is a new, strictly Law Enforcement" rating for active members. If I like it, I can cross ratings to that and be a full time government Law Enforcement Officer.
One step at a time though.
I leave @ 1100... should be back 4th of July weekend or the weekend after.
See ya all later.
And I can't thank you guys enough for the good advice and reading I have been doing for the past 4 months. Internet research has been a big part and this forum has answered a lot of questions!
outstanding. email sent to Fazle to maintain your account while you are gone.
Coast Guard can arrest civilians
I am back. Pretty rough. I will answer questions if there are any.
I am excited to start my career serving our great country!
I put Security Forces on my list, and I'm glad I didn't get it.
Not MP. I will mainly be doing LE since I am a reservist at my location.
Welcome back, was it as "intense" as some made it out to be? Just curious.
welcome back...how was it intense? I can't imagine CG basic being too challenging so i am interested to hear
If you're ever in DFW, go to their USO. I'm here now, and it's easily the best I've been to.
Going to go play some Xbox.
DEN has an amazing USO
Never been there, but 3 of the guys I was with had and all 3 said DFW's was nicer.
Movie theater w/amazing leather chairs, free sandwiches/snacks/drinks/coffee/etc, xbox 360, foosball tables, board games, books, 7 computers with internet, and a great staff.
I wouldn't have minded a longer lay over.
DFW is the HQ for AA. AA is the government contract carrier for most routes. It is safe to say that there are more military at DFW than any other airport. The USO is smart to invest so much money into their facility at DFW.
I have only experienced USCG basic training. I have talked with some of my Navy and Army buddies and we all compared stories.
They all did shit that we didn't do and vice versa. Their squadbays were a lot nicer than ours. They had more room and nicer racks.
Basically we learned everything the Navy learns plus some and in 3 less weeks.
We had scheduled PT classes and we were IT'd on a regular basis... same as all boot camps I can imagine.
During our SAR (search and rescue) week we were awake @ 0500 and we had to make our racks, get dressed, shit/shave, and form up and march to the galley by 0515. Sometimes after taps our Company Commanders would wait for us to fall asleep and run a man overboard drill. So we all had to dart out of our racks and run our drill. Get back to the racks about an hour later and fall asleep. 15 minutes later there would be another drill.... and that continued all night. We got like 45 minutes of sleep that night.
It was pretty intense... it was hell. A lot of people this "ohh, it's just the Coast Guard" and they don't make it.
The Coast Guard is an armed multi-mission military service... we just don't have a huge active role in warfare.
I think this video is pretty good and shows what I will be doing about a year from now.
I and the other guys were on AA....and the fuckers delayed my initial flight out of San Antonio twice and then ended up canceling it.
Should've been back home in FL by around 8pm....got in after 2am.
Anytime the goverment pays for a flight, it takes the government contract carrier for that flight. American Airlines is usually the contract carrier. So, if you fly on the government's dime you usually go through DFW. Since there are a lot of military guys going through DFW, it makes sense that the USO would invest heavily in their operation there.
I fly a ton. Usually with AA. Usually through DFW.
Looks like I'll be flying from there to NC Saturday, and I guess with AA.