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captkyguy

Celina, TX

#81 Jan 15, 2009
adrianbraxton wrote:
i want to join the Trinidad CoastGuard and need mor info in join, i am still a kid but have intensions of joing, i am 15 and ind 2009 will be 16.i wish 2 join the coast guard.
I would suggest checking out www.gocoastguard.com and tlaking with your local recruiter.
bm3 smith

Washington, DC

#82 May 8, 2010
David R Quigley wrote:
I know it will work out if its meant to be. What I want to know though is how relationships work in the coast guard? Preferablly from someone with experience. Like what time do I have off? And do I have enough to visit and do things once a week or once a month or what? The reason why I asked these questions is because I watched "the guardian" to see what I have to look forward too. The man and his wife were having troubles because he was never around. I want to try and minimize that as much as possible, while still giving my all at the coast guard. I just want to know how much free time im given.
Listen man Im in the coastguard and I'v seen it a hundred times. You are gunna move away and shes gunna cheat on you. Thats life in the coast guard.
cory p

Hennef, Germany

#84 Dec 30, 2010
im still a junior in hs, but i was thinking about going into the uscg, and i would really like to be a heli pilot, but do you have to go to ast for that? i thought you do. and what are the requirements i.e. disabilites you have, to get in.

thanks, cory
jonah

Chatham, Canada

#85 Jun 19, 2011
I am intrested in becoming a coast guard, but i was just wondering how often do coast guard's get time of to spend with frends or family?

Since: Jun 11

Columbia, SC

#86 Jun 20, 2011
Cory, in order to become a USCG helicopter pilot, you will first have to obtain a college degree or be accepted for enrollment into the CG Academy, then attend OCS (Officer Candidate School).

Jonah, the amount of liberty (time off) you will have will vary according to your rate (job).
Chloe

Seattle, WA

#87 Aug 10, 2011
I am interested in joining the coast guard, but I'm a little hesitant because I'm 5'2" and 115 lbs. I'm a triathlete so I'm strong. I rowed in high school and played rugby in college. I'm just concerned about not being tall enough to conquer the test course as well as other demands during camp.
verly

Newport News, VA

#88 Jun 7, 2012
My name is Verly and i'm currently seeking a bachelor degree with criminal justice as the major. i want to join the coast guard however, i do not want to move as often as they do. I want to know are there any way that i can exempt myself from moving. I have background in two languages that they have a need for down in Florida. This is the state i want to live. Would it be possible for me to live in that state throughout the years without being move?
Ex-Coastie

Topeka, KS

#89 Jun 13, 2012
verly wrote:
My name is Verly and i'm currently seeking a bachelor degree with criminal justice as the major. i want to join the coast guard however, i do not want to move as often as they do. I want to know are there any way that i can exempt myself from moving. I have background in two languages that they have a need for down in Florida. This is the state i want to live. Would it be possible for me to live in that state throughout the years without being move?
Highly unlikely. A decade ago you could pull enough strings to do that, but not anymore. The Coast Guard is a military service, and it's tours of duty are 4 years or less. I just finished my career while stationed in Miami, and it's not much, trust me. But if you want to be here, firstly, you have to have a job that could keep you here. I was in aviation, so the likelyhood of me staying in south Florida was low. But if you have a job that is needed at more than one type of unit (you don't need aviators on a boat), then you could be stationed at different units withing the same city. For instance, there are a couple of small boat units, one airstation, and a few administrative units in south Florida. If you were a Yeoman, Storekeeper, or Machinery Technician, you could be assigned to one unit right after another within the same area. Emphasis on COULD.

But if you want to do actual Law Enforcement your choices are slim. There is a Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) in Miami, but that is it in Florida. Besides, if you do that, plan on spending most of your time away on deployment anyway. I know a guy at TACLET who spent more than 50% of his 3 year tour deployed. And yes it's the Coast Guard, but it's still military. And when TACLET goes deployed it's usually on board a Navy aircraft carrier to places like the Middle East, Africa, and spinning circles in the Pacific.
verly

Newport News, VA

#90 Jun 14, 2012
Thank you, i appreciate it. This is exactly the answer i was looking for.
pedro ortiz

United States

#91 Jul 3, 2012
I am 16 and i live in P.R my dream since i was little was to join the coast guard and i really whant to join but i need some one to gime me a little of info i will apriciate it alot thanks.
Katie W

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92 Dec 12, 2012
If you're wanting to be active in the coast guard it's going to take a lot of your time, if you don't want to be so involved then i would say to look into reserves because you will be moved around every 2 years or whenever they need you to..

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