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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/10/2005 11:30:24 PM EDT
Just curious, the stepson just left for coastie boot camp. I'm wondering how it's laid out, a sort of general overview. Also he's going to diesel mech school afterwards, anybody know where the school is and how long?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:23:02 AM EDT
Tag, my son is thinking of doing this after school is over this year.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:27:24 AM EDT
He had a job at a local farm store, got canned for smacking a customer vehicle with the forklift while loading it. Sat around sleeping till noon and doing nothing for months with me riding his ass to get out and work or go .mil his mother of course was trying to keep him around and find a nowhere job for him. Finally I got him off his lazy arse and go to a recruiter. He's gone to boot camp now and hopefully they work his ass off

I'm just curious what their boot camp is like. I seriously hope he likes the CG and can make something good of it. The kid just needs some direction, I know I did at that age.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 2:01:09 AM EDT
J_Smith and Nucadet07 are coasties...
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 2:04:02 AM EDT
Gawd that avatar is disturbing.....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 2:06:28 AM EDT
who wouldn't like this

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:22:59 AM EDT
bumped for any early morning coasties
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:03:12 PM EDT
LOL, sorry but I am not a Coastie, I go to Norwich University, Military College of Vermont for Army, USCGA is our biggest rival Look forward to beating them in football again at homecoming this year though

However my rook brother just got back from USCG basic last week, he graduated with honors, maybe I can get him to post here or get him to answer some questions.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:04:57 PM EDT
One thing I can tell you, there is a watch of sorts, and according to my friend the women there are amazing, he said his CO was a knockout. Also they are issued M1 Garands for D&C.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:15:04 PM EDT
I didnt go to Coast Guard boot camp but it sounds like your son is going to be an MK in the future. I'm a Gunners Mate - prior service Army. The Coast Guard has a much better quality of life then other branches. BAH for housing, per diem when travelling, good COLA,etc - things that the Army, Navy, and USMC tends to overlook. On the downside, its really boring at times. Feel free to IM me with specific questions.

It could ALWAYS be worse (remember, I'm prior Army)

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